Paralympic Winter World Cup

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The Paralympic Winter World Cup is a biannual international multi-sport event where athletes with a disability compete. [1] The World Cup has been hosted in Sollefteå, Sweden since 2009. It is organized by the Swedish Paralympic Committee (SPC) in coordination with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). [2] [3] [4]

A multi-sport event is an organized sporting event, often held over multiple days, featuring competition in many different sports among organized teams of athletes from (mostly) nation-states. The first major, modern, multi-sport event of international significance is the modern Olympic Games.

Sollefteå Place in Ångermanland, Sweden

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History

The Paralympic Winter World Cup replaced the Sollefteå Winter Games, that had taken place biannually since 1995. [2]

Sports

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Editions

Games Date Nations Athletes Sports Notes
2009 Paralympic Winter World Cup 3- February 26 ca 350 4 [5] [6] [7]
2011 Paralympic Winter World Cup 12–20 February 19 4 Included the 2011 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships

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Sweden at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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References

  1. Paralympic Winter World Cup (official website); retrieved 2011-02-25
  2. 1 2 Solleftea to host Paralympic Winter World Cup Archived 2011-04-30 at the Wayback Machine ., Official site of Beijing 2008, November 24, 2007
  3. Solleftea to Host Paralympic Winter World Cup, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), November 23, 2007
  4. Solleftea Ready for First Paralympic Winter World Cup, womensportreport.com, February 25, 2009
  5. Tio Nationer Anmälda Till EM i Kälkhockey, Official site of the Paralympic Winter World Cup, November 19, 2010
  6. Solleftea, Sweden Ready for First Paralympic Winter World Cup, accessibletourism.org, January 29, 2009
  7. Two Successful Days in Solleftea, International Paralympic Committee (IPC), February 5, 2009