Lausanne, the Swiss city IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Juan Antonio Samaranch honored with the title "Olympic capital" in 1994, is now the administrative capital of world sport. The past century has presented Olympism with many challenges and that continues to be the case today; the issues may have changed, but they are no less numerous. Controversies over phony amateurism, the two Chinas and the creation of a modern Olympia have been resolved, only to be replaced by questions of governance, compliance, strategy, responsible management, the size of the Games, the scarcity of bids and new forms of doping and corruption. All these themes are examined in the articles that make up this book published about 100 years after the establishment of the IOC’s headquarters in Lausanne. This book was originally published as a special edition of Sport in Society.
1. From Olympic administration to Olympic governance: challenges for our century Jean-Loup Chappelet and Emmanuel Bayle
2. From Olympic administration to Olympic governance Jean-Loup Chappelet
3. Olympic social responsibility: a challenge for the future Emmanuel Bayle
4. Agenda 2020 and the Olympic Movement John J. MacAloon
5. The management of big games: an introduction Richard W. Pound
6. The governance of the Olympic Games in Canada Milena M. Parent
7. The Olympic Games of Athens: 10 years later Kostas Georgiