Spotlight on the Olympics — Summer 1992

Now that Boston (right down the road from us) was being considered, albeit for a short time, for the 2024 Olympics, for the first time I might add, let’s take a look at the places where the Olympics have been held over the years.

1992 Summer Olympics — This year was the last year in which summer and winter Olympics were held in the same calendar year. From then on, the Winter Olympics were held in alternating even-numbered years. These Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, held from July 25th to August 9th, were the first since the collapse of the USSR. Thus many new nations were allowed to compete for their particular country. Individual athletes from countries such as, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Slovenia, etc. were now able to compete with a national spirit. Fu Mingxia, from China, became the youngest Olympian ever to win a gold medal, at age 13 (he was a diver). Baseball became an official Olympic sport (Cuba won gold). In basketball, professional players were able to compete for the first time. As a result, the  “Dream Team” consisting of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird easily won gold.

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