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The Barcelona model, public policies to Olympic games, 1992 and the similarities with Brazil (2010-2020): by whom? For what? What’s the leisure legacies?

Grant number: 13/18060-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): March 04, 2014
Effective date (End): September 03, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Principal Investigator:Silvia Cristina Franco Amaral
Grantee:Silvia Cristina Franco Amaral
Host: Horacio Capel Saez
Home Institution: Faculdade de Educação Física (FEF). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain  


The intention is analyzing the public policies that promoted the planning, implementation and urban renovations at Barcelona´s city, before, during and after the 1992 Olympics Games, with special attention to creating spaces that would "theoretically" result in a leisure legacy. It also aims at establishing possible parallels with the Brazilian public policies for the mega sports events decade (2010-2020). The study argues that the "Barcelona model" is successful for public policies and urban renovations in that city, especially because it creates several spaces and leisure actions. In the Brazilian case, official documents are analyzed; interviews are performed with Olympic authority leaders and representatives of organized social movements: the Popular Committee of the World Cup and the Olympics Games in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In the case of Barcelona, the official documents, scientific production on the topic and spaces indicated as icons of the renovations will be analyzed, in order to understand what long term social legacies considered icons of renovation remained for leisure. The stay in Barcelona will enable studying the official material available on the topic, contacting authorities and representatives of society who participated in some way in those policies and renovations, and to observe the spaces pointed out as icons of the renovations and their current uses. (AU)