Barcelona, 1992 Olympic Games

1992 Olympic Games PosterThe 1992 Olympic Games were held in Barcelona, Spain. It was a rare Olympic Games in 1992 with no boycotts. For the first time in decades, every single nation with an Olympic Committee showed up, even Cuba, North Korea, and South Africa. The Soviet Union had broken up, and the new Russian republics competed under one banner. The Berlin Wall had been torn down - so East and West Germany competed together as a united country. South Africa returned to the Games after the end of apartheid and 32 years of sporting isolation. A record 172 nations participated, represented by 10,563 athletes.



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