KOREAN

National Para Games

Summary

The importance of hosting National Para Games in different cities and districts has been emphasized in order to enhance the quality of the sports for people with impairments, to promote balanced development of people with impairments around different cities and provinces, and to expand the interests toward sports games for people with impairments.

The National Para Games have been developing since 1981, the year of people with impairments designated by the UN. Before then, there were only few Games that were categorized by each impairment group. Such Games included the National Sports Games for Youth with impairments held by Jeongnip Center, the National sports Games for the people with impairments Veterans organized by the Disabled Veteran’s Association of South Korea, The Soccer Game for the Intellectually Impaired and so on. However, The National Para Games was first sports event that included all type of impairment.

Yearly Status

Yearly Status of National Para Games

National Para Games
No DATES HOST
CITY
SPORTS PARTICIPATION RESULTS
Total Ath
lete
Staff 1st 2nd 3rd
36th 10.21 ~ 25 2016 Chungnam 26 7,938 5,481 2,457 Gyeonggi Seoul Chungnam
35th 10.28 ~ 11. 1 2015 Gangwon 27 7,687 5,247 2,440 Gyeonggi Seoul Daejeon
34th 11.4 ~ 11.8 2014 Incheon 26 7,460 5,029 2,431 Gyeonggi Incheon Seoul
33rd 9.30~10.4 2013 Daegu 27 7,419 5,513 2,265 Gyeonggi Deagu Seoul
32nd 10.8~10.12 2012 Goyang 27 6,995 4,839 2,156 Gyeonggi Seoul Incheon
31th 10.17~10.21 2011 Jinju 27 7,095 4,964 2,131 Gyeonggi Seoul Gyeong
sangnam
30th 9.6~9.10 2010 Daejeon 24 6,747 4,825 1,992 Gyeonggi Seoul Daejeon
29th 9.21~9.25 2009 Yeosu 24 4,692 3,987 1,658 Gyeonggi Seoul Gwangju
28th 10.05~10.09 2008 Gwang
ju
23
(demon-stration 1)
5,459 3,987 1,472 Gyeonggi Seoul Gwang
ju
27th 09.10~09.14 2007 Chung
buk
22
(demon- stration 1)
4,031 2,291 1,740 Gyeonggi Seoul Geong
buk
26th 09.12~09.15 2006 Ulsan 19 3,272 2,462 810 Gyeonggi Seoul Busan
25th 05.10~05.13 2005 Chung
buk
18 2,586 1,885 701 Seoul Gyeonggi Chung
nam
24th 05.11~05.14 2004 Jeonbuk 17 2,291 1,656 635 Gyeonggi Seoul Chung
nam
23th 05.14~05.16 2003 Chung
nam
17 2,020 1,500 520 Gyeonggi Seoul Chung
nam
22th Not held due to Korea-Japan World Cup Soccer Games,
Asian Games and Busan Asia Pacific Games for the Disabled
21th 05.09~05.11 2001 Busan 17 2,020 1,500 520 Gyeonggi Seoul Busan
20th 06.13~06.15 2000 Incheon 17 1,867 1,375 492 Gyeonggi Seoul Chung
buk
19th 05.25~05.27 1999 Seoul 17 1,766 1,334 432 Gyeonggi Seoul Chung
buk
18th 05.19~05.21 1998 Seoul 17 1,744 3,124 23 Gyeonggi Seoul Chung
buk
17th 05.20~05.22 1997 Seoul 17 1,756 1,340 416 Gyeonggi Seoul Chung
buk
16th 05.14~05.16 1996 Seoul 17 1,740 1,305 435 Gyeonggi Seoul Daegu
15th 05.23~05.25 1995 Seoul 17 1,695 1,276 419 Gyeonggi Seoul Busan
14th 05.14~05.16 1994 Seoul 16 1,733 1,310 423 Seoul Gyeonggi Busan
13th 05.25~05.27 1993 Seoul 16 1,637 1,222 415 Seoul Gyeonggi Geong
nam
12th 05.07~05.09 1992 Seoul 16 1,708 1,304 404 Seoul Gyeonggi Busan
11th 05.22~05.24 1991 Seoul 16 1,588 1,189 399 Seoul Gyeonggi Geong
buk
10th 05.14~05.26 Seoul 15 1,443 1,052 391 Seoul Gyeonggi Geong
nam
9rd 10.15~10.17 1989 Seoul 16 1,469 1,129 340 Seoul Gyeonggi Daegu
8th Not held due to the Seoul 1988 Paralympics
7th 09.19~09.22 1987 1 1,932 1,500 432
6th 10.11~10.13 1986 Seoul 9 1,733 1,314 419
5th 10.19~10.20 1985 Seoul 7 1,624 1,224 400
4th 10.24~10.25 1984 Seoul 8 1,507 1,157 350
3rd 09.15~09.16 1983 Seoul 7 1,140 860 280
2nd 10.11~10.12 1982 Seoul 7 1,295 945 350
1st 10.02~10. 04 1981 Seoul 5 1,011 761 250