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1968 Summer Paralympics

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See also: 1968 Summer Olympics

The 1968 Summer Paralympics were the third Paralympic Games to be held. They were originally planned to be held alongside the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, but in 1966, the Mexican government decided against it, due to difficulties. The Israeli government then offered to host the games in Tel Aviv.


Games of the III Paralympics
Nations participating29
Athletes participating750
Events181 in 10 sports
Opening ceremoniesNovember 4, 1968
Closing ceremoniesNovember 13, 1968
Officially opened byYigal Allon
Rank NPC Name  Gold   Silver Bronze Total 
1United States33273999
2Great Britain27212068
3Israel17212563
4Australia1516738
5France149932
6Italy13101538
7West Germany12121135
8Netherlands124420
9Argentina11101031
10South Africa910726
11Canada66719
12Rhodesia58720
13Norway5319
14Jamaica3115
15Austria261119
16Japan22812
17Sweden16411
18Ireland15511
19New Zealand1214
20Spain0404
21Belgium0336
22Switzerland0268


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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