Category: Olympic Games

Beijing cultural festivals… bigger but not always better

Originally published by the Centre for Olympic Studies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, within their Beijing Olympic Games Series [link] Full text below The gigantism of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games was mirrored in the ambition of its cultural programme, though the nuance of its delivery is a more intricate story, where its vast investment into…

Developing a Profile for Culture within the London 2012 Games

Presentation to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad / Creative Programmers meeting in Liverpool, 19th November 2008 Summary: By 2012, cultural programming at the Olympics will be in its 100th year. Programming has evolved from medal-awarding Olympic Arts Competitions into Olympic Arts Exhibitions and since 1988 (in the lead to the Barcelona 1992 Games), four year…

New Beijing, New Media?

 Emergent Journalistic Practice at the Olympics In: 9th International Symposium on Olympic Research, International Centre for Olympic Studies, University of Western Ontario & Beijing Capital Universiy Chair: Andy Miah Panel: Ana Adi, Beatriz Garcia, Kris Krug, Garry Whannel, Tina Zhihui. Research into the role of the media within the Olympic Movement has focused predominantly on…

(2007) Living the multicultural Olympic city. Cultural policy and planning in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Summer Games

Garcia, B. ‘Living the multicultural Olympic city. Cultural policy and planning in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Summer Games’, in: Gold, J.R. & Gold, M.M. (Eds) Olympic Cities: Urban planning, city agendas and the World’s Games, 1896 to the present, London: Routledge, pp. 237-264 (2007)   This chapter studies Sydney’s experience as an Olympic city from…

(2006) Non-Accredited Media, Olympic Games and the Host City

Miah. A. and Garcia, B. (2006) Invited Plenary Speaker: ‘Non-Accredited Media, Olympic Games and the Host City’ in Communication Forum 2006: Global Olympiad, Chinese Media, National Center for Radio and Television Studies, Communication University of China and Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (Beijing, July 2006) Since their inauguration in 1896, the Modern Olympic…

(2006-2008) Towards London 2012: Non-accredited Media, Cultural Discourses, and Olympic Host City Identity

Co-investigators: Dr Beatriz Garcia and Dr Andy Miah Research funded by the British Academy. Additional information and links: Culture @ the Olympics | 2006 edition This project develops BA funded research awarded to Drs Garcia and Miah in 2004 to study the role of the non-accredited media centre (NAMC) at the Athens Olympic Games. Our…

(2004) From Athens 2004 to London 2012: The contribution of non-accredited media centres to representing the Olympic games host city

Co-investigators: Dr Beatriz Garcia and Dr Andy Miah Research funded by the British Academy (Jan-Dec 2004) This project has assessed the utility of non-accredited media centres (NAMCs) as a platform for securing appropriate media reporting of cultural matters during the Olympic Games. The research conducted in Athens 2004 supports earlier findings gathered at the Sydney…