- 23 Dec 2005
The International Olympic Committee Supports Research
For the seventh year running the Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is supporting research work into Olympism thanks to its Postgraduate Researchers Scholarship Programme.
Five projects for 2006
For 2006, five research projects have been chosen for their academic excellence and for the interest they offer for the development of the Olympic Movement. Their authors will benefit from a scholarship which will allow them to use the OSC’s human resources and collections (unique collections of more than on million archived documents, publications, official reports, photos and films).
The lucky winners and their chosen themes are:
Thomas Ameye (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
Hundred years of Belgian Olympic Committee (1906-2006): From amateurism to Professional Management.
Wing Yan Ho (The University of Hong Kong, China)
Olympism and Nationalism: The Impacts of 2008 Beijing OG on Hong Kong Identities.
Ann Keen (The State University of New Jersey, USA)
Examination of the Architecture of the Olympic Summer Games 1960-1976, within the Context of Modernism.
Jenifer Parks (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, USA)
Sport Bureaucracy, the OG, and Political Practices in the Soviet Union, 1952-1980.
Adam Seipp (Texas A&M University, USA)
A preparation for Peace: Demobilization and the Construction of Memory at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.
Selection by recognised experts: 42 files from 18 countries
They were selected by a committee comprising world-renowned experts for the quality of their research linked to Olympism and/or for their involvement in Olympic studies.
This year, 42 candidature files were submitted from 18 countries, addressing a variety of themes including, among others: the urban aspects of host cities, the history of the Olympic Movement, candidature procedures, marketing, nationalism as well as operational elements linked to the Games such as transport and security.Members of the selection committee
The selection committee for the 2006 edition of the programme comprised the following members:
Mrs Susan Brownell, University of Missouri, St Louis, USA
Mr Lamartine DaCosta, University of Gama Filho, Brazil
Mr Marc Maes, Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee and University of Ghent, Belgium
Mrs Jan Paterson, British Olympic Foundation, Great Britain
Mr Thierry Terret, Claude Bernard University – Lyons, France
Mr Stephan Wassong, Deutsche Sporthochschule, Cologne, Germany
Hai Ren, University of Sport of Beijing, China