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As a result of the ever-greater role of the media and the hitches observed at earlier Olympic Games, the Organising Committee for the Barcelona’’92 Olympic Games (COOB’’92) decided to create a specific Publications Department to take charge of supervising and ensuring the consistency of everything that was published. I

n the first instance, the Yves Zimmerman studio was commissioned to come up with a unique, uniform design for all COOB’92 publications. For internal publications such as weekly press releases, internal reports for the Olympic Family, etc., an agreement was entered into with Rank-Xerox. As a collaborating partner of COOB’’92, that company set up a Publications Centre that benefitted from highly efficient technology.

For external publications, the official supplier of COOB’’92 was a large publisher. In accordance with the Olympic Charter, COOB’92 had to send an explanatory booklet for each sport to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Federations (IFs) and all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) one year before the start of the Olympic Games. Due to the logistics involved, a specific Publications Plan was drafted, which covered every publication eventuality from books and posters to accreditations and stickers.

The major challenge, the outcome of which was a clear sign of the success of this section, was that all publications had to be in four languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French. Hence the creation of the Language Services Department. After the Olympic Games, the Publications Centre continued working on the production of final reports and the Official Report. Then, the COOB’’92 publication holdings were automatically transferred to the archive of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation.

Selected resources

La imatge i la comunicació: les publicacions

COOB’92 (1992): “La imatge i la comunicació: les publicacions”, a Memòria oficial dels Jocs de la XXVa Olimpíada: Barcelona 1992. Barcelona: COOB’92, vol. 3, pàg. 357-362.

Identitat corporativa: sistematització gràfica per a les publicacions de les divisions del COOB'92 = Sistematización gráfica para las publicaciones de las divisiones del COOB'92

COOB’92 (1990?): Identitat corporativa: sistematització gràfica per a les publicacions de les divisions del COOB’92 = Sistematización gráfica para las publicaciones de las divisiones del COOB’92. [Barcelona]: COOB’92. Divisió d’Imatge i Comunicació.

Pla de publicacions: esborrany preliminar-II

COOB’92 (1989): Pla de publicacions: esborrany preliminar-II. . Barcelona: Departament de Publicacions. Divisió d’Imatge i Comunicació. COOB’92.

In the repository

In the Municipal Contemporary Archive, you can consult the administrative and management documentation generated on this topic by the Organising Committee Barcelona’92, SA (COOB’92), Holding Olímpic SA (HOLSA), Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc SA (AOMSA) (Olympic ring), Vila Olímpica SA (VOSA) (Olympic village) and the Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanística SA (IMPUSA) (municipal Institute of urban development).

If you need further information on the collection, read the collection guide.

In the library

In the libraries of the study centres of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation (FBO) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) you can find the selection of listed documents and other bibliographic materials on the subject.

If you are interested in knowing more about our Olympic collection, you can consult the Union Catalogue of Catalan Universities (UAB collection) or contact us by e-mail (FBO collection).

Sports in pictures

If you are interested in images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92, the Image Service of the Olympic Foundation of Barcelona will help you identify the images that satisfy your needs.

The Foundation manages the official image archive of the Barcelona’92 Games. You can contact them by email to request more information about the services provided and the collection of images. In this page, we offer a selection of images on the event.