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1984 Winter Paralympics

III Paralympic Winter Games
Innsbruck 1984 Paralympics logo.png
Host city Innsbruck, Austria
Nations 21
Athletes 419
Events 107 in 3 sports
Opening 14 January
Closing 20 January
Opened by President Rudolf Kirchschläger
Stadium Olympiahalle
Winter
Geilo 1980 Innsbruck 1988
Summer
1984 Seoul 1988

The 1984 Winter Paralympic Games (German: Paralympische Winterspiele 1984) were the third Winter Paralympics. They were held from 14 to 20 January 1984 in Innsbruck, Austria. They were the first Winter Games organized by the International Co-ordinating Committee (ICC), which was formed on March 15, 1982, in Leysin, Switzerland. These Games were accessible for all athletes with cerebral palsy. For the first time, an exhibition event was held at the Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo and 30 male three-track skiers took part in the Giant Slalom event. Three sports were contested: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and ice sledge speed racing. The most successful athlete was German alpine skier Reinhild Moeller, who won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal.[1] The Games, then known as the Third World Winter Games for the Disabled, were fully sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[2]

Sports

Medal table

Participating countries; first time participants are blue.

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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Austria*34191770
2 Finland199634
3 Norway15131341
4 West Germany10141034
5 United States7141435
6 Sweden72514
7 Switzerland5161637
8 France4206
9 Poland32813
10 Canada28414
Totals (10 nations)1069993298

See also

References

  1. ^ "Innsbruck 1984". International Paralympic Committee.
  2. ^ Bold tracks: teaching adaptive skiing, By Hal O'Leary, Google Books

External links