"Javier Solana, who was Minister of Foreign Affairs in 92, (farmer: before responsible for Culture and Sports) acknowledged that "there is always a concern for people's behavior in such an important event. Barcelona, was an Catalan act, but mostly Spanish, because the flag and athletes who had represented the country. " "was concerned that everyone would understand and that everyone would behave with the required dignity that the Olympic Games were broadcast worldwide and were the most important so far," says . on Madrid's bid for the 2020 Olympics, says that "whatever it takes to be. But the spirit in which Spain now faces the Olympic Games is very different from '92. We are in a situation more difficult to whole of Spain, and I think there will be people who look like that is not the best way to spend the money". Link
Samaranch and Solanaand from an old post of mine in Solans words:
Samaranch regained the
Olympic Truce as an effective instrument of peace. So I think the international community must recognize his long and committed contribution to the Olympic movement. We all knew that the ancient Greeks founded the concept of "Olympic Truce" and the sanctuary of Olympia was turned into a zone of permanent immunity by which the sport and their families could travel safely to compete at the Games. But the merit in Samaranch would like to highlight is that it was able to update the bid to the Olympic Truce in the complex geopolitical context of the twentieth century. We showed everyone that, at certain times in our recent history, the sport could be an instrument of great help in building harmony between peoples and nations. ..."