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  • The Olympic Port, 25 years later

    Consolidated as an emblematic area of Barcelona with 740 moorings and 85 commercial establishments, the marina Puerto Olímpico de Barcelona was built on the occasion of the celebration of the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992.

    At first but, it was not foreseen that the Olympic Port was the scene of the sailing tests during the games as it finally happened. "The discipline of sailing was not planned in Barcelona. We talked about Palma de Mallorca, Palamós, but in the end Barcelona bet for having the sail, and also with an important fact, and it was the first time he was facing To the Olympic village, "explains Joan Guitart, director of the Olympic Port.

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  • A film to commemorate BCN'92 25th anniversary

    "Friends fo life" is the film of the Olympic Games and especially the Olympic spirit which spread to all corners of the country. It is a film with humor and homesickness shows the arrival of this modernity and the transformation of a country: emotionally and socially.

    Directed by Román Parrado, the film is rolled between Barcelona and Calella and delves into the history of Charles, the owner of the last stall of Barceloneta.

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  • Presented the Paralympic logo of the 25th anniversary of the Games

    On Friday, May 19, the Paralympic logo of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona '92 Games has been presented in the Hall of Chronicles of the Barcelona City Council. The event was led by David Escudé, Commissioner of Sports, and Gerardo Pisarello, accidental mayor and has had the interventions of the paralympic athlete Maria Teresa Perales, one of the athletes with more medals in history, Of Josep Maria Trias, author of the two paralympic logos, the one of Barcelona 92 and the commemorative of the 25 anniversary; Philippe Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee, and Miguel Sagarra, secretary general of the Spanish Paralympic Committee.

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  • Commemorative tarpaulins at the venues Games BCN92

    To mark the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games, the twenty-one facilities that made up the games’ headquarters are being decked out with a commemorative tarpaulin 

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    Two games are now starting aimed at drawing the public to these sports facilities: “passport to the Olympics”, which you play with a passport that has to be stamped at the twenty-one Olympic and Paralympic facilities that remain active, and “in search of Olympic treasures”, which involves finding a series of “treasures”, with the help of a geosearch platform, that are hidden nearby eleven of these facilities.

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  • The Horta Velodrome, 25 years on

    The city’s leading track cycling facility was inaugurated in 1984 and was the Olympic venue for this sport. It currently also features a trial and BMX track.

    The venue is currently named Velòdrom d'Horta Miquel Poblet, in honour of the mythical Catalan cyclist considered to be the greatest of all time.

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  • The best sports movies, in Barcelona

    From 8 to 12 May returns BCN Sports Film Festival, now in the 8th edition with 400 films from 40 different countries entered and eighty compete in the official section of the festival in 2017. This year, the event is part of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona '92.

    This 2017, the festival expands to new areas of screening officers: the consolidated -the Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch and Field Hall Cultural El Corte Inglés Portal are Àngel- add in Barcelona Auditorium of St. Martin, the Fort Pienc Civic Center, the Cultural Center Casa Elizalde and Girona Cinemas.

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  • The Barcelona '92 Games can take you to Japan

    This year, the Barcelona '92 Games 25 turn 25 years old and TMB joins the commemoration with the contest of short stories online that reaches the 11th edition.

    Precisely to celebrate this great event of the city, one of the categories of the competition has to do with the BCN '92 Games, and to participate you will have to create a 1992 character story about Barcelona and the bus or the metro. You can do it between April 26 and May 31, and the prize is the most desirable: a trip to Japan for two people.

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  • The Colom Fronton, 25 years on

    25 years ago, the Frontó Colom was renovated to host the Olympic Games in Barcelona '92. It was 'pelota vasca' venue, a sports exhibition during the Games and was the only olympic venue located in the heart of the city, in Las Ramblas.

    After the Games, the building was adapted as a Municipal Sports Center and is currently CEM Colom, which serves the residents of the neighborhood.

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  • The Palau Sant Jordi, 25 years later

    The Palau Sant Jordi was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and was built for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona '92. It was one of the main pavilions covered the Games and Olympic events as they played handball, gymnastics and volleyball. Paralympic Games was also the scene of two events: table tennis and volleyball.

    Currently, its structure to adapt the site because it can hold all kinds of events, from concerts and shows to major sporting events.

