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the olympic studies centre

MARCH 2019, NO. 41

WHAT'S NEW AT THE OLYMPIC STUDIES CENTRE?

CANDIDATURE FILES COLLECTION

 

We have recently finalised digitising all the candidature files (bid books) for the Olympic Summer and Winter Games throughout history (starting in 1920). You can find the entire collection in digital format in the Olympic World Library, and access the summer files here and the winter files here. Enjoy the reading!

 

"ZOOM IN" ON THE candidature PROCESS

 

The Candidature Process for the Olympic Games has undergone numerous changes over the years since an official process was first introduced in the early 1920s. How has this procedure changed? What is the current procedure? And what does scientific research on this topic reveal? Find all the most relevant and up-to-date resources on the topic on this topic, including a selection of recommended official documents and academic articles on our dedicated "ZOOM IN" page on the Olympic World Library here.

If you need more information for your research, don’t hesitate to email us at studies.centre@olympic.org.

 

OPENING OF New ARCHIVES UP TO 1998 

 

In accordance with our archives access rules available here, the files related to the 1988 IOC Commissions as well as the 1998 general correspondence files and those concerning the Olympic Winter Games Nagano 1998 are now open to the public. The IOC Historical Archives are available for consultation in Lausanne at The Olympic Studies Centre. Our team looks forward to welcoming you and assisting with your research. For access requests, please fill in this form.

 

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

 

THE OLYMPIC STADIUMS OF THE SUMMER GAMES

Thanks to their size and prestige, the stadiums for the Olympic Summer Games which have hosted the athletics events and/or the Opening and Closing Ceremonies are generally regarded as the centre of the sports facilities created for the Games. This document contains information on each stadium project itself, together with how it was used or adapted for the Games, its architecture, its particular features and lastly its post-Olympic use.

Read it here

 

THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT, THE IOC AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES

A must-read for all researchers and students interested in the Olympic Movement. In this document you will find basic information on the origin and principles of the Olympic Movement; the role and structure of the IOC; and key facts and figures about the Games of the Olympiad, the Olympic Winter Games, the Youth Olympic Games, and of course the Presidents of the IOC.

Read it here

 

THE 2019 EDITION OF OUR RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAMME IS CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS

 

The OSC, with the support of its Grant Selection Committee, has awarded six projects a research grant in the 2019 PhD and Early Career Research Grant Programme. You can consult the list of grants awarded here.

Researchers benefit from a grant which allows them to carry out their project and, if relevant, to consult the OSC’s resources in Lausanne. The results of their research must be submitted by the end of 2019.

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.

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