In Barcelona, we live and breathe sport from Collserola to the sea. Sport is the engine that makes the city move, that unites the people of Barcelona in the city's neighbourhoods, schools, squares, parks and streets.
Sport infuses the city with its positive values: from the educational stage, in schools, to major competitions with the celebration of championships and events with an international impact and great economic weight, through to grass-roots sport. The Catalan capital has a solid network of sports clubs, associations and entities firmly established in the city that form its sporting foundations.
In Barcelona, the Barcelona Sports Institute (IBE) and the city's various players from the world of sport give impetus to a whole series of programmes and services that aim to connect the Catalan capital and respond to the needs and demands of all Barcelona's citizens.
The various activities carried out cover diverse areas and dimensions of sport.
Barcelona's international profile
The "Sport and international profile" dimension helps to raise Barcelona's profile as a truly global sports capital.
The city has gained this capital status thanks to:
- its management of the calendar of regular major sports events in the city;
- hosting top-class international sports competitions;
- its management of the legacy of the 1992 Olympic and Paralympic Games;
- the big clubs that attract visitors to the city and make Barcelona a real sport tourism destination.
Regular sports events with an international impact
- International Twelfth Night Hockey Tournament
- Barcelona International Indoor Trial and Enduro Championship
- Zurich Barcelona Marathon
- Barcelona Banc Sabadell Open - Conde de Godó Trophy
- Barcelona Equestrian Challenge
- Formula 1
- Conde de Godó Trophy Regatta
- Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya MotoGP
- Barcelona Classic Sailing - Puig Trophy Regatta
- Joan Gamper Trophy
- City of Barcelona Fernando Lara Memorial Trophy
- CSIO BarcelonaGarmin Barcelona Triathlon
- NBA City
- City of Barcelona International Trophies
International sports events
- NBA matches
- World Basketball Championship 2014
- Olympic Bid: Barcelona-Pyrenees Winter Olympics 2022.