1992 Winter Paralympics

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V Paralympic Winter Games
Albertville Tignes 1992 Paralympics logo.jpg
Host city Tignes / Albertville, France
Nations participating 24
Athletes participating 365 (288 men and 77 women)
Events 78 in 3 sports
Opening ceremony March 25
Closing ceremony April 1
Officially opened by President François Mitterrand
Athlete's Oath Ludovic Rey Robert
Paralympic Torch Luc Sabatier
Paralympic Stadium Tignes Ski Resort
Winter:
Innsbruck 1988 Lillehammer 1994  >
Summer:
Barcelona 1992 Atlanta 1996  >
1992 Winter Olympics

The 1992 Winter Paralympics were the fifth Winter Paralympics. They were the first winter Paralympics to be celebrated concurrently with the Olympic Games. They were also the first ever Paralympics at any event in France. They were held in Tignes and Albertville, France, from March 25 to April 1, 1992. For the first time, demonstration events in Alpine and Nordic Skiing for athletes with an intellectual disability and Biathlon for athletes with a visual impairment were held.

The bird logo was designed by Jean-Michel Folon. The official mascot was Alpy, designed by Vincent Thiebaut, represented the summit of the Grande Motte mountain in Tignes. Alpy was shown on a mono-ski to demonstrate its athleticism and the colours of white, green and blue were used to represent purity/snow, hope/nature and discipline/the lake.

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The games consisted of 79 events in three disciplines of two sports.[1]

Medal table[edit]

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

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 20 16 9 45
2 Germany 12 17 9 38
3 Unified Team 10 8 3 21
4 Austria 8 3 9 20
5 Finland 7 3 4 14
6 France 6 4 9 19
7 Norway 5 5 4 14
8 Switzerland 3 8 4 15
9 Canada 2 4 6 12
10 Poland 2 0 3 5

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