1976 Winter Paralympics
|Host city||Örnsköldsvik, Sweden|
|Opening ceremony||21 February|
|Closing ceremony||28 February|
|Officially opened by||King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden|
The 1976 Winter Paralympic Games (Swedish: Paralympiska vinterspelen 1976) were the first Winter Paralympics. They were held in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, from 21 to 28 February 1976. The disabilities included in this Paralympics were blindness and amputees. Sixteen countries took part with 53 athletes. There were competitions in Alpine and Nordic skiing for amputee and visually impaired athletes, and a demonstration event in ice sledge racing.
The games consisted of 2 sports.
The top 10 NPCs by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation (Sweden) is highlighted.
Participating Paralympic Committees
The following nations took part. In brackets is the number of athletes per nation.
|Participating National Paralympic Committees|
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