At the 1984 Olympic Games wheelchair racing was first included onto the program, as an exhibition sport showcasing the Paralympics event. The event was held during the multi-event competition. Wheelchair Racing continued to be included on the Olympic program as a demonstration event until 2004.
At each Olympics where wheelchair racing was included, there were two track events, a 800m race for women and a 1500m race for men. Medals were not awarded, as the sport was not part of the official competition.
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