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The Unified Team (EUN) was allowed by the International Olympic Committee (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, France and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The IOC country code was EUN, after the French name, Équipe Unifiée. The Unified Team was sometimes informally called the CIS Team (Commonwealth of Independent States), although Georgia did not join the CIS until 1993.

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. 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. The EUN team continued to be represented at all ceremonies by the Olympic flag and the Olympic Hymn.

While only six of the EUN countries took part in the 1992 Winter Olympics, all twelve participated in the Summer Olympics.

The Unified Team's participating countries in the Summer games and the IOC codes used by them in subsequent Olympics
Country (former
Soviet republic)
IOC code
Flag of Armenia* ARM
Flag of Azerbaijan AZE
Flag of Belarus* BLR
Flag of Georgia GEO
Flag of Kazakhstan* KAZ
Flag of Kyrgyzstan KGZ
Flag of Moldova MDA
Flag of Russia* RUS
Flag of Tajikistan TJK
Flag of Turkmenistan TKM
Flag of Ukraine UKR
Flag of Uzbekistan</noinclude> UZB


  • 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.

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