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the olympic studies centre

FEBRUARY 2021, NO. 48

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NEW LIST OF ACADEMIC OLYMPIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTRES IN THE WORLD

Over the last few decades, the number of academic Olympic Studies and Research Centres (OSCs), which aim to promote teaching, research, publications and conferences about the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games, has substantially increased.
 
After the publication in 2020 of new “Guidelines for the Academic Olympic Studies and Research Centres” and a subsequent individual review procedure, we are pleased to publish a new list of compliant academic OSCs. In doing so, we wish to highlight the important role of the academic OSCs in creating and fostering interest and knowledge about the Olympic Movement among the university community, and to facilitate exchanges and collaboration between researchers, professors and students who share a common interest in Olympic studies.
 
This list will be updated regularly as the process for certain centres remains ongoing and new centres are created. Academic representatives interested in creating an academic OSC are invited to write to studies.centre@olympic.org.
 
The list of academic OSCs is published on our homepage under the section “Olympic studies around the world”.

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2021 PHD STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER ACADEMICS RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED

The Olympic Studies Centre, with the support of its Grant Selection Committee, has awarded six projects with a research grant for the 2021 edition of the PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant Programme. You can consult the list of grants awarded here. The research results are expected by the end of 2021.
 
We take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the candidates for their interest in conducting Olympic-related research, as well as the members of our Research Grant Selection Committee for their continuous support. 
 
The 2022 edition of this research grant programme will be launched in April 2021. The rules and the application form will be available here.

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PLEASE SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK WITH US!

We are currently conducting a survey about The Olympic World Library so we can continue to improve our online services. It will take around five minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your input! 
 
You can take the survey here.

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NEW ON THE SHELF

Don’t miss the full list of new releases of 125 publications acquired in November and December 2020 by The Olympic Studies Centre, 55 of which are accessible online via the Olympic World Library. See the full list here
 
You will find academic articles, books and of course Olympic Movement publications, on topics such as the Olympic Games, the athletes, economics and management, law and ethics and sport and society. 
 
We remind you that the Olympic World Library gives you access to our collection of over 36,000 titles, 10,500 of which are in digital format, and that you can sign up to receive automatic weekly e-mail alerts about our new releases.

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NEW CALENDAR OF OLYMPIC-RELATED CONFERENCES

To give more prominence to our list of conferences and online seminars organised by universities or institutions involved in the Olympic Movement, you can now access an interactive calendar in which you will find the events list, including the location, the date and a link to obtain more information. 
 
If any conference is missing, we invite you to send all related information to studies.centre@olympic.org.

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OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020+5

The Executive Board of the IOC has proposed a new strategic roadmap, Olympic Agenda 2020+5, that will guide the work of the IOC and the Olympic Movement for the next five years.
 
By putting forward 15 recommendations, its intention is to secure greater solidarity, further digitalisation, increased sustainability, strengthened credibility and a reinforced focus on the role of sport in society.
 
The recommendations are based on key trends that have been identified as likely to be decisive in the post-coronavirus world. They are also areas where sport and the values of Olympism can play a key role in turning challenges into opportunities.
 
Find the trends, the recommendations and explanations here.

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IOC GENDER EQUALITY SEMINAR SERIES

Since 2015, the IOC and the International Federations have participated in an annual forum with a view to closing the gender gap on and off the field of play. With the 5th IF Gender Equality Forum cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of six online sessions was organised. 
 
By sharing examples of concrete initiatives, the series aims to encourage and support IFs in embracing change and implementing action plans to address gender equality in sport. The online sessions covered the following topics: leadership (governance, coaches and technical officials), safeguarding, and removing gender bias from all aspects of portrayal. 
 
All the sessions, alongside a selection of official and academic resources, are available on our ZOOM IN page on “Women and Sport” in the Olympic World Library here.