• Francesc SolanellasEmail author
  • Alain Ferrand
  • Andreu Camps
Part of the Mega Event Planning book series (MEGAEP)


The introduction discusses the concept of legacy that was introduced into the Olympic Charter in 2004 by the IOC. It encompasses the long-term benefits initiated or accelerated by the hosting of the Olympic Games. The legacy of the Barcelona Olympic Games is often highlighted as an example of good practice. According to the IOC, the political figures of the country and the local authorities concerned, the Olympic Games held twenty-five years ago in Barcelona left a legacy that is both tangible and intangible. The former is more precisely the urban renewal of the city, first-class sports facilities at local and municipal level, the increase in sports practice. For the latter, they underline the strong feeling of pride and belonging to the city and identification with the project.


Legacy Olympic Games Assessment Barcelona Policy-makers Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesc Solanellas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alain Ferrand
    • 2
  • Andreu Camps
    • 3
  1. 1.GISEAFE-Research Group on Social and Educational Research on Physical Education and SportINEFC-Institute of Physical Education of CataloniaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Sport Sciences-CEREGE (EA 1722)University of PoitiersPoitiersFrance
  3. 3.GISEAFE-Research Group on Social and Educational Research on Physical Education and SportINEFC-Institute of Physical Education of CataloniaLleidaSpain

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