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1960 Summer Paralympics

I Paralympic Games
Host city Rome, Italy
Nations participating 23
Athletes participating 400
Events 57 in 8 sports
Opening ceremony September 18
Closing ceremony September 25
Officially opened by Camillo Giardina
Paralympic Stadium Stadio Olimpico
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The 9th Annual International Stoke Mandeville Games, canonically the 1960 Summer Paralympics (Italian: I Giochi Paralimpici Estivi),[1] were the first international

  • Video clip from the 1960 Summer Paralympics on YouTube on's Official site on YouTube
  • Video clip Australian team at the 1960 Summer Paralympics on YouTube on Australian Paralympic Committee's Official site on YouTube

External links

  • The information from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) website is based on sources which does not present all information from earlier paralympic games (1960-1984), such as relay and team members.[2] (Per Apr.17, 2011)
  1. ^ a b c Rome 1960, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  2. ^ "Summer Games Governance 1960 to 1992", IWAS
  3. ^ "Beijing Paralympics factsheet", BBC, July 11, 2008
  4. ^ "Participation Numbers: Rome 1960 Paralympic Games", International Paralympic Committee
  5. ^ IPC searchable database
  6. ^ "Paralympic Games History", Channel Four Paralympics
  7. ^ U.S. Cagers Are Class Of Paralympics, St. Petersburg Times, September 20, 1960, Google News
  8. ^ Paralympic Games Open At Rome Olympics Site, St. Petersburg Times, September 19, 1960, Google News Archive Search


[7] The number in parentheses indicates the number of participants from each NPC.[8]

Participating delegations

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Italy 29 28 23 80
2 Great Britain 20 15 20 55
3 West Germany 15 6 9 30
4 Austria 11 8 11 30
5 United States 11 7 7 25
6 Norway 9 3 4 16
7 Australia 3 6 1 10
8 Netherlands 3 6 0 9
9 France 3 3 1 7
10 Argentina 2 3 1 6

The top 10 NPCs by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation, Italy, is highlighted.

Medal table



  • Sports 1
  • Medal table 2
  • Participating delegations 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

There were about 400 athletes, from 23 countries.[1][3][4] As there were no more than three athletes or teams per event, every athlete was guaranteed a medal upon completing his or her event.[5][6]

The Games were held in Rome, Italy from September 18 to 25, 1960, with the 1960 Summer Olympics. The only disability included in these Paralympics was spinal cord injury.

(IPC) was formed in 1989. International Paralympic Committee while the [1] (IOC) first in 1984,International Olympic Committee The term "Paralympic Games" was approved by the [2]

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