1980 Geilo Winter

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The 2nd Winter Paralympic Games
biathlon curling hockey ski alpin artistic skating snowboard

  The success of the first Paralympic Games led to a second, in which there was a 40 percent increase in participation. All classes of athletes with physical impairment were now allowed to participate.

Dates: February 1-7, 1980
Number of sports: 3
Number of contests: 63
Number of athletes: 299
Men: 229
Women: 70
Volonteers: 0
Media: 0
Opening: Olav V of Norway
Oath: Morten Langerod
Last torch bearer: HRH Crown Prince Harald