Posted: Aug 24, 2017 3:04 pm
by Macdoc
This is 25 years later

"Barcelona is the inspiration for any city holding an Olympic Games after what happened in 1992.”

In April, the Catalan Secretary General of Sport Gerard Figueras participated in the opening session of the IOC Solidarity Commission meeting and explained that, 25 years on, Barcelona still bears witness to the great legacy of the Games.

"Not only were the Barcelona Olympic Games a great example of sustainability thanks to infrastructures that are still fully functional today, but they also had a big impact on the place of sport in Catalonia," said Figueras.

“Today, 50 per cent of Catalans practise physical activity as a habit. We have 18,000 clubs and 72 federations, 450,000 students practise sport at school and the sports industry represents two per cent of the Catalan GDP."

Speaking at an event held to launch the Barcelona 1992 25th anniversary programme back in February, Ada Colau, the city’s Mayor, had said the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 had left an indelible legacy of which the city could be proud. “Barcelona opened up to the world and, above all, to its citizens, becoming a collective project that looked both inwards and outwards," she said.

For his part, Alejandro Blanco Bravo, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), described Barcelona 1992 as an unforgettable occasion for world sport.

"Twenty-five years on, the whole world is speaking with pride and passion about what happened," he said.


http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/ ... tion-games

And speaking personally it is very clear when visiting Barcelona the positive impact of the games continues....it's all in the design, management and lack of corruption.

Here are 20 cities - winners and losers....it's all in the management.
http://thechive.com/2016/08/18/which-ho ... 20-photos/