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Paralympic Games by Year

Information about the paralympic games of the past, present, and future organized by year. Includes all of the Summer Paralympics and Winter Paralympics from the 1st Paralympic Games in Italy in 1960 through the 16th Summer Paralympics in 2020. See also more about the Paralympic Games and other International Games.

2010 - 2020

2020 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics XVI
LOCATION: To be selected on September 7, 2013
LOCATION CANDIDATES: Instabul, Tokyo, Madrid
DATES: To be announced
- Candidate Cities Announced for 2020 Paralympics
- Paralympics and Olympics Merger Possible After 2020?

2018 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics XII
LOCATION: Pyeongchang, South Korea
DATES: March 9-18, 2018

2016 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics XV
LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DATES: September 7-18, 2016

2014 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics XI
LOCATION: Sochi, Russia
DATES: March 7-16, 2014

2012 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Summer Olympics XIV
LOCATION: London, England, United Kingdom
DATES: august 29 - September 9, 2012

2010 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics X
LOCATION: Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
DATES: March 12-21, 2010

2000 - 2008

2008 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics XIII
LOCATION: Beijing, China
DATES: September 6-17, 2008

2006 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics IX
LOCATION: Turin, Italy
DATES: March 10-19, 2006

2004 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics XII
LOCATION: Athens, Greece
DATES: September 17-28, 2004

2002 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics VIII
LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
DATES: March 7-16, 2002

2000 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics XI
LOCATION: Sydney, Australia
DATES: October 18-29, 2000

1990's

1998 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics VII
LOCATION: Nagano, Japan
DATES: March 5-14, 1998

1996 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics X
LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
DATES: August 16-25, 1996

1994 Paralympics
EVENT NAME: Winter Olympics VI
LOCATION: Lillehammer, Norway
DATES: March 10-19, 1994

1992 Paralympics (Summer)
EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics IX
LOCATION: Barcelona and Madrid, Spain
BARCELONA DATES: September 3-14, 1992
MADRID DATES: September 15-22, 1992

1992 Paralympics (Winter)
EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics V
LOCATION: Tignes and Albertville, France
DATES: March 25 - April 1, 1992

1980's

1988 Paralympics (Summer)
EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics VIII
LOCATION: Seoul, Republic of Korea / aka South Korea
DATES: October 15-24, 1988
(first use of event name "Paralympics")

1988 Paralympics (Winter)
MODERN EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics IV
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: World Winter Games for the Disabled IV
LOCATION: Innsbruck, Austria
DATES: January 17-25, 1988

1984 Paralympics (Summer)
MODERN EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics VII
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: International Games for the Disabled
USA VENUE: Hofstra University, Long Island, New York
USA DATES: June 17-30, 1984
UK VENUE: Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom
UK DATES: July 22 - August 1, 1984

1984 Paralympics (Winter)
MODERN EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics III
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: World Winter Games for the Disabled III
LOCATION: Innsburck, Austria
DATES: January 14-20, 1984

1980 Paralympics (Summer)
MODERN EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics VI
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: Olympics for the Disabled
LOCATION: Arnhem, Netherlands
DATES: June 21-30, 1980

1980 Paralympics (Winter)
MODERN EVENT NAME: Winter Olympics II
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: Olympic Winter Games for the Disabled II
LOCATION: Geilo, Norway
DATES: February 1-7, 1980

1970's

1976 Paralympics (Summer)
MODERN EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics V
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: Olympiad for the Physically Disabled
LOCATION: Toronto, Canada
DATES: August 3-11, 1976

1976 Paralympics (Winter)
MODERN EVENT NAME: Winter Paralympics I
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: Winter Olmpic Games for the Disabled I
LOCATION: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
DATES: February 21-18, 1976

1972 Paralympics
MODERN EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics IV
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: World Games for Paralyzed Athletes
LOCATION: Heidelberg, West Germany
DATES: August 2-11, 1972

1960's

1968 Paralympics
MODERN EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics IIi
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: 17th International Stoke Mandeville Games
LOCATION: Tel Aviv, Israel
DATES: November 4-13, 1968

1964 Paralympics
MODERN EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics II
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: 13th International Stoke Mandeville Games
LOCATION: Tokyo Japan
DATES: November 3-12, 1964

1960 Paralympics
MODERN EVENT NAME: Summer Paralympics I
ORIGINAL EVENT NAME: 9th International Stoke Mandeville Games
LOCATION: Rome, Italy
DATES: September 18-25, 1960


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