Each day during the 1980 summer Paralympics, the organisers produced a four page newspaper for participants, with stories about the Games, results and information. This tradition was continued, off and on, since then. In 1980, one legged Canadian high jumper Arnie Boldt was one of the superstars of the Games, attracting huge crowds to see him clear almost 2m off a single leg. Boldt won the high jump gold medal at 5 successive Games from 1976 to 1992.
Date: June 1980
Author: Copy of the "Olympic Village Daily" provided from the personal collection of Eric and Julie Russell.