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<b>El Olimpismo de Coubertin</b><br /><i>Norbert Müller</i> <b>Pierre de Coubertin: reading guide</b><br /><i>CEO-UAB</i> <b>An Olympic Mosaic: Multidisciplinary Research and Dissemination of Olympic Studies. CEO-UAB: 20 Years</b><br /><i>Emilio Fernández Peńa; Berta Cerezuela; Miquel Gómez Benosa; Chris Kennett; Miquel de Moragas Spŕ</i> <b>Economic dimension of the Olympic Games</b><br /><i>Holger Preuss</i> <b>China and the Olympic Movement</b><br /><i>Hai Ren</i> <b>Impact of the Games on Olympic host cities</b><br /><i>Richard Cashman</i> <b>Olympic marketing: historical overview</b><br /><i>Josep Maria Puig</i> <b>The Olympic Games, media, and the challenges of global image making</b><br /><i>Nancy K. Rivenburgh</i> <b>Teaching Olympism in schools: Olympic Education as a focus on values education</b><br /><i>Deanna L. Binder</i> <b>Will the Olympics Change China, or Will China Change the Olympics?</b><br /><i>Susan Brownell</i> <b>Why sports matters</b><br /><i>Raymond Boyle</i> <b>Barcelona: l'herčncia dels Jocs (1992-2002)</b><br /><i>Miquel Moragas i Spŕ; Miquel Botella</i> <b>Television in the Olympics</b><br /><i>Miquel de Moragas i Spŕ; Nancy K. Rivenburgh; James F. Larson</i> <b>Volunteers, global society and the Olympic Movement: International Symposium Lausanne. 24th, 25th and 26th November 1999</b><br /><i>Miquel Moragas i Spŕ; Nuria Puig; Ana Belen Moreno</i> <b>Television in the Olympic Games: the new era: International Symposium, Lausanne, 19th-20th October 1998</b><br /><i></i> <b>Olympic Villages: a hundred years of urban planning and shared experiences: International Symposium on Olympic Villages, Lausanne, 1996</b><br /><i>Miquel de Moragas i Spŕ; Montserrat Llinés; Bruce Kidd</i> <b>Olympic Ceremonies: historical continuity and cultural exchange (International Symposium on Olympic Ceremonies, Barcelona-Lausanne, November, 1995)</b><br /><i>Miquel de Moragas i Spŕ; John MacAloon; Montserrat Llinés</i>

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An Olympic Mosaic: Multidisciplinary Research and Dissemination of Olympic Studies. CEO-UAB: 20 Years

Emilio Fernández Peńa; Berta Cerezuela; Miquel Gómez Benosa; Chris Kennett; Miquel de Moragas Spŕ

An Olympic Mosaic tackles Olympic studies from the wealth and interconnection of the different phenomena that constitute them: media and the new media, economics, legacy, gender, information management, Olympic urban planning, the role of the volunteers or the cultural programs, among others. The book also provides a new retrospective vision of the importance of the Barcelona'92 Olympic Games that has conditioned the organizational, management and global projection models of future editions of the Games, in a key way. This vision acquires new validity with the celebration of the 20 anniversary of the Olympic Games of Barcelona'92 and the pre-candidature of Barcelona-Pyrenees for the 2022 Winter Games that will inherit its legacy elements. In more than 200 pages, An Olympic Mosaic comprises 18 contributions of 16 researchers and collaborators of CEO-UAB throughout its first 20 years of trajectory, and the testimonies of 15 international academic collaborators that show the international projection and recognition to the research work and diffusion of the CEO-UAB in the field of the Olympic studies.

The Legacy of the Olympic Games 1984-2000: International Symposium Lausanne, 14th, 15th and 16th November 2002

Moragas i Spŕ, Miquel; Chris Kennett; Nuria Puig

The book contains edited proceedings of the 5th Symposium of the International Chair in Olympism (IOC-UAB), held in November 2002 at the Olympic Museum Lausanne. Over 150 experts involved in Olympic Games research and organisation attended the symposium, including members of the IOC, representatives of Olympic Games Organising Committees (including Athens, Turin and Beijing) and universities leading the way in Olympic studies. The book is divided into eight chapters reflecting the multi-dimensional nature of the tangible and intangible legacies of the Olympic Games, both locally and globally: - Understanding Olympic Legacy and its Historical Development - Urban and Environmental Legacy of the Olympic Games - The Sporting Legacy of the Olympic Games - Olympic Economic and Tourism Legacies - Political Legacies of the Olympic Games - Cultural, Social and Communication Legacies - Olympic Education and Documentation Legacies - Organising and Planning the Future Olympic Legacies See the conclusions and recommendations of this symposium, which were published in the book.

