1992 Summer Olympics

1992 Summer Olympics

Olympics infobox|1992|Summer
Name = Games of the XXV Olympiad

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Host city = Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Motto = Friends Forever
Nations participating = 169
Athletes participating = 9,356 (6,652 men, 2,704 women)
Events = 286 in 32 sports
Opening ceremony = July 25, 1992
Closing ceremony = August 9, 1992
Officially opened by = King Juan Carlos I of Spain
Athlete's Oath = Luis Doreste Blanco
Judge's Oath = Eugeni Asensio
Olympic Torch = Antonio Rebollo (paralympic archer)
Stadium = Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain in 1992.

Host city selection

Barcelona, the birthplace of then-IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch, was selected over Amsterdam, Belgrade, Birmingham, Brisbane and Paris in Lausanne, Switzerland, on October 17, 1986, during the 91st IOC Session. It had bid for the 1936 Summer Olympics, losing out to Berlin. The chart's information below comes from the [http://www.aldaver.com/votes.html International Olympic Committee Vote History] web page.

Medal count

These are the top medal-collecting nations for the 1992 Games. (Host country is highlighted):

Songs and themes

There were two main musical themes of the 1992 Games. One was "Barcelona", composed five years earlier by Freddie Mercury and sung as a duet with Montserrat Caballé. The duo were to have performed the song during the opening ceremony, but due to Mercury's untimely death the year before, the song was played over a travelogue of the city at the start of the opening ceremony. The other was "Amigos Para Siempre" ("Friends for Life"), written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black, and sung by Sarah Brightman and José Carreras during the closing ceremonies.


The official mascot was Cobi, a Catalan sheepdog in cubist style designed by Javier Mariscal.


See also

*Olympic Games
*International Olympic Committee
*IOC country codes
*1992 Summer Paralympics

External links

* [http://www.olympic.org/uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1992 IOC Site on 1992 Summer Olympics]
* [http://www.fundaciobarcelonaolimpica.es/ Barcelona Olympic Foundation]
* [http://olympic-museum.de/o-reports/report1992.htm Official Report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992]
* [http://www.aafla.org/OlympicInformationCenter/OlympicReview/1992/ore300/ORE300h.pdf "Olympic Review" 1992 - Official results]
* [http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/albums-en/olympic-stadium/index.html Barcelona Olympic Stadium]
* [http://collectionolympique.free.fr//doubarcelone.html#BARCELONE%201992 Barcelona 1992 Olympic pins (broken link)]

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