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Encyclopedia > Unified Team
The Unified Team (EUN) was allowed by the IOC to use the Olympic Emblem in place of a national flag.

The Unified Team was the name used for the sports team of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltic states) at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The official French name used was Equipe Unifiée, hence the abbreviation EUN which appears in result listings. The Unified Team was sometimes informally called the CIS Team (Commonwealth of Independent States), although Georgia did not join the CIS until 1993. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Olympic_Movement. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Olympic_Movement. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 203 National Olympic Committees. ... The Olympic symbols are various logos, icons, flags and symbols used by the International Olympic Committee for various aspects related to the promotion of the Olympic Movement around the world. ... A sport consists of a normal physical activity or skill carried out under a publicly agreed set of rules, and with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of skill, or some combination of these. ... The three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania The Baltic states refer to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. ... The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ... Albertville is a town and commune in southeast France, in the Savoie département, in the French Alps. ... The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Ciudad Condal (Spanish) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


During the Winter Olympics, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the constituent countries had not yet been affiliated to the IOC, so the Olympic Flag was used in place of a national flag at the Opening Ceremony and at medals ceremonies, and the Olympic Hymn was played for gold medallists. This was repeated at the Summer Olympics, except for medallists in individual events. By the time of the Summer Olympics, the NOCs had affiliated separately, though they fielded a joint team with a standard uniform. Where an EUN individual won a medal, the national flag of the medallist's nation was raised rather than the Olympic flag; and a gold medallist's national anthem was played rather than the Olympic Hymn. National Olympic Committees are the national constituents of the worldwide olympic movement. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The Olympic Hymn, also known informally as the Olympic Anthem, is a musical piece composed by Spyros Samaras with words taken by a poem of the Greek poet and writer Kostis Palamas. ...


While only six of the EUN countries took part in the 1992 Winter Olympics, all twelve participated in the Summer Olympics. For details of the Unified Team's participation, see:

Table of the EUN's participating countries, the IOC codes used by them in subsequent Olympics, and their extent of 1992 participation
Country (former
Soviet republic)
IOC code
(1994–)
Winter
Games
Summer
Games
Flag of Armenia Armenia ARM X all twelve EUN countries
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan AZE X
Belarus BLR X
Georgia GEO  
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan KAZ X
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan KGZ  
Flag of Moldova Moldova MDA  
Flag of Russia Russia RUS X
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan TJK  
Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan TKM  
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine UKR X
Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan UZB X

Performance: The Unified Team used the Olympic flag The Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville was a joint team consisting of six of the fifteen former Soviet republics, namely Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Armenia. ... The Unified Team used the Olympic flag The Unified Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona was a joint team consisting of twelve of the fifteen former Soviet republics. ... The International Olympic Committee (IOC) allocates three-letter country codes to all National Olympic Committees and other groups competing in the Olympic Games. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Armenia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Azerbaijan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus_1991. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(1990-2004). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tajikistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ...

  • The Unified Team finished second to Germany in the overall medal tally at Albertville with 9 golds, 6 silvers, and 8 bronzes; 23 medals in total
  • The team finished first at Barcelona with 45 golds, 38 silvers, and 29 bronzes; 112 medals in total

(Note, however, that the International Olympic Committee does not officially recognise national medal totals.) Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... A bronze medal is a medal awarded to the third place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 203 National Olympic Committees. ...


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Unified Team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (182 words)
The Unified Team was the name used for the sports team of the former Soviet Union at both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games of 1992 (in Albertville and Barcelona, respectively).
The team consisted of athletes of all former Soviet republics except the Baltic states.
The Unified Team finished first in the overall medal tally at Barcelona with 45 golds, 38 silvers, and 29 bronzes (112 medals in total).
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