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Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Your gateway to multidisciplinary research on the Games Issue 3 February 2012 – May 2012

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What is ROSO?

Free prize draw results Thanks to everyone who signed up to the ROSO free prize draw and the latest updates on the platform. We are delighted to announce the results of our three recent free prize draws. The winners are… February winner Clare March winner


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Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games (ROSO) is a unique learning resource, publishing scholarly and multidisciplinary research on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. ROSO contains over 1000 journal articles and book chapters, including handbooks and major reference works dating back to the 1960s on themes including: the media, education, gender, politics, governance, management, law, business, ethics, legacies, the environment, disability studies, athletic performance and history. ROSO’s Managing Editor, Dr Vassil Girginov of Brunel University, UK, has assigned a theme to every journal article and book chapter, allowing the user to search their area of interest. Routledge has also commissioned over 40 new journal special issues across disciplines on Olympic and Paralympic Studies that will be revealed on our innovative platform.


What’s the latest on ROSO?

We have refreshed all of the content links on the homepage to reflect the theme of ‘Olympism’. Enjoy some of our key pieces, such as Paradoxes and Contestations of Olympism in the History of the Modern Olympic Movement, by Dr Dikaia Chatziefstathiou of Canterbury Christchurch University, UK. Dr Dikaia Chatziefstathiou is an expert in Olympic Studies and is the Scientist of the Year 2011-2012! She is the current Editor of the Month for ROSO! You can access Dr Chatziefstathiou’s blog entry on Olympism here. We have a new Video of the Month with Professor Ian Henry of Loughborough University, UK and Dr Dikaia Chatziefstathiou Canterbury Christchurch University, UK sharing their views on the Olympics special issue they are guest editing for European Sport Management Quarterly, an ISI listed journal published on behalf of the European Association for Sport Management! Click here for more information on becoming a member.

We have indexed our latest content in the site and would like to highlight the following to you for your reading: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy special issue on Olympic Ethics and Philosophy View more philosophy content on ROSO here Journal of the Society of Archivists special issue on Community Engagement and the Olympic and Paralympic Games View more community related content on ROSO here Journal of Sport & Tourism special issue on Sport, Tourism and the Olympic Games View more Olympic Tourism content on ROSO here Journal of Sports Sciences special issue from the IOC Conference on Nutrition in Sport View more sport science content on ROSO here

Olympic Games are an International Farce; Olympic Games are Doomed and A British Olympics, all three pieces by Matthew Llewellyn, The International Journal of the History of Sport. View more history content on ROSO here The British Library hosted a Sourcing Sport one day conference on 21 May and we’ll be posting news from this event on ROSO next week. We are also making arrangements for the ICSEMIS conference 19-24 July in Glasgow, UK. On Friday 20 July from 5:45pm to 7pm we are holding our own Routledge Publications Launch at Clyde Foyer, with speeches from ROSO’s Managing Editor, Vassil Girginov, Mass Communication and Society Editors Stephen Perry and Kimberly Bissell, Sports Coaching Review Editor, Robyn Jones and many more.


What’s the latest on ROSO?

Exciting news…! We launched our Get Involved discussion forum on ROSO! We have already received a few posts and we invite you to share your stories and experiences by uploading your comments and photographs to this area of the site. If you would like to cite your post, please use: Routledge Online Studies on the Olympic and Paralympic Games (2012) ISSN 2161-7163. [DATE ACCESSED]

We were delighted to win the Podium Bronze Medal Award for our contribution to Olympic and Paralypmic Studies and very much enjoyed the ceremony with the company of Dr Vassil Girginov, ROSO’s Managing Editor and Gareth Smith from Podium. Top Downloads The Top Downloaded Journal Article on ROSO during May was The Impact of Technology on Sporting Performance in Olympic Sports, Journal of Sports Sciences, Volume 27, Issue 13, 2009. Congratulations to Steve J. Haake for this achievement! We’ve made this article free to access for everyone to enjoy.

New Books on Olympic and Paralympic Studies from Routledge As the London 2012 Olympics draw closer, Routledge have been adding to their world-leading list of books on Olympic and Paralympic Studies. Due to publish in the next month are Harry Hiller’s innovative monograph, Host Cities and the Olympics, which explores the dynamic relationship between the Games and the residents of the host city, and The Olympic Games and Cultural Policy by Beatriz Garcia, the first book to examine the concept and evolution of cultural policies throughout the recent history of the Olympics. In due course all of our Olympic and Paralympic Studies books will be searchable on the ROSO website, with individual chapters available for purchase, and full details of current and forthcoming Olympic titles can be found on our Sport and Leisure Studies website: books/subjects/SCSL1025/

KEY JOURNAL ARTICLE: Paradoxes and Contestations of Olympism in the History of the Modern Olympic Movement Dikaia Chatziefstathiou ABSTRACT: The ideology of Olympism has long been criticized for being inherently contradictory, its call for universal ideals and equal opportunities for all people and all nations belied by the exclusionary, elitist and racist nature of its early practices. This article advances a more complex interpretation, namely that the paradoxes to be found in the discourse of Pierre de Coubertin, Carl Diem and other exponents of Olympism and the changes to Olympic practice they initiated reflect the divergent forces and contestations of the geopolitical and social forces and events they faced. KEY BOOK: Planning Olympic Legacies Eva Kassens-Noor When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access to documents and records, Eva Kassens-Noor questions and challenges this fundamental assertion of host cities who claim to have used the Olympic Games as a way to move forward their urban agendas. Get your copy here!


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Contact Us For questions about the ROSO journal special issue project: Dr Vassil Girginov Any other queries: Don’t forget you can perform your own Advanced Search on ROSO or browse by theme on the Explore page.


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