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Opening ceremony: Barcelona's archer
An archer fires a flaming arrow to 'light' the Olympic flame at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics

It will be hard for any host to compete with Barcelona's unique way of lighting the Olympic flame at the 1992 opening ceremony.

The stadium was plunged into almost total darkness as Spanish basketball star Juan Antonio San Epifanio ran the torch through the gathered athletes to where Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo was waiting.

Rebollo lit one of his arrows and fired it across the stadium and over the Olympic cauldron to spectacularly light the flame.

The other highlight was the singing of the Games' anthem, Barcelona, which had been written by Queen singer Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991.



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