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The Segre Park in La Seu d’Urgell was built to accommodate the canoeing slalom competitions for the Olympic Games. 3 acres were used along the Segre river and two minutes from the town. This park also served to solve historical problems of flooding in this subsite.

It is structured in three artificial canals that feed on the waters of the Segre, one calm waters canal of 642 m, a slalom canal of 340 m and a smooth canal for learning slalom canoeing. The park also has a wheel -ski circuit of 1,836 m to train cross-country skiers, a service building and a grandstand area to accommodate 1,000 spectators.

La Seu d’Urgell is located in the Pyrenees, 170 km from Barcelona and 11 km from Andorra. It is one of the oldest, Pyrenean cities of Roman origin and was part of the Toulouse Carolingian mark. His frontier character has caused a lot of growth in trade and tourism, as well as agricultural and livestock activities.

Sports Tradition

The geographical situation of the area has natural sites suitable for canoeing, both in the river Segre and the Valira. The Sedis-Kayak club was created in the sixties and has several outstanding athletes.

Every year it takes place in la Seu d’Urgell the Canoë-Kayak International Week, with high levels of participation. In the eighties, together with the neighboring town of Sort, two European Cup championships and the World Championship were held.

Olympic Village

For the Games, la Seu d’Urgell also had an Olympic village inside the La Salle school wich could accommodate up to 300 athletes. The works necessary to adapt the building were limited.

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.