Category Archives: Olympics

Olympic Studies Research Assistant – Job Opportunity

The University of East London is seeking a highly-motivated Research Assistant to lead on the organisation of an international academic conference at UEL in 2013 which will focus on the impacts of Mega-Events on host cities, looking back at the … Continue reading

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Olympics Edition of Sociology

In October 2011, SAGE publishing dedicated the edition of their Sociology journal to the topic of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This timely edition covers topics from sociological approaches to the spectacle of the games, to questions around … Continue reading

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New Publication – The Olympic Juggernaut hits Rio de Janeiro: is there a compelling new story?

We are pleased to publish a new piece about Rio’s Olympic developments and urban informality, by Maulik Bansal. “On October 1, 2009, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the Summer Olympic Games 2016 will be hosted by Rio de … Continue reading

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Olympic Security in London and Rio

Both London and Rio made headlines today in the lead up to hosting the Olympic Games. In London, The Guardian reported that the US may send their own personnel to the city for security during the games, and in Rio, police have … Continue reading

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Youth Olympic Games

Recently published: an article in the International Journal of History and Sport focusing on the establishment of the Youth Olympic Games in 2007. The article,  The Youth Olympic Games, Past, Present and Future  written by Donna Wong, looks at the establishment of the first … Continue reading

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