The concept of olympic cultural programmes, Beatriz Garcia

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This paper offers a perspective on the origins and evolution of the concept of Olympic cultural program. The two initial sections present a review of the historical background of the cultural program, from the initial conception by Pierre de Coubertin up to the last implementations on occasion of the Barcelona’92, Atlanta’96 and Sydney’2000 Games. The historical review is complemented by a brief revision of the current challenges and prospects that the program, now denominated “Cultural Olympiad” or “Olympic Arts Festivals”, holds within the Olympic Movement.


cv_garciaDr Beatriz Garcia is Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital, a strategic research collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.