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1980 Winter Paralympics

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Host city  Geilo, Norway
Athletes participating  299
Opening ceremony  1 February
Nations participating  18
Events  63 in 2 sports
Closing ceremony  7 February
1980 Winter Paralympics

The 1980 Winter Paralympic Games (Norwegian: Paralympiske vinterleker 1980), the second Winter Paralympics, were held from 1 to 7 February 1980 in Geilo, Norway. Eighteen countries took part with 299 athletes. A demonstration event was held in sledge downhill racing. All classes of athletes with locomotor disabilities were able to participate. Organized by the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation (ISMGF) and the International Sports Federation of the Disabled (ISOD).


Originally known as the 2nd Olympic Winter Games for Disabled.


  • Alpine skiing
  • Ice sledge speed racing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sledge Downhill racing (demonstration event)
  • Medal table

    The top 10 NPCs by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation (Norway) is highlighted.


    1980 Winter Paralympics Wikipedia

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