The OSC is today one of the world’s leading centres of written information on the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games. Its main mission is to collect, enrich and disseminate Olympic knowledge and guarantee accessibility to the IOC collections. In order to do so, the Centre focuses its activities on the following objectives: Guarantee access to the IOC’s written patrimony and Olympic reference information. Disseminate, provide, coordinate and stimulate research and the creation of Olympic reference content. Be the preferred point of contact for the academic community and Olympic Movement members requiring expertise in written patrimonial activities. The centre comprises the Historical Archives, Library, ResearchRead More →

Pr. Didier REY, Sprt History

Research in sport seems to be dominated by the so called “hard” Science, which considers the other historical and social research aspects as “anecdotal”. This is for us an error of perspective. In fact, in addition to the contribution of History and Sociology in helping to demystify certain discourses and certain approaches, which under the cover of science, hides an ideological position not always reassuring; they can also participate in providing a sense to sport practice, and even more than that, they can help in the safeguarding and archiving of the nation’s sport memory, to be used for scientific research or by the general public.Read More →

Pr. Hazzaa M Al-Hazzaa, Medecine and Physiology

To begin with I must confess that when I was asked by my dear friend Dr. Mahfoud Amara to write an editorial on exercise and sport science in the Arab countries, I did hesitate to say yes for a while. The reason for that was the lack of reliable and readily available published resources on the development of the field of exercise and sport science in the Arab countries. This was much apparent when I have tried probing several search engines including the immense Google and Google Scholar with no success. Therefore, I have heavily relied, when writing this piece of editorial, on my intuition,Read More →

Pr. Hashem A. KILANI, Human Movement Science Sport Biomechanics

Virtual technologies are technologies which serve for the representation of elements and events of the real, invented and abstract human worlds in the form of dynamic images. These worlds or their parts are visually perceived and interpreted by humans like as really existing physical objects. Therefore, virtual images are used for the optical observation of different simulated behaviors which either are not observable by human eyes or do not exist physically. The virtual reality technology (VRT)however, is a multi-disciplinary comprehensive technology, which appears following the computer technology, computer graphics, computer network technology, image processing and pattern recognition, intelligent connection technology, multi-sensor technologies, pronunciation processing andRead More →

Mr. Abid KHELEF, Media

When I enrolled in the MBA Football industries at the University of Liverpool, I was aware that football and sports were big business. But truth be told, I never realized how big it was and how much of an impact it had across the social, geopolitical and cultural spectrum. What is more, as an Arab working in the sports business in the UK & Europe, the last few years have been particularly interesting and eventful to say the least. First, we witnessed the Manchester City takeover by Shiekh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Thanks to very generous investments, ‘Man City’ became very quickly one ofRead More →