12th International Symposium for Olympic Research

October 30-31, 2014

Western University - London, Ontario, Canada


The 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research will be hosted by the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) at Western University in London, Ontario, on October 30 & 31, 2014. Scholars, researchers, students, and professionals interested in the socio-cultural study of the modern Olympic or Paralympic Games are invited to submit abstracts for conference presentation. Papers in the area of history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, and sport management, as well as other disciplines that contribute to our cultural understanding of the Games are particularly encouraged.

Edited Collection

As in years past, ICOS will produce a peer-reviewed collection of edited contributions from the Symposium papers. In an effort to foster this dissemination worldwide, and following a global trend in scholarly production, the Edited Collection will be provided to all delegates in electronic format. As well, scholarly distribution will continue through LA84, reinforcing ICOS’ positive stance on open access policies (www.la84foundation.org/index.html, under Digital Library Collection, Periodicals). ICOS no longer produces hard copies of this publication. Presenters who wish their paper to be considered for the Edited Collection will be required to submit their full papers by August 1, 2014. Only one paper per author will be considered for publication. Please refer to the “Edited Collection” page for details

Graduate Student Essay Competition

The Symposium will also feature the 2nd Graduate Student Essay Competition. Full-time graduate students (at the master’s or doctoral level) who are enrolled in a post-secondary institution for 2014-2015 are eligible for the competition. The award winner will have their registration fee covered, and their paper will be considered for publication in Olympika: The International Journal for Olympic Studies. Full papers are due August 1, 2012. Please refer to the “Student Essay Competition” page for details

Registration Fee

The Symposium registration fee will include an electronic copy of the Edited Collection, access to all sessions, including keynote presentations, as well as food and drink refreshments, two luncheons, and one evening reception. The early registration fee is due Friday, May 30, 2014.

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