1984 Winter Paralympics

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 15 March 1982, in Leysin, Switzerland. These Games were accessible for all athletes with cerebral palsy. 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 3rd World Winter Games for the Disabled, were fully sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[2] (The regular 1984 Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. For the first time, an exhibition event was held at the Olympic Winter Games there and 30 male three-track skiers took part in the Giant Slalom event in Sarajevo.)

III Paralympic Winter Games
Host cityInnsbruck, Austria
Events107 in 3 sports
Opening14 January
Closing20 January
Opened by


Medal tableEdit

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.

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 entries)1069993298

Participating nationsEdit

Twenty one nations participated in the 1984 Winter Paralympics. Netherlands and Spain made their debut appearances. Belgium and Poland returned to the Winter Games after missing out in the 1980 Winter Paralympics.

See alsoEdit


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

External linksEdit

Preceded by Winter Paralympics

III Paralympic Winter Games (1984)
Succeeded by