Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): St. George's Palace, Barcelona
Date Started: July 29, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 1992
Format: Six-person teams. Each gymnast to perform a compulsory and an optional exercise on all six apparatuses. Top five scores per team on each of the 12 exercises count towards the team score.
The scoring was changed slightly. Previously the team score was made up of the five best all-around scores of their six gymnasts. In 1992 it would be the five best scores on all 12 routines (compulsory and optional on six apparatuses), thus all six gymnasts would actually contribute to the team scores. The Soviet Union had won this event in 1980 and 1988, after many years of Japanese dominance. In their reincarnation as the Unified Team, they won again in 1992 quite easily, with the best team score on all six apparatuses. China was second, with Japan third. Soon to compete mostly as Russia, they would win gold in team all-around again in 1996 and a bronze in 2000, but would win no further gold medals in the next 20 years, with China winning in 2000, 2008, and 2012, and Japan in 2004.