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Encyclopedia > 1960 Summer Paralympics

See also: 1960 Summer Olympics The Games of the XVII Olympiad were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy. ...


The 1960 Summer Paralympic Games were the first Paralympics. They were held in Rome, Italy with the Olympics. The only disability included in this paralympics was spinal cord injury. Silver 2004 The Paralympic Games are an official equivalent of the Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... The term disability, as it is applied to humans, refers to any condition that impedes the completion of daily tasks using traditional methods. ... Silver 2004 The Paralympic Games are an official equivalent of the Olympics for athletes with physical disabilities. ... Spinal cord injury, or myelopathy, is a disturbance of the spinal cord that results in loss of sensation and mobility. ...

Games of the I Paralympics
Nations participating 23
Athletes participating 400
Events 57 in 8 sports
Opening ceremonies September 18, 1960
Closing ceremonies September 25, 1960
Officially opened by Camillo Giardina
Rank NPC Name  Gold   Silver Bronze Total 
1 United States 29 7 7 43
2 Great Britain 19 16 18 53
3 France 15 1 3 19
4 Australia 11 4 1 16
5 Rhodesia 10 1 2 13
6 Belgium 8 1 0 9
7 Ireland 4 0 0 4
8 West Germany 3 6 9 18
9 Italy 2 29 25 56
10 Austria 2 9 10 21
11 Netherlands 2 6 0 8
12 Malta 2 4 3 9
13 Switzerland 2 4 0 6
14 Norway 1 4 4 9
15 Israel 1 2 2 5
16 Finland 1 0 0 1
17 Argentina 0 3 2 5


September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the break-away colony of (Southern) Rhodesia , today Zimbabwe. ...

International Paralympic Games
Summer Paralympics
1960 | 1964 | 1968 | 1972 | 1976 | 1980 | 1984 | 1988 | 1992 | 1996 | 2000 | 2004 | 2008 | 2012 | 2016
Winter Paralympics
1976 | 1980 | 1984 | 1988 | 1992 | 1994 | 1998 | 2002 | 2006 | 2010 | 2014

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Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > 1960 Summer Olympics (253 words)
Rome had been awarded the organisation of the 1908 Summer Olympics, but had to decline and pass the honours to London.
Danish cyclist Knut Jensen[?] collapsed during his race under the influence of amphetamines and later died in the hospital.
It was the second time an athlete died in competition at the Olympics, after the death of Portuguese marathon runner Francisco Lazaro[?] at the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Paralympic Games (178 words)
Sir Ludwig Guttmann[?] organized a sports competition in 1948 which became known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, involving World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries[?]; in 1952 competitors from the Netherlands took part.
The first Olympic Style games for disabled athletes were held in Rome in 1960 which became the Paralympics.
The first Winter Paralympics were held in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden in 1976.
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