1968 Tel-Aviv Summer

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The 3rdParalympic Games

welcome Originally, the idea was to pair the 1968 Paralympic Games with the Olympic Games in Mexico City. However, two years prior, the Mexican government backed out of the commitment to host the Paralympics because of technical difficulties.
As everyone wanted to keep the Paralympic Movement going, Sir Ludwig Guttmann accepted the invitation of the Israeli government and the ILAN Society (an Israeli organisation for individuals with physical impairment) to host the 1968 Games at Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv.
Dates: November 5-14, 1968
Number of sports: 10
Number of contests: 188
Number of athletes: 775
Men: 578
Women: 197
Volonteers: 0
Media: 0
Opening: Yigal ALLON, Deputy Prime Minister of Israel
Oath: Zvi BEN-ZVI