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Subject:

Conference - The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges

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"Balogh, Zita" <[log in to unmask]>

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To support research in sports medicine <[log in to unmask]>

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*** The Olympic Games: Meeting New Global Challenges Conference ***

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Dear Colleague,



This conference will take place a day after the conclusion of the London Olympic Games and will seek to analyse the salient features of the Games, its legacy in the short term, the historical and contemporary links between Olympism and issues of Real politik, the efforts of the Olympic movement to promote peaceful coexistence and intercultural understanding and the relevance of the Olympic movement in an age of hyper commercialism and mass media dominance. It will seek to analyse the discrepancies between rhetoric and reality, and between theory and practice, and seek answers to the questions being levelled at the Olympic movement in recent times with regards to its continuing relevance.



Venue: Oxford University Club, 11 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SZ

Date: 13th and 14th August, 2012

Registration: FREE



For registration, please contact Zita Balogh, Marketing Manager, Routledge Journals:

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Conference Themes

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• Olympism and the Real politik;

• The immediate legacy of London 2012;

• High performance sport and issues of doping, commercialism and the Games; • 24/7 media and the Olympic movement.



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Confirmed Speakers

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Key Notes

Professor Bruce Kidd, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto John J MacAloon, Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago Anthony Edgar, Head of Media, International Olympic Committee





Plenary Panellists

Professors John Hughson, Vassil Girginov, Beatriz Garcia, Joe Maguire, Boria Majumdar and Jean Loup Chappelet.



Speakers

Professors Brian Stoddart, Mike Weed, David Hassan, John Hughson, Gavin Poynter, Chris Hallinan and others.



The conference will conclude with a round table discussion on how best to analyse mega events and how important it is to get backstage in trying to analyse sports apex bodies like the IOC. It will aim to discuss issues of conflict of interest, what constitutes intellectual censorship and issues of intellectual freedom.





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Conference Convenor

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Boria Majumdar, D.Phil. University of Oxford Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire Executive Editor, Sport in Society (Routledge) [log in to unmask]





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Conference Supporters

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Routledge, Taylor & Francis

University of Oxford Club

University of Central Lancashire

Sport in Society



Kind regards,



Routledge Journals




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