Direct access to content

As specified in the Olympic rules, anti-doping control units were set up at every competition venue during the XXVth Olympiad. In total, there were five cases of athletes that tested positive in anti-doping controls, four of whom were competitors in athletics events.

In fact, there were 274 anti-doping tests specifically for athletics events, most of which were conducted randomly. As a general rule, an anti-doping test is conducted on the winner and three runners-up of each athletics event. However, in the relay, just one member of the winning team and of the three runners-up was chosen unless a world record had been beaten, in which case every member of the team was tested.

Three of the positive cases were detected in athletes that had come fourth in their respective competitions: the Unified Team representative Madina Biktaguirova in the marathon, the American Jud Logan in the hammer throw and the Lithuanian Nijole Medvedeva in the long jump. All of them were stripped of their titles. The randomly selected athletes who tested positive were the American athlete Bonnie Dan and the Chinese Dan Wu from the Chinese volleyball team. Anti-doping controls were carried out by the General Medical Services based in the main building of the Red Cross in Barcelona.

Selected resources

Manual dels assistents del control del dopatge

COOB’92 (199-?) : Manual dels assistents del control del dopatge. Barcelona: COOB’92

Drug formulary for the Barcelona'92 Olympic Games

COOB’92 (1991?) : Drug formulary for the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games = formulaire pharmaceutique pour les Jeux Olympiques de Barcelone 92. Barcelona : COOB’92. Divisió d’Atenció a la Família Olímpica

Antidoping laboratory : report of activities

Antidoping laboratory : report of activities : Games of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona’92 : (report: IMIM/FT/DOPING/JJOO/1/1.2) . Barcelona : Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica, 1992.

Guia farmacològica = Guía farmacológica

COOB’92 (1992) : Guia farmacològica = Guía farmacológica. Barcelona: COOB’92. 8478682112

In the repository

In the Municipal Contemporary Archive, you can consult the administrative and management documentation generated on this topic by the Organising Committee Barcelona’92, SA (COOB’92), Holding Olímpic SA (HOLSA), Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc SA (AOMSA) (Olympic ring), Vila Olímpica SA (VOSA) (Olympic village) and the Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanística SA (IMPUSA) (municipal Institute of urban development).

If you need further information on the collection, read the collection guide.

In the library

In the libraries of the study centres of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation (FBO) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) you can find the selection of listed documents and other bibliographic materials on the subject.

If you are interested in knowing more about our Olympic collection, you can consult the Union Catalogue of Catalan Universities (UAB collection) or contact us by e-mail (FBO collection).

Sports in pictures

If you are interested in images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92, the Image Service of the Olympic Foundation of Barcelona will help you identify the images that satisfy your needs.

The Foundation manages the official image archive of the Barcelona’92 Games. You can contact them by email to request more information about the services provided and the collection of images. In this page, we offer a selection of images on the event.