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Barcelona 1992 Olympics

The City of Barcelona: Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia in Spain . Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain . The city is located along the Mediterranean coast , between the mouths of Llobregat River and Besos River . The major landmarks in Barcelona, Spain are Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family, Picasso Museum, La Rambla, Guell Park, Casa Mila, Gothic Quarter, National Museum of Catalonian Art, Joan Miro Foundation, Catedral de la Seu, Block of Discord, Santa Maria del Mar, Museum of Contemporary Arts and The Waterfront.

The Twenty-fifth Modern Olympics: The 1992 Summer Olympics were officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad . The Summer Games were held in Barcelona , the capital city of Catalonia in Spain in the year 1992 .

Venue: The twenty-fifth Summer Games were held in the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys in Barcelona , the capital city of Catalonia in Spain in the year 1992. Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys is located on Monjuic , a large hill to the southwest of Barcelona . The stadium was rebuilt in 1989 to be used as the main stadium in the 1992 Olympics.

Participants: 9956 competitors from 169 countries took part in the twenty-fifth Summer Games , in the year 1992. The participating countries were Albania, Andorra, Antigua, Angola, Algeria, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkona Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central Africa, Chad, Chile, China Republic, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Congo People Republic, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, The Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordon, Kenya, Korea people Republic, Korea Democratic People Republic, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Rhodesia, Romania, Rwanda, St. Vincent & Gr., American Samoa, Western Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa , Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Unified Team, United Arab Emirates, U.S.S.R., U.S.A., US Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Events: There were 286 events in 32 sports in the twenty-fifth Summer Games in 1992 . Medals were awarded for archery , athletics, baseball, basketball, badminton, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, shooting, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling and yachting.

Medal Count: Unified Team won 112 medals in total ( 45 gold, 38 silver and 29 bronze medals) in the twenty-fifth Summer Games . United States won 108 medals in total with 37 gold, 34 silver and 37 bronze medals. Spain , the host country won 22 medals in total with 13 gold medals.

A Brief Description of the Twenty-fifth Olympiad: The Twenty-fifth Summer Games were held from 25 th July to 19 th August in the year 1992 in Barcelona , the capital city of Catalonia in Spain. The Games were officially opened by Juan Carlos I of Spain . The athletes uttered Olympic oath led by Luis Doreste Blanco. Judges took Olympic oath led by Eugeni Asensio . In the stadium, the Olympic Flame was lit by Antonio Rebollo.

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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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