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The XVIII Summer Paralympics will take place from 4 – 17 September 2028 in Los Angeles/USA. Los Angeles will host the Paralympic Games for the first time.


The XIV Winter Paralymics will take place from 6 – 15 March 2026 in Milan-Cortina/Italy. Thus, for the second time, after TURIN 2006, Winter Paralympics will be held in Italy. The athletes will compete for Paralympic medals in 6 sports – alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling.


The XVII Summer Paralympics will take place from 28 August – 8 September 2024 in Paris/France. Athletes from 182 nations are expected to compete in 22 sports and compete for Paralympic medals in 540 events.


The XIII Winter Paralympics took place from 4 – 13 March 2022 in Beijing/China. A maximum of 564 athletes competed in 6 sports in Beijing 2022 and competed for Paralympic medals in 78 events. The athletes contended in the following sports in Beijing: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling. There were also two innovations to the Paralympics in Pyeongchang 2018. In ice hockey there was for the first time the possibility to call up an athlete into the squad. In wheelchair curling, it was mandatory to have at least one athlete in the team. The Paralympic Team Austria consisted of 16 Austrian athletes + 6 guides (8 women and 14 men), who were able to take 13 medals (5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze) to Austria. Due to Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine, the Russian and Belarusian athletes were excluded from the Paralympic Games by the International Paralympic Committee. The Paralympic sports of para-skiing, para-cross-country skiing and para-snowboarding were included in the International Ski Federation/FIS as of July 2022, biathlon in the International Biathlon Federation/IBU.


Due to the worldwide outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the XVI Summer Paralympics 2020 in Tokyo/Japan were postponed by 1 year to 2021 and took place from 24 August – 05 September 2021. Despite the postponement and for trademark reasons, the games continued to be referred to as "TOKYO 2020". 4,400 athletes from 170 nations took part, competing for medals in 540 competitions. The Paralympic Team Austria consisted of 24 athletes (6 women and 18 men) who won 9 medals (1 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze). 22 sports were on the program, two of which celebrated their Paralympic debut: Football 7-a-side and sailing were replaced by badminton and taekwondo.


The XII Winter Paralympics took place from 9 to 18 March 2018 in Pyeongchang/South Korea. 564 athletes competed for medals in 80 competitions. The Paralympic Team Austria was represented with 15 athletes in the disciplines alpine, snowboard and Nordic skiing in Pyeongchang and won 2 silver medals and 5 bronze medals. ÖPC President Maria Rauch-Kallat was accepted as the new Vice President of the Board of Austrian Sports Aid and Secretary General Petra Huber as a member of the Board.


The XV Summer Paralympics took place from 7 to 18 September 2016 in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. The Austrian athletes won 1 gold medal as well as 4 silver and 4 bronze medals. Sports Minister Hans Peter Doskozil creates the first places for athletes with physical disabilities in the army sports centres. The agreement between the International Olympic Committee/IOC and the International Paralympic Committee/IPC has been extended until 2032. The agreement states, among other things, that the Paralympic Games must always take place after the Olympic Games.


Launch of the "RIO 2016 Project", the Ministry of Sport's top-level sports promotion programme. For the first time, Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be supported in a joint project and to the same extent not only financially, but also in the media on their way to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The XI Winter Paralympics took place from 7 to 16 March 2014 in Sochi/Russia. The Austrian athletes won 2 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals.


The XIV Summer Paralympics took place from 29 August – 9 September 2012 in London/Great Britain. Austrian athletes won a total of 4 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals. The Paralympics have become the third largest sporting event in the world (after the Olympic Games and World Cup) in terms of tickets sold. The Austrian Sports Aid took a historic step and included disabled sports in the individual funding. For the first time, there will be equality between top athletes with and without disabilities in sports funding.


During the X. Winter Paralympics from 12 to 21 March 2010 in Vancouver/Canada, more than 600 athletes from over 40 nations competed for precious medals. 3 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals of the Austrian athletes meant the 7th place in the medal classification.


