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The choice of Barcelona to host the 1992 Olympic Games brought huge changes, reforms and improvements into all walks of city life. One example is communications, with new tunnels, wider urban highways, walk-ways, motorways, parks, improved rail network and expanded airport. 

A new neighbourhood called Nova Icària was also built. This was used during the Games to house sports-people and their companions.

The nerve centre of the ’92 Games was the area of Montjuïc, baptised the “Olympic Ring” because it held a large number of the Olympic facilities.

The general project of the “Olympic Ring” was the responsibility of the team of architects, Federico Correa, Alfonso Milá, Carles Buixadé and Joan Margarit. 

In this area are found the Olympic stadium, the Picornell swimming-pools, the Palau Sant Jordi, the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia, a baseball field, a round pond, the acclimatisation garden (dating from the 1929 Exhibition), a wide stretch of park-land and the Calatrava tower. 

It is an ideal place for resting and walking, due to the wide expanses of garden and the spectacular views over the city of Barcelona.

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