The Franco Olympic Games: An analysis of the unsuccessful Barcelona 1972 bid
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...
Professor Norbert Müller visit UAB as Invited Professor of the International Chair in Olympism 2012
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.
Paralympics: past, present and future
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...
WP020 | Sports and international relations (1919-1939): the 1936 Popular Olympiad
Gabriel Colomé, Jeroni Sureda
WP001 | La Historia del proyecto olímpico
WP080 | La política en las Olimpiadas de Berlín 1936
Enrique Asín Fernández
Section of the International Olympic Committee website which provides general information on the history of the modern Olympic Games. Every edition of the Games contains content on the key factors—the...
Pierre de Coubertin's ideology of Olympism from the perspective of the history of ideas
Communication given in the 2nd International Symposium of Olympic Research organized by the Center of Olympic Studies of the University of Western Ontario (Canada, 1994). In the text, the author reflects...
Olympic Games primer
Guide produced by the LA’84 Foundation to understand the Olympic movement. It consists of ten chapters or sections: an introduction, brief history of the ancient and modern Olympic Games—section listing...
Journal of Olympic History
Academic journal of the International Society of Olympic Historians, including issues between 1992 and 2004 which are available in full text on the LA'84 Foundation website. It gathers articles, reports...
Olympism bibliography : selected bibliography for further search on Olympics or Olympism
Journal article that includes a bibliography on the Olympic Games selected by Richard Bell. The references are presented in alphabetical order and are accompanied by materials and the names of the host...
Olympic oral histories
Project carried out by LA’84 Foundation. It collects oral history of the Olympic medal winners in Southern California. The page presents a list with the names of the players and their sport, from which...
Olympic truce : myth and reality
Article published by the Classics Technology Center. The author invites the history students to unmask the modern myth of the Olympic truce perpetuated by historians, newspapers and even politicians,...
Modern perspective of the ancient Olympic events
Article published in The Sport Journal (vol. 4, n. 1, winter 2001). The author, in spite of the difficulty to create an analysis of the progress of the different Games beyond the typology of genders...
1000 Years of the Olympic Games : treasures of Ancient Greece
Hellenic Ministry of Culture
Virtual exhibition on the ancient Olympic Games, organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture as a contribution to the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Throughout the ten rooms of the Powerhouse...
Perseus Digital Library
Learning material in the English language aimed to the exhibition of the project of the Perseus Digital Library on the ancient Olympic Games with sections dealing with the sport events, their context...
Ellen PapakyriakouCase study, Ellen Papakyriakou, 2000 (HTML)
Document focused on Olympia, in the “Ancient Greek cities” web site with copyright of Ellen Papakyriakou, providing information on history, art and athletics, among other aspects of each one of the cities...
Ancient Olympics : proclamation, the truce, organisation, arrangement
Paper presented at the 4th Summer Session of International Olympic Academy. The text sets out the conditions, agenda and organization of the ancient Olympic Games. The founding year of the Olympic Games...
Spirit of competition (Agon) in the Olympic Games : from the ancient to the modern world
Nigel B. Crowther
Paper given at the 8th International Symposium on Olympic Research (Ontario, 2006). In this document, describing the landmarks obtained by Ion Ioannides in the sport and the studies of the ancient Greece,...
Olympism for the 21st century : new life to a timeless philosophy
Deborah J. Hunterformer
Article published in The Sport Journal (vol. 4 no. 1, Winter 2001) that reflects on the values of Olympism nowadays and its implications in education. On the basis of Olympism as a set of values...
Decline of the Olympic Games
Paper given in the Thirtieth Session of the International Olympic Academy. Through a historical review of the Olympic Games until the present day, the author focuses the reasons for the declivity of ancient...
The BBC, austerity and broadcasting the 1948 Olympic Games
Based on original archive research, including papers held in the BBC Written Archives Centre, and interviews with those involved, this paper analyses the historical importance for the BBC of the 1948...
Olympic factsheet #1 : the Ancient Olympics
British Olympic Association (BOA)
Learning material about the Ancient Olympic Games created by the British Olympic Association (BOA), for those who need to make a first approachment to this theme for research or study. The material...
Olympic factsheet #2 : the Modern Olympics
British Olympic Association (BOA)
Learning material about the Modern Olympic Games created by the British Olympic Association (BOA), for those who need to make a first approachment to this theme for research or study. The material...
Olympic factsheet #3 : olympic milestones
British Olympic Association (BOA)
Learning material about the Modern Olympic Games created by the British Olympic Association (BOA), for those who need to make a first approachment to this theme for research or study. The third...
Olympic Games legacy and impacts general bibliography
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
An useful bibliographic list addressed to students, scholars and people interested in the impacts of the Olympic Games. The text has been prepared by the Olympic Studies Centre located in Lausanne (IOC)...
The Historical Evolution of Olympic Games Legacy
Final report by Becca Leopkey, as a result of receiving a 2008 Post Graduate Olympic Studies Grant given by International Olympic Committee (IOC) and published electronically in 2009. The specific purpose...
A brief historical review of olympic urbanization
Hanwen Liao & Adrian Pitts
Environmental factors in the summer Olympics in historical perspective
Benny Peiser & Thomas Reilly
Whence 776? The origin of the date for the first olympiad
This essay explores the origin of the date of 776 BC for the first Olympiad. That date was established by Hippias of Elis c.400 BC when he compiled the first complete list of Olympic victors. Contrary...
Berlin in 1936: old and new work on the nazi olympics
The meaning of names in greek antiquity, with special reference to Olympic athletes
Thomas B. Yiannakis; Sylvia T. Yiannaki
Religiosity as a main element in the ancient Olympic Games
The purpose of this essay is to explore the factors which linked the ancient Olympic Games with the religious feelings and practices of ancient Greek society. From their origins in prehistoric times the...
The friendly games—The ‘official’ IOC film of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics as historical record
State of Elis and the Sanctuary of Olympia
Paper given at the Tenth Session of the International Olympic Academy. According to the speaker, the comprehensive research regarding the sacred site of Olympia has overshadowed and detracted from the...