NEW ACADEMIC OLYMPIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTRES FROM AUSTRALIA
After the publication in 2020 of our new “Guidelines for the Academic Olympic Studies and Research Centres” (OSRCs), we are pleased to welcome the following three new academic centres based in Australian universities in the list of OSRCs in the world:
- Australian Centre for Olympic and Sports Studies of the University of Technology Sydney,
- Olympic Research Network of Victoria University,
- The University of Queensland Centre for Olympic and Paralympic Studies.
2022 PHD STUDENTS AND EARLY ACADEMICS RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED
The Olympic Studies Centre, with the support of its Grant Selection Committee, has awarded eight projects with a research grant for the 2022 edition of the PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant Programme.
The topics of the research projects selected include, among others, the effects of Olympic Agenda 2020 on urban planning, parkour facing the Olympics and an exploration into the role of uniforms in the production of gender in the Olympic Games. You can consult the list of grants awarded here.
The 2023 edition of this research grant programme will be launched in April 2022. The rules and the application form will be available here.
FAIRNESS, INCLUSION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF GENDER IDENTITY AND SEX VARIATIONS
The IOC has released its new “IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations”.
This Framework recognises both the need to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their gender identity or sex variations, can practise sport in a safe and harassment-free environment and the interest of everyone - particularly athletes at elite level - to participate in fair competitions.
The framework is available here.
OLYMPIC AGORA BEIJING 2022
In the framework of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage presents the second edition of the Olympic Agora.
At the heart of the online programme are seven Olympian Artists-in-Residence who were selected to create and present new, original artworks inspired by the Olympic values and the magic of winter sports. The Olympic Agora Beijing also features two live educational events, based on the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) and an online exhibition of rare, vintage black-and-white photographs that capture the Olympic Winter Games and their evolution from 1924 to 1968.
More information here.
NEW ON THE SHELF
Don’t miss the full list of new releases of 125 publications acquired in November and December 2021, 63 of which are accessible online via the Olympic World Library.
See the full list here. Some recent highlights are:
BEIJING 2022 PRE-GAMES SUSTAINABILITY, by the BEIJING ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2022 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES
This report describes the actions taken by Beijing 2022 and the host city governments to honour their sustainability commitments, and the progress on the implementation of the sustainability policy and plan.
THE APPROACH TO OLYMPIC HOST ELECTIONS, by the INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
The publication presents the background to the reforms of the approach to Olympic host elections, the implementation of the approach, rules of conduct and transparency, engagement and promotion as well as suggests some reference documents.
OLYMPIC REFLECTIONS AND HUMAN DIGNITY, by NELSON TODT ET AL
This collective and international work presents itself as a theoretical contribution to the renewal of the Olympic Movement with consequent influences on high competition sport. The texts discuss the growing plurality of identity in human relations and its impacts on sports practices.
OLYMPIC WORLD LIBRARY SEARCH WIDGET
To make Olympic knowledge as accessible as possible, we offer all educational, cultural or sports institutions the opportunity to include a search widget for the Olympic World Library (OWL) directly on their website. The widget will give their users the opportunity to easily access our vast library collection of more than 38,000 titles and 11,500 digital documents.
This collection includes official publications from the IOC and the OCOGs, a selection of publications from NOCs and IFs, plus a broad range of academic books, articles and journals.
We invite you to contact us at email@example.com for more information.