Barcelona: l'herčncia dels Jocs (1992-2002)

Miquel Moragas i Spŕ; Miquel Botella

The book Barcelona: l’herčncia dels Jocs (1992-2002) offers a collection of studies and accounts of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games written on the 10th anniversary of the event and therefore offering a new longer-term perspective on that memorable event. This book is an update of the earlier book by the same editors, The Keys to Success published in 1995, which offered a collection of different studies on the social, sporting, economic and cultural impact of Barcelona’92, written immediately after the Olympic Games. The new book follows the same format as The Keys to Success in terms of analysing various aspects of the legacy of the Olympic Games, but on this occasion highlighting the medium and long-term impact of that event.

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Series of working documents aimed to disseminate the results of the research undertaken within the framework of the CEO-UAB research and training activities. Includes preprints, congress' papers, working documents, technical reports, amongst other materials. It is also available at Recercat, the cooperative repository of digital documents that includes the research literature of Catalan university and research centres.


El Olimpismo de Coubertin

Norbert Müller

The text corresponds to the introductory chapter in the book Pierre de Coubertin 1863-1937: Olimpismo: selección de textos (Lausanne : CIPC, 2012) summarising the conference given by Dr. Norbert Müller as invited professor of the International Chair in Olympism 2012.

WP029 | The keys to success of the Barcelona Games

Miquel Botella

WP030 | An economical analysis of the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games: resources, financing and impacts

Ferran Brunet

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Through the Minds of Billions: Identity Construction in the Ultimate Megasporting Event

Andrew C. Billings

(…)Olympic media scholarship ultimately focuses on those who witness the Olympics in second-hand ways, through various forms of traditional and new media as it is critical to analyze the difference between what happens at the Olympics and what happens on televisions screens in what are now billions of homes. At its core, it is the study of gaps between the authentic and the scripted, performance and the pageantry, the masculine and the feminine, the domestic and the foreign. The work is frequently grounded upon impact factors. Some media researchers pursue worthy aims in trying to show how media offerings can have dramatic impacts on small segments of people; Olympic researchers tend to focus on how media can have subtle impacts on much larger numbers of people(…)

Economic dimension of the Olympic Games

Holger Preuss

The economic dimension of the Olympic Games is not easy to measure. On the one hand globalisation has increased the revenues of the Games which, vice versa, supports sports systems all over the world. On the other hand there is no tendency to describe the economic dimension of Olympic Games. There are “cheap” Games such as those from Los Angeles 1984 and Atlanta 1996 and “expensive” Games such as Barcelona 1992, Athens 2004 or Beijing 2008. These Games affect the economy of their country differently. First the Olympic Games will be compared with basic economic indicators of national accounts in order to demonstrate their economic importance for the host country, which is not very big. Then the Games are compared with other major sport event which shows their huge economic dimension. Later this lesson will focus on the two dimensions “time” and “space”. “Time” is important in order to describe the duration of economic impulses of a single Games.

China and the Olympic Movement

Hai Ren

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 international political background. 1979 was a turning point for the relationship between the Olympic movement and China for the IOC Session in Nagoya ended the long political debate over the China's Olympic participation, which paved the road for China taking quite active role in Olympic affairs and at the same time its sport policies have been deeply influenced by the Olympic movement. Beijing's two bids for the Olympics, one failed in 1993 (2000 Olympic Games) and another succeed in 2001 (2008 Olympic Games*), were the milestones for the development of Olympic movement in China. China may offer a unique contribution to the Olympic movement due to its special cultural heritage.

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The series by the Olympic Studies Centre (CEO-UAB) that compiles thematic dossiers on current issues. These dossiers include a text complemented with resources on the theme.


Pierre de Coubertin: reading guide


This document includes a selection of the main works to learn on the figure and thought of the French pedagogue Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Movement. The guide was produced on the occassion of the International Chair in Olympism 2012 devoted to Pierre de Coubertin and held by Dr. Norbert Müller.

Andrew C. Billings: invited professor of the Chair on Olympism CEO-UAB 2010. Selected Bibliographic List


The work includes specially journal articles (in so different scientific journals such as Journal of Communication, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, and Mass Communication and Society) and also a lesser extent books, all centered in sports communication and mass media, particularly focusing on the portrayal of identity within televised sport. In the references of journal articles a link gives us to the abstract of the article.

Selection of Academic E-journals on Olympism and Sport


The selection of E-journals that we present contains both open access and restricted access journals, which only are available from the computers of the Olympic Studies Centre in UAB. This selection is divided in two big kinds of journals: on the one hand, journals linked to Olympism, and on the other hand, journals related to sport and social sciences. The journals within each big block are introduced in alphabetical order. Every issue contains a link to the journal (title) and to the publishing association, a brief abstract of the journals’ aims and scope, the Impact Factor (when it has been possible to offer it), and finally, the chronological scope covered by the journal.

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