The Sport Dimension

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


Barcelona underwent a major global transformation on the occasion of the Olympic Games. Consequently, the most visible and tangible actions, such as urban redevelopment, the ring roads, the airport and so on, monopolised most of the analysis, while the sports dimension was largely overlooked or took second place. Barcelona’s sports know-how covers many different areas: the organisation of international sports events over the last twenty-five years; the results in Olympic and non-Olympic sports; the high-performance centres; the promotion of sport in schools; the educational programmes in different sport universities; the professional and non-professional boards of clubs and federations, and the presence of Spaniards with major responsibilities in a number of international federations and probably in many other locations where the sports legacy is neither so apparent nor tangible.


Legacy Olympic Games Method Indicators Sport 


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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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