Centre for Olympic Studies and Research School of Sport and Exercise Studies, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU  .
Loughborough University

Centre for Olympic Studies & Research

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Mission / Aims

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Promote, facilitate and conduct academic research into Olympism and the Olympic Movement
Generate / disseminate an understanding of, and appreciation for, the ideals and values expressed through Olympism.


with the British Olympic Foundation (BOF), and various UK sport organisations in academic, cultural, educational and social scientific fields
Undertake research into Olympism, drawing on the fields of the humanities, social sciences, including management and policy analysis
Facilitate, via seminars, conferences and publications, the dissemination of knowledge relating to Olympism.
Link with organisational elements of the Olympic Movement, including the IOC, the International Olympic Academy (IOA) and other nationally based Olympic Studies Centres.

Governance of COS&R

The Centre has a Director, Professor Ian Henry, and three other Board members, Ms Jan Paterson and Mr Richard Palmer CBE of the British Olympic Foundation, and Professor Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University.

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SSEHS - Loughborough University - London 2012 - British Olympic Foundation
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