Objects, documents, publications, dossiers and audiovisual material linked to the world of sport and/or the city of Barcelona.

Old boxing gloves
1950s

The Olympic Museum boasts a range of materials managed by the Barcelona Olympic Foundation. The aim of this collection is to make these items available to users in order to promote and support research projects, debates, group discussions, publications and general activities.

The books and documents can only be consulted within the facilities of the Joan Antoni Samaranch Olympic Studies Centre.

Enric Truñó

Enric Truñó was Sports Councillor at the City Council of Barcelona between 1981 and 1995 and, as such, was the lead municipal official in the field of sport throughout the city’s entire organisational process for Barcelona’92.

Enric Truñó

RCTB-1899

His bibliographic collection, featuring objects and documentation, is a treasure containing more than a century of the history of this emblematic sport.

RCTB-1899

Rubén Peris

Rubén Peris was head of the cycling event at Barcelona’92. He later collaborated with the Spanish team, who have competed in world championships and the Olympic Games.

Rubén Peris

Jordi Alcover

Field hockey player, referee and manager Jordi Alcover is a relative of legendary sports manager Pau Negre.

Jordi Alcover

Lluís Meléndez

Lluís Meléndez Gardeñas was the driving force behind racewalking in the Spanish state. He participated in the Antwerp Olympic Games in 1920. After retiring from his sporting career, he was a trainer, journalist and sports manager. During the last years of this journalistic career he specialised in the Olympic movement and was a special envoy […]

Lluís Meléndez

Barcelona’92

The Barcelona’92 collection looks at all the relevant documentation connected with the candidacy bid, development and closing ceremony of the Barcelona Olympic Games. This collection also includes 6,000 photographs, an audiovisual archive of over than 1,000 hours, and unique items from the Games. Collection content: Documentation, book collection, objects, photography, audiovisuals.

Barcelona’92

J.A. Samaranch

Joan Antoni Samaranch was president of the International Olympic Committee between 1980 and 2001, one of the great sporting landmarks of Barcelona, his native city. Through his role he in fact helped the Catalan capital win its bid for the 1992 Olympic Games. The rich patrimonial and documentary collection, donated to the Barcelona Olympic Foundation […]

J.A. Samaranch

Javier del Arco

Javier del Arco was able to convert his passion into his profession, and in time became one of the leading names in motor journalism in Spain. He was a member of the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) and in 1973 became the first Spanish journalist to be admitted into the International Racing Press Association […]

Javier del Arco

Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation

Loan of the historical collection of photographs, audiovisuals and newspaper archives of the Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation, dating from the beginnings of skiing in Spain in the 1940s to the 1990s. Collection contents: Documentation, objects, photograph, audiovisuals. Items from the collection on display: Early photos of historic ski resorts in Spanish territory – Estación […]

Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation

Royal Motor Club of Catalonia

Barcelona sports organisation founded in 1916 as a successor to the former Barcelona Sports Motor Club. The RMCC was one the pioneers, main drivers and supporters of motorcycling and motor racing in Catalonia. It was dedicated to organising and participating in motor competitions for decades. Collection contents: Book collection, objects, photography. Items from the collection […]

Royal Motor Club of Catalonia

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