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The 1976 Summer Paralympics were the fifth Paralympic Games to be held. They were held in Torontomarker, in the province of Ontariomarker, Canadamarker. They were originally known as the Torontolympiad.

This marked the first time that Canada hosted the Paralympics. Canada will host the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouvermarker.

Opening Ceremonies, Venues and Closing Ceremonies

The opening of the 1976 games were held at Woodbine Race Trackmarker in north Etobicokemarker.Athletes were housed at York Universitymarker, University of Torontomarker and the CNIB. Closing ceremonies took place at Centennial Park Stadiummarker. Centennial Park's Olympic Pool was the other venue.

Sports

At the 1976 games, amputees and visually impaired athletes competed for the first time; previous editions of the Paralympic Games had included only wheelchair athletes. Within the sport of athletics, new wheelchair racing distances of 200 m, 400 m, 800 m and 1500 m were added. Shooting and goalball, both previously demonstration events, were included as official medal sports.



Medal table

1 66 44 45 155
2 45 25 14 84
3 40 13 16 69
4 37 34 26 97
5 29 29 36 94
6 25 26 26 77
7 24 17 12 53
8 23 21 14 58
9 22 27 24 73
10 17 16 17 50
11 16 18 8 42
12 16 14 9 39
13 12 20 18 50
14 10 12 10 32
15 10 6 3 19
16 9 6 4 19
17 7 7 8 22
18 7 1 5 13
19 6 9 11 26
20 5 2 1 8
21 4 10 6 20
22 4 6 2 12
23 3 4 7 14
24 3 0 3 6
25 2 5 11 18
26 2 1 4 7
27 1 2 1 4
28 1 1 1 3
29 1 0 2 3
30 0 1 2 3
31 0 1 0 1
32 0 0 1 1
align=left|Total 447 378 347 1172


Participating delegations

Forty delegations took part in the Toronto Paralympics.








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