1980 Arnhem Summer

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The 6thParalympic Games
swimming athletics rowing basketball boccia tarchery
canoe equestrian fencing football goalball lifting
judo cycling track cycling road rugby tennis shooting
triathlon table tennis volley

welcome The Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games served to consolidate the sports programs of the four major impairment groups. Their respective international sport federations were represented simultaneously in one venue for the first time ever.
These Games initiated the creation of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC), in which each federation was represented. This eventually gave way to the creation of the IPC as the governing body of the Paralympic Games by the end of the decade.
Dates: June 22 - July 1, 1980
Number of sports: 13
Number of contests: 590
Number of athletes: 1973
Men: 1503
Women: 470
Volonteers: 0
Media: 0
Opening: Princess Margriet
Oath: Irčne SCHMIDT
Oath juges: Henk Boersbroek
Last torch bearer: Harry VENEMA, Vera ROTGANS-SCHIPPER, Joke Van RIJSWIJK, Chris De GROEN