Official report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad : Barcelona 1992. V.2. The Means : objectives, resources and venues
COOB’92 (1992): Official report of the Games of the XXV Olympiad : Barcelona 1992. V.2. The Means : objectives, resources and venues. Barcelona : COOB’92.
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“The volume you are reading is an account of one of the most arduous parts of the task of organising the Games: the precise definition of the objectives that had to be accomplished at any given moment and the procurement of the means and resources required to do so. That is the subject of the first four chapters, which cover the internal history of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Organising Committee and describe the way in which the economic resources and the staff who would be capable of meeting the challenge which lay ahead were found.
The fifth chapter deals with all the changes which were made to the four Olympic areas of Barcelona and the subsites to provide the forty-three venues for the competitions in the twenty-eight sports. Both Barcelona and the subsites gained more from this exercise than just a few temporary facilities for top level competitions, as the works were planned with the idea of recovering or creating permanent facilities.
Lastly, chapter six is a summary of the cultural programme which was put on over the four years of the Barcelona Olympiad leading up to the Olympic Festival of the Arts, which was held parallel to the Games.”
Fragment taken from the editorial note to the volume, written by Roma Cuyàs i Sol, Director of the Official Report.