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A Human Resources Plan was devised every year from 1987 to the end of the Barcelona’’92 Olympic Games. The Human Resources Plan, the Master Plan and the Budget were the three forecast instruments for setting targets. Employment services were initially outsourced, but a team was later created within the Organising Committee for the Barcelona’’92 Olympic Games (COOB’’92). Formed by 15 professionals, that team was responsible for personnel management tasks.

In 1991, the total number of employees was 1,078. However, six and a half months before the Olympic Games, the number of employees rose to 5,956. Given that employment was temporary, the workforce was generally very young. In addition to their work, they were able to benefit from a number of opportunities that the organisation offered, such as language and office automation training, and the option to buy tickets and sponsoring companies’ merchandise at a discount.

The cost of human resources selection and training processes amounted to €3.95 million (658 million Pesetas) and, from 1989 to the post-Games settlement period, the budget allocated to personnel amounted to €629 million (104.67 billion Pesetas). One of the main challenges of the human resources team was the coordination of the volunteers’ unpaid work. So, in order to make that task easier, the Team’’92 unit was created to act as a bridge between both groups.

Selected resources

Los recursos humanos

COOB’92 (1992): “Los recursos humanos” a Memòria oficial dels Jocs de la XXVa Olimpíada: Barcelona 1992. Barcelona: COOB’92, vol. 2, pàg. 99-128.

Organigrama, activitats i personal del COOB'92, S.A

COOB’92 (1991): Organigrama, activitats i personal del COOB’92, S.A.: juliol 1991. [Barcelona]: COOB’92.

Juegos Olímpicos Barcelona’92: identificación, procedencia y selección de los recursos humanos del control de las competiciones


Santos, Josep Maria (1995): Juegos Olímpicos Barcelona’92: identificación, procedencia y selección de los recursos humanos del control de las competiciones. Barcelona: Centre d’Estudis Olímpics (CEO-UAB

Llibre d'historials COOB'92

COOB’92 (1992): Llibre d’historials COOB’92 = Libro de historiales COOB’92. Barcelona: 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.