1994 Winter Paralympics: Wikis

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VI Paralympic Winter Games
VI Paralympic Winter Games
Host city Lillehammer, Norway
Nations participating 31
Athletes participating 512
Events 133 in 5 sports
Opening ceremony March 10
Closing ceremony March 19
Officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Sonja
Paralympic Torch Helge Bjørnstad
Stadium Håkons Hall

The Lillehammer Paralympics marked the first time the Paralympic Winter Games were held in the same location as the Winter Olympics, a tradition that has continued through an agreement of cooperation between the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.In 1994, the Paralympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, added ice sledge hockey, which became an immediate crowd favorite.

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Symbol and mascot of the games

The Games were represented by an emblem depicting the sun people. This image portrayed the ideas of power, vitality, strength and energy, all of which are characteristics of the athletes who took part. These characteristics were also to be found in the mascot Sondre, the troll. Sondre, who was also an amputee, was designed by Tor Lindrupsen and selected following a competition of several artists. The name for the mascot was chosen in a separate competition and derives from the great skiing pioneer Sondre Nordheim.

Sports

The 1994 Paralympics consisted of five disciplines in four sports. Ice sledge hockey made its Paralympic debut at these games.[1]

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Norway 29 22 13 64
2 Germany 25 21 18 64
3 United States 24 12 7 43
4 France 14 6 11 31
5 Russia 10 12 8 30
6 Austria 7 16 12 35
7 Finland 7 6 11 24
8 Sweden 3 3 2 8
9 Australia 3 2 4 9
10 New Zealand 3 0 3 6
11 Switzerland 2 9 5 16
12 Poland 2 3 5 10
13 Spain 1 6 3 10
14 Canada 1 2 5 8
15 Netherlands 1 0 3 4
16 Denmark 1 0 2 3
17 Italy 0 7 6 13
18 Japan 0 3 3 6
19 Slovakia 0 3 2 5
20 Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
21 Great Britain 0 0 5 5
22 Belgium 0 0 1 1
22 Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
22 Estonia 0 0 1 1
22 Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1
26 Belarus 0 0 0 0
26 Bulgaria 0 0 0 0
26 Iceland 0 0 0 0
26 South Korea 0 0 0 0
26 Latvia 0 0 0 0
26 Lithuania 0 0 0 0
Total (31 NPCs) 133 134 132 399

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