1992 Winter Paralympics
The 1992 Winter Paralympics (French: Les Ve Jeux paralympiques d'hiver) were the fifth Winter Paralympics. They were the first winter Paralympics to be celebrated concurrently with the Olympic Games. They were also the first ever Paralympics at any event in France. They were held in Tignes and Albertville, France, from 25 March to 1 April 1992. For the first time, demonstration events in Alpine and Nordic Skiing for athletes with an intellectual disability and Biathlon for athletes with a visual impairment were held.
|Host city||Tignes and Albertville, France|
|Athletes||365 (288 men and 77 women)|
|Events||78 in 3 sports|
|1992 Winter Olympics|
The games consisted of 79 events in three disciplines of two sports.
The top 10 NPCs by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation (France) is highlighted.
|Totals (10 nations)||75||68||60||203|
Twenty four nations participated in the 1992 Winter Paralympics. Germany became an independent country after their reunification while Soviet Union was in the process of their country's dissolution. Estonia, Liechtenstein and South Korea made their debut appearances at the Winter Games.
|Mascot of the 1992 Winter Paralympics (Tignes and Albertville)|
|Significance||The summit of the Grande Motte mountain in Tignes|
The official mascot was Alpy, designed by Vincent Thiebaut, represented the summit of the Grande Motte mountain in Tignes. Alpy was shown on a mono-ski to demonstrate its athleticism and the colours of white, green and blue were used to represent purity/snow, hope/nature and discipline/the lake. The bird logo was designed by Jean-Michel Folon.
| Winter Paralympics
V Paralympic Winter Games (1992)