Sports involved and results
Barcelona '92 hosted 28 different sports, including three demonstration sports: Basque pelota, roller hockey and taekwondo. Badminton, baseball and women's judo became Olympic sports for the first time. You can consult all competition results at this link.
Also for the first time, professional basketball teams were able to take part, allowing the presence of America's Dream Team, who easily won all of their games.
As usual, the sport with most participants was athletics, with 1,765 athletes, followed by swimming with 665 competitors and rowing with 633.
In Barcelona, 489 competitions in 16 different sports took place. The sports were as follows:
The Barcelona '92 medal table was led by the Unified Team: a delegation of athletes that participated in the Olympic Games for the first time under that name and would never compete in one again. The Unified Team brought together athletes from eleven former Soviet republics that belonged to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), plus Georgia. This delegation won 112 medals. The United States was second, with 108 medals, followed by Germany, with 82.
However, in the 9th Paralympic Games, the top delegation was the United States, with 175 medals. 50 countries won medals.
In total, 279 world records were broken and a total of 431 gold medals were awarded
At the Paralympic Games, the number of medals achieved by the Spanish delegation was quite remarkable. A total of 107 medals, placing Spain as the fifth highest delegation. Of these medals, 31 were gold, 31 were silver and 42 were bronze.