July 7, 1992 |
Dan O'Brien will be in Barcelona for the Olympic Games after all. After failing to qualify in the decathlon, and thereby short-circuiting Reebok's "Dan and Dave" advertising campaign, O'Brien has been hired by NBC- TV as a commentator on the decathlon. Terry O'Neil, co-executive producer of NBC's Olympics coverage, said yesterday that O'Brien will work with former high jumper Dwight Stones on the decathlon in Barcelona. O'Brien, 25, was projected as a gold-medal contender in the Olympics after he won the decathlon in the last year's World Track and Field Championships in Tokyo.
July 14, 1992 |
Larry Bird, whose status on the U.S. Olympic basketball team has been uncertain because of his back problems, appears ready to go to Barcelona. Bird made a surprise appearance yesterday at the Celtics' rookie camp in Waltham, Mass., where he participated in drills and a scrimmage. He left without talking with reporters, but trainer Ed Lacerte and Dave Gavitt, president of USA Basketball and senior executive vice president of the Celtics, were upbeat. "I would say he's Barcelona-bound," said Lacerte, who is Team USA's trainer.
August 3, 1994 |
The time is "the last decade of the Cold War. " The place is Barcelona, the city where Queen Isabella welcomed Columbus on his return from the Americas, and where anti-American sentiment now hangs palpably in the air - in the dust rising from the rubble of U.S. edifices bombed by terrrorists. It hangs on the walls, too: graffiti telling Yankee pigs to go home. And so, of course, it is in Barcelona that Whit Stillman places the two Americans - a military officer and a capitalist marketeer - at the heart of his wonderfully droll and engaging new film.
November 14, 1991 |
A free concert of works by Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, whose style is molded partly by French music and partly by Spanish nationalist composers, will be held Saturday night at Cabrini College. Two musicians from Barcelona will play Rodrigo's works at 8 p.m at the Widener Center Lecture Hall at 610 King of Prussia Rd. in Radnor. The hall seats 250 people. Rodrigo, whose 90th birthday is in eight days, is best known for his flamenco work Concierto de Aranjuez. Pianist Luis Avendano, who specializes in chamber music, studied in Barcelona with masters Dimitri Bashkirov and Maria Cursio.
May 25, 1992 |
Barcelona, reined by Henri Prudent of Middlebury, Va., rebounded from illness and injury to earn his first triumph this year, winning the $2,500 Intermediate Jumper Stake of the 96th Devon Horse Show in yesterday's chill and rain. The 8-year-old bay gelding vaulted cleanly over 14 first-round fences and sped faultlessly over eight more to win a jump-off against the clock in 39.80 seconds and earn a $700 first prize for owner-rider Prudent, a member of France's national equestrian team.
May 3, 1992 |
Robert Hughes is known primarily as an art critic, thanks largely to more than two decades at Time magazine in that capacity. But to identify him as such is to give rather short shrift to a witty and wonderful writer who works out in other intellectual gymnasiums. The Fatal Shore, Hughes' 1987 bestselling account of the settlement of his native Australia, suggests he is also an exceptional historian. And so does his newest book, Barcelona (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $27.50)
April 19, 2006 |
Ludovic Giuly scored off a pass from Ronaldinho in the 57th minute yesterday, giving Barcelona a 1-0 win over AC Milan in the first leg of the European Champions League semifinals in Milan, Italy. Barcelona hosts next week's return leg. Arsenal hosts Spain's Villarreal tonight in the first leg of the other semifinal. Teams at the World Cup will be subject to FIFA's new anti-racism rules, which include a possible three-point penalty in the standings for misbehavior by fans.
January 15, 2006 |
They tell you that, when traveling abroad, expect only differences, so you'll be surprised by the similarities. Performing with a small choir around Spain left little time for tasting the local way of life, but we managed to squeeze in little excursions where we could. Camera at the ready, Fodor's Spain in hand, I thought myself prepared for any differences of culture I might encounter. I underestimated Barcelona. Nothing seemed amiss as my friends and I shopped downtown. Store windows beckoned, tempting us with lime green ladybags (our tour guide never called them purses)
October 18, 1986 |
Barcelona, Spain, and Albertville, France, yesterday won the rights to hold the 1992 Olympics; the Spanish port city got the Summer Games and the French Alpine town the Winter Games. The decisions came fairly quickly at an International Olympic Committee meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Barcelona, long the frontrunner in its fourth try for the Games, won on the third ballot, while Albertville, a first-time Olympic bidder, won on the fifth. Paris was runner-up for the Summer Games, while Sofia, Bulgaria, finished second among the cities bidding for the Winter Games.
April 16, 2011 |
With eight trophies in the last three seasons, a 29-game Spanish league unbeaten streak heading into this weekend, and the world's greatest player in Lionel Messi, it's no stretch to argue that Barcelona is the best soccer team in the world right now. Once you've watched the team play for a while, another thought is hard to escape: Is this the best soccer team - ever? Unsurprisingly, there is no consensus. Unlike with sprinters or skyscrapers, where identifying the fastest or tallest is easy, there is no agreed standard benchmark for determining the greatest soccer team.