1976 Summer Paralympics (Q1552)

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Paralympic Games cycle
  • 1976 Paralympic Games
  • 1976PSG
  • 1976 Toronto (Summer Games)
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1976 Summer Paralympics
Paralympic Games cycle
  • 1976 Paralympic Games
  • 1976PSG
  • 1976 Toronto (Summer Games)

Statements

1976
It is not known of ISOD and ISMGF decided jointly to not invite Rhodesia to participate in the 1976 Games or took active steps to prevent their participation.
1976
Two weeks before the start of the Toronto hosted Games, three members of the Rhodesian delegation were to meet with the International Athletic Federation Congress in Toronto but their entry visas were denied.
1976
The exact reasons Rhodesia did not participate in the 1976 Summer Paralympics are speculative. It seems unlikely the Canadian government redused to allow them to participate.
1976
Rather than refuse entry to the South African delegation to the 1976 Summer Paralympics, the Canadian government canceled a large grant for organizing the Games to protest the inclusion of South Africa and Rhodesia.
1976
Eight members of the 38 strong South African delegation at the 1976 Summer Paralympics were black.
1980
Following the end of white minority rule in Zimbabwe, the country's dominance in Paralympic sport came to an end and went into decline. It would not see real success again until the 2000 Games.
1976
Around the 1976 Games, ISOD and ISMGF allowed South Africa to participate despite a boycott from African countries before and during the Games. Guttmann pushed for an ISMGF rule change to expel countries that played politics, not sport.