International Centre for Olympic Studies

Olympic and Paralympic Resources


Olympic-related Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

IOC (Post)graduate Research Grant

In its 2017 (Post)Graduate Students Research Grant Program, the IOC Olympic Studies Centre offers grants in two streams to PhD students who engage in Olympic-related research. Eligible to apply are all currently enrolled PhD students whose research has a humanities or social science perspective and who focus on the Olympic Movement and / or Olympic Games. Past successful applications can be found here.

Other Potential Funding Sources

North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) - Graduate Student Essay Award 
North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) - Graduate Student Conference Travel Award 
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) - Fellowship and Grant Opportunities 
North American Society for Sport Sociology (NASSS) - Barbara Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award
International Sociology of Sport Assocation (ISSA) - Graduate Paper Award


Olympic and Paralympic Studies Centres

IOC Olympic Studies Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland 
Académie Nationale Olympique, France
Olympic Studies Centre, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
Centre for Olympic Studies and Research, Loughborough, UK
Centre for Olympic Research and Education, University of Tsukuba, Japan
The Netherlands Olympic Study Network, The Netherlands 
New Zealand Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Centre d’Estudis Olímpics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Centre for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research, California State University-Fullerton, USA


Archival Sources

Internet Archive

A search for olympic- and paralympic themes related documents at the Internet Archive yields over 4,000 entries.

IOC Historical Archives

The holdings of the IOC Historical Archives include publications produced by the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (incl. Official Reports) and the bid cities applying to host the Olympic Games (candidature files), in addition to Games-time publications of International Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees

British National Archives Olympic and Paralympic Records

The National Archives holds a range of records on the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games and Cultural Olympiad, from 1896 to the present. The records are now available online.