School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


Centre for Olympic Studies and Research

The Centre is a joint initiative of Loughborough University and the British Olympic Foundation and was founded in July 2004 in order to develop the field of Olympic research.

The Centre is one of a network of Olympic research centres. Other major Olympic research centres are based at:

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • University Technology Sydney
  • Beijing Sports Unviersity
  • University of Western Ontario
  • German Sport University Cologne

The focus of the Centres and Research is on research relating to Olympism, Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement, and Olympic sport.

The Director of the Centre is Professor Ian Henry.

The members of the board are Ms Jan Paterson (Director of the British Olympic Foundation), Mr. Richard Palmer CBE (British Olympic Foundation) and Professor Barrie Houlihan (Loughborough University).

For more information, visit the Centre for Olympic Studies and Research website.