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Norway flag Norway 10 - 19 March 1994
  • Countries: 31
  • Athletes: 471
  • Sports: 5
  • Volunteers: 900
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SPORTS

A total of five sports were included in the Paralympic Games, and it was the debut of ice sledge hockey on the world stage.

IPC Alpine Skiing IPC Biathlon IPC Cross-country skiing Ice Sledge Racing IPC Ice Sledge Hockey

TORCH RELAY

Starting 4 March, the Paralympic torch was carried through 10 different cities in Norway, including Oslo and Hamar, before it returned to Lillehammer. At each stopping place, the torch was met with festivities and celebrations.

OPENING CEREMONY

At the Opening Ceremony on 10 March, the delegations were officially welcomed to Norway by Queen Sonja. The Paralympic flame was lit by Helge Bjornstand and the athlete’s oath was taken by Cato Zahl Pedersen.

MEDALS

The Norwegians took home 64 medals, including 29 golds. Germany was a close second, followed by the USA, France and Russia.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES

Skier Ranghild Myklebust of Norway had an outstanding performance throughout the games, winning five golds, two silvers and two bronze in biathlon, cross-country skiing and ice sledge racing.

Sweden defeated Norway, 1-0, in sudden death in the ice sledge hockey gold-medal match.

CLOSING CEREMONY

The Closing Ceremony provided a fitting end to the two weeks of competition, as artist Sissel Kyrkjebo kept everyone in the audience spellbound and then the torch was ultimately extinguished.

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