The sport first became an Olympic event in 1992.
Sluggers could start hitting for gold in 1992, but it was Cuba who ran
home with the major prize; and would catch out their opponents again in Atlanta 1996.
An Olympic sport since Berlin 1936,
basketball was finally opened up to professionals in Barcelona.
Having already earned a gold medal in Los
Angeles 1984, as a non-professional, Michael
Jordan could score another Olympic gold at Barcelona; this time with the NBA
professionals, on the US Dream Team.
Shcherbo of Minsk (Belarus) became the first person in Olympic history to win four
gold medals in one day; winning a total of six gold medals in Artistic Gymnastic events.
Women's judo was added to the Olympic Games in Barcelona.
The Europe was introduced as the Women's single-handed Dinghy Class.
representing China, caused such an uproar by beating the men in the mixed-sex skeet
shooting event, that the International Shooting Union later barred women from shooting
Aquatics, Archery, Athletics,
Pentathlon, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting,
Softball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis,
Triathlon, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling.