1980
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List of the members of the 1980 Australian Paralympic Team for the Geilo Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

1980 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List

1980 Winter Paralympics Australian Team List
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Australia sent two competitors to Geilo – Kyrra Grunnsund, competing in alpine skiing events, and Peter Rickards, who competed in cross-country skiing events.

Australia at the Geilo Winter Paralympics 1980

Australia at the Geilo Winter Paralympics 1980
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Peter Rickards (#22) with his sighted guide Elder Hagen (#1122)

Peter Rickards, Geilo Winter Paralympics

Peter Rickards, Geilo Winter Paralympics
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Kjell Blomgvist, Kyrra Grunnsund and Ron Finneran

Australian Team Members, Geilo Winter Paralympics

Australian Team Members, Geilo Winter Paralympics
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony, Geilo Winter Paralympics

Opening Ceremony, Geilo Winter Paralympics
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Peter Rickards with his sighted guide Elder Hagen

Peter Rickards, Geilo Winter Paralympics

Peter Rickards, Geilo Winter Paralympics
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Kyrra Grunnsund

Kyrra Grunnsund, Geilo Winter Games

Kyrra Grunnsund, Geilo Winter Games
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Ron Finneran, Peter Rickards, Kyrra Grunnsund, J. Rickard and Kjell Blongvist.

Australian Team Members, Geilo Winter Paralympics

Australian Team Members, Geilo Winter Paralympics
Geilo 1980 Winter Paralympics - Andrew Temple, Kyrra Grunnsund, Ron Finneran, Steve Morowe and B. Abek.

Australian Team Members, Geilo Winter Paralympics

Australian Team Members, Geilo Winter Paralympics

Geilo Olympic Winter Games for disabled 1980

Geilo Olympic Winter Games for disabled 1980

Geilo Winter Games – #22 Rickards

Geilo Winter Games – #22 Rickards

Geilo Winter Games Grunnsund

Geilo Winter Games Grunnsund

Geilo Winter Games Richards & guide

Geilo Winter Games Richards & guide

Geilo Winter Games, LR Blomvist, Grunnsund, Finneran

Geilo Winter Games, LR Blomvist, Grunnsund, Finneran

Geilo Winter Games, LR Finneran, Rickards, Rickards, Blomgvist

Geilo Winter Games, LR Finneran, Rickards, Rickards, Blomgvist

Geilo Winter Games, LR Temple, Grunnsund, Morone, Abek, Coach

Geilo Winter Games, LR Temple, Grunnsund, Morone, Abek, Coach
Our stories

Fifty-three Australian athletes competed at the Arnhem Paralympics.

Australia at the Arnhem Summer Paralympics 1980

Australia at the Arnhem Summer Paralympics 1980
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List of the members of the 1980 Australian Paralympic Team for the Arnhem Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

1980 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List

1980 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List

The wheelchair athletes led the team into the opening ceremony

The wheelchair athletes led the team into the opening ceremony

Susan Davies competes at her first Games

Susan Davies competes at her first Games

What is it with archers and the hats they wear?

What is it with archers and the hats they wear?

GALLERY: Quadriplegia requires unique solutions for archer Trewhella

GALLERY: Quadriplegia requires unique solutions for archer Trewhella

Were beards one of qualification criteria for the men’s 100m?

Were beards one of qualification criteria for the men’s 100m?

Product placement – Mike Nugent wins in the chair he built

Product placement – Mike Nugent wins in the chair he built

Nugent and Alp receive their medals for the 200m

Nugent and Alp receive their medals for the 200m

A special courage – jumping blind

A special courage – jumping blind

Perfectly balanced and ready to let fly

Perfectly balanced and ready to let fly

Wayne Patchett was Australia’s most successful athlete in Arnhem

Wayne Patchett was Australia’s most successful athlete in Arnhem

Head to head in the wheelchair slalom

Head to head in the wheelchair slalom

Officials do their watching as Robert McIntyre leaves the ramp in the slalom

Officials do their watching as Robert McIntyre leaves the ramp in the slalom

In 1980, there was ne’er a blade runner to be seen

In 1980, there was ne’er a blade runner to be seen

‘Poppa’ would never be there again to oversee the Games in person

‘Poppa’ would never be there again to oversee the Games in person

Got a ‘?’ – this is the place to ask

Got a ‘?’ – this is the place to ask

Caspers and Kosmala were at home on the range

Caspers and Kosmala were at home on the range

Barbara Caspers, ready for business

Barbara Caspers, ready for business

She used to be an archer, so maybe that explains Libby’s headwear choice

She used to be an archer, so maybe that explains Libby’s headwear choice

You allowed a cameraman where?

You allowed a cameraman where?

