Call for Papers | “Emerging Technologies and Emerging Sports in the COVID-19 Era”, the 15th International Symposium for Olympic and Paralympic Research, Online October 15–16, 2021. Call ends August 30, 2021

The 15th International Symposium for Olympic Research, has been rescheduled and will be hosted by the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS), Western University, as a virtual Symposium on October 15th and 16th, 2021. Scholars, researchers, students, and professionals interested in the socio-cultural study of the modern Olympic or Paralympic Games are invited to submit abstracts for conference presentations.

Papers in the areas of history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, cultural studies, and sport management, as well as other disciplines that contribute to our cultural understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games are particularly encouraged. Proposals for thematic sessions are also invited.

Previously submitted abstracts will automatically be considered by the Program Committee. All abstracts and/or presentations will be published in the ICOS Symposium Proceedings and be considered for publication in our Journal Olympika.

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Richard W. Pound, Q.C., Ad.E.
International Olympic Committee
The topic for this virtual lecture is post-covid review of how the pandemic affected the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Mr. Scott Russell
CBC Sports
The topic for this virtual lecture is post-covid review of how the pandemic affected the journalistic coverage of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Dr. Nobuko Tanaka-Hibino
Tokyo Organizing Committee
The topic for this virtual lecture is a Japanese perspective on gender and Parasport policies and practices for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Abstract submissions

For confirmation of previous submissions, please contact Mr Marwan Hellal, Research Assistant, International Centre for Olympic Studies, Western University, London, Canada, mhellal@uwo.ca

The deadline for the new abstract (250–300 words) submission is August 21st, 2021. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by September 15th, 2021. New abstract submissions must be made through EasyChair, https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=icos2021#

All abstracts and/or presentations will be published in the ICOS Symposium Proceedings and be considered for publication in our Journal Olympika.

Program Committee

      • Dr. Angela Schneider (Chair)
      • Dr. Laura Misener
      • Dr. Robert K. Barney
      • Dr. Mizuhu Takemura
      • Dr. Ken Kirkwood
      • Dr. Mac Ross.

Symposium Organizing Committee

      • Dr. Glen Belfry (Chair)
      • Dr. David Howe
      • Dr. Jane Thornton
      • Mr. Marwan Hellal
      • Mr. Alan Oldman
      • Mr. Andrew Pettit

Registration and fees

Registration Includes access to the web based platform and all Symposium content. A Virtual Portal log-in will be sent to your email address (provided at registration) the week prior to the event. Register here: https://conference.has.uwo.ca/Register/default.aspx?code=C001006.

Early Bird Deadline is Monday, September 20th 11:59 pm, EDT. Regular Rate: $100.00. Student Rate: $45.00. Olympians & Paralympians: Complimentary.

Late Registration begins Tuesday, September 21st 12:01 am, EDT. Regular Rate: $150.00.
Students $65.00. 
Olympians & Paralympians: Complimentary.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars. All prices are tax exclusive.


For more information, please visit our website technat https://www.uwo.ca/olympic/

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