The 1976 Winter Paralympic Games 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 198 athletes.There were competitions in Alpine and Nordic skiing for amputee and visually impaired athletes, and a demonstration event in ice sledge racing. Originally known as the 1st Winter Olympic Games for the Disabled
Blog: Guide to Cross Country Skiing: Cross-country skiing first appeared at the 1976 Paralympic Winter Games in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Expect Russia’s dominant Nordic skiers to top the medals table, with Ukraine likely to push them closest.
The 1980 Winter Paralympic Games, the second Winter Paralympics, were held from 1 to 7 February 1980 in Geilo, Norway. Eighteen countries took part with 299 athletes. All classes of athletes with locomotor disabilities were able to participate. Organized by the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation (ISMGF) and the International Sports Federation of the Disabled (ISOD). Originally known as the 2nd Olympic Winter Games for Disabled
SOCHI, RUSSIA - MARCH 15: Nikko Landeros of the United States is challenged by Konstantin Shikhov of Russia during the Ice Sledge Hockey Gold Medal game between the United States and Russia on day eight of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Shayba Arena on March 15, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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