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09 Mar 2001
IOC News , Press Release


Lausanne, 9 March 2001 - For the third year in succession, the Research Council of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has awarded a series of grants to students performing research on the Olympic Movement, its history and values, and the impact of the Olympic Games on different areas of contemporary society and culture.

Launched by the OSC in 1999, the grant programme enables postgraduate students working on a doctorate or masters degree, or university teachers who have acquired their doctorate or masters in the last five years, to obtain financial assistance to cover the costs of travel and accommodation in Lausanne for a period of between one and three months. During this time, the grant holders can consult the IOC historical archives (letters and documents, photos and films), works in the library and the documentation held by the OSC, with help from the OSC archivists, documentalists and librarians.

This year, because of the high quality of the 27 candidature files from 19 countries, the Research Council has decided to award six grants:

Florence Carpentier (France): Transformations in the IOC after the departure of its founding father, Pierre de Coubertin (1925-1939).
Andrew Guest (USA): A cultural perspective on IOC sport development and aid in sub-saharian Africa.
Douglas Hartmann (USA): Golden ghettos: race, culture and the politics of the 1968 African American Olympic protest Movement.
Anthony Hughes (Australia): The Jewish people and the Olympic Games.
Barbara Keys (USA): The globalisation of modern sport, 1919-1939.
Franck Latty (France): Research into transnational law – “Lex Sportiva” as an example

The Research Council is composed of representatives of the Olympic Museum and the OSC, together with senior academic figures known internationally for the quality of their research and publications on Olympism.

The grant programme for 2002 will be launched in April 2001.

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