The year in which the city commemorates the 30e anniversary of the Barcelona Olympics 92, Barca fired the event for the new 2022/23 uniform which went on sale this Friday. President Joan Laporta spent the morning visiting the Barça Store in Canaletes on La Rambla, one of the stores where the new jersey will be on sale exclusively with the Barça shops at Camp Nou, Passeig de Gràcia, Roca Village and T1 and T2 at Barcelona Airport, as well as the club’s online outlets. He also visited the Museum, where the club is displaying an Olympic torch to symbolize its association with the Games.
Laporta took the opportunity to print a shirt with the words Barcelona 92 on the back of the shirt, which also bears the name of UNHCR/ACNUR in favor of refugees. It is also the first shirt to feature the name of the club’s new main sponsor, Spotify, on both men’s and women’s shirts.
The design of the shirt itself is inspired by the new light that has been cast on the city of Barcelona following the creation of open spaces and the new waterfront. It features the usual red stripe and two shades of blue different, one darker than the other, emphasizing this idea. The same navy blue also appears on the sleeves, neck, shorts and socks.
Barca in 1992
The president was accompanied during his visit to the museum by its director Jordi Penas and the adviser to the presidency, Enric Masip, the former handball player who happens to be one of Barça’s athletes who participated in the 1992 games. recently printed will be exhibited in the museum with the torch of the 1992 Olympic Games, thus symbolizing the historical link between Barça and these games.
Camp Nou and Palau Blaugrana were two of the venues used in 1992. The former staged football matches, including the final in which Spain beat Poland 3-2, featuring Pep Guardiola, Albert Ferrer and Antoni Pinilla all part of the team. The Palau Blaugrana has hosted taekwondo, judo and the exhibition sport of roller hockey.
In addition to the three footballers, other Barça athletes in 1992 were Juan Antonio San Epifanio (the last torchbearer that year), Andrés Jiménez and José ‘Piculín’ Ortiz (basketball); Enric Masip, David Barrufet, Ángel Hermida, Iñaki Urdangarin and Lorenzo Rico (handball); Josep Benito and Joan Carles (hockey); and Jaume Barroso and Daniel Martí (athletics).
What many still claim to be the best Olympics ever was a turning point for the city of Barcelona, which since this year has become one of the most visited cities in Europe for tourism, business and many other other reasons.