1980 Winter Paralympics

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II Winter Paralympics
Geilo 1980 Paralympics logo.png
Host city Geilo, Norway
Nations participating 18
Athletes participating 299
Events 63 in 2 sports
Opening ceremony 1 February
Closing ceremony 7 February
Officially opened by Olav V of Norway
Winter:
Örnsköldsvik 1976 Innsbruck 1984  >
Summer:
Arnhem 1980 Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984  >

The 1980 Winter Paralympic Games, the second Winter Paralympics, were held from 1 to 7 February 1980 in Geilo, Norway. Eighteen countries took part with 299 athletes.[1] A demonstration event was held in sledge downhill racing. All classes of athletes with locomotor disabilities were able to participate.[2] Organized by the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation (ISMGF) and the International Sports Federation of the Disabled (ISOD).[3]

Originally known as the 2nd Olympic Winter Games for Disabled.[4][5][6]

Sports[edit]

Medal table[edit]

The 1980 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony
Australian paralympic team at the 1980 Winter Paralympics

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

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 23 21 10 54
2 Finland 15 7 12 34
3 Austria 6 10 6 22
4 Sweden 5 3 8 16
5 Switzerland 4 2 3 9
6 United States 4 1 1 6
7 West Germany 3 5 9 17
8 Canada 2 3 1 6
9 France 1 1 1 3
10 Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Participation - Geilo 1980 Paralympic Winter Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Geilo 1980". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2010-04-16. 
  3. ^ Benchmark Games: The Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, By Richard Cashman, Simon Darcy
  4. ^ History and Use of the Term Paralympic, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  5. ^ brjsmed00262-0045.pdf, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  6. ^ Paralympics (Swedish), biblioteket.se

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