Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Date Started: July 31, 1992
Date Finished: August 4, 1992
Participants: 136 (75 men and 61 women) from 44 countries
Youngest Participant: Pem Tshering (16 years, 326 days)
Oldest Participant: Malcolm Todd (50 years, 231 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 4 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): South Korea (4 medals)
Archery had an interesting dÃ©but at Barcelona as the Olympic Flame was lit by an archer, AntÃ´nio Rebello, at the opening ceremony. The 1992 Olympic archery events consisted of menâs and womenâs individual and team events, the now-standard program which began in 1988. Archery in 1992 was contested at the Camb OlÃmpic de Tir amb Arc, or the Olympic Archery Field, a temporary venue in Barcelona, located at the Ronda de Dalt, next to the PavellÃ³ de la Vall d'Hebron, in the Horta-GuinardÃ³ district of Barcelona. After the Olympics, the site was remodeled into the Ciutat Esportiva Municipal Vall d'Hebron-Teixonera, consisting of two football pitches, a rugby field and an annex service area.
The formats for the individual event were changed to a ranking round of a Single FITA Round (144 arrows over four distances), with the top 32 archers advancing to a single-elimination tournament. The individual matches in the single-elimination format were contested with 12 arrows over 70 metres. In the team events the individual scores from the ranking round were used for a team ranking round, with the top 16 teams of three archers advancing to a single-elimination tournament. The elimination matches were contested with 27 arrows, 9 per archer, shot over 70 metres.