1980 Summer Paralympics

Paralympics infobox
Name = VI Paralympic Games

Host city = Arnhem, Netherlands
Nations participating = 42
Athletes participating = 1973
Officially opened by = Princess Margriet
Opening ceremony = June 21
Closing ceremony = June 30
Events = 489 in 12 sports
The 1980 Summer Paralympics were the sixth Paralympic Games to be held. They were held in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Sports

Competitors were divided into four disability categories: amputee, cerebal palsy, visually impaired, and wheelchair. It was the first time that cerebal palsy athletes competed in the Paralympics. Volleyball was added to the program as a new sport. [cite web |title=Arnhem 1980 |publisher=International Paralympic Committee |date=2008 |url=http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Paralympic_Games/Past_Games/Arnhem_1980/index.html |accessdate=2008-08-06 ]

* Archery
* Athletics
* Dartchery
* Goalball
* Lawn bowls
* Shooting
* Swimming
* Table tennis
* Volleyball
* Weightlifting
* Wheelchair basketball
* Wheelchair fencing
* Wrestling

Medal table

Participating delegations

Forty-three delegations took part in the Arnhem Paralympics. [cite web |title= Medal Standings - Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games |publisher=International Paralympic Committee |date=2008 |url=http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Sports/Results/paralympics_reports.html?type=medalstandings&games=1980PG |accessdate=2008-08-08]

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