1984 Summer Paralympics


1984 Summer Paralympics

Paralympics infobox
Name = VII Paralympic Games

Host city = New York, United States
Nations participating = 45
Athletes participating = 1800
Officially opened by = Ronald Reagan
Opening ceremony = June 17
Closing ceremony = June 30
Events = ~300 in 15 sports
Paralympics infobox
Name = VII Paralympic Games
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Host city = Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain
Nations participating = 41
Athletes participating = 1100
Officially opened by = HRH Prince Charles
Opening ceremony = July 22
Closing ceremony = August 1
Events = 603 in 10 sports
The 1984 Summer Paralympics were the seventh Paralympic Games to be held. They were held in Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom (wheelchair athletes) and New York, United States of America (cerebral palsy, visually impaired, amputees, and "les autres"). Stoke Mandeville had been the location of the Stoke Mandeville Games from 1948 onwards, seen as the precursors to the Paralympic Games. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/content/articles/2008/07/04/paralympics_sixty_feature.shtml "2012 – The Paralympics come home"] , BBC, July 4, 2008]

These were the last Summer Paralympics not held at the site of the Summer Olympics.

Sports

Competitors were divided into five disability categories: amputee, cerebal palsy, visually impaired, wheelchair, and "les autres" ("the others"). The wheelchair category was for those competitors who used a wheelchair due to a spinal cord disability. Some athletes in the amputee category also competed in wheelchairs. Within the sport of athletics, a wheelchair marathon event was held for the first time. The seventeen contested sports are listed below, along with the disability categories which competed in each. [cite web |title=Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 |publisher=International Paralympic Committee |date=2008 |url=http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Paralympic_Games/Past_Games/Stoke_Mandeville_New_York_1984/index.html |accessdate=2008-08-06 ]

* Archery - Cerebral palsy, wheelchair, and les autres
* Athletics - All
* Boccia - Cerebal palsy
* Cycling - Cerebal palsy
* Equestrian - Cerebal palsy
* Football 7-a-side - Cerebal palsy
* Goalball - Visually impaired
* Lawn bowls - Amputee and wheelchair
* Lifting - Amputee, cerebal palsy, wheelchair, and les autres
** Powerlifting
** Weightlifting
* Shooting - Amputee, cerebal palsy, wheelchair, and les autres
* Snooker - Wheelchair
* Swimming - All
* Table tennis - Amputee, cerebal palsy, wheelchair, and les autres
* Volleyball - Amputee and les autres
* Wheelchair basketball - Wheelchair and les autres
* Wheelchair fencing - Wheelchair
* Wrestling - Visually impaired

Medal table

Participating delegations

Fifty-four delegations took part in the 1984 Paralympics. [cite web |title= Medal Standings - New York / Stoke Mandeville 1984 Paralympic Games |publisher=International Paralympic Committee |date=2008 |url=http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Sports/Results/paralympics_reports.html?type=medalstandings&games=1984PG |accessdate=2008-08-08]

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