For many millions of sports fans all over the world, the city of Barcelona is simply synonymous with sporting excellence. And FC Barcelona's basketball branch has more than lived up to the lofty expectations of the club's enormous global fanbase by grabbing a regular haul of silverware, including EuroLeague titles in 2003 and 2010. Barcelona's appealing climate and location on the Mediterranean coast makes it a perfect site for all sorts of outdoors endeavours, with the city's traditions for elite sporting achievement being perfectly showcased in its spectacularly successful staging of the 1992 Olympic Games. Widely regarded as one of the world's greatest tourist destinations, Barcelona's unique combination of climate, culture and cuisine create a city with an irresistible charm. The club's plans to build a new, state-of-the-art arena will ensure that FC Barcelona's basketball section continues contribute to that charm for many years to come.