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05 Feb 2004
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The International Olympic Committee supports research

For the sixth consecutive year, the Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is supporting research on Olympism thanks to its Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme.

Four projects accepted
For 2004, four research projects have been accepted for their academic excellence and the interest that they represent in developing the knowledge of the Olympic phenomenon. Their authors will benefit from a scholarship which will allow them to come and consult the OSC collections, which consists of archived documents, publications, official reports and audio-visual material.

Happy scholarships holders
The happy scholarship holders and the selected themes are:

Guy Lionel Loew (University Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France):
Avery Brundage and the IOC: reaction on the Karl Schantz’s case;

Boria Mujamdar (Oxford University, India/United Kingdom):
For Gold to Dust: Hockey and India’s Olympic Encounter;

Ana Maria Miragaya (University of Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil):
Inclusion of Women in the Olympic Games and the Organisational Bodies of the IOC

Maureen Smith (California State University, Sacramento, USA):
The Olympic Movement and the Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity.

Selection by a committee: 32 candidatures from 18 countries
They were selected by a committee composed of seven famous professors known world-wide for the quality of their research and publications on Olympism from among 32 candidature files from 18 countries.

New IOC policy: offer support
In the framework of its new policy, the IOC now wishes to offer support to researches answering the Olympic family’s needs. This will be possible thanks to the programmes offered by Olympic Solidarity.

Learn more on the Olympic Studies Centre
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