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The Velòdrom d’Horta (Horta Velodrome) was the first large sports facility to be built with the aim of securing the Olympic Games of the XXVth Olympiad for the city of Barcelona. Designed by the architects Esteve Bonell and Francesc Rius, it was opened in 1984 to host the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. As a new-build facility, it was the first velodrome to comply with the new rules of the former Fédération Internationale Amateur de Cyclisme. It was designed by a renowned German expert in this discipline, Herbert Schürmann. The building has a capacity for 3,800 spectators, which is exactly the right number to ensure that everyone can get a good view. This feature was one of the reasons why it received a FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) award for its design in 1985.

Since undergoing several remodelling works, and besides the wooden cycling track, the Velòdrom d’Horta has a Football 7-a-side artificial turf pitch, two Futsal courts, a basketball pavilion, four multi-purpose rooms, 16 changing rooms, a car park for 2,000 vehicles, an office complex and a restaurant. In addition to being used for various sports, the Velòdrom d’Horta is often the venue for big musical and theatrical events.

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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.

Velòdrom municipal de Barcelona-Horta

Barcelona. Ajuntament (1984): Velòdrom municipal de Barcelona-Horta. Barcelona: Ajuntament de Barcelona.

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.