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ON THE PULSE - THE LATEST INSIGHTS FROM THE OLYMPIC STUDIES CENTRE

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APRIL 2016, NO. 32

WELCOME TO YOUR REFRESHED NEWSLETTER

Now you can get closer to The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) wherever you are. We’ve redesigned our newsletter to bring you highlights of new publications, updates from the OSC, fun facts and trivia – plus news and views from the IOC and our network of academic partners. It’s available in English, French and Spanish and you can share via email or social media.

© IOC / J. Huet

© IOC / J. Huet

SPOTLIGHT ON THE OLYMPIC STUDIES CENTRE

Find out what’s new at the OSC, including a document on the evolution of the Olympic Village, a new document including sources on Olympic Legacies, and an online catalogue of publications from the Lillehammer and Rio 2016 Organising Committees. Plus the latest on our PhD and Advanced Research Grant Programmes.

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We’re open for applications for the 2017 PhD research grant programme from April; you’ll find the rules and application form here shortly.

© IOC / C. Leutenegger

© IOC / C. Leutenegger

NEW ON THE SHELF

We’re recommending some of the latest publications added to our collection from across the Olympic Movement and our academic network. This month’s highlights include the Sochi 2014 Official Report, a unique view on global sports marketing, and an inspiring look at how sport can contribute to peace and development policies.

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© Getty / IOC / Handout

© Getty / IOC / Handout

ON THE PULSE OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT

We’ve selected interesting updates from IOC and across the Olympic movement to support Olympic studies. In this edition, the new IOC code to prevent match-fixing. Plus: the IOC is funding new anti-doping research projects­ ­– find out how to apply.

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© IOC / C. Graythen

© IOC / C. Graythen

OLYMPIC STUDIES AROUND THE GLOBE

Discover what’s going on in the academic world including a new title – Olympic Idea Nowadays: perceptions and insights – and a book of abstracts from the 7th International Sport Business Symposium. Get the latest on academic events with Olympic content. And don’t miss the deadline for applications to the International Olympic Academy Masters programme; find out how to apply.

Want you tell people about your Olympic-related courses, conferences or academic projects? Email us at studies.centre@olympic.org

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© IOC / G. Peter

© IOC / G. Peter

IN THE STUDY ROOM

Find out who visited the OSC and how we supported them to create new Olympic knowledge – including Professors Bob Barney and Stephen Wenn, who were visiting from Canada to continue their research on revenue generation of the IOC.

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© IOC

© IOC

HAVE YOU SEEN?

Don’t miss Sir Martin Sorrell’s inspiring speech on youth media consumption and what it means for the Olympic Channel and the Olympic Movement. Speaking at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur in July 2015, the founder of WPP (the world’s biggest advertising and marketing services group) urges the IOC to be “bold, brave and determined” as it evolves to reach a younger audience.

© IOC

© IOC

HIDDEN TREASURES

Unearth one of the oldest files in our collections: the original sheet music of the Olympic Anthem, used in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.

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© Getty / K. Winter

© Getty / K. Winter

DID YOU KNOW?

Which Olympian is hiding behind this mask? He competed at Helsinki 1952, and then went on to play Darth Vader in the lightsaber fight scenes of all three original Star Wars movies.

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