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  • Nadal-Lopez recreate the lighting of the cauldron

    Photo Opportunity traditional Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 65th Trofeo Conde de Godo took place this morning at the Olympic Stadium with Rafael Nadal and Marc López. In occasion of the commemoration of the 25th anniversary year of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Barcelona 92, has recreated the lighting of the cauldron with Antonio Rebollo as master of ceremonies.

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  • Spring revives sportsmanship firefighters

    In a ceremony at the Space Bombers on Thursday, May 20th ed presents the 19th edition of the Race Fire 2017, in a ceremony attended by the Commissioner of Sports is David Escudé.

    Firefighters Race returns to its origins: last year regained the traditional route and now has returned to its usual date of spring, on Saturday 7th May at 9 pm. It is a part of the events commemorating the 25th anniversary of Barcelona '92.

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  • 'Art on paper'

    Until April 27, you can submit your works to the contest 'Art on paper' that relates various disciplines of graphic and plastic arts with the Olympic spirit. Furthermore this award, organised by the Barcelona Olympic Foundation, has an exhibition in the Centre of the city.

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  • Women and Sport Prizes

    The registration deadline for the 10th Women and Sports Prizes that Barcelona City Council ends today! The goal is to raise the profile of the work being done by women around the world in the field of sport and to promote stories and reflections on the role of women in sport. The aim then is to contribute to an equal presence for women in all age groups and all areas of physical activities and sports.

    The prize comes in four categories: The “Mireia Tapiador Prize for promoting sport”, the “Woman Athlete Prize”, the “Media Prize” and the “City’s Sports Club Prize”.

     

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  • A Cobi made from 6,000 Olympic Village keys

    Jordi Suari welded together 6,000 keys from the Olympic and Paralympic Village apartments in order to create a statue of Mariscal's Cobi that shines at the entrance of his shop in Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 223. Now, that sculpture is about to leave Jordi Suari's shop window for the first time, so it can be exhibited at a festival that will be held on the corner of Passeig Maragall and Carrer Trinxant on 23 April, during which the Maragall commercial hub has organised an "Olympic" walk from its central offices in the District of Horta – Guinardó.
     

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  • Session of the Olympic Solidarity Commission

    Barcelona has been chosen as a meeting place of the committee in the year of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona '92 Games. The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organize programs of assistance to all National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs through multi-faceted programs that prioritize the development of athletes, coaches and the training of leaders sports and promoting the Olympic ideals, as it marks the fifth rule of the Olympic Charter.

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  • The Espanya Industrial Hall, 25 years on

    The Espanya Industrial Hall was built as the weightlifting venue for the Barcelona ’92 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Just one year later, in1993, the Secretariat of Associations for Sants, Hostafrancs and La Bordeta, which represents over 300 organisations, took over the running of the facility.

    The Espanya Industrial’s sports installations have been a Municipal Sports Centre ever since. The facility is open to the general public, and serves over 7,500 members, 900 people enrolled in courses and 26 organisations.

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  • Conference: "Barcelona '92 volunteers"

    The 3rd Conference on the 1992 Barcelona Games’ Volunteers takes place at the Modernista Sant Pau Hospital. The event will be bringing together the people who took part in the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in the city. The conference, what is more, will have a two-fold aim. It will also be presenting a Documentary on Volunteers. The audiovisual piece was commissioned to highlight the role of volunteers during the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic and Paralympic Games. If you want to follow the conference online click here.

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  • The Palace of the Metallurgy, 25 years later

    In 1992 and was the seat of the fencing competition. The Palace of the Metallurgy is a pavilion at Fira de Barcelona (Sants-Montjuïc). The palace was designed by architect Alexandre Soler Amadeu Llopart and opened in 1929 to celebrate the Barcelona International Exposition of 1929 under the name Palace of the Metallurgy, Electricity and Driving force.

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  • Barcelona '92 represented by students of the city

    Flic-Flac Circ gives pupils from various city educational centres the chance to perform on stage. This year’s edition involves the show “25 years since the Barcelona 92 Games”, performed by various school groups from the City of Barcelona. The activity is directed by the Nou Barris Circus School at the Sant Andreu SAT Theatre.

