Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies

Articles from Vol. 18, Annual

Andrew C. Billings, "Conveying the Olympic Message: NBC Producer and Sportscaster Interviews regarding the Role of Identity
Andrew C. Billings, "Conveying the Olympic Message: NBC Producer and Sportscaster Interviews Regarding the Role of Identity," Journal of Sports Media 4, no. 1 (2009), 1-23. In recent years, a large amount of research has been conducted that seeks...
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An Odyssey Fulfilled: The Entry of Mountain Biking into the Olympic Games
With a century of history to its credit, the Olympic programme has evolved (1) considerably from that of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, which included 9 sports and 43 events. (2) Without fail, each completely new sporting discipline, and...
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Connotations of Female Movement and Meaning: The Development of Women's Participation in the Olympic Games
From ancient times until late in the nineteenth century, Western society considered sport a male preserve. From the late nineteenth century sport became contested terrain for gender relations, and over the course of the twentieth century many women,...
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Evelyn Mertin, "Presenting Heroes: Athletes as Role Models for the New Soviet Person
Evelyn Mertin, "Presenting Heroes: Athletes as Role Models for the New Soviet Person," International Journal of the History of Sport 26, no. 4 (March 2009), 469483. In this article, Evelyn Mertin goes where few scholars have adequately tread before,...
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'For the Athletic Honor of the Maple Leaf': The Photographic Identity of the 'Lost Olympians'-Canada's Olympic 'Stadium Team,' London, England, 1908
Prologue On 2 February 2009, Matt Quinn, the Public Affairs Officer of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario ("Western"), received an e-mail from David Parkes of Toronto, father of a prospective "Western" student. Parkes,...
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From Resistance to Revolution: The Struggle for Control of the Cuban Olympic Committee, 1953-1964
Introduction The history of sport in Cuba is often partitioned between two phases, not merely for the convenience of the historian, but mainly because there is such a clear demarcation line--sport before 1959, enjoyed by the rich, limited for the...
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International Centre for Olympic Studies: By-Laws
ARTICLE I: The Executive Council The framing and modifications of by-laws governing the structure and operation of the Centre shall be the business of the Executive Council (hereafter referred to as Council). Council shall serve as a board which...
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Lawrence W. Judge, Jeffrey Petersen, and Matt Lyndunn, "The Best Kept Secret in Sports: The 2010 Youth Olympic Games
Lawrence W. Judge, Jeffrey Petersen, and Matt Lyndunn, "The Best Kept Secret in Sports: The 2010 Youth Olympic Games" International Review for the Sociology of Sport 44, no. 2-3 (2009), 173-191. In 2007, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president,...
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Legalizing the 1932 Lake Placid Olympic Bobrun: A Test of the Adirondack Wilderness Culture
In January of 1928, the American Olympic Committee (AOC) approached Dr. Godfrey Dewey, the son of the inventor of the library categorization scheme known as the Dewey Decimal System and the vice president of the elite Lake Placid Club (LPC), with a...
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Matthew McIntire, "National Status, the 1908 Olympic Games and the English Press
Matthew McIntire, "National Status, the 1908 Olympic Games and the English Press," in Media History 15, no. 3 (2009), 271-286. In this article, Matthew McIntire sheds new light on a topic which, as he rightly points out, has met with a curious lack...
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Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008
Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008, by Xu Guoqi (Harvard University Press, 2008). In advance of most recent Summer Olympics, the public can be assured of seeing a number of offerings from the publishing industry on a variety of aspects...
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Olympic Legends: The Book of New Zealand's Olympic Medallists
Olympic Legends: The Book of New Zealand's Olympic Medallists, by Paul Verdon (Auckland: Hill-Verdon Publishing Ltd., 2006). Olympic Legends is a large attractive book that chronicles the careers of New Zealand's Olympic medalists from the 1908...
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Proceedings of Previous International Symposia for Olympic Research
Copies of the Proceedings of previous International Symposia for Olympic Research are available directly from R.K. Barney, Interim Director of ICOS (rkbarney@uwo.ca; please consult the ICOS web site for further information, (http://www.uwo.ca/olympic):...
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'Skierinas' in the Olympics: Gender Justice and Gender Politics at the Local, National and International Level over the Challenge of Women's Ski Jumping
Ski jumping is one of the last Olympic events to exclude women. The IOC says its 2006 decision not to include a women's ski jump event at the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics Games in Vancouver/Whistler had nothing to do with gender discrimination....
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The First London Olympics-1908
The First London Olympics--1908, by Rebecca Jenkins (London, UK: Piatkus Books, 2008). In 1971 Richard Mandell published his acclaimed classic, The Nazi Olympics, the first scholarly treatment of a specific Olympic Games. Mandell's book arrived...
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