Olympics 1992

Barcelona 1992

Games of the XXV Olympiad

Men’s basketball was open to all professionals, and the US sent a “Dream Team” that included Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. Gymnast Vitaly Scherbo won six gold medals, including a record four in one day. Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia won the 10,000m run to become the first female black African Olympic champion. Her victory lap with silver medalist Elana Meyer, a white South African, symbolised hope for the future of the Olympic Movement.

Participating Nations: 169

Participants: 9,356 athletes (2,704 women, 6,652 men)

Events: 257


The top three winners were: Unified Team (ex-USSR), United States of America and Germany

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