Barcelona Olympics 1992

The 1992 Summer Olympic Games (Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 1992; Catalan: Jocs Olímpics d’estiu de 1992), officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event played in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain in 1992. Beginning in 1994, the International Olympic Committee decided to hold the games in alternating even-numbered years; as a result, the 1992 Summer Olympics were the last competition to be staged in the same year as the Winter Olympics. The games were the first to be unaffected by boycotts since 1972.

Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain, and the birthplace of then-IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. The city was also a host for the 1982 FIFA World Cup. On October 17, 1986, Barcelona was selected to host the 1992 Summer Games over Amsterdam, Belgrade, Birmingham, Brisbane, and Paris, during the 91st IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland. Barcelona had previously bid for the 1936 Summer Olympics, but they ultimately lost to Berlin.

Sri Lankan Participation at Barcelona Olympics

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    Mr. Julian Bolling

    1984 - Los Angeles- Swimming
    1988 - Seoul- Swimming
    1992 - Barcelona- Swimming
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    Mr. Sriyantha S. A. Dassanayake

    1992 - Barcelona- Athletics
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    Mrs. Sriyani Kulawansha

    1992 - Barcelona- Athletics
    1996 - Atlanta- Athletics
    2000 - Sydney- Athletics
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    Mrs. Damayanthi Darsha

    1992 - Barcelona- Athletics
    2000 - Sydney- Athletics
    2004 - Athens- Athletics
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    Miss. Jayamini Illeperuma

    1992 - Barcelona- Athletics
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    Mr. Vijitha Amarasekara

    1992 - Barcelona- Athletics
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    Mrs. Dammika Menike

    1992 - Barcelona- Athletics
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    Mr. Asela Wijewickrama

    1992 - Barcelona- Weight Lifting
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    Miss. Pushpamali Ramanayake

    1992 - Barcelona- Rifle Shooting
    1996 - Atlanta - Rifle Shooting
    2004 - Athens- Rifle Shooting
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    Mr. Niroshana Wijekoon

    1992 - Barcelona- Badminton
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