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1988 Winter Paralympics

IV Paralympic Winter Games
Host city Innsbruck, Austria
Nations participating 22
Athletes participating 377
Events 96 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony 17 January
Closing ceremony 24 January
Officially opened by Kurt Waldheim
Paralympic Stadium Bergiselschanze
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The 1988 Winter Paralympic Games (German: Paralympische Winterspiele 1988) were the fourth Winter Paralympics, held again in Innsbruck, Austria. These were the last Winter Paralympics to be held in a separate location from the Winter Olympics. Beginning in 1992, the Olympics and the Paralympics were held in the same city or in an adjacent city. These Paralympics were not held at the same Olympic venue in Calgary, Canada, because of financial and recruiting difficulties. A total of 377 athletes from 22 countries took part. The USSR competed for the first time. Sit-skiing was introduced as another event in both the Alpine and Nordic skiing competitions. Other sports were biathlon and ice sledge speed racing. Ice sledge speed racer Knut Lundstroem from Norway was the most successful athlete, winning four gold medals in the 100m, 500m, 1000m and 1500m events.[1]


  • Sports 1
  • Medal table 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Medal table

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.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 25 21 14 60
2 Austria 20 10 14 44
3 West Germany 9 11 10 30
4 Finland 9 8 8 25
5 Switzerland 8 7 8 23
6 United States 7 17 6 30
7 France 5 5 3 13
8 Canada 5 3 5 13
9 Sweden 3 7 5 15
10 Italy 3 0 6 9

See also


  1. ^ "Innsbruck 1988". International Paralympic Committee. 

External links

  • International Paralympic Committee
  • The event at SVT's open archive (Swedish)
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