OLYMPIC VENUES: POST-GAMES USE REPORT
We are pleased to announce the publication of the report “Over 125 years of Olympic venues: post-Games use”, a first-ever official inventory of the post-Games use of Olympic venues across 51 Games editions, from the Olympic Games Athens 1896 through to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The report shows that, of the 817 permanent venues, some 85 per cent are still in use, a proportion that rises to 92 per cent for the 206 permanent venues used in the 21st century.
The data was collected between 2018 and 2021 by means of a combination of desk research and on-site visits to which the Olympic Studies Centre is proud to have collaborated significantly and through a wide stakeholder consultation, including venue owners/operators, legacy entities, city/regional governments and National Olympic Committees. The final report and the methodology applied has been assured by KPMG, according to the audit standard ISAE 3000.
We invite you to consult the full report and share it with your peers and students interested in legacy aspects of the Olympic Games. The executive summary can be found here.
If you are an university professor or researcher and want to to learn more about this report, the methodology applied and its findings, we invite you to sign up to our next "On the Line with an Expert" session on either June 16 or June 22, via this link.
2023 EDITION OF THE PHD STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER ACADEMICS RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAMME LAUNCHED
The call for applications for the 2023 edition of the research grant programme for PhD students and early career academics is open!
The application form and the rules, including all the information concerning the eligibility criteria, the application procedure and the grant awards, are available here.
The deadline for submissions is 26 September 2022.
FINAL OF THE 2021-2022 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC CASE STUDY COMPETITION
Over the last year, 220 master’s students from 20 universities from across the globe have participated in the first ever International Olympic Case Study Competition (CSC).
We thank all the participants for taking on the challenge and congratulate the five finalist teams, who stunned the jury members and organisers with very interesting presentations on this edition’s topic: “Esports and the Olympic Movement”. The international jury, made up of five members representing the Olympic Movement and the academic community, decided on the following ranking:
1st – Team “FUTURESPORT GmbH” from the University of Tübingen, Germany
2nd – Team “Conjoin GmbH” from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
3rd – Team “Barcelona 922 S.L.” from Ramon Llull University - Blanquerna FPCEE, Spain
4th – Team “E-Tainment” from University of Bayreuth, Germany
5th – Team “SPSC Consultancy Services from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
The 2022/2023 edition of the CSC will be on the topic "Environmental sustainability in the Olympic Movement". The details and inscription form will be published on this page in June.
NEW ZOOM IN PAGE “URBAN SPORTS”
If you are interested in the phenomena and evolution of urban and action sports, their culture, their evolution from underground to mainstream, their path onto the Olympic programme and the new audiences they attract, we invite you to discover our new ZOOM IN page on “Urban sports”, which is now available on the Olympic World Library here.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC ACADEMY SESSIONS
After two years of online sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Academy (IOA) is once again hosting its sessions on-site, in its renovated premises in Ancient Olympia, Greece.
Please note the two registration deadlines that are still open:
- International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students (to be held from 7 to 26 September): 31 May
- Master’s Degree Programme 2022-2023: 31 May
You can find the information on all the sessions here.
CALL FOR PAPERS OF THE NEW JOURNAL “CAHIER D’ETUDES OLYMPIQUES”
The editors of the new journal, “Cahier d’Etudes Olympiques”, coordinated by Éric Monnin, Director of the Olympic Studies and Research Centre of the University of Franche-Comté, are calling for papers for the two first issues, on the topics “Values, Francophonie and Olympism” and “Law & Olympism, Genesis of Olympism, principles and governance".
The abstracts must be sent by e-mail to email@example.com by 30 June 2022.
More information here.