Conference with Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of the International Tennis Federation
Tennis at a Crossroads The Views of the ITF about the future of the Professional Circuits The Italian Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) offered under the title ''Tennis at a Crossroads'', the vision of the ITF, on the professional circuit in a conference organized by Sport Cultura Barcelona and that took place in the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona. During his speech Ricci Bitti it shelled the new challenges that its organism confronts, spoke of the beginnings of the ITF from his foundation to his beginnings in professional tennis. It approached subjects like doping, science and the technology, the paper of the ITF like regulating organism, the arbitration, tennis in the Olympic Games, the present and future calendar of professional tennis and the development of the same one in the different categories youthful, veteran and for disabled people; as well as of the new and future seats for the championships. The Italian president was optimist and showed his interest to continue fighting and working to lead this sport to highest.
Conference ''Presente y Futuro del Patrimonio Cultural Privado''
Mr. Álvaro Fernández - Villaverde, Duke of San Carlos and vice-chairman of Europa Nostra.
Tour guide to Olympic and Sport Museum of Barcelona
Previously to the act of 4º General Assembly of partners, Sport Cultura Barcelona organized a visit to the new Olympic Museum and Sport of Barcelona inaugurated recently 21 of March of 2007. The visit guided the enclosure was in charge of the own director of contents of museum Mr. Miquel Torres, that amiably the welcome to the partners from Sport Cultura Barcelona gave to the facilities of the same one. The museum is the result of a project that was born in 2001 and that finally has been materialized in a building of 4,000 square meters and that has been projected by architects Toni Camps and Xavier Basiana. Located next to the Olympic Stage Lluís Companys, to pains 30 meters of the Olympic joss stick, the museum tries to consolidate Barcelona as the capital of the sport and to pay tribute to the great world-wide sportsmen. With a total of 4,000 square meters distributed in four levels, the museum welcomes all the material relative to the Olympic Games of Barcelona and that until the present was exhibited in the Olympic Gallery that is in the South door of the stage. The objects include original medals and torches of most of the Games, sculptures, paintings (including a work of great proportions of Salvador Dalí), official posters, seals and peculiar pieces, like the original arrow that caught the Olympic joss stick in the Games of Barcelona of 1992. But without a doubt it calls the attention between all the objects more than 120 pieces than they belong to the collection deprived of Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was president of the Olympic Committee International (IOC) during 21 years, from 1980 to 2001; a unique collection in the world that welcomes pieces related to the sport, the art and the culture property of the ex-president. And that it has donated to the museum. The equipment offers a global vision (historical, playful, ethical and educative) of the disciplines and sport modalities, within a cultural and social context, that uses of outstanding form the new technologies with interactive representations and facilities multimedia. The museum becomes then, in a new activate element of the park of Montjuich that receives fourteen million visitors to the year, of which a million visits the Olympic Stadium.
IV General Assembly of Sport Cultura Barcelona members
The act was developed in the facilities of the Club Natació Barcelona and reunited by fourth consecutive time to most of the members, Board of directors and Numerary Partners, who form the Sport Cultura Barcelona Association. In the assembly the welcome like new members of the association to NATURA BISSÉ, FUNDACIÓ DAMM, NATUR HOUSE, FUNDACIÓN RAMON ARECES and RABAT. After finalizing the assembly, Manuel Carreras, president of Sport Cultura Barcelona it made delivery to Sebastià Millans, president of the Club Natació Barcelona, a plate of recognition to the club that presides over by its 100 years of trajectory and releases sport history. Also, Sebastià Millans received the congratulations of all the there present partners by the recent concession of the Creu de Sant Jordi granted to its organization by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Guided tour to America's Cup
Sport Cultura Barcelona wishing that its members have preferential access to important social, cultural or sports events of the first magnitude, organized an exclusive day for sailing lovers on May 15th, in the incomparable setting of the regatta field where was disputed the 32nd America's Cup.
A small group of 5 people did not want to miss what is undoubtedly the sporting event of 2007 and traveled to Valencia to enjoy a magnificent day of regattas where sailing specialists explained the ins and outs of the competition. The attending group had the opportunity to spend a day through the semifinal phase of the regattas and were able to contemplate and experience closely the atmosphere that is breathed in the different bases of the groups and admire and contemplate the preparation of the participating boats before the regattas.
Open SEAT - Conde de Godó Trophy
II edition of the Sport Cultura Barcelona Awards
National Team of Spanish Basketball Best Cultural Initiative - Gran Teatre del Liceu The award ceremony for the “2nd Barcelona Sport Cultura Awards 2006” was held on 22 March at the headquarters of the Royal Barcelona Tennis Club, for the purpose of recognizing the most outstanding initiatives in the fields of sport and culture. In the second edition of this award ceremony, Sport Cultura Barcelona Association presented an award to the “Gran Teatre del Liceu” for Best Cultural Initiative. The president of Royal Barcelona Tennis Club presented the award to Rosa Cullell, Director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in recognition for the effort to the reconstruction and improvements of the emblematic theatre that has kept for many years his functional of a cultural and artistic center that constitutes one of the symbols of our city. “The National Team of Spanish Basketball” was presented with Sport Cultura Barcelona for Best Sports Initiative for their excellent sportive works that conduce to The National Team of Spanish Basketball win the FIBA World Championship 2006 in Japan. Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs, member of the International Olympic Committee, presented the award to Mr. José Luís Sáez, President of Spanish Basketball Federation and Mr. José Vicente Hernández “Pepu”, trainer of The National Team of Spanish Basketball.
Concert by the Cor de Cambra of the Palau de la Música Catalana
Sport Cultura Barcelona organized a concert with the Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana, which took place at the headquarters of the Círculo Ecuestre. This act brought together around hundred people who love music, who had the opportunity to enjoy a repertoire made up of some of the best classical pieces of music.
The concert was directed by its director Jordi Casas Bayer, the “Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana”, was founded in 1990 by the Orféo Català with the aim of cultivating universal choral music, promoting the recovery of Catalan musical heritage and promote new creation. His repertoire ranges from Renaissance compositions to premieres by current composers. From a cappella music to operatic productions and the great symphonic-choral repertoire, always with maximum versatility and without limits.
The Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana received the National Music Award from the Generalitat de Catalunya.