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THE PARALYMPIC GAMES
The Paralympic Games is an elite sporting event for athletes with physical and visual disabilities. This includes athletes with mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy. The Paralympic Games are held every four years, following the Olympic Games, and are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The movement has grown dramatically since its early days. The number of athletes participating in Summer Paralympic Games has increased from 400 athletes from 23 countries in Rome in 1960, to almost 4300 athletes from 164 countries in London 2012.


New Zealand History at the Winter Paralympic Games

New Zealand has a proud history of success at the Winter Paralympic Games - winning a total of 27 medals.

The first Winter Paralympic Games were held in 1976 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden . There were competitions in Alpine and Nordic Skiing for amputee and visually impaired athletes, and a demonstration event in Sledge Racing.

The second Winter Paralympic Games were held in Geilo, Norway, in 1980, where New Zealand entered its first Disabled Ski Team. New Zealand won it's first Winter Paralympic Games medal in 1984 in Innsbruck, Austria (the third Winter Paralympic Games).

New Zealand was represented at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games by a team of two athletes, with Adam Hall winning gold in the standing slalom.

Snow Sports NZ now work very closely with Paralympics New Zealand to maximise opportunities for New Zealand athletes at the Winter Paralympic Games.

NEW ZEALAND MEDAL HISTORY - WINTER PARALYMPIC GAMES
GAMES  LOCATION G S B TOTAL DETAILS
2014  Sochi, Russia          
2010  Vancouver, Canada 01 00 00 01 More Info
2006  Torino, Italy 00 00 00 00 Team List
& Medal Winners
2002  Salt Lake City, USA 04 00 02 06 Team List
& Medal Winners
1998  Nagano, Japan 04 01 01 06 Team List
& Medal Winners
1994  Lillehammer, Norway 03 00 03 06 Team List
& Medal Winners
1992  Albertville, France 02 00 00 02 Team List
& Medal Winners
1988  Innsbruck, Austria 00 01 00 01 Team List
& Medal Winners
1984  Innsbruck, Austria 01 03 01 05 Team List
& Medal Winners
1980  Geilo, Norway 00 00 00 00 Team List
& Medal Winners
1976  Ornskoldsvik, Sweden New Zealand did not attend

 

NEW ZEALAND MEDAL HISTORY - SUMMER PARALYMPIC GAMES
GAMES  LOCATION G S B TOTAL DETAILS
2012  London, England 06 07 04 17 London
Page
2008  Beijing, China 05 03 04 12 Team List
& Medal Winners
2004  Athens, Greece 06 01 03 10 Team List
& Medal Winners
2000  Sydney, Australia 06 08 04 18 Team List
& Medal Winners
1996  Atlanta, USA 09 06 04 19 Team List
& Medal Winners
1992  Barcelona, Spain 05 01 00 06 Team List
& Medal Winners
1988  Seoul, Korea 02 04 11 17 Team List
& Medal Winners
1984  New York, USA &
 Stoke Mandeville, England
08 10 07 25 Team List
& Medal Winners
1980  Arnhem, Holland 07 06 06 19 Team List
& Medal Winners
1976  Toronto, Canada 07 01 05 13 Team List
& Medal Winners
1972  Heidelberg, Germany 03 03 03 09 Team List
& Medal Winners
1968  Tel Aviv, Israel 01 02 01 04 Team List
& Medal Winners
1964  Tokyo, Japan New Zealand did not attend
1960  Rome, Italy New Zealand did not attend

 


Last Updated | Thursday, 18 September 2014