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

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NOVEMBER 2016, NO 34

3 QUESTIONS TO…

IOC President Thomas Bach shares his first personal memories of the Games and his thoughts on the importance of academic research for the Olympic Movement with us.

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THE OLYMPIC WORLD LIBRARY GOES LIVE

The Olympic World Library (OWL) is simultaneously a library catalogue, an information portal and a search engine entirely devoted to Olympic knowledge. Discover it now!

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE OLYMPIC STUDIES CENTRE

While the Games where in full swing in Rio, we were busy building our new library catalogue and collecting all the new titles for you. We are also giving you information on one of our initiatives to promote Olympic studies based in Brazil.

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We’re open for applications for the 2017/18 Advanced research grant programme; you’ll find the rules and application form here.

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OLYMPIC STUDIES AROUND THE GLOBE

Discover what’s going on in the academic world, including the new edition of the course on the Olympic Games and the Media, information on certain academic conferences held in Brazil on the occasion of the Rio Games, the latest results of the SPLISS 2.0 project and some interesting new resources available. 

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ON THE PULSE OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT

We’ve selected updates from the IOC and across the Olympic Movement that may be of interest for Olympic studies. In this edition, find out about the launch of the Olympic Channel, the new version of the Olympic Values Education Programme, the e-learning course created by the IOC for athletes, the IOC's sustainability engagement for Olympic Winter Games host cities for sustainability and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Programme Commission report.

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NEW ON THE SHELF

Over the last months, we have enriched our collections with 140 new publications from across the Olympic Movement, of which 56 are accessible online. Don’t miss the new Olympic Charter in force, the impact study on the London 2012 Games and the Annual Report of Olympic Solidarity.  

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IN THE STUDY ROOM

We invite you to read the interview with Andrew Billings (University of Alabama), a specialist on Olympic media who conducted research at The Olympic Studies Centre in August.

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HAVE YOU SEEN?

The Rio 2016 Games are over and some athletes have announced their retirement from their sports career. Ever wondered how they could manage their lives beyond the field of play? Look at this playlist to see some successful examples of career management thanks to the IOC Athlete Career Programme, launched in 2005.

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HIDDEN TREASURES

Discover a wonderful piece of our archive dating from 1932.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The story of Kip Keino, the first-ever recipient of the Olympic Laurel, a trophy he received during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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