Basque pelota at the 1992 Summer Olympics

Dates 25 July – 5 August 1992
Non-medal Events 10

The 1992 Olympics marked the fourth and thus far last time basque pelota has been held at the Olympics. After appearing as a medal sport in 1900, it was demonstrated at the Olympics of 1924 and 1968, and once more in Barcelona. Compared to 1968, the number of events had doubled from 5 to 10, and new nations competed\: Cuba and Venezuela. Another first was the participation of female pelotaris (as pelota players are called), who competed in a single event. For the first time, a trinquete was used at the Olympics. This is the only type of playing field in the sport that is surrounded by four walls.

The International Federation of Basque Pelota (FIPV) is recognized by the IOC, but is not currently close to becoming an Olympic sport. World Championships have been held in the sport since 1952, and it has appeared irregularly on the program of the Pan American Games.

Non-medal events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Mano, Doubles (frontón 36 metres), Men Olympic (non-medal) 25 July – 5 August 1992 13 4
Mano, Doubles (trinquete), Men Olympic (non-medal) 26 July – 5 August 1992 13 4
Mano, Singles (frontón 36 metres), Men Olympic (non-medal) 25 July – 5 August 1992 8 4
Pala Corta, Doubles (frontón 36 metres), Men Olympic (non-medal) 25 July – 5 August 1992 13 4
Paleta Cuero, Doubles (trinquete), Men Olympic (non-medal) 26 July – 4 August 1992 15 4
Paleta Cuero, Doubles (frontón 36 metres), Men Olympic (non-medal) 25 July – 5 August 1992 16 4
Paleta Goma, Doubles (trinquete), Men Olympic (non-medal) 26 July – 5 August 1992 14 4
Frontenis, Doubles (frontón 30 metres), Men Olympic (non-medal) 26 July – 4 August 1992 10 4
Cesta Punta, Doubles (frontón 54 metres), Men Olympic (non-medal) 26 July – 4 August 1992 14 4
Frontenis, Doubles (frontón 30 metres), Women Olympic (non-medal) 25 July – 4 August 1992 11 4
121 (110/11) 8 (8/4)