The Barcelona Olympic Games: Looking Back 25 Years On (and 4)

Francesc Solanellas

Andreu Camps Povill

Jean-Loup Chappelet

Iain Edmonson

Enric Truñó

*Corresponding author: Francesc Solanellas

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Solanellas Donato, F., Camps i Povilli, A., Chappelet, J., Edmonson, I., & Truñó i Lagares, E. (2017). The Barcelona Olympic Games: Looking Back 25 Years On (and 4). Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 130, 107-126.



This is the fourth article published by the journal Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Olympics. The purpose of the series is to analyse the impact of the Olympics on the city and the country one quarter of a century after the capital of Catalonia hosted one of the most important events ever. Based on the learning from this period from the perspectives of sports, economics and society, this study suggests and discusses some of the factors that may be crucial in the organisation of future sporting events. Variables are analysed such as the place and repetition rate where these events are held as well as future trends. There are other aspects which are directly associated with governance, such as the choice of candidate sites and the provenance of the resources to finance them. With the opinions of different authors, an effort has been made to point to the vision of the events in the forthcoming years.

Keywords: Barcelona 92, Future, Legacy, Olympics, Sports Events.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: July 24, 2017

Accepted: September 5, 2017

Published: October 01, 2017