Disabled Skiing At The 1984 Winter Olympics

Disabled Skiing At The 1984 Winter Olympics

Disabled skiing was an Olympic demonstration sport for the first time at the 1984 Winter Olympics. There was alpine giant slalom held for men only, with medals awarded in four different standing disability classes. As a demonstration sport, these medals did not contribute to the overall medal count. These races were held in addition to the alpine and cross-country events at the 1984 Winter Paralympics in Innsbruck. Disabled skiing would be demonstrated at the Olympics again in 1988. A total of 29 disabled skiers from 11 nations participated in the 1984 Games.

Read more about Disabled Skiing At The 1984 Winter OlympicsPlacement Table, Men's Giant Slalom For Single-leg Amputees, Men's Giant Slalom For Above-knee Amputees, Men's Giant Slalom For Single-arm Amputees, Men's Giant Slalom For Double-arm Amputees

Famous quotes containing the words winter and/or disabled:

    When winter snows upon thy sable hairs,
    And frost of age hath nipped thy beauties near;
    When dark shall seem thy day that never clears,
    And all lies withered that was held so dear,
    Then take this picture which I here present thee,
    Limned with a pencil not all unworthy;
    Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)

    But with some small portion of real genius and a warm imagination, an author surely may be permitted a little to expand his wings and to wander in the aerial fields of fancy, provided ... that he soar not to such dangerous heights, from whence unplumed he may fall to the ground disgraced, if not disabled from ever rising anymore.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)