OSC Newsletter


the latest insight from
the olympic studies centre

JUNE 2017, NO. 36


In the last few months, we have been preparing key resources that cover a variety of important Olympic topics…

ZOOM IN on De Coubertin and the look of the games

Visitors to the Olympic World Library can now ‘ZOOM IN’ on the Look of the Games that is developed for each edition of the Olympic Games and on Pierre de Coubertin – the founder of the modern Olympic Games and the IOC.

In each ‘ZOOM IN’, we have brought together links to useful websites and documents, official IOC publications and a list of books and articles that we recommend.

Previous topics have included the ancient Olympic Games, athletes’ health, Olympic marketing, and Olympic Education – all of which you can still ‘ZOOM IN’ on here.

Be sure to check in regularly, as new topics are added throughout the year.

Get the lowdown on Olympic posters, torches and torch relays and Olympic villages

We have recently updated all our reference documents on Olympic posters, torches and torch relays and Olympic villages of the Summer Games, featuring the latest information on Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 to ensure that you have the most relevant and up-to-date information to rely on. Check out these documents and many more on the Olympic World Library.

Find all publications on the legacy and impact of the Olympic Games

Once the Closing Ceremony is over, the Olympic Games leave a long-lasting impact on the city which has welcomed them. Some new infrastructures remain, transforming part of the city and giving new opportunities to its inhabitants and visitors. But the legacy is also social and cultural, as the event will remain in the minds of people for decades.

Hardly any other topic is researched and published on as extensively as this one. We therefore regularly update our bibliographic list on the Impacts, Sustainability and Legacies of the Games featuring all recent publications covering this important topic that are available within our collections. Check out the updated bibliographic list and our recommended readings here.

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