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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
America's Basketball Dream Team in Barcelona 1992
Originals06:09
Basketball
Derek Redmond's inspirational race | Barcelona 1992
06:51
Derek REDMOND

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.

See table
Barcelona
1992

Featured Athletes

All Athletes
Gold
Silver
Bronze
  • IsraelIsrael
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    1S
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  • Soviet UnionSoviet Union
    6G
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  • HungaryHungary
    3G
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  • United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    1G
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  • Replays from
    Barcelona 1992

    All Replays
    Barcelona 1992 Artistic Gymnastics men individual all-round
    Highlights03:11
    Vitaly SCHERBO
    Barcelona
    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