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  • Barcelona '92 is at the schools and colleges

    'The Game of the Games' is now on! More than 2,000 students from schools and colleges from Barcelona are doing activities related to the history, values, sports and the city that hosted the Olympic Games and Paralympics in 1992. "The game of the Games" is a set of sixteen challenges designed in four months by different teachers.

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  • The Pavilion Mar Bella, 25 years later

    Currently called La Mar Bella Municipal Sports Complex, this sports facility hosted badminton Olympic and Paralympic boccia 25 years ago, during the Olympic Games of Barcelona '92.

    Today is the main equipment of school sports sport in the city, headquarters of the Council of School Sports in Barcelona where each week dozens of sports activities take place, usually aimed at children.

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  • Interview Rafa Seguí, photographer of the Games

    Rafael Seguí was a photographer of the Newspaper and Magazine official Olympic Games of Barcelona '92. We interviewed him to know how to live the Games of Barcelona '92.

    During the Games formed three teams of photography in order to cover the event in the best way and he was specifically in charge of photographers who do images for the official Newspaper and Magazine.

    "Barcelona '92 was the greatest thing that can happen to a professional photographer," says Seguí.

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  • New audiovisual at Museu Olímpic

    Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona '92, Commissioner for Sports, David Escudé has opened new spaces and new audiovisual Olympic Museum and Sports.

    First, have renewed audiovisual concentrated most striking images of the sport and the ramp are located on the ground floor. Secondly, on the second floor have created three new areas: engine space dedicated to the various forms of discipline; space photography Barcelona '92, commemorating games now twenty-five years; sports and space images, in conjunction with the biannual certainly FOTOSPORT

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  • INEFC, 25 years on

    The INEFC building (National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia) currently has two offices, one in Barcelona and one in Lleida. The headquarters are located at the 'magic mountain', Montjuïc, and was built as part of the celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona '92. It was designed by the architect Ricardo Bofill and opened in 1991. During the games, hosted Olympic competitions and Greco-Roman wrestling, and during the Paralympic Games were held there the paralympic fencing and judo.

     

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  • Women: sport 'queens'?

    The role of women in sports, the sexualization of the female figure, the use of women as a sexual object and the lack of information on women's sport in the media have been the focus of the 2nd conference of the cycle 'City and Olympism', dedicated to the 'Women, sport and media', in which women related to the world of sport and the media have been participating to provide a constructive critical. In addition, you can retrive the conference online.

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  • The feelings with Zurich Marató de Barcelona

    After meeting Mariona Blasi and how she gets ready for the marathon, an how it's been the training process, we'd like to know the feelings and sensations she's having looking forward for Sunday. In this third and last video we want to know how is living the days before the marathon. Nervous? Quiet? Alea iacta est!

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  • Getting ready for Zurich Marató de Barcelona

    In this second video, Mariona Blasi explains how is the training process for non professional runners and how is it related with family life and a job.

    This Sunday, Save The Date! Is 'Zurich Marató de Barcelona' day, where thousands of runners will join this great day! If you haven't seen Mariona's first video How is running Zurich Marató de Barcelona?

     

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  • How to face the Zurich Marató de Barcelona?

    We meet Mariona Blasi, a passionate sportswoman who at age 44 seeks to finish her third Zurich Marató de Barcelona. Through different reports that we will publish during these days everything related to her and the marathon, the training process, how live the family the process and how she lives the previous moments.

    In this first chapter, we focus on Mariona and the challenge of facing a marathon. Through their testimony we want to approach the thousands of amateur runners who, on Sunday, March 12, will start the maraton ready to fulfill the challenge of running 42km.

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  • Presentation of 39th Zurich Barcelona Marathon

    Commissioner of Sports, David Escudé, this morning the Zurich Barcelona Marathon in 2017.

    The event has had six major players, Olympic medalists from the Barcelona Marathon 92, as this year the Zurich Barcelona Marathon is one of the major events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 1992.

    Regarding the news of the race, more than 20,000 athletes participate in this new edition of the test, 50% of whom are foreigners. Also reached 20% of women, therefore, more than 4,000 women, record, take the exit on 12 March.

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  • Let's celebrate International Women's Day!

    Hassiba Boulmerka, 1500m Olympic champion challenged the sexism of much of his country, Algeria. However, it has always played a leading role in the struggle for women's equality in sport especially, which earned him win the Prince of Asturias Award in 1995.

     

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  • The Pau Negre, 25 years later

     

    The current Municipal Sports Complex Pau Negre, opened in 1975 under the name of Camp du Cinquantenaire in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Catalan Hockey Federation is today a facility with hockey and athletics as protagonists.

    In 1992, during the Olympic Games was the point of departure and arrival of the Cross circuit, included at Modern Pentathlon. During the Paralympic Games was the stage of football 7 competition.

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  • Piscines Picornell, 25th years later

     

    25 years ago Piscines Picornell were to host the Games of Barcelona '92. Today, there are a Municipal Sports Centre open to the public.

    Actually, Piscines Picornell have two olympic swimming pools, a fitness romm, an area of ​​CrossFit, directed activity rooms, a wellness area and three paddle courts.

    Piscines Picornell were renovated for the Games, and were olympic stage of swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and pentathlon; and paralympic stage of swimming.

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  • First conference "City and Olympism"

    Wednesday, February 8, El Born CCM, has started the cycle of five conferences "City and Olympism" with conference "Games behind the scenes" in which various speakers reflect on the role that had Municipal Operations Centre during the Games, where they manage emergencies that arose during the event. They were also the protagonists of the talk plan extension of physical education, the Truce of Sarajevo, the Olympic and changing vision that was in the city after the Games.

    Another key aspect of the conference was the presentation of a new edition of the magazine "La Municipal", which includes a sample of articles published between 1990 and 1994 related to the Games.

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  • Presentation of the 25th anniversary of Barcelona '92

    The Ajuntament of Barcelona has presented at an event in the Saló de Cent, the commemorative program to celebrate the 25 years of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona'92. At the event have met the highest authorities of the Catalan and Spanish sports.

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  • Barcelona '92 celebrates the 25th anniversary

    The city is prepared to commemorate one of the most important moments in its history: the celebration of the XXV Summer Olympics of '92. The event marked a turning point for the city, which projected itself to the future and to the world. For this reason, Barcelona City Council gives the official beginning to the celebration of this year commemorative in an act in the Saló de Cent with the presence of the maximum authorities of the sport of Catalonia and Spain.

     

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  • The lighting of the cauldron

    Antonio Rebollo, with the bow in his hands, waited for the fire torch arrived in the hands of basketball player Juan Antonio San Epifanio, known as Epi, that was the last torch relay in Barcelona '92 Olympic Games. At that time, the archer lit the tip of the arrow and the stadium, packed, remained silent. Rebollo shot the arrow to the top of the stadium, just where was the cauldron. After a few seconds of uncertainty, the cauldron was lit and the XXV Summer Olympic Games were officially opened. A success!

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News

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 17:08

A film commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Olympics

Films. Román Parrado’s “Amics per sempre” (Friends for life), is a film about the Olympic Games which, through comedy, nostalgia and personal relationships, explores everything that this remarkable event symbolised for the city and...

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 09:03

Commemorative tarpaulins at the Olympic and Paralympic headquarters

BCN92Games. The initiative is complemented with two participatory games for the public to discover the past and present of these facilities with.

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 11:45

The Paralympic logo marking the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Games makes its début

JocsBCN92. This Friday, 19 May, sees the presentation of the Paralympic logo commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Barcelona Games.


Remembering the Games in Barcelona!

25 years ago Barcelona hosted one of the most important moments in its recent history with the organization of the Olympic Games in 1992. Throughout this year we would like to remember the Olympic Games as the great event that projected the city to the future and that opened it up to the entire world as a one of the biggest sports city and as a model for civic society.

Agenda

You can consult here the full program of all the events and activities planned for the City Council to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona '92 Olympic Games and keep alive the memory of the games.

Olympic Stories

During the Barcelona Olympics ’92 there were a big number of significant stories. Some of them were small stories which became iconic moments. But other sotries, where whatershed for the sports history.

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Come in and discover games "Passport to the Olympics" and "Searching the Olympic treasures".  We want to approach the city at sports facilities and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the '92 Barcelona Olympics.

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