International Centre for Olympic Studies

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Olympika CoverOlympika (including back issues)

Cost: $30 per issue

Olympika is the international scholarly journal of the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) that is published annually on topics relating to the historical, sociological, philosophical, anthropological, and management dimensions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Olympic Movement. Back issues are available.

Olympika CoverSymposia Proceedings (including back issues)

Cost: $65 per issue

During each Olympic year, the International Centre for Olympic Studies hosts the biennial International Symposium for Olympic Research. The Symposium Proceedings contain the peer-reviewed full-length versions of Symposium presentations (1992-2010 Proceedings). In a format change beginning with the 2012 Proceedings, ICOS accepted, and now accepts, either full-length presentation texts or presentation abstracts for inclusion in the Proceedings; both undergo a peer-review process.

Olympic TorchOlympic Studies Course Pack (OSCP)

For students in courses related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Olympic Movement.

Cost: $45 + HST

The Olympic Games have emerged as the most pervasive global sporting festival in the world, as well as one of the world’s foremost mega-events. Presently captivating a global viewing following approaching two-thirds of the world’s population, encountering exploding public and private hosting resources and energies, often embroiled in the grips of public scandal and performance enhancement issues, the scene of unbridled commercialism, this great sporting and cultural festival has nevertheless fascinated and inspired modern audiences through epitome physical performance, celebration, and spectacle. Called glorious by some and offensive by others in this age of globalization, the events, personalities, and outcomes of the Olympic Games present a fascinating study that speaks volumes about the cultural role of sport in modern society. The cultural history and philosophy of the Games and tertiary events are about power and privilege, socio-political structures and negotiations, and a panorama of issues including class, gender, race, political economy, body culture, science, moral and ethical issues, and identity.