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SEPTEMBER 2019, NO. 42

OLYMPIC STUDIES AROUND THE GLOBE

Study on the awareness and meaning of Olympism in the Netherlands

 

The Mulier Institute & The Netherlands Olympic Study Network and the Nederlands Olympisch Comité * Nederlandse Sport Federatie (NOC*NSF) conducted a study aiming to elicit the level of awareness of the ideology of Olympism among the adult Dutch population. Moreover, the study analysed to what extent there was a relation between the awareness of the Olympic ideology and support for organising the Games in the Netherlands on the one hand and the attitude towards the IOC on the other hand. A summary of the results is available here.

 

DELTA BAROMETER OF GOOD GOVERNANCE AND INNOVATION IN SPORT. THE CASE OF BELGIAN SPORT FEDERATIONS

 

The Delta project has been orchestrated by the Fonds Baillet Latour (FBL), in partnership with the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC) and GUBERNA.

For this study, the research group Onderzoeksgroep Sport- & Bewegingsbeleid from the KU Leuven (Prof. Dr. Jeroen Scheerder) and the Chaire Olympique Henri de Baillet Latour et Jacques Rogge en Management des Organisations Sportives of the UCLouvain (Prof. Dr. Thierry Zintz) carried out research into aspects of good governance and innovation for sports federations in Belgium.

In 2018, the first part of this study was launched, from which this report was produced. The analysis covers the levels of good governance and innovation of all Belgian federations together. In 2020, a second draft of this study will appear in order to analyse the evolution of the quality of governance and innovation.

 

ONLINE COURSE "THE OLYMPIC GAMES AND THE MEDIA"

 

CEO-UAB keeps offering the massive open online course The Olympic Games and the Media to all those interested in learning on the media perspective of the Olympics. The 5-week course has been offered continuously since June 2014 in English with subtitles in Spanish through the Coursera platform. It has been taken by students from more than 143 countries.

 

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Second Anniversary Special Edition. Olympic Studies Forum, 2-3 October 2018.

 

The Journal of Human Sport and Exercise (JHSE) has recently published a special issue collecting the main papers presented on the occasion of the 2018 Olympic Studies Forum, an international event aiming to preserve and recreate the legacies of the notable mega events in Brazil and bringing together academics and researchers focusing in Olympic studies. The third edition of the forum was held beginning of September 2019 at the Federal University of Sergipe, in São Cristóvão, Brazil.  For additional information, click here.

The JHSE is endorsed by the Spanish Olympic Academy and counts with the contribution of representatives from several academic Olympic Studies Centres in Spain and Brazil.

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