The “Zollkader” of the Ministry of Finance is launched with an equality between athletes (alpine skiing and Nordic) with and without disabilities with regard to training and leave of absence. The XIII Summer Paralympics took place from 6 to 17 September 2008 in Beijing/China. More than 4,000 athletes competed in 20 sports. The OePC athletes were happy about 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.


At the 7th General Assembly of the European Paralympic Committee/EPC on 15 September 2007 in Heraklion/GRE, Vienna was selected from among the candidate cities Rome, Istanbul and Lausanne as the new headquarters and permanent office of the EPC.


During the IX Winter Paralympics in Turin/Italy, 477 athletes from 39 different nations competed in 4 sports for a total of 70 medals. More than 1,000 media people reported on the games, where the Austrian athletes won 3 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze medals.


4,000 athletes from 136 nations competed in 19 sports at the XII Summer Paralympics in Athens/Greece – the "birthplace" of the Olympic movement. Austrian athletes won a total of 8 gold, 11 silver and 4 bronze medals. Athens 2004 also marked a milestone in terms of equality. For the first time, the Austrian Olympic Committee (ÖOC) and the Austrian Paralympic Committee (ÖPC) wore the identical look at the Games.


Salt Lake City/USA is the venue of the VIII Winter Paralympics. 500 winter sports enthusiasts from 35 nations come together to elect the best of the best.


Conclusion of an agreement between the IOC and IPC stipulating that the Paralympics will always take place two weeks after the conclusion of the Olympic Games at the same event venue and competition venues. An application must be made for both major events together at the same time.


Sydney/Australia shows the whole world what is possible when it comes to organising and holding major events. 4,000 athletes from 125 nations compete for Paralympic gold in front of around 650,000 spectators at the XI Summer Paralympics.


The VII Paralympic Winter Games took place in Nagano/Japan.


Atlanta/USA holds a new record number of participants at the X. Summer Games. 3,195 athletes take part in the competitions.


Lillehammer/Norway sets new standards at the Winter Games. 1,000 starters from 31 countries compete in the VI Paralympic Winter Games.


1992 was the last year that the Paralympic Winter and Summer Games were hosted in the same year. Tignes/France is the venue of the V Winter Games. Barcelona/Spain inspires not only the 3,020 participants but also the audience with the IX Summer Paralympics.


The Winter Paralympics are once again in Innsbruck, Austria. 397 athletes from 22 countries participate in the competitions. In Seoul, South Korea the Summer Games take place at the same venues as the Olympic Games (3,053 athletes from 61 nations) for the first time.


For the first time, the Winter Games took place in Austria after Yugoslavia's cancellation. Innsbruck set new standards in disabled skiing. The Summer Games took place without wheelchair athletes in Long Island/USA. The wheelchair athletes will once again compete for medals in Stoke Mandeville/ Great Britain.


Arnhem/Netherlands is home to the VI Summer Paralympics and 2,500 participants from 42 countries take part. The II Winter Games were held in Geilo/Norway (18 nations send 350 participants).


In Toronto/Canada, amputee and visually impaired athletes took part in the V Summer Paralympics for the first time. 1,600 athletes from 42 nations compete in the games. For the first time there are Winter Games. which were held in Örnsköldsvik/Sweden. 250 ski racers from 14 nations compete for gold.


1,000 athletes were already competing at the IV Paralympics in Heidelberg/Germany.


Tel Aviv/Israel is the venue for the III Paralympics. 750 athletes from 29 nations compete in the competitions.


In Tokyo/Japan, 335 participants started at the II Paralympics.


The first Paralympics take place in Rome/Italy. 400 athletes from 21 nations (initially only wheelchair athletes) took part in the games.


The first Olympic Summer Games after the 2nd World War were ceremoniously opened on 28 July in London/Great Britain. In Aylesbury (near London) the Stoke Mandeville Games, the forerunner of the Paralympic Games, were held on the same day. Sir Ludwig Guttmann decides to develop these games into international sporting competitions, which should be equal in importance to the Olympic Games in terms of their importance for disabled people.