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1984 Winter Paralympics

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Host city  Innsbruck, Austria
Athletes participating  419
Opening ceremony  15 January
Nations participating  21
Events  107 in 3 sports
Closing ceremony  21 January
1984 Winter Paralympics

The 1984 Winter Paralympic Games (German: Paralympische Winterspiele 1984) were the third Winter Paralympics. They were held from 15 to 21 January 1984 in Innsbruck, Austria. They were the first Winter Games organized by the International Co-ordinating Committee (ICC), which was formed on March 15, 1982, in Leysin, Switzerland. These Games were accessible for all athletes with cerebral palsy. For the first time, an exhibition event was held at the Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo and 30 male three-track skiers took part in the Giant Slalom event. Three sports were contested: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and ice sledge speed racing. The most successful athlete was German alpine skier Reinhild Moeller, who won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal. The Games, then known as the Third World Winter Games for the Disabled, were fully sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Contents

Sports

  • Alpine skiing
  • Ice sledge speed racing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Medal table

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

    References

    1984 Winter Paralympics Wikipedia


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