New Zealand has a very long and proud history of competing at the Paralympic Games and other key international pinnacle events. Nearly 50 years ago, we sent a team of 16 Paralympians to the 1968 Summer Paralympic Games in Tel Aviv, Israel. Over 35 years ago, a team of four kiwis competed in the 1980 Paralympic Winter Games in Geilo, Norway. And we have not missed a single Paralympic Games since! A total of 209 Paralympians have represented New Zealand to date.
We look forward with excitement to New Zealand Paralympians competing at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and beyond.