The first Team Australia athletes who competed at the 1983 International Summer Special Olympics Games were:
Bill Woods from Victoria was Head of Delegation.
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Left: This is the Australian gold-medal winning swimming relay team of (from left-right): Ashley Watkinson (VIC), Helen Barber (NSW), Linda Cox (TAS), John Ritchie (VIC). Linda and John are still participating with Special Olympics Australia!
Centre: Our athletics stars (from left-right): Carol Powell, Sally Blood, Paul Williams and Ivo Totino.
Right: Australia acknowledges the crowd at the Opening Ceremony.