1984 Winter Paralympics

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III Winter Paralympics
Innsbruck 1984 Paralympics logo.png
Host city Innsbruck, Austria
Nations participating 21
Athletes participating 419
Events 107 in 3 sports
Opening ceremony 14 January
Closing ceremony 20 January
Officially opened by Rudolf Kirchschläger
Winter:
Geilo 1980 Innsbruck 1988  >
Summer:
Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 Seoul 1988  >

The 1984 Winter Paralympic Games were the third Winter Paralympics. They were held from 14 to 20 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.[1] The Games, then known as the Third World Winter Games for the Disabled, were fully sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[2]

Sports[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Participating countries; first time participants are blue.

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

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Austria 34 19 17 70
2 Finland 19 9 6 34
3 Norway 15 13 13 41
4 West Germany 10 14 10 34
5 United States 7 14 14 35
6 Sweden 7 2 5 14
7 Switzerland 5 16 16 37
8 France 4 2 0 6
9 Poland 3 2 8 13
10 Canada 2 8 4 14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Innsbruck 1984". International Paralympic Committee. 
  2. ^ Bold tracks: teaching adaptive skiing, By Hal O'Leary, Google Books

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