1992 Summer Paralympics
|Host city||Barcelona and Madrid, Spain|
|Motto||Sport Without Limits
Spanish: Deporte Sin Límites
Catalan: Esport Sense Límits
|Nations participating||82 (BCN)
|Athletes participating||3020 (BCN)
|Events||487 in 15 sports (BCN)
68 in 5 sports (MAD)
|Opening ceremony||September 3 (BCN)
September 15 (MAD)
|Closing ceremony||September 14 (BCN)
September 22 (MAD)
|Officially opened by||Queen Sofía of Spain|
|Paralympic torch||Antonio Rebollo (BCN)
Coral Bistuer (MAD)
|Paralympic stadium||Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc (BCN)
Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid (MAD)
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The 1992 Summer Paralympics (Spanish: Juegos Paralímpicos de Verano de 1992; Catalan: Jocs Paralímpics d'estiu de 1992) were the ninth Paralympic Games to be held. They were held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. In addition, the 1992 Paralympic Games for Persons with mental handicap were held immediately after the regular Paralympics in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
The games consisted of 560 events spread over fifteen sports. Powerlifting and weightlifting were considered to be a single sport. Wheelchair tennis, a demonstration sport at the 1988 Summer Paralympics, was contested as an official medal sport for the first time.
- Basketball ID
- Football 7-a-side
- Indoor Football
- Table tennis
- Wheelchair basketball
- Wheelchair fencing
- Wheelchair tennis
- Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc – opening/closing ceremonies, athletics
- Palau Sant Jordi – table tennis and volleyball
- Piscines Bernat Picornell – swimming
- INEFC – Wheelchair Fencing and Judo
- Estadio Pau Negre - Football-7-side
- Pavelló de l'Espanya Industrial – Powerlifiting and Weightlifting
- Mataró – athletics (marathon start)
Parque de Mar
- Pavelló de la Mar Bella – Boccia
Valle de Hebrón
In the north of the city,the Horta-Guinardó District,hosted three sports:
- Camp Olímpic de Tir amb Arc – Archery
- Pavelló de la Vall d'Hebron – Goalball
- Tennis de la Vall d'Hebron- Wheelchair Tennis
- Badalona (Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Badalona) – Wheelchair Basketball
- Mollet del Vallès Shooting Range – Shooting
- Sant Sadurní Cycling Circuit – cycling (individual road race)
- Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid – basketball,opening and closing ceremonies
- Ciudad de los Poetas High School - basketball
- University City of Madrid - basketball
- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - athletics
- M86 Swimming Center - swimming
- University of Madrid- football
- Consejo Superior de Deportes- table tennis and football
A total of 1710 medals were awarded during the 1992 games: 555 gold, 557 silver, and 594 bronze. The United States topped the medal count with more gold medals, more silver medals, and more medals overall than any other nation. Germany took the most bronze medals, with 59. The Madrid medals are counted too and added in the table In the table below, the ranking sorts by the number of gold medals earned by a nation (in this context a nation is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee).
Host country (Spain)
|1||United States (USA)||75||52||48||175|
|3||Great Britain (GBR)||42||51||45||138|
|8||Unified Team (EUN)||19||15||16||50|
One hundred three delegations participated at the 1992 Summer Paralympics.
South Africa returned to the Paralympics for the first time since being declared "undesirable" due to its policy of apartheid in 1980. Twenty-one countries did not send a delegation to Barcelona,but sent one to Madrid; they were: Aruba, Bolivia, Côte d'Ivoire, Curaçao, El Salvador, Fiji, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Zimbabwe.
Paralympic Games for Persons with mental handicap
The first Paralympic Games for Persons with mental handicap were held immediately after the regular Paralympic games in the Spanish capital of Madrid from September 15–22. Over 1,400 athletes from 74 nations participated in the competition, which was sponsored by the Association Nacional Prestura de Servicio (ANDE) and sanctioned by the International Coordinating Committee of World Sport Organizations for the Disabled and the International Association of Sport for the Mentally Handicapped. The games featured a cultural exchange group, a group of intellectually disabled men from Nagasaki who played taiko (traditional drums) during the opening and closing ceremonies and selected track events.
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