Finally, Berlin was the chosen city and, due to the course of political circumstances, it was proposed as the venue for the 1936 Popular Olympiad

Finally, Berlin was the chosen city and, due to the course of political circumstances, it was proposed as the venue for the 1936 Popular Olympiad (which was proposed as an alternative to the ‘Nazi Games’ in Berlin) that never took place. Since then, this emblematic place in Montjuïc Park has hosted many kinds of sport competitions (athletics, football, cycling, motorsport, equestrians, etc.) of international, national and local level. For example, the Stadium was the main venue for the 1955 Mediterranean Games. It is not only a reflection of the sporting vocation of Barcelona, but also a symbol of the international history of sports in the 20th century. Therefore, this book is an interesting approach about the life of this sport facility until it hosted the greatest sporting event of our times. It is carried out made under a deep historical rigor. Thus, the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium was the scenario of the opening and closing ceremonies and of the track and field competition of the 1992 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They have been the milestone of this venue, which exemplifies the Olympic memory of the Catalan city.