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Cross Country Skiing appeared for the first time at the 1976 Winter Games in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.
The competition is open to athletes with a physical impairment and visual impairment. Depending on functional impairment, a competitor with little or no leg functionality uses a sit-ski, a chair equipped with a pair of skis.
The competition is open to athletes with a physical impairment and blindness/visual impairment. It consists of a 7.5km route divided into three 2.5km stages.Between the two stages athletes must hit two targets located at a distance of 10 metres. Each miss is penalised by an increase in the overall route time.
Ice Sledge Hockey is the Paralympic version of Ice Hockey. Since its debut on the Paralympic Programme at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Paralympics, it has quickly become one of the largest attractions for spectators at the Winter Paralympics. It is fast-paced, highly physical and played by male athletes with a physical impairment in the lower part of the body. It follows the rules of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) with modifications. Instead of skates, players use two-blade sledges that allow the puck to pass beneath.