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The sports center in the Granollerssubsite was built on the occasion of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games to host the male and female handball competitions up to the semifinals.

The construction began in 1989 and opened in mid-1991 to receive, before the Games competitions, an international handball championship.

Along with the construction of the Sports Center was also carried out improvement and urbanization of the Tres Torres area, where the Center it is located.

Granollers is located 32 km from Barcelona and has Roman origins, since it grew at the crossroads of several major roads through the area, one of which was the Via Augusta. Ever since the Middle Ages was an important center of trade and in the nineteenth century it developed a vast Industrial fabric.

During the Barcelona ’92 Olympics the city hosted the male and female handball competitions up to the semifinals in the Granollers Pavilion, newly built.

Sports Tradition

The city has a lot of sport-honored institutions and sports facilities. The football club was formed in 1913, the athletics one in 1933, the basketball one in 1940 and the handball club in 1944. This one has won several titles at statewide level and also at European level.

Selected resources

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

Los escenarios : las subsedes

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios: las subsedes” a Memòria oficial de los Juegos de las XXVa Olimpíada: Barcelona 1992. Barcelona: COOB’92, vol. 2, pp. 273-342.

Subseus olímpiques = Subsedes olímpicas

COOB’92 (1990-1992?): Subseus olímpiques = Subsedes olímpicas [publicació en sèrie]. [Barcelona]: Coordinació Subseus Olímpiques del COOB’9

Les Ciutats de Barcelona'92

Campillo, Josep Manuel (1991): Les Ciutats de Barcelona’92. Barcelona ; COOB’92: Diputació de Barcelona.

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.