ON THE LINE WITH AN EXPERT «DIPLOMACY OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT»
As part of our mission to support academic professors and researchers and strengthen the dialogue between the IOC and the academic community, we recently held the fifth “On the Line with an Expert” session, this time on the topic of the "Diplomacy of the Olympic Movement". Addressing more than 80 academic researchers connected from around the world, Pere Miró, the IOC Deputy Director General for Relations with the Olympic Movement, presented how the Olympic Movement, under the leadership of the IOC, develops its diplomacy to promote the fundamental principles of Olympism and contributes, through sport, to the promotion of peace, coexistence, tolerance and non-discrimination among countries, communities and ethnicities. You can watch the session here. Also, don't miss our ZOOM IN page on the Olympic World Library, featuring a vast collection of official and academic publications on this interesting topic here.
ZOOM-IN ON THE PARALYMPIC GAMES
The impact of the Paralympic Games goes far beyond the world of sport. As a result of a long journey, which started in 1948 with the Stoke Mandeville Games, and thanks to the close links they have today with the Olympic Games, the Paralympics have improved awareness of and attitudes towards people with disabilities, created a more inclusive society and provided better facilities that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. To facilitate your research on this topic, we have compiled the most important official publications, an extensive list of links and a wide range of academic articles for you on a new ZOOM IN page on the Olympic World Library.
4TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OLYMPIC WORLD LIBRARY
The Olympic Studies Centre celebrated the 4th anniversary of the launch of the Olympic World Library (OWL) on October 16, 2020. It has become the number one resource for Olympic knowledge, with close to 300,000 people from over 200 countries around the world visiting the platform. Simultaneously a library catalogue, an information portal and a search engine, the OWL offers free access to the OSC’s unique library collection, which contains over 36,000 monographic titles, of which 10,500 documents are directly accessible in electronic format. Institutions interested in installing a search bar linked to the OWL on their website can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To make sure you don’t miss out new releases of your topics of interest, we invite you to sign up to receive weekly alerts.
NEW ON THE SHELF
MARKETING FILE 2020
The Olympic Marketing Fact File is the reference document on the marketing policies and programmes of the IOC, the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games. This recent edition contains the most complete information available as of 1 January 2020 on the various revenue-generating programmes, including very insightful overviews of the history of Olympic sponsorship, broadcasting, ticketing, licensing and much more. You can access it here.
OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY 2019 REPORT
This report contains a general introduction on Olympic Solidarity's mission, structure and budget, then details the World Programmes (athletes, coaches, NOC management and knowledge-sharing, promotion of the Olympic values, forums and special projects), the Continental Programmes, the subsidies for participation in the Olympic Games, and the Olympic Solidarity team. You can access it here.
TALK WITH TIMMO LUMME, IOC TELEVISION AND MARKETING SERVICES MANAGING DIRECTOR
We invite you to listen this podcast with Timo Lumme, IOC TMS Managing Director, speaking to the "Unofficial Partner: The Sports Business Company". Get insights into what goes into running the IOC’s broadcast revenue and TOP sponsorship programme, and what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the IOC and its partners.
SYDNEY 2000: THE OLYMPIC LEGACY 20 YEARS ON
Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000, an edition of the Games that celebrated not only sports achievement, but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation. To celebrate this milestone, rediscover how the Organising Committee managed to turn an industrial wasteland into a cluster of world-class sports, entertainment and business facilities, and how the local community got involved in and embraced the event.