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Publication on the IOC Athletes’ Commission: “New Book explores the rise of the athlete voice within the Olympic Movement since 1981”

Publication on the IOC Athletes’ Commission: “New Book explores the rise of the athlete voice within the Olympic Movement since 1981”

The year 2021 marks 40 years since the foundation of the Athletes’ Commission. On this occasion, the book “The International Olympic Committee Athletes` Commission – Its Foundation, Development...

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Special Edition of the International Journal of the History of Sport (Volume 38, Issue 10-11)

A special issue of the ‘International Journal of the History of Sport’ has been published on the topic ‘The Athletes´ Voice in History’ in November 2021. The special issue is the result of the academic cooperation between the Olympic Studies Centres of the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada), the Victoria University...

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Abhinav Bindra Foundation - Olympism and its values

The Abhinav Bindra Foundation, based in Chandigarh (India), is dedicated to the Promotion of Athletes and Youth Sports. It has been running a webinar on Olympism and its values since June 2021. The Olympic Study Centre of the German Sport University Cologne is an important cooperation partner in this project. On November 23rd ,...

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IOA Anniversary and Olympic Flame Lighting

On the 17th and 18th October 2021 the 60th anniversary of the International Olympic Academy (IOA) was celebrated with a festive and academic programme. Prof. Stephan Wassong, Director of the Olympic Study Centre of the German Sport University Cologne and member of the Olympic Education Commission of the International Olympic...

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Inauguration of Pierre de Coubertin Statue in Olympia

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the International Olympic Academy (IOA), the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC) (http://www.coubertin.org) donated a statue of the founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937). As president of the CIPC, Prof. Wassong presented the statue to the...

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8th Intake of the M.A. Olympic Studies started

From 26th of September till 2nd of October the Olympic Studies Centre at the German Sport University Cologne (GSU) hosted the 1st Module of the 8th Intake of the M.A. Olympic Studies Programme.

The 8th Intake consists of 34 participants from 30 countries. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the module was conducted as a hybrid...

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Online Meeting of Olympic Studies Centres

Since the 2012 London Olympic Games an International Colloquium of Olympic Studies and Research Centres have been organised every four years. The 3rd edition of this event was held on 23rd and 24th September 2021. This time after the Olympic Games which itself were postponed for one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The online...

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Podcast with Prof. Wassong on the Olympic Idea (German language)

Prof. Dr. Stephan Wassong, Director of the OSC Cologne, appeared on the latest edition of the German Sport University´s Sport Science Podcast Eine Runde mit… . The podcast (in German language) features Prof. Wassong´s career, his research on various aspects of the Olympic idea as well as his personal experiences visiting the...

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International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) General Assembly

The IPCC General Assembly was held online and attended by a record number of 47 members covering 21 nationalities from 4 continents. Special guest was Mr. Jacques GUHL, a close contemporary witness of Pierre de Coubertin`s life in Lausanne and the founder of the IPCC in 1975. It was a special moment for all participants of the...

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M.A. Olympic Studies: 16 Scholarships by the IOC

The IOC, through its Olympic Solidarity Programme, has awarded 16 scholarships for the 8th cohort of the M.A. Olympic Studies international master's degree program, which begins in September 2021. This number is the highest received by the program since its implementation by the Olympic Studies Centre in 2010. Previously,...

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