Juli Pernas, as Director of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation, receives the Olympic Plaque for Sporting Merit at the annual Gala of the Spanish National Olympic Committee (COE)

32 award-winners, including administrators, federations, sportspersons, coaches, clubs, sponsors… and among them, the Barcelona Olympic Foundation, for its work spreading sporting and Olympic values, and Pere Miró, who received the Olympic Order for his service as a member of the IOC.

Montjuïc, an open book

Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Studies Centre (CEO Samaranch) has opened its doors by participating in the activity Montjuïc, an open book. The activity consisted of an itinerary through three of the documentation centres located in the mountain, where support is made for research of cultural heritage. The itinerary has allowed to enter these spaces and discover the treasures that they hide. Also, from one centre to another, a walk has been made inside the gardens that are in Montjuïc.

Pere Miró, Deputy Director General of the IOC, opens the first day of the 12th Olympic Forum marking the 25th anniversary of Barcelona’92

The official welcome was given by David Escudé, President of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation and Barcelona City Council Commissioner for Sport, Jordi Solà, Director of the Catalan National Physical Education Institute (INEF), Gerard Figueras, Secretary General for Sport in Catalonia, Victoria Cabezas, Secretary General of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), and Gerard Esteva, President of the Catalan Union of Sports Federations (UFEC).

Second day of the 12th Olympic Forum: 25th anniversary of Barcelona ’92

The current use of Olympic facilities, tourism as a business opportunity and the future of elite Olympic and Paralympic sport were the subjects of the closing sessions of the 12th Olympic Forum: 25th anniversary of Barcelona ’92.

‘Over a hundred years of sport in Mataró: 1802–1950’ by Santi Carreras i Suris is now part of the documentary archive of the J. A. Samaranch Centre for Olympic and Sports Studies

Santi Carreras (Mataró 1958) began his career as a journalist at the sports magazine Iluro Sport. His work has ranged over sport in many places, but he has always taken a special interest in that of his native city, Mataró. His labour of love has led to this first volume, which covers over 150 years of sport, recording the history of sportspersons, clubs, championships, etc.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, commemorated 25 years since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

As a result of the 25th anniversary of the Olympics, Bach visited Barcelona to relive, with its citizens, those magical moments which transformed the city.

2017 judges’ decision in the 8th Barcelona Olympic Foundation International Art on Paper Awards

The jury, consisting of Romà Arranz, teacher at the Escola Massana Centre for Art and Design, Raquel Medina, art critic and member of Catalan and International Associations of Art Critics (ACCA-AICA), Antoni Benages, visual artist, and Juli Pernas, director of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation, has decided, after profound deliberation, that the winners of these 8th Barcelona Olympic Foundation International Art on Paper Awards are as follows:

12th General Assembly of Olympic Museums Network

Francis Gabet, Director of the Culture and Patrimony Department of the International Olympic Committee, welcomed the representatives of the different Olympic and/or Sports Museums from all over the world.

After the presentation of the annual innovations of each museum and the guideline’s contrast in work groups of exhibitions, Education/activities, collection, etc., this new edition has given special attention to the Agenda 2020 and to the collaboration of Panasonic and Olympic Channel, which this year has come up with a great presence in the social networks.

The great contributions of Barcelona’92

The first session of the History Workshop this year, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona’92 Olympics, was held in the presence of Manel Vila, Andreu Clapés, Josep Roca and José Cuervo.

The Catalan Sport Foundation grants an award to the Barcelona Olympic Foundation for its work in disseminating the values of sport

Espai Endesa was the setting chosen by the Catalan Sport Foundation for this first ceremony to recognise the winners of the “Sport Awards”.