Pan Am Games
Pan American Games/DIBF America Championship
DIBF Americas was previously known as the Pan-American Games. It is an event where Latin American countries gather together and compete against each other in order to earn a bid to play in the Deaflympics. It is also hosted every four years and usually hosted the year right before the Deaflympics. In their last appearance during the 2016 Frederick, Maryland, U.S.A tournament, the women’s team earned an automatic bid as there were not enough teams to compete against. The next competition will be in Montreal, Canada, with a date yet to be determined due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The USA has won the gold medal in 1 out of 2 games they participated in since 1999. The USA last won the silver in Valencia, Venezuela, in 2007.