my mother and father competed in the international games for the deaf in helsinki finland in 1961. i would like information about that, in english. thank you in advance.
I do not seem to be able to find information about the games you mean in the databases available in public libraries, probably mainly because news from that period have not yet been indexed in the article reference data bases.
There are, however, two institutions that would probably be able to help you. (I assume you mean athletic games for the deaf.)
Suomen Urheilukirjasto ("Finnish Athletic Library",
http://www.stadion.fi/Urheilumuseo/kirjasto/kirjasto.html has a wide archive of different materials about athletics. Their home pages only seem to exist in Finnish, but I am sure you can contact them directly, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The other organization for you to contact is Finnish Athletic Association of the Deaf (Suomen Kuurojen Urheiluliitto ry) ( http://www.skul.org/ ).
I hope these contacts will help you further in your search.