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The High Commission for Olympic Security was created on 15 June 1987. That Commission and the Organising Committee for the Barcelona’’92 Olympic Games (COOB’’92) jointly devised a security model for the Games of the XXVth Olympiad. The Master Plan for Olympic Security stated that each responsible body, from the State’s security forces to COOB’’92 itself, should set up its own Olympic Security Office.

The basic security plan was drafted to finalise the definition of the task force methodology, such as the operational level and the coordination required among all the security forces, which nevertheless kept their respective command structures.

Three levels of security with three command centres (CEMAN) were set up, each of which was supported by its own coordination centre (CECOR). First level tasks included sports facility or venue security; second level tasks included the coordination of operations within a territorial or functional area (transport for dignitaries, special risk delegations, etc.); and third level tasks included the management of security for the whole event.

It is worth noting that one of the most important security aspects, access control, was managed directly by COOB’’92, with qualified personnel wearing standard clothing, which helped to maintain the corporate image of the Barcelona’’92 Olympic Games.

Selected resources

La seguretat olímpica

COOB’92 (1992): “La seguretat olímpica” a Memòria oficial dels Jocs de la XXVa Olimpíada: Barcelona 1992. Barcelona: COOB’92, vol. 3, pàg. 303-318.

Plan director de seguridad olímpica

Plan director de seguridad olímpica. Barcelona: Comisión Superior de Seguridad Olímpica, 1989.

Organigrama de la seguridad olímpica

Organigrama de la seguridad olímpica. [S.l.]: Gabinete Técnico de Seguridad, 1988.

La seguridad de Barcelona: boletín informativo

COOB’92 (1991): La seguridad de Barcelona: boletín informativo = Barcelona security: information bulletin. Barcelona: COOB’92.

La Seguridad objetivo de todos: Juegos de la XXV Olimpiada

La Seguridad objetivo de todos: Juegos de la XXV Olimpiada = La Seguretat objectiu de tots: Jocs de la XXVa Olimpíada = La Sécurité notre but à tous: Jeux de la XXVe Olympiade = Security everyone’s objective: Games of the XXV Olympiad. Madrid: Ministerio del Interior, 1992.

Seguridad JJ.OO. Barcelona'92: memoria

Espanya. Secretaría de Estado para la Seguridad (1993): Seguridad JJ.OO. Barcelona’92: memoria. Madrid: Ministerio del Interior.

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.