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Winter Paralympic Games Overview

Winter Paralympic Games Overview
Year Location Impairments included Nº. of Countries Nº. of Athletes Highlights
2018 PyeongChang (KOR) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral 49 567 Record numbers of spectators (343,000), accredited media (629) and international viewers outside of the host nation (1.87bn)
2014 Sochi (RUS) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 45 541 316,200 tickets were sold, the most ever for Paralympic Winter Games. Para snowboard made its Paralympic Winter Games debut as part of IPC Alpine Skiing.
2010 Vancouver (CAN) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 44 502 Ticket sales exceeded 230,000, the most ever.
2006 Torino (ITA) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 39 477 Wheelchair Curling added as a new sport.
2002 Salt Lake City (USA) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 36 416 Number of tickets on sale had to be augmented due to high demand
1998 Nagano (JPN) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 32 562 Demonstrated rising media interest in Paralympic Winter Sport
1994 Lillehammer (NOR) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 31 492 Ice Sledge Hockey added as a sport
1992 Tignes-Albertville (FRA) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 24 475 Biathlon added as a discipline. Demonstration events: Alpine and Cross Country Skiing for athletes with an intellectual disability. First Games to share Olympic venues. Continued ever since
1988 Innsbruck (AUT) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 22 397 Sit-Ski events introduced in the sports of Alpine and Nordic Skiing
1984 Innsbruck (AUT) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Les Autres 21 457 Demonstration event at Olympics in Sarajevo: Giant Slalom.
1980 Geilo (NOR) Spinal injury, Amputee, Visual Impairment, Les Autres 18 350 Demonstration event: Downhill Sledge Racing
1976 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden Spinal injury 16 250+ Demonstration event: Sledge Racing