Independent Paralympians at the Paralympic Games
Athletes have competed as Independent Paralympians at the Paralympic Games for various reasons, including political transition, international sanctions, suspensions of National Paralympic Committees and compassion.
|Individual Paralympic Athletes at the|
| Independent Paralympic Participants (1992) |
Individual Paralympic Athletes (2000)
Independent Paralympic Athletes (2016)
Refugee Paralympic Team (2020)
|Neutral Paralympic Athletes (2018)|
1992 Winter and Summer ParalympicsEdit
Independent Paralympic Participants at the Summer Paralympics was the name given to athletes from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona. Athletes from the parts of Yugoslavia still terming themselves "Yugoslavia" had competed as "Independent Olympic Participants" at the 1992 Summer Olympics, also hosted by Barcelona. They were not permitted to participate as "Yugoslavia", due to United Nations Security Council Resolution 757 placing sanctions on the country.
|Gold||Nada Vuksanovic||1992 Barcelona||Athletics||Women's Discus B2|
|Gold||Ruzica Aleksov||1992 Barcelona||Shooting||Mixed Air Pistol SH1>3|
|Gold||Branimir Jovanovski||1992 Barcelona||Shooting||Mixed Air Pistol SH1|
|Gold||Nenad Krisanovic||1992 Barcelona||Swimming||Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2|
|Silver||Nada Vuksanovic||1992 Barcelona||Athletics||Women's Shot put B2|
|Silver||Radomir Rakonjac||1992 Barcelona||Shooting||Mixed Air Pistol SH1|
|Silver||Nenad Krisanovic||1992 Barcelona||Swimming||Men's 50 m Butterfly S3-4|
|Bronze||Zlatko Kesler||1992 Barcelona||Table tennis||Men's Singles 3|
2000 Summer ParalympicsEdit
2016 Summer ParalympicsEdit
2018 Winter ParalympicsEdit
The Russian Paralympic Committee remains suspended from the Paralympic movement since 2016, due to the state-sponsored doping programme scandal, but the International Paralympic Committee has allowed athletes deemed clean to participate in five sports. They will compete under the Paralympic flag, and the Paralympic anthem will be used during ceremonies for those who win gold medals.
2020 Summer ParalympicsEdit
The Russian Paralympic Committee, still suspended from the IPC and the IOC, has been allowed to propose athletes, no longer competing as "independent" or "neutral" paralympians, but still with the supervision of the IPC. However, they will still not compete under the name and with the national flag and anthem of Russia, but under the acronym RPC and with the Paralympic flag and anthem.
2022 Winter ParalympicsEdit
- "Countries and Nationalities at the Olympics" Archived 2010-02-07 at the Wayback Machine, Sports Reference
- "With one year until 2018 Winter Games, Russia's status murky". 2017-02-09.
- "Neutral Paralympic Athletes to compete at PyeongChang 2018", International Paralympic Committee, 29 January 2018
- Espy, Richard (1981). The Politics of the Olympic Games: With an Epilogue, 1976-1980. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520043954. Retrieved 19 August 2016.