Friday, July 29, 2016

1992 summer olympics

Barcelona, Spain was host of these games. they were held from July 25 to August 9. 169 nations were at these games. these were the first games not to be affected by a boycott since 1972. this was also the last time the summer games were the same year as the winter ones. starting in 1994 the winter and summer games alternate every even numbered year. the Olympic cauldron was lit by a flaming arrow as Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo. South Africa made its return to the games after serving it's apartheid policy ban. after a close women's 10000m, South African Elana Meyer and Ethiopian Derartu Tulu ran a victory lap together. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania participated in these games. with the fall of the Soviet Union, the remaining 12 republics formed the Unified team. the break up of the former Yugoslavia led to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzigovena, and Slovenia also made its debut. baseball became an Olympic sport after being a demonstration sport the previous six. badminton and women's judo also became Olympic sports. slalom canoeing returned after a twenty year absence. Canada won 18 medals (7g 4s 7b) at the games. tomorrow the 1996 games. below is the logo for 1992.

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