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Disabled Skiing at the Winter Olympics (1984, 1988)

Disabled skiing is an adaptation of alpine skiing for athletes with a disability. There were demonstration events for disabled skiing at the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics. Medals were awarded to the top three positions, though these medals were smaller in size than those awarded for official events, and they did not count towards the overall medal count.

In 1984, there were four giant slalom events held (for males only), in categories for above-the-knee amputees, below-knee amputees, single-arm amputees, and double-arm amputees.

In 1998, the events held were men's and women's giant slalom for above-the-knee amputees, and men's and women's 5 km cross-country for the visually impaired.

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After 1988, the Paralympic Games were held in the same location as the Olympics, and it was decided that a demonstration event at the Winter Olympics was redundant. Alpine Skiing events have been held at the Paralympics since 1976.

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