1980 Winter Paralympics

The second Winter Paralympics were held in the Norwegian town of Geilo from 1 to 7 February 1980. The Paralympics is the Olympics for people with physical disabilities. About 350 athletes from 18 nations took part in the competitions.

Participating nations

Belgium and Poland did not participate in the second Winter Paralympics. For Australia, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand, it was the first Winter Paralympics. Overall, therefore, two nation took part more than the first Winter Paralympics.

  • Australia Australia
  • Germany Germany BR BR
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Italy Italy
  • Japan Japan
  • Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • Canada Canada
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Norway Norway
  • Austria Austria
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
  • Uganda Uganda
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • United States United States


  • Downhill skiing ( demonstration )
  • Speed ​​Skating
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Cross-country skiing