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Judo and taekwondo competitions and the roller hockey finals were held at the Palau Blaugrana, an indoor sports arena belonging to FC Barcelona. The facility had already been brought up to the required standard to hold high-level competitions. The Organising Committee for the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games (COOB’92) and FC Barcelona entered into an agreement that included the use of both the Palau Blaugrana and the Palau de Gel (an indoor ice rink) because, even though both buildings were connected, events could be held independently in each one.

Advantage was taken of the Olympic date to remodel the changing rooms and toilets of the Palau de Gel, and the flooring, climate control system and public address system of the Palau Blaugrana. The works were fully funded by COOB’92. The Palau Blaugrana was the main venue for competitions. In sporting terms, this meant that it was one of the most multi-purpose facilities of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games. The Palau de Gel was used as an area for training, office space and logistics support in general. Designed by the architects Josep Soteras and Francesc Cavaller, the architectural complex was opened in 1971. It is still the headquarters for Barça’s first basketball, handball, roller skating and futsal teams’ games and training.

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Los escenarios

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios”, Memoria oficial de los Juegos de la XXV Olímpiada, Barcelona 1992. Vol.2. Los medios : objetivos, recursos y escenarios. Barcelona: COOB’92, pp. 127-337

Instal·lacions de competició = Instalaciones de competición = Installation compétition = Competition facilities

COOB’92 (1990): Instal·lacions de competició = Instalaciones de competición = Installation compétition = Competition facilities. Barcelona: COOB’92.

Barcelona Olímpica : la ciudad renovada

Barcelona Olímpica : la ciudad renovada. Barcelona: Holsa; Àmbit, 1992. 

Barcelona: la ciutat i el 92

Guevara, M. Teresa (1990): Barcelona: la ciutat i el 92. Barcelona: Olimpíada Cultural.

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.