Call for Papers | “Emerging Technologies and Emerging Sports” – International Symposium for Olympic and Paralympic Research | Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, July 17–18, 2020. Call ends January 30, 2020

The 15th International Symposium for Olympic Research will be co-hosted by the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) on the campus of Toyo University in Tokyo, Japan on July 17th and 18th, 2020.

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.

Program Committee

Dr. A.J. Schneider, Dr. David Howe, Dr. Laura Misener, Dr. R.K. Barney and Dr. Mizuho Takemura.

Symposium Site Committee

Dr. Takuya Kumazawa and Dr. Rei Yamashita.

Contact Information

Dr. A.J.  Schneider, Director, International Centre for Olympic Studies, Western University, London, Canada,


Mr. Marwan Hellal, Research Assistant, International Centre for Olympic Studies, Western University, London, Canada,


Deadline for abstract submission is January 30, 2020. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by  March 30, 2020.

For further information, please visit the ISOC website.

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