On the periphery : new perspectives on the Olympic movement / Richard Baka... [et al.]

Baka, Richard | International Symposium for Collaboration in Research, Teaching and Exchange. Melbourne. 2

Edited by Walla Walla Press. Petersham, N.S.W. - 2013

Major sporting festivals, such as the Olympic Games, continue to change both at the core and the periphery. Changes at the core include the inclusion of new sports and nations in the Games. How the Games are mediated, consumed, interpreted and what happens on the fringe of the Games represent some examples of changes on the periphery. Since the 1980s, there has been a proliferation of Centres for Olympic Studies, mainly based at universities. They have contributed to an informed analysis of the Games and its operations, thereby extending Olympic dialogues. Olympic hospitality houses have also emerged at Olympic and Paralympic Games in the last few decades creating new spaces, partnerships and new options for fans. Case studies examine sports, institutions and movements on the periphery of the Games and consider the increased role of volunteers.
Chapter 4 : The International Olympic Committee's Olympic Studies Centre : serving the Olympic community and enriching Olympic knowledge / Maria Bogner and Nuria Puig

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