Barcelona 1992 Spain 25 July - 9 August 1992

  • Host Nation Spain
  • Sports 25
  • Duration 25 July - 9 August 1992
  • Competition Venues 41
  • Competing Athletes 9356
  • Competing Nations 169
DAYS SINCE Barcelona 1992
8,436 DAYS

About the Games

The Summer Games of 1992, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were hosted by Barcelona, the home city of IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. The Catalans provided a festival of sport that was spectacular right from the opening ceremony, in which a flaming arrow fired by a Spanish archer lit the Olympic flame.

Many of the new independent republics of the former Soviet Union joined forces to compete as the Unified Team, and recently-unified Germany competed as a single entity again. The Unified Team led way with 45 gold medals, eight more than the United States. But the host nation had a wonderful games with thirteen gold medals. Great Britain came 13th overall in the medal table.