Tip-off, Australia vs USA

Tip-off, Australia vs USA

Size isn’t everything, but it helps in basketball

Size isn’t everything, but it helps in basketball

Carolyn Connors guided to the start of the 100m freestyle

Carolyn Connors guided to the start of the 100m freestyle

A moment of truth for Brian McNicholl

A moment of truth for Brian McNicholl

Back at the athletics, it was a wet, wet track

Back at the athletics, it was a wet, wet track

GALLERY: The weird and the wonderful world of sport wheelchair design in 1980

GALLERY: The weird and the wonderful world of sport wheelchair design in 1980
1984

Innsbruck Winter Games, R. Mill

Innsbruck Winter Games, R. Mill

Innsbruck Winter Games, A. Temple

Innsbruck Winter Games, A. Temple

Innsbruck Winter Games, Coach Milner

Innsbruck Winter Games, Coach Milner

Innsbruck Winter Games, K. Grunnsund

Innsbruck Winter Games, K. Grunnsund

Innsbruck Winter Games, R. Finneran

Innsbruck Winter Games, R. Finneran

Innsbruck Winter Games, R. Mill’s guide

Innsbruck Winter Games, R. Mill’s guide

Innsbruck Winter Games, Team and coach

Innsbruck Winter Games, Team and coach
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List of the members of the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team for the Innsbruck Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles

1984 winter Paralympics Australian Team List

1984 winter Paralympics Australian Team List
Portrait of Australian alpine skier Andy Temple at the 1984 Innsbruck Paralympic Winter Games.

Andrew Temple Innsbruck Winter Games

Andrew Temple Innsbruck Winter Games
Australian coach James Milner at the 1984 Winter Paralympics

Jamie Milner Innsbruck Winter Games

Jamie Milner Innsbruck Winter Games
Australian alpine skier Kyrra Grunnsund at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Paralympics.

Kyrra Grunnsund Innsbruck Winter Paralympics

Kyrra Grunnsund Innsbruck Winter Paralympics
Australian Team leader Ron Finneran at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Paralympics

Ron Finneran Innsbruck Winter Paralympics

Ron Finneran Innsbruck Winter Paralympics
Portrait of Australian vision impaired cross country skier Rodney Mill at the 1984 Innsbruck Winter Games.

Rodney Mill Innsbruck Winter Paralympics

Rodney Mill Innsbruck Winter Paralympics
1984 Innsbruck Winter Games Australian Team and coach L-R: Ron Finneran (head of delegation), Rodney Mill, Mill's guide, James Milner (coach), Kyrra Grunnsund, Andrew Temple, Bruce Abele (coach, front).

Australian Team, Innsbruck Winter Games

Australian Team, Innsbruck Winter Games
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Three Australian athletes participated in these Games: Rodney Mill (Cross-Country Skiing), Kyrra Grunnsund (Alpine Skiing) and Andrew Temple (Alpine Skiing)

Australia at the Innsbruck Winter Paralympics 1984

Australia at the Innsbruck Winter Paralympics 1984
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List of the members of the 1984 Australian Paralympic Team for the New York Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

1984 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List New York City/ Stoke Mandeville

1984 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List New York City/ Stoke Mandeville
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Australia took a team of 58 athletes to the VII World Wheelchair Games, in Stoke Mandeville, and a team of 66 to the International Games for the Disabled, in New York.

Australia at the Stoke Mandeville and New York Summer Paralympics 1984

Australia at the Stoke Mandeville and New York Summer Paralympics 1984
1988
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Australia took five competitors to the 1988 Innsbruck Winter Paralympics, all Alpine skiers.

Australia at the Innsbruck Winter Paralympics 1988

Australia at the Innsbruck Winter Paralympics 1988

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

Team Photo on the Slopes of Innsbruck

Team Photo on the Slopes of Innsbruck

Michael Milton competes at his first Paralympic Games

Michael Milton competes at his first Paralympic Games

Australian Team Members at the 1988 Games

Australian Team Members at the 1988 Games

Michael Milton Preparing for an Event

Michael Milton Preparing for an Event

Michael Milton in Action at the 1988 Winter Games

Michael Milton in Action at the 1988 Winter Games

The 1988 Australian Winter Paralympic Alpine Ski Team

The 1988 Australian Winter Paralympic Alpine Ski Team

Innsbruck Paralympic Games M.Milton

Innsbruck Paralympic Games M.Milton

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

1988 Winter Paralympics

"I had to go to the meeting and withdraw my application"

Dr John Grant on Australia’s bid to host the 1988 Paralympics

Dr John Grant on Australia’s bid to host the 1988 Paralympics
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At a national level, the Seoul Paralympic Games were significant, as they represented a concerted effort to organise, fund and send a truly national Australian team.

Australia at the Seoul Summer Paralympics 1988

Australia at the Seoul Summer Paralympics 1988
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List of the members of the 1988 Australian Paralympic Team for the Seoul Games, with links to the members’ Wikipedia articles.

1988 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List

1988 Summer Paralympics Australian Team List