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  • The MOOC the Olympic Games and the media achieve more than 10,000 students

    The course represents the first MOOC on The Olympics to be delivered by a public university in Spain in the English, with its second edition offering subtitles in both Spanish and English.


on the impact of the Olympics in society, the Barcelona'92 and how media shape the Olympics.


using our university lectures, or latest publications.


with the Olympic online community on Facebook, Twitter.
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UAB Experts participate in the Study Commission for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Olympic Games Bid Barcelona-Pyrenees

Researchers from the UAB Olympic Studies Centre, Miquel de Moragas and Berta Cerezuela, have participated as experts in the Study Commission for the Bid of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Olympic Games Barcelona-Pyrenees created by agreement of the Plenary Council of the City of Barcelona. The session took place on 16 September and focused on […]

Oferta de contrato de personal investigador Predoctoral (FPI) en el Centro de Estudios Olímpicos y del Deporte (CEO-UAB)

El proyecto de I+D+i Redes sociales y fútbol: violencia, participación de los públicos y ecología de la comunicación, enmarcado en el Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad, ofrece un contrato para la formación de doctores contemplada en el Subprograma Estatal de Formación del Programa Estatal de Promoción […]

Xavier Ramon defends his PhD thesis on ethics and quality of information in the coverage of the London 2012 Olympics

On May 20th, the CEO-UAB researcher and professor at the UPF Department of Communication defended his doctoral dissertation “Sports journalism ethics and quality of information. The coverage of the London 2012 Olympics in the British, American and Spanish press”, supervised by Dr. Salvador Alsius Clavera. The committee was formed by Dr. Mònica Figueras (Pompeu Fabra […]

New publications on the Olympics

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Assessing the sociology of sport: On sport and the city

Article written by Kimberly S Schimmel, Kent State University, USA “On the 50th anniversary of the ISSA and IRSS, Kimberly Schimmel, one of the leading scholars on sport, urban policy and the political economy of development reviews the trajectory of research into the relationship between cities and sport. Three principal themes are identified: city-building – politics […]

Assessing the sociology of sport: On the mediasport interpellation and commodity narratives

Article written by Lawrence A Wenner, Loyola Marymount University, USA “On the 50th anniversary of the ISSA and IRSS, Lawrence A Wenner, Editor-in-Chief of the IRSS and a key foundational scholar of media and sport, considers how the study of media in the sociology of sport is “unavoidable” as media is central to how sport is […]

London 2012 (Re)calling: Youth memories and Olympic ‘legacy’ ether in the hinterland

Article written by Geoffery Z Kohe, University of Worcester, UK “Engendering interest and support among young people was a key strategy for the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Part of the approach entailed promoting the event as a context and inspirational catalyst to propel young people’s proclivities toward, and enduring participation in, sport and […]

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