Boccia at the Summer Paralympics

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Boccia at the Summer Paralympics
Boccia pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Governing body
Events 7 (mixed)
Games
1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980
1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004
2008 2012 2016
Medalists

Boccia has been contested at the Summer Paralympics since the 1984 Games in New York and Stoke Mandeville. Five boccia events were held at those games, two for men, two for women, and one mixed event where men and women competed together. Since then, all boccia events at the Paralympics have been mixed. Athletes in this sport have cerebral palsy and are given a classification according to the extent of their disability. There were originally two classes, C1 and C2, with C1 corresponding to those with more severe impairment. In 1996 a "C1 with aid device" class was added, and in 2000 the system was changed to have four classes, BC1 through BC4.

Events[edit]

The table below gives the total number of boccia events and the disability classifications contested in individual, pairs, and team competition for each edition of the Summer Paralympics. All events were mixed unless noted otherwise.

Year Number
of events
Individual events Pairs events Team events
1984 5 Men's C1
Men's C2
Women's C1
Women's C2
Open
1988 3 C1
C2
C1–C2
1992 3 C1
C2
C1–C2
1996 5 C1
C1 with aid device
C2
C1 with aid device C1–C2
2000 5 BC1
BC2
BC3
BC3 BC1–BC2
2004 7 BC1
BC2
BC3
BC4
BC3
BC4
BC1–BC2
2008 7 BC1
BC2
BC3
BC4
BC3
BC4
BC1–BC2

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