International Centre for Olympic Studies
  • The International Centre for Olympic Studies

    The primary mission of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western University is the generation and dissemination of academic scholarship focused specifically on the socio-cultural study of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement.


South American OlympismOlympic Strategies in South America

Avery Brundage's strategic support for South American sports festivals.

Fred SimpsonFred Simpson, Aboriginal Olympian

An Aboriginal marathon runner from Alderville Mississauga Ojibway First Nation at the 1908 Olympics.

Olympic Maple LeafThe Canadian Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf symbol as an expression of national identity was initially used at the 1908 Olympic Games.

2010 Eco narrativesVancouver 2010 Eco-Narratives

Stories of environmental sustainability were part of the narrative effecting local acceptance of the Games.

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Brundage Collection

Avery Brundage Collection

Worrall Collection

James Worrall Collection

Lenskyj Collection

Helen Lenskyj Research Files