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International Council on Archives / Section on Sport Archives (ICA / SPO)

Diputació de Girona

Girona City Council

Generalitat de Catalunya

Association of Archivists – Document Managers of Catalonia

Date and place

October 14, 2020


Online seminar (webinar)



Target audience

The event is aimed at sportsmen and sportswomen, clubs, organisations, sports federations, historians, journalists, researchers, doctors, physiotherapists, archivists, companies and universities (staff and students) managing documents linked to health, sport, history, sociology, etc.

Simultaneous translation

Fundació “la Caixa”, Escola Superior d’Arxivística i Gestió de Documents and The Consortium of the Drassanes Reials i Museu Marítim de Barcelona, Chair of Sport and Physical Education (University of Girona)


From 1 september to 9 october

Admin. office

Diputació de Girona – Archives and Records Management Service

Pujada de Sant Martí, 4-5, 17001 Girona.
Tel.34 972 18 48 40.


General aims

The International Council on Archives (ICA), through the Section on Sport Archives (SPO), aims to make governments and the public aware of the need to preserve and conserve archives belonging to all the individuals, public and private institutions, associations and other organisations linked to the world of sport.

The ICA’s activities, through ICA / SPO, are intended to raise awareness in society of the need to organise, preserve, disseminate and facilitate access to documentation and information produced by associations, clubs, federations, sports organisations and athletes, since they play a fundamental role in configuring the personal and collective memory of the world of sport and of society itself.

The complex management of the world of sport has many links with other professionals, such as those involved in health, journalism and the media, history, archive studies, political science, legislation, economics, philosophy, the sciences of physical activity, and sports and engineering, among other fields.

With a view to achieving the above aims, the ICA / SPO, the Diputació de Girona, the Girona City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya are promoting a biennial seminar on sport archives in Girona.

Specific aims

Sports archives are the result of the management of the clubs, leagues, athletes, businesses, organizations, schools, etc., related to the world of sports. These are the ones who produce this documentation, this information, this collective memory.

Recently, there has been an apparent rise in interest in using records related to sports and an interest in its function as a type of collective memory of society.

This interest is driven by the utility they have in different fields of knowledge and research, such as sports medicine research or how sports relate to human rights, gender policy, architecture, history, childhood and engineering, among other disciplines.

Different countries have created some interesting public and private policies for preserving this sports documentation and in this way, use it in a social way, by using the information and making it accessible to the public.

It is within the framework of these emerging policies that the 2nd International Seminar on Sports Archives would like to contribute new ideas regarding sports document management and start a discussion on its application and benefits.

The 2nd Seminary on Sports Archives aims to be an inflection point for raising awareness about the transcendence and worth that sports-related archives, in its various forms, contribute to society.


Véronique Reuter

Person in charge of Documentary Studies, Research and restoration center of the​ museums of France

Ossi Viita

Head of Collection Department, Sports Museum of Finland

Fina Solà

President of the Sport Archives Section of the International Council of Archives (ICA/SPO).

Enric Cobo Barri

Head of the Coordination Service of the Regional Archives Network at the Department of Culture at the Generalitat de Catalunya


Joan Soler Jiménez

Director of the Terrassa Historical Archives and President of the Catalonia Archivists - Document Managers Association




  • Excm. Sr. Joaquim Ayats, diputat delegat d’Habitatge, Assistència als Municipis i Serveis Generals de la Diputació de Girona.
  • Sr. Àdam Bertran, regidor d’Educació, Infància i Esports de l’Ajuntament de Girona.
  • Sr. Josep Pujols, cap de la Representació Territorial de l’Esport de la Generalitat de Catalunya a Girona.
  • Sr. David Fricker, president del Consell Internacionals d’Arxius (ICA).
“Archivos del deporte en Francia: políticas públicas en el año 2020” [Sport archives in France: public policies in 2020]

by Véronique Reuter, person in charge of Documentary Studies, Research and restoration center of the​ museums of France

“The Principles of Sports Archives of Finland to receive paper and digital archive material”

by Ossi Viita, head of the Collection Department at the Sports Museum of Finland



“El Centre de Documentació i Estudis del Futbol Club Barcelona: una unitat d’informació especialitzada dins una entitat esportiva centenària” [The Barcelona Football Club Documentation and Studies Center: a specialized information unit within a centennial sports Organization]

by Marcel Russiñol Amat, digital asset manager and archivist

“La gestió i l’ús de les dades de control de la càrrega al Futbol Club Barcelona” [Management and use of load control data at Barcelona Football Club]

by Xavier Reche Royo, sports scientist and manager of external load control

Presentation of the “Guia de suport als arxius de les entitats esportives de Catalunya” [Support guide for the archives of sports organizations in Catalonia]

provided by:

Fina Solà i Gasset, president of the Sport Archives Section of the International Archives Council

Enric Cobo Barri, head of the Coordination Service of the Regional Archives Network




Closing ceremony


1. “El fons documental del GEiEG de l’Arxiu Municipal de Girona. Descripció i tractament” [The GEiEG documentary fonds at the Girona Municipal Archives. Description and treatment]

by Anna Gironella, archivist. Girona Municipal Archives

2. “Esport i cultura: un exercici de memòria oral sobre la base dels fons fotogràfics” [Sport and culture: an oral memory exercise about the base of photography fonds]

by David Iglesias, head of the Photographic and Audiovisual Documentation Section at the Girona City Council

3. “‘Les 7 proves d’Hèrcules’ o com dinamitzar els arxius d’esports jugant” [The 7 Herculean feats or how to boost sports archives by playing]

by Joan Soler, director of the Terrassa Historical Archives and President of the Catalonia Archivists – Document Managers Association

4. “‘Mataró: persones i carrer(e)s’ [Mataró: people, streets and races], a collaborative experience based on sports photographs”

by Alexis Serrano, director of the Maresme County Archives

5. “Recuperació i difusió de la memòria dels Jocs Olímpics de Barcelona ’92 de la subseu olímpica de la Seu d’Urgell” [Recovery and dissemination of the memory of the Barcelona ’92 Olympic Games in the Olympic venue of La Seu d’Urgell]

by Julio Quílez, director of the Alt Urgell County Archives


From 1 September to 9 October

Technical Office:
INT Meetings (Fàtima Ghaddari)
676.806.854 – 696.241.680


EspaiCaixa Girona – “la Caixa” Obra Social.

Plaça Poeta Marquina,10 – Girona

(3 minutes walk from the train station)

How to get there:

By car:

> from the Girona Airport, 20 minutes

> from Barcelona, 120 minutes

By train:

> from Barcelona, 30 minutes