NEW ZOOM IN PAGES
We have published three new thematic ZOOM IN pages on the Olympic World Library to support Olympic knowledge building, research and teaching. Discover a vast collection of information and resources on the topics of “Physical activity, sport and well-being”, “Olympism” and “Human Rights and Sport”. We have also updated the page on “Gender equality in the Olympic Movement”.
Take a look now and don’t hesitate to share them with your network.
ON THE LINE WITH AN EXPERT - OVER 125 YEARS OF OLYMPIC VENUES: POST-GAMES USE
In April 2022, the IOC published a report entitled "Over 125 years of Olympic venues: post-Games use", the result of three years of research carried out in collaboration with the Olympic Studies Centre. The study and its findings were presented to an academic audience in an “On the Line with an Expert” session.
The IOC experts presented the methodology applied and the findings of this first-ever official inventory of the post-Games use of Olympic venues, which covers 51 Games editions, from Athens 1896 through to PyeongChang 2018.
You can find the presentation session here, and read the full report and the executive summary.
Interested in watching other "On The Line with the Expert" sessions? You can find then all here.
OSC 40TH ANNIVERSARY
On 6 October 2022, the Olympic Studies Centre celebrated its 40th anniversary. In the presence of the IOC President, Thomas Bach, the IOC Director General, Christophe De Kepper, and many distinguished guests, both onsite and online, the OSC team had the pleasure of celebrating this special event and shone a spotlight on the OSC’s key achievements over the past few decades.
The many kind messages and testimonials received by members of our network in the run-up to and during the event were gratefully received and encourage us to look to the future with excitement.
We thank all those who have collaborated with the Olympic Studies Centre during these last 40 years and contributed to its development and success.
You can watch the full ceremony here.
NEW ACADEMIC OLYMPIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTRES
In 2022, seven new Olympic Studies and Research Centres (OSRCs) joined the network, which now includes 59 centres in 23 countries.
Welcome to the following OSRCs :
- Brussels Olympic Research and Education Centre (Vrije University, Belgium)
- Centro Universitario de Estudios e Investigación Olímpicos (Universidad Anáhuac Querétaro, Mexico)
- Hong Kong Centre for Olympic Studies (HKCT Institute of Higher Education Sports & Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China)
- Polish Olympic Studies and Research Centre (University of Warsaw, Poland)
- The Olympic Studies Centre (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
- The Scottish Centre for Olympic Research and Education (Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Great Britain)
- University of Hull Centre for Sustainability & Olympic Legacy (Energy and Environment Institute, Great Britain)
2023 PHD STUDENTS AND EARLY ACADEMICS RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED
With the support of our Grant Selection Committee, we awarded five projects with a research grant for the 2023 edition of the PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant Programme.
You can consult the list of grants awarded this year here, and the list of research projects awarded grants by the OSC since 1999, organised by theme, here.
The 2024 edition of the programme will be launched in April.
OSC ACADEMIC MAILING LIST
In addition to this newsletter, we have a mailing list specifically aimed at the academic community interested in the Olympic Movement to stay up-to-date with all the latest news from the IOC, the OSC and our Olympic studies network relevant for research and teaching purposes.
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