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El curs Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Els Jocs Olímpics i els mitjans de comunicació", organitzat pel Centre d'Estudis Olímpics de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (CEO-UAB) i difós a través de la plataforma Coursera -la més important

Acadèmics de la University of Southern California, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III i de la Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona, juntament amb representants d'organitzacions esportives com el Comitè Olímpic Internacional (COI) i l'ACB, han analitzat el fenomen de les xarxes

CEO-UAB has held the first research seminar on Olympism and sport, the event took place on Friday 12 December 2014. The purpose of the seminar is to promote the exchange of knowledge about methodologies, resources, approaches, etc. of

Estudiant de doctorat al CEO-UAB. Nascut al Brasil, Daniel és periodista i màster en Comunicació i Ciències de la Informació per la Universitat d’Estocolm. Va treballar com a assistent de recerca i professor titular d’Estudis Llatinoamericans a la Universitat

Article published by Rob Millington and Simon C Darnell published at the International Review for the Sociology of Sport (September 9, 2012) on how online media contribute to social participation and opinion creation on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The awarding of the 2016 Summer Olympics to the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil continues the trend of international sports mega-events being hosted in the global South and constructed and promoted as part of long-term development plans and policies. Rio 2016 also connects with the International Olympic Committee?s (IOC) current commitment to international development and global humanitarianism. In this paper, we examine the proliferation of this agenda through official online Olympic communication and compare it against critical perspectives from activist bloggers concerned with development issues specific to Rio 2016. The results support the notions that the internet can be used both to serve and challenge processes of capitalist accumulation and that political debates and contestations, such as those regarding development policy, are increasingly ?amplified? online. We argue, therefore, that while the IOC and Olympic stakeholders use the internet in support of neoliberal and modernist notions of development, online communications also offer important avenues for disseminating current critiques of, and resistance to, Olympic hosting.

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