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As of 1924, Games that take part during the winter months and that are reserved for sports taking place on snow or ice came to complete the Summer Olympic Games. The Winter Games are on a much smaller

The connection of China and the Olympic Movement could be tracked down to the early 20th century. However, the initiative period of China's Olympic involvement was marginal and controversial one due to its domestic social conditions and the

This paper offers a perspective on the origins and evolution of the concept of Olympic cultural program. The two initial sections present a review of the historical background of the cultural program, from the initial conception by Pierre

This lecture focuses on the origins of Olympism and Olympic education and their development through the XX century in the face of two World Wars, the Cold War and the increasing commercialization of the Olympic Games and sport

This lecture provides an analysis of the emergence of the Paralympic Movement, from its origins at the Stoke Mandeville Games to the agreement between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that has shaped

Olympic Idea Nowadays : perceptions and insights / Emilio Fernandez Peña, Holger Preuss and Lamartine DaCosta (orgs.); Dikaia Chatziefstathiou, Xavier Ramon and Ana Miragaya (eds.). Bellaterra : Centre d'Estudis Olímpics i de l'Esport de la UAB, 2015.

The book Olympic Idea Nowadays : perceptions and insights has been released. The work offers a vision of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games in relation to the Olympic values system in the current social context Olympic values

Miquel de Moragas; Christopher Kennett; Nuria Puig (eds.) (2002): The Legacy of the Olympic Games 1984-2000: International Symposium Lausanne, 14th, 15th and 16th November 2002. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee. ISBN: 9291149-091-1


Miquel de Moragas Spà; Nuria Puig; Ana Belen Moreno (eds.) (2000): Volunteers, global society and the Olympic Movement: International Symposium Lausanne. 24th, 25th and 26th November 1999. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee, 2000. ISBN: 92-9149-069-5.


Television in the Olympic Games: the new era: International Symposium, Lausanne, 19th-20th October 1998. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee, 1999. ISBN: 92-9149-045-8

The book is a compilation of papers presented at

Olympic Ceremonies: historical continuity and cultural exchange

Miquel de Moragas Spà; John MacAloon; Montserrat Llinés (eds.) (1996): Olympic Ceremonies: historical continuity and cultural exchange (International Symposium on Olympic Ceremonies, Barcelona-Lausanne, November, 1995). Lausanne: International Olympic Committee. ISBN: 92-9149-017-2

Esports i mitjans de comunicació a Catalunya

Daniel E. Jones, (ed.) (1996): Esports i mitjans de comunicació a Catalunya. Barcelona: Centre d'Investigació de la Comunicació: Centre d'Estudis Olímpics i de l'Esport. ISBN: 84-490-0710-0

  Esport i mitjans de comunicació a Catalunya is the result of research

Television in the Olympics

Miquel de Moragas Spà; Nancy K. Rivenburgh; James F. Larson (1995): Television in the Olympics. London: John Libbey. ISBN: 0-86196-538-8

    For decades, scholars have studied the Olympic Games - the history, the

Olímpia: orígens dels Jocs Olímpics

Pere Villalba i Varneda (1994): Olímpia: orígens dels Jocs Olímpics. Bellaterra: Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. ISBN: 84-490-0087-4.

  This book about Olympia contains Greco-Latin writings from Classical antiquity. Olympia and the Olympic Games are

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

The sport historian Juan Antonio Simon, disclosed an aspect which has unfortunately been forgotten by historians of sport: the murky process of choosing the Spanish Olympic bid for the summer Olympic Games in 1972, which concluded, surprisingly, with

This week, the Autonomous University of Barcelona has had the honour of receiving Dr. Norbert Müller as invited professor of the International Chair in Olympism for 2012. Dr. Norbert is Emeritus Professor in Sport Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg

From its origins in the later nineteenth century, French rugby has been an important site for the construction of a variety of masculine, class-based, regional and national identities. The game?s rise coincided with that of the popular press, and also with the emergence of specialised sporting publications at both the local and national levels. With a significant head-start on association football, particularly in the south-west of the country, rugby became associated with the defence of regional pride and local interests. This was a process invested in both morally and materially by newspapers and radio. With the advent of television, rugby was variously appropriated by national broadcasters and Gaullist politicians, who exploited its regional credentials at a time of rapid societal change. Since the game?s professionalisation in 1995, and its resulting ?glocalisation?, media-aware rugby entrepreneurs have sought new sporting and commercial strategies, which have ranged from provincial nostalgia to pragmatic cosmopolitanism.