|Games of the XXV Olympiad|
|Host city||Barcelona, Spain|
|Motto||Amigos Para Siempre (Spanish)
Amics Per Sempre(Catalan)
|Athletes participating||9,356 (6,652 men, 2,704 women)|
|Events||286 in 32 sports|
|Opening ceremony||July 25|
|Closing ceremony||August 9|
|Officially opened by||King Juan Carlos I|
|Athlete's Oath||Luis Doreste Blanco|
|Judge's Oath||Eugeni Asensio|
|Olympic Torch||Antonio Rebollo (paralympic archer)|
|Stadium||Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys|
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 International Olympic Committee Vote History web page.
|1992 Summer Olympics bidding results|
|City||NOC Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
See the medal winners, ordered by sport:
169 nations sent athletes to compete in these Games. With the Collapse of the Soviet Union, twelve states formed a Unified Team, while the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania had their own teams. Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina competed as independent nations after separation from Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia was banned due to UN sanctions, but individual Yugoslav athletes were allowed to take part as Independent Olympic Participants. It was also the first Olympics since 1964 that a unified Germany competed at the Olympics. Just four National Olympic Committees didn´t send their athletes to compete: Afghanistan, Brunei, Liberia and Somalia. []--Nekko09 (talk) 06:08, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
These are the top medal-collecting nations for the 1992 Games. (Host country is highlighted):
The celebration of the 1992 Olympic Games had an enormous impact on the urbanism and external projection of the city of Barcelona. The Games enabled billions in investments in infrastructure that are considered to have improved the quality of life and attraction of the city for investments and tourism, making Barcelona become one of the most visited cities in Europe after London, Paris and Rome.
The nomination of the city as organizer was the spark that led to the application of a previously elaborated ambitious urban plan. Barcelona was opened to the sea with the construction of the Olympic Village and Olympic Port in Poblenou, a decayed neighbourhood. Various new centres were created, and modern sports facilities were built in the Olympic zones of Montjuïc, Diagonal, and Vall d'Hebron. The construction of ring roads around the city helped reduce the density of the traffic, and El Prat airport was modernized and expanded as two new terminals were opened. New hotels were built and some old ones were refurbished.
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 eight months earlier, the song's recording 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.
|Summer Olympic Games
XXV Olympiad (1992)
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Games in italics will be held in the future, and those in (brackets) were cancelled because of war. See also: Ancient Olympic Games
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|Summer Games:2010, 2014, 2018|
| Winter Games:2012, 2016|
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