Yugoslavia at the Paralympics

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Yugoslavia at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code   YUG
Paralympic history
Summer Games

1As Independent Paralympic Participants

Winter Games
Other related appearances
Independent Paralympic Participants (1992)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–)
Croatia (1992–)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia (1996–2000)
Serbia and Montenegro (2004)
Macedonia (1996–)
Slovenia (1992–)
Montenegro (2008–)
Serbia (2008–)

Yugoslavia made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg. It did not compete at the 1976 Summer Games, but did take part in the inaugural Winter Paralympics that year in Örnsköldsvik. In 1980, 1984 and 1988, it took part in both the Summer and Winter Games.[1]

Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the proclamation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as a successor state uniting Serbia and Montenegro was not immediately recognised by the International Paralympic Committee. In accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 757, Yugoslavia was barred from competing at the 1992 Summer Games as a national delegation. Yugoslav athletes competed, instead, as Independent Paralympic Participants. Yugoslavia was subsequently recognised once more, and returned to compete at the 1996 Summer Games. Absent from the 1998 Winter Games, it made its final appearance under the name "Yugoslavia" at the 2000 Summer Paralympics, before competing as Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Summer Games. The 2006 split in the union led to Serbia and Montenegro competing separately from then on.[2]

Although Yugoslavia never hosted the Paralympic Games, it did organise the first disabled skiing competition as an Olympic demonstration event when it hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Yugoslav athletes won a total of 76 medals at the Paralympics, of which 75 at the Summer Games. 21 of these were gold medals (all at the Summer Games).[3]

Timeline of participation at the Paralympic Games[edit]

Nation Code First Games Last Games
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia SFR Yugoslavia YUG 1972 1988
Croatia CRO 1992
Slovenia SLO 1992
Independent Paralympic Participants IOP 1992
Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1996
Macedonia MKD 1996
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia YUG 1996 2000
Serbia and Montenegro SCG 2004
Montenegro MNE 2008
Serbia SRB 2008

Medal tables[edit]

These tables include every participation by “Yugoslavia”, as recognised by the International Paralympic Committee.[4]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1972 Heidelberg 1 1 2 4
1980 Arnhem 4 5 9 18
1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 11 9 11 31
1988 Seoul 3 4 10 17
1996 Atlanta 2 2 0 4
2000 Sydney 0 1 0 1
Totals 21 22 32 75

Medals by Winter Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1976 Örnsköldsvik 0 0 0 0
1980 Geilo 0 0 0 0
1984 Innsbruck 0 0 1 1
1988 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yugoslavia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Yugoslavia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Yugoslavia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ Yugoslavia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee