In a very busy schedule, the IOC president went to the reception organised by the authorities and athletes at the Sant Cugat del Vallès High Performance Centre to commemorate its 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Olympics. Remember that the High Performance Centre was opened to meet the athletes’ needs with a view to performing well at the Barcelona Olympics.
Thomas Bach then visited the Olympic Museum, accompanied by María Teresa Samaranch, patron of the Barcelona Olympics Foundation; Pere Miró, deputy director general of the International Olympic Committee (IOC); Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee; Gerard Figueras, General Secretary for Sports in Catalonia; David Escudé, sports commissioner for Barcelona City Council; and Juan Antonio Samaranch, among others. The Barcelona Olympic Foundation manages the Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic and Sports Museum, which fosters and maintains the values and legacy of the Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Lastly, Thomas Bach attended the official act that the city carried out on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Games.
Ada Colau, the Barcelona mayor, presided the reception at Palau Albéniz, where different sports bodies and spheres joined forces to commemorate the most glorious and emotional moment: the day that the world discovered the city of Barcelona.