The first Global Games took place in the small university town of Bollnas.
Athletes competed representing 40 nations. It was upon this success that the future of the Games as a regular celebration of intellectual impairment sport was secured.
Poland finished on top of the medals table with 26 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze medals. They were followed by Australia (11, 16, 17) and Hong Kong (8, 12, 7).