Olympic Studies Centre - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ceoie@uab.cat +34 935 811 992  
Olympic history

In recent years, CEO-UAB has potentiated an activity line on the history of sport and Olympism in Spain to contribute to the preservation of memory of the sporting Catalan heritage.
 
 
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES


  • Promote, lead and develop memory project on the history of Olympism in Catalonia with the aim of contributing to the preservation of memory of the sporting Catalan heritage.
  • Complement the focus of the activity line on communication and sport with the analysis of the relationship between communication and sport in Catalonia and Spain from a historical perspective.
  • Promote the diffusion towards society of the results obtained from studies in order to create knowledge on our sporting history.
  • Contribute to the identification of documentary sources for the history of sport and Olympism in Catalonia that could be gathered and disseminate through the documental memory project Barcelona Olímpica.

 
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The Franco Olympic Games: an analysis of the unsuccessful Barcelona 1972 bid

The sport historian Juan Antonio Simon, disclosed an aspect which has unfortunately been forgotten by historians of sport: the murky process of choosing the Spanish Olympic bid for the summer Olympic Games in 1972, which concluded, surprisingly, with the Spanish Olympic Committee decision to nominate Madrid versus the Barcelona Olympic project. This work, result of […]

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