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1992 Barcelona Summer Games

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain (July 24, 1992 to August 9, 1992)
Opening Ceremony: July 25, 1992 (opened by King Juan Carlos I)
Lighter of the Olympic Flame: Antônio Rebollo Liñán (used arrow)
Takers of the Olympic Oath: Luis Doreste (athlete) and Eugeni Asensio (official)
Closing Ceremony: August 9, 1992
Events: 257 in 29 sports

Participants: 9,386 (6,659 men and 2,721 women) from 169 countries
Youngest Participant: ESP Carlos Front (11 years, 251 days)
Oldest Participant: ISL Carl Eiríksson (62 years, 213 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): EUN Vitaly Shcherbo (6 medals)
Most Medals (Country): EUN Unified Team (112 medals)

Overview

Barcelona had bid to host the Olympic Games in 1924, 1936, and 1940, without success. In 1986, when the IOC awarded the 1992 Olympic Games to Barcelona, it was considered by many to be in honor of IOC President [Juan Antonio Samaranch], as he was a native of Barcelona. But the Barcelona Olympics became the Games of the New World Order, and they were the most highly attended Olympics in history, both in terms of countries and athletes attending. After four consecutive Olympics with some form of protest or boycott, the Barcelona Olympics were boycott-free.

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Country Medal Leaders

Rk Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Unified Team 45 38 29 112
2 United States 37 34 37 108
3 Germany 33 21 28 82
4 China 16 22 16 54
5 Cuba 14 6 11 31
6 Hungary 11 12 7 30
7 South Korea 12 5 12 29
8 France 8 5 16 29
9 Australia 7 9 11 27
10 Spain 13 7 2 22
11 Japan 3 8 11 22
12 Great Britain 5 3 12 20
13 Italy 6 5 8 19
14 Poland 3 6 10 19
15 Canada 7 4 7 18
16 Romania 4 6 8 18
17 Bulgaria 3 7 6 16
18 Netherlands 2 6 7 15
19 Sweden 1 7 4 12
20 New Zealand 1 4 5 10
21 North Korea 4 0 5 9
22 Kenya 2 4 2 8
23 Czechoslovakia 4 2 1 7
24 Norway 2 4 1 7
25 Turkey 2 2 2 6
26 Denmark 1 1 4 6
27 Indonesia 2 2 1 5
28 Finland 1 2 2 5
29 Jamaica 0 3 1 4
30 Nigeria 0 3 1 4
31 Brazil 2 1 0 3
32 Morocco 1 1 1 3
33 Ethiopia 1 0 2 3
34 Latvia 0 2 1 3
35 Croatia 0 1 2 3
36 Belgium 0 1 2 3
37 Individual Olympic Athletes 0 1 2 3
38 Iran 0 1 2 3
39 Greece 2 0 0 2
40 Ireland 1 1 0 2
41 Lithuania 1 0 1 2
42 Algeria 1 0 1 2
43 Estonia 1 0 1 2
44 Namibia 0 2 0 2
45 South Africa 0 2 0 2
46 Austria 0 2 0 2
47 Israel 0 1 1 2
48 Mongolia 0 0 2 2
49 Slovenia 0 0 2 2
50 Switzerland 1 0 0 1
51 Mexico 0 1 0 1
52 Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 1
53 Peru 0 1 0 1
54 Qatar 0 0 1 1
55 Bahamas 0 0 1 1
56 Colombia 0 0 1 1
57 Malaysia 0 0 1 1
58 Philippines 0 0 1 1
59 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
60 Thailand 0 0 1 1
61 Ghana 0 0 1 1
62 Pakistan 0 0 1 1
63 Suriname 0 0 1 1
64 Argentina 0 0 1 1

Athlete Medal Leaders

Rk Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Vitaly Shcherbo (EUN) 6 0 0 6
2 Hryhoriy Misiutin (EUN) 1 4 0 5
3 Shannon Miller (USA) 0 2 3 5
4 Aleksandr Popov (EUN) 2 2 0 4
5 Lavinia Miloşovici (ROU) 2 1 1 4
6 Tetiana Hutsu (EUN) 2 1 1 4
7 Summer Sanders (USA) 2 1 1 4
8 Franziska van Almsick (GER) 0 2 2 4
9 Krisztina Egerszegi (HUN) 3 0 0 3
10 Yevgeny Sadovy (EUN) 3 0 0 3
11 Nicole Haislett (USA) 3 0 0 3
12 Crissy Ahmann-Leighton (USA) 2 1 0 3
13 Jenny Thompson (USA) 2 1 0 3
14 Matt Biondi (USA) 2 1 0 3
15 Gwen Torrence (USA) 2 1 0 3
16 Tetiana Lysenko (EUN) 2 0 1 3
17 Jon Olsen (USA) 2 0 1 3
18 Mel Stewart (USA) 2 0 1 3
19 Lin Li (CHN) 1 2 0 3
20 Zhuang Yong (CHN) 1 2 0 3
21 Dagmar Hase (GER) 1 2 0 3
22 Vlad Pyshnenko (EUN) 1 2 0 3
23 Rita Kőbán (HUN) 1 1 1 3
24 Li Xiaoshuang (CHN) 1 1 1 3
25 Anita Nall (USA) 1 1 1 3
26 Li Jing (CHN) 0 3 0 3
27 Anders Holmertz (SWE) 0 2 1 3
28 Andreas Wecker (GER) 0 1 2 3
29 Daniela Hunger (GER) 0 1 2 3

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