Tue, 19/09/2017 - 09:20

Institut Barcelona Esports

History class on the Paralympic Games

Events. A round table is being held at the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport on 21 September, to discuss the importance that the Paralympic Games had on both sports and social levels.

The 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games were held from 3 to 14 September, proving a complete success for the huge organising carried out by COOB, which aimed to provide the Paralympics movement an investment it had never seen before.

With city’s commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in full flow, the Centre d’Estudis Olímpics Joan Antoni Samaranch, which examines specific aspects of the Olympics movement, has organised a round table to discuss the social, cultural and sports impact that the Paralympic Games had on both national and international levels. These were Games that stood out for their integration into the same organising committee as the Olympic Games and for their clear definition as a top-level sports competition aimed at a pluralistic public.

So, the Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport will be playing host at 7 pm on 21 September to ‘1992 Barcelona Games: a watershed in the Paralympic movement’. The event will be attended by Manuel Fonseca, the 1992 COOB Director of Sports ; Silvia Vives, a Paralympic swimmer at the 1992 Barcelona Games; Alberto Jofre, the Managing Director of the Spanish Paralympic Committee; and Joan F. Coll, the Manager of the COOB ’92 Paralympics Division.

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