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The Barcelona Sports Institute is promoting a "Singular Sports" campaign designed to raise awareness of these sports and where you can do them in Barcelona. The aim is to offer a range of lesser-known sports that you can take up in Barcelona. We kicked off with fencing, archery, horse riding, aeromodelling, rugby, stand-up paddle surfing, then track cycling and now it's the turn of climbing. We've been to the CEM Climbing La Foixarda to learn more about the facilities and the advantages of this municipal sports centre. Don't miss the eighth special feature in this series on the lesser-known sports people do in Barcelona!
During this summer season, the Vies Braves will liven up the city's sea routes. Barcelona has four sea routes that are specifically for swimming and snorkelling . Starting from two municipal sports centres, Espai del Mar and Centre Esportiu Mar Bella, users will be able to enjoy a spot of swimming while exploring the city beaches with the Nova Mar Bella, Mar Bella, Barceloneta and Sant Sebastià itineraries. The Vies Braves are a network of sea and open-water routes where people can do sports, leisure and educational activities.
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Antifascist People's Olympics, which should have been held in Barcelona in 1936, in the week running from 19 to 26 July. These were meant to contrast the values of popular sport and antifascism to those of the Berlin Olympics organised by the Nazis. Unfortunately, they were never held, because the Spanish Civil War broke out on the day they were supposed to open. Barcelona is commemorating this important date with a series of events, notably the exhibition in the Open Camp sports park (at the Lluís Companys Stadium), which pays tribute to this historical sports event.
Once again this summer offers you a sport-packed week in Barcelona. From 13 to 16 July the best senior tennis players will be at the Reial Club de Polo for the 11th ITF Barcelona Seniors Championship. Meanwhile, the best international divers will be at the municipal diving pool, Piscina Municipal de Salts de Montjuïc, between 14 and 17 July for the 19th City of Barcelona International Diving Trophy. For its part the Reial Club Nàutic de Barcelona is getting ready to host the 8th Puig Vela Clàssica regatta from 15 to 18 July. And on Sunday, 17 July, the Cursa Popular del Poble-sec, an annual fun run, will taking place for the twentieth time with Club Atlètic Running.
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Barcelona City Council has launched a campaign intended to show the vital role that the 129 municipal sports centres play in giving a structure to the various neighbourhoods and encouraging people to take up sport. The campaign, characterised by highly skilled instructors, a very broad range of sports and prices adapted to various social groups and diverse families, also aims to publicise all the specialist centres offering sports that are hard to find in the city and the dozens of minority sports that can be pursued here. With the slogan “Municipal sports centres. Open to everyone”, the IBE is emphasising the fact that anyone can find a municipal sports centre near where they live. The campaign also includes putting 600 banners on the main city streets, on which passers-by will be able to read messages such as “129 sports centres waiting for you open-mouthed”, “1,300 instructors capable of arousing the sportsperson in you” and “200 prices, so anyone can do sport”.
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Cheerleading. Mar Bella beach and its Municipal Sports will be the nerve centres of the Cheer Up World 2016, from today until Sunday, an international cheerleading event par excellence.
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Summer sports. Today marks the end of this year's summer Èxit programme, which aims to support ESO students who failed two to four subjects this June and help them to take the opportunity to pass them this September.
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Sport. Barcelona City Council has launched a campaign that aims to show the key role played by the city's 129 municipal sports centres in supporting the various neighbourhoods and encouraging the public to take up sport.
22/07/2016 - 08:01
Sport. Our latest featured 'singular sport' is climbing. A special edition on this sports discipline and the Barcelona municipal centre where it can be taken up: the La Foixarda Municipal Sports Centre (CEM).
The Barcelona Sports Institute, with the support of all the sports agents in the city, promotes the following sports activities and programmes:
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