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. With a view to achieving the above aims, the ICA / SPO, Girona City Council and the Diputació de Girona are promoting a biennial seminar on sport archives in Girona.
In this, the first edition we want to present the vision of nine professionals with outstanding experience linked to sport within their own disciplines: sport, history, journalism, health, and archive – document management.
These professionals will contribute their own understanding of the role of sport in society at all levels, as an element transmitting values, integration, change and a desire for achievement, thus enabling others to appreciate its importance.
Their contribution to the seminar will be geared to raising awareness among all those involved in the world of sport (clubs, federations and national and international organizations, companies, sponsors, doctors, physiotherapists, journalists, historians, archivists, engineers, referees, coaches, teachers, etc.) of the importance of preserving documents that make up an essential part of a country's collective memory.
They will thus be a channel of communication that is capable of motivating others and promoting the objectives of ICA / SPO in society, emphasising the need to organise, preserve, disseminate and facilitate access to archives linked to the world of sport.
Their presentations will highlight the ways in which they manage, use and exploit the documentation and information they have accumulated personally and professionally over the years.