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The Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (Barcelona Royal Polo Club) was the venue for equestrian events: jumping, dressage, the eventing final and the riding component of the modern pentathlon. The Organising Committee for the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games (COOB’92) fully funded the essential facility remodelling works that were carried out in line with the project commissioned to the architect Alfonso Navarro. All infrastructure elements that did not meet the requirements of the Fédération Equestre Internationale were demolished, thus allowing the number of horse boxes to be increased to a total of 264 in six covered units, where there was also room for a food and bedding store. Also built were service buildings for the grooms, administrative offices, a service riding facility and a first-aid veterinary clinic; the main clinic was located in the veterinary complex of the Autonomous University of Barcelona for exclusive use by COOB’92 during the Olympic Games. In addition, the stands were temporarily enlarged in the main arena to accommodate 9,600 spectators.

The Real Club de Polo de Barcelona was founded in 1897 and, in early 2012, had more than 10,000 members and 29 hectares of land, where, besides the horse riding arenas, there are three field hockey pitches, around 40 tennis courts, two outdoor swimming pools and two multi-purpose sports courts.

Selección de fuentes

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.