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I have seen all opening and closing ceremonies of every olympic game since 1984 summer olympic in Los Angeles and i rank the Barcelona games the best so far. Fantastic games logos venues and opening and closing ceremony.

I wish i could find the opening and closing ceremonies on video or dvd somewhere.

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Cobi, can you please post the link for the Barcelona opening ceremonies? thanks in advance.

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Cobi,I was in the website of the comite olimpico espanol and I couldn't translate some names of sports properly , can you please help me ?

Halterofilia (weightlifting???????)

Piragüismo / Aguas Tranquilas

Piragüismo / Slalom

Tiro con Arco

Tiro Olímpico

Thanks in advance.

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Let me try to translate that  :P

Halterofilia (weightlifting????)- Weightlifting

Piragüismo / Aguas Tranquilas  -Kayak White Water, whatever.

Piragüismo / Slalom - Kayak Slalom

Tiro con Arco - Archery

Tiro Olímpico - Shooting (?)

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Sorry I haven't read your replies until now...

@youssef:

lrd1rocha made a good translation for you; if you need any other help, don't be afraid to ask.

@Relay:

I bought a collection of 10 videos at the FBO (Barcelona's Olympic Foundation). These videos include the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as videos of all sports and the preparations for the Games. You can go to www.fundaciobarcelonaolimpica.es and send them an e-mail asking for the videos (no online store available, everything has to be done via e-mail). There're many Olympic products for sale, you just have to ask them for a list.

@olympian:

I'm afraid the link is not shown anymore in elsesports.net , but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist (they just change the links in the different sections every day); maybe you should try to find the topic I posted some weeks ago with the link.

:)

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The strangest thing is (unless I'm wrong): it took the Athenian Games of 2004 for a Spanish architect to make his mark but nowhere in Barcelona did he have a single design connected with those Games.  (Of course, Calatrava being Madrid-based, might have had something to do with it.)

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Calatrava actually did the communications tower on Montjuic by the Stadium.

But look at the colourful story of Olympic architecture...the Jordi in Barcelona was designed by a Japanese architect, a Swiss firm designed Beijing's stadium, and Montreal's Stade Olympique is a Paris design.

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Well, Santiago Calatrava wasn't that famous back in 1992; he designed the controversial Torre de Montjuïc, 136 m (Kendegra :;): ):

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Arata Isozaki designed Palau Sant Jordi and Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill designed the INEFC (and the city's airport, btw).

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:)

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Hello jorge_bittencourt,

You can buy videos of the op/clo ceremonies here: FBO

There's no online store, but you can purchase whatever you want via e-mail.

I hope it helps.

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I was very young when the Barcelona Games were going on but I do remember seeing some of the diving competitions and the lighting of the cauldron.  It was fantastic!  I think that Barcelona was so beautiful!  And it is one of the best Olympics ever!  Each city is unique and Barcelona was truly something to live up too! I don't remember seeing all of the opening and closing ceremonies but the pictures look amazing!  The whole feel of those Olympic games were just wonderful, unbeatable!  More Olympic cities could learn a thing or two from that whole experience!!  Well done to Barcelona!

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Putting aside my own biased preference towards Los Angeles, Barcelona is my favorite SOG's since I have started watching them.

The amazing part of Barcelona, it's beautiful architecture and fantastic Olympic organization aside, is how the city transformed itself.  Prior to 1992, I always heard that Barcelona was a dirty, filthy industrial city.  After the Olympics it seems that it is a huge tourist destination, perhaps moreso that Madrid or Seville?

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Putting aside my own biased preference towards Los Angeles, Barcelona is my favorite SOG's since I have started watching them.

The amazing part of Barcelona, it's beautiful architecture and fantastic Olympic organization aside, is how the city transformed itself.  Prior to 1992, I always heard that Barcelona was a dirty, filthy industrial city.  After the Olympics it seems that it is a huge tourist destination, perhaps moreso that Madrid or Seville?

Having a biased preference too for Barcelona (my city  :;):  ) I should say that it has spotted on the map as the city #1 in number of visitors, quite far from Madrid, Seville, Granada.

Living in Barcelona before the Olympics and living here now means having had the privilege of being a witness of a radical change who turned a grey, industrial city to a colourful and multicultural place where everybody wants to stay longer.

In the name of the city, I invite you all to visit us.

You will always be welcome to Barcelona!

Greetings

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If there is proof that the Olympic Games can transform a city for the better, it is Barcelona.  A modernized transportation city, a revitalized waterfront, updated facilities, and a greater confidence are the benefits.  But on a dollar and cents level - Barcelona has become one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Europe.  That is because the Olympic Games introduced the world to this city and then this city kept the welcome open.

I've been to Barcelona and love it to death.  When ever I'm in a bad mood or having a hectic day, I think of my time in Barcelona and I'm suddenly happy.

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If there is proof that the Olympic Games can transform a city for the better, it is Barcelona.  A modernized transportation city, a revitalized waterfront, updated facilities, and a greater confidence are the benefits.  But on a dollar and cents level - Barcelona has become one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Europe.  That is because the Olympic Games introduced the world to this city and then this city kept the welcome open.

True- it's known as the "Barcelona effect," and that's why a lot of cities want the olympics games. The 1992 games have turned Barcelona into a world tourist destination.

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If there is proof that the Olympic Games can transform a city for the better, it is Barcelona.  A modernized transportation city, a revitalized waterfront, updated facilities, and a greater confidence are the benefits.  But on a dollar and cents level - Barcelona has become one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Europe.  That is because the Olympic Games introduced the world to this city and then this city kept the welcome open.

True- it's known as the "Barcelona effect," and that's why a lot of cities want the olympics games. The 1992 games have turned Barcelona into a world tourist destination.

Not only a world tourist destination, but also a nice place to live.

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If there is proof that the Olympic Games can transform a city for the better, it is Barcelona.  A modernized transportation city, a revitalized waterfront, updated facilities, and a greater confidence are the benefits.  But on a dollar and cents level - Barcelona has become one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Europe.  That is because the Olympic Games introduced the world to this city and then this city kept the welcome open.

True- it's known as the "Barcelona effect," and that's why a lot of cities want the olympics games. The 1992 games have turned Barcelona into a world tourist destination.

Not only a world tourist destination, but also a nice place to live.

I agree. When I went to Barcelona on my last visit I stayed in

Sabadell, so I got to experience what day to day life is like there.

By the way, is Sabadell a proper part of Barcelona ( ie. a suburb), or is it regarded as a separate town altogether?

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I would like to see again this city in the olympic spotlight. I hope Barcelona will organize again summer olympic games. From 2030-2040 this wonderful city shall try to bid again. Am I right?

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I visited Barcelona a few weeks before the Olympics were supposed to start and there was this very special mood which I didn`t feel that way in Atlanta and in Athens.

The whole city was sooooo exited. A few years ago I visited the city a second time and it was wonderful.

Barcelona held wonderful games. Great and stylish venues, nice "look of the games" (never forget seeing the Cobi Comics and cartoons on TV) and I think Barcelona improved a lot and set new standards for all the future host cities. Stylish, mediterran games. Brilliant. :love:

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Barcelona is one of the most vibrant, welcoming cities that I have ever visited. Although I never was in Barcelona during the games, I have been many times after and have seen all of the venues etc. I would love to see the games here again and I think that it is the Catalan spirit that makes it so much more exciting of a place.

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I agree. When I went to Barcelona on my last visit I stayed in

Sabadell, so I got to experience what day to day life is like there.

By the way, is Sabadell a proper part of Barcelona ( ie. a suburb), or is it regarded as a separate town altogether?

Sabadell is a separate 200,000 inhabitants town :)

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