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WELCOME to COS&R, the Centre for Olympic Studies & Research, based at Loughborough University.  COS&R is a joint initiative of Loughborough University and the British Olympic Foundation.

COS&R was founded in July 2004 in order to develop the field of Olympic research. It 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 COS&R 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 of Loughborough University.

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The first International Colloquium of Olympic Studies and Reseach Centres (OSCS) was held at Loughborough University, UK on 25-26 July 2012

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