IOC’s Olympic Studies Centre is finishing the process of digitising all the publications of the Organising Committees (OCOGs) of past Olympic Games hosted in France. Recently added are documents from Paris 1900 and 1924, Chamonix 1924, Grenoble 1968 and Albertville 1992. They include programmes, rules and regulations.
Free access via the Archive-It service to material collected by the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) There are over 4,000 materials from a range of different countries covering the events in Rio. The web archive has snapshots of sites taken at stages before and during the games. There is also a search feature. There are sections […]
A great example of the use of Instagram to highlight street art in Rio. See the English explanation from the Rio Times or try the Portuguese Instawalk rio See the most talked about things with data from the Facebook and Instagram blog. Twitter data has lots of interesting infographics with initial data on talked about […]
Get some facts and figures. Which country has won the most medals per capita since 1908? (Guardian datablog) Olympic Studies centre has some photos of amazing summer games mascots from 1972-2016. It also includes reference lists of publications relating to them! Take a virtual look inside the stadiums with Google Maps. Their blog also describes […]
Football has dominated the news this week. The high sums of money involved in the World Cup mean that politics and corruption can become involved. Use these resources to find out more Goldman-Sachs World Cup and Economics report 2014 considered the link between football and stock markets. It found that on average the winner outperforms […]
…launches some great new themed collections. http://www.euscreen.eu/exhibitions.html This EU funded project aims to digitise clips and programmes from major collections in Europe. The most recent exhibitions include: Sportswomen and Swedish TV from the 1950s-1980s; Civil rights in Northern Ireland 1968-69 RTE coverage; Being European(changing conceptions of EU membership/ identity).
http://sounds.bl.uk/Oral-history/Sport%20 Free access to interviews and recordings of famous British athletes. Those available include Sebastian Coe (on Olympics wins and drugs in sport) , Tanni Grey-Tompson (on disability and sport).
http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/olympics/ A specialist section of pages created by the National archives to highlight their Olympic and Paralympic games holdings. Explore the timeline to see great examples of online primary source materials from 1896-2012. These include photos, manuscripts and government papers relating to Olympic organisation, finance and participation. See the British Foreign Office dispatch from first […]
The British Library is creating a resource about sport for the Olympics. There is a section on the media and sport at: http://www.bl.uk/sportandsociety/exploresocsci/sportsoc/media/media.html The resource will be added to up till the Olympic games, will remain online till 6 months after and then be archived.