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Barcelona
1992

DateJuly 25 - August 9
CountrySpain
Athletes9356
Teams169
Events257
Barcelona 1992
Barcelona 1992 Official Film | Marathon
Originals02:10:11
Barcelona 1992 - Opening Ceremony
Replay03:18:50
Snapped: the flaming arrow at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992

About the Games

The Historical Changes

In the years that followed the 1988 Games, the world witnessed important political changes. Apartheid was abolished in South Africa, which allowed the country to participate in the Olympic Games again, for the first time since 1960. Then there was the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of West and East Germany, as well as North and South Yemen. Communism was wiped out in the Soviet Union and the USSR was divided into 15 separate countries.

At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the independent teams of Estonia and Latvia made their first apparition since 1936, and Lithuania sent its first team since 1928. The other ex-Soviet republics participated as a "unified team", although the winners were honoured under the flags of their own republics.

Boycott-free

For the first time since 1972, the Games were boycott-free, due to important global political changes.

Newcomers and Youngsters

Baseball debuted as a full medal discipline having appeared as an exhibition (or demonstration) sport at six previous Games. Badminton and women’s judo were also added to the Olympic programme, and Spain’s coxswain in the eights, 11-year-old Carlos Front, became the youngest Olympic competitor since 1900.

All Medals

Medal Table

See the list of teams and medals won by each.

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Barcelona
1992

Featured Athletes

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Gold
Silver
Bronze
Israel
Israel
1
Soviet Union
Soviet Union
6
Hungary
Hungary
3
United States of America
United States of America
1

Replays from
Barcelona 1992

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1992

Discover the Games

The Brand

A visual identity is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games.

Brand

Brand

The Medals

Beginning as an olive wreath, medal designs have evolved over the years.

Medals

Medals

The Mascot

An original image, it must give concrete form to the Olympic spirit.

Mascot

Mascot

The Torch

An iconic part of any Olympic Games, each host offers their unique version.

Torch

Torch