1992 Summer Olympics


May 28, 2022

The 1992 Summer Olympics (English: 1992 Summer Olympics, Games of the XXV Olympiad, Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Barcelona 1992) was the 25th Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, ​​Spain from July 25 to August 9, 1992.

Voting Results

On October 17, 1986, the decision was made at the IOC General Assembly in Lausanne, Switzerland. Barcelona is the hometown of Juan Antonio Samaranch, who served as the President of the International Olympic Committee, and decided to host the Olympics after bids against Amsterdam, Belgrade, Birmingham, Brisbane and Paris.


Participating countries

Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Namibia participated for the first time in the Summer Olympics. Germany participated as a single country for the first time in 28 years since the 1964 Summer Olympics following the reunification of Germany in 1990. Yemen joined as a united country for the first time following the reunification of Yemen in 1990. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania participated in the Games as independent countries for the first time in 56 years since the 1936 Summer Olympics. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the 12 republics that made up the USSR participated in the Olympic Confederation Team. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Cuba and Ethiopia participated in the Summer Olympics for the first time in 12 years since the 1980 Summer Olympics. South Africa, which had been banned due to apartheid, a racial discrimination policy, participated in the Summer Olympics for the first time in 32 years since the 1960 Summer Olympics. However, in this competition, the National Olympic Committee flag, not the flag of South Africa, was used as a symbol of the team, and the hymn that symbolizes the team was Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony", not "South Africa's Cry", which was used as the national anthem of South Africa at the time. I used the that appears in No. 9. The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which consists of Serbia and Montenegro, was denied participation due to UN Security Council sanctions related to the Yugoslav war, and the Republic of Macedonia (now North Macedonia) was not able to participate due to the Macedonian dispute with Greece. Accordingly, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Macedonia participated as independent Olympic athletes. A total of 169 countries participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics. Afghanistan, Brunei, Liberia and Somalia did not participate. The countries participating in the 1992 Summer Olympics and their number are as follows. Afghanistan did not participate in the delegation, but the riders did at the opening ceremony. Brunei did not send any players, but one official took part in the opening ceremony. Liberia and Somalia took part in the opening ceremony, but registered athletes did not participate in the competition.


Demonstration event

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Medal Count

host country ¹ Commonwealth of Independent States. It is the only event that has participated in the Summer Olympics under this name. The Soviet Union was disbanded and formed on a temporary basis.


Korea - Joint Broadcasting Service (KBS, MBC, SBS) Japan - Japan Consortium (NHK, 5 private key countries) USA - NBC UK - BBC, ITV France - Antenna 2 Germany - ZDF, ARD Australia - Australian Broadcasting Association

Competition details

It was the first time that an arrow was lit and fired to make it holy. Badminton was adopted as an official Olympic sport for the first time. After this event, the demonstration event was abolished at the Summer Olympics. Professional athletes were allowed to participate in the Olympics. Accordingly, the United States is focusing on basketball players active in the NBA.