1960 Summer Paralympics
I Paralympic Games
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Host city Rome, Italy
Nations participating 17
Events 57 in 8 sports
Opening ceremony September 18
Closing ceremony September 25
Officially opened by Camillo Giardina
Paralympic stadium Stadio Olimpico
Summer
Tokyo 1964  >
Winter
Örnsköldsvik 1976  >

The 9th Annual International Stoke Mandeville Games, retroactively designated as the 1960 Summer Paralympics (Italian: I Giochi Paralimpici Estivi),[1] were the first international Paralympic Games, following on from the Stoke Mandeville Games of 1948 and 1952. They were organised under the aegis of the International Stoke Mandeville Games Federation.[2] The term "Paralympic Games" was approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) first in 1984,[1] while the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was formed in 1989.

The Games were held in Rome, Italy from September 18 to 25, 1960, with the 1960 Summer Olympics. The only disability included in these Paralympics was spinal cord injury.

There were about 400 athletes, from 23 countries.[1][3][4][5][6]

Sports

Medal table

The top 10 NPCs by number of gold medals are listed below. The host nation, Italy, is highlighted.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 29 28 23 80
2  Great Britain 20 15 20 55
3  West Germany 15 6 9 30
4  Austria 11 8 11 30
5  United States 11 7 7 25
6  Norway 9 3 4 16
7  Australia 3 6 1 10
8  Netherlands 3 6 0 9
9  France 3 3 1 7
10  Argentina 2 3 1 6

Participating delegations

[7] The number in parentheses indicates the number of participants from each NPC.[8]

References

  • The information from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) website is based on sources which does not present all information from earlier paralympic games (1960-1984), such as relay and team members.[1] (Per Apr.17, 2011)

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