The Barcelona Olympic Games: Looking Back 25 Years On (3)

Francesc Solanellas

Andreu Camps Povill

Marta Carranza

Eulàlia Dordal Culla

Anna Carné i Miguélez

*Corresponding author: Francesc Solanellas

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Solanellas Donato, F., Camps i Povill, A., Carranza Gil-Dolz del Castellar, M., Dordal i Culla, E., & Carné i Miguélez, A. (2018). The Barcelona Olympic Games: Looking Back 25 Years On (3). Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 129, 121-137.



One of the key areas when organizing an Olympic Games is sports facilities. In this article the investment in these facilities, their management and the impact they have had on the city of Barcelona are analyzed from this standpoint. The Olympic facilities of Barcelona 1992 were not sited only in the city and not all of them were subsequently used for the sport that they hosted. One of Barcelona’s successes was to size its investment based on the city’s real needs. This principle was also met in terms of sports facilities. This third article provides economic data along with information about the construction and later management of the sports facilities and their impact on the increase in sport done by people living in Barcelona.

Keywords: Barcelona, Impact, Legacy, Olympic Games.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: July 24, 2017

Accepted: September 5, 2017

Published: July 01, 2017