Alpine skier Bruno Oberhammer became Italy's first winter Paralympic medallist in the B2 combination at the 1984 Games in Innsbruck.
In Turin in 2006, alpine skiers Gianmaria Dal Maistro and Silvia Parente delighted home crowds by taking one gold each.
In Vancouver in 2010, Nordic skier Francesca Porcellato competed in her second consecutive winter Games, having already competed in five summer Games in athletics. After failing to win a medal in Turin in 2006, four years later she became the first Italian athlete to win summer and winter Paralympic gold medals, when she triumphed in the women's 1km sprint.
Title: Il Canto degli Italiani [The Song of the Italians]
Creators: Words by Goffredo Mameli. Music by Michele Novaro.
NPC president's name: Luca Pancalli
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Participation in Paralympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1980Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 10 [Sochi included]
Medals per year