Boycotts, ruins, and Games: History of Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium

<p dir="ltr">Barcelona&rsquo;s Olympic Stadium, the Estadi Llu&iacute;s Companys as it&rsquo;s officially known, was at the heart of the&nbsp;<strong>summer Games</strong>&nbsp;held in the Catalan capital in 1992. It was the centerpiece of one of the world&rsquo;s biggest sporting events that would&nbsp;<strong>change the city of Barcelona forever</strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">However, the sports venue has a storied history that goes far beyond the 1992 Olympic Games. It was first built almost an&nbsp;<strong>entire century</strong>&nbsp;ago, and since then has been at the heart of alternative Olympic idea to boycott the Nazis, many La Liga football games and many more to come, as well as concerts of some of the biggest artists on the planet.&nbsp;</p> / Cillian Shields

Cillian Shields

July 25, 2022 07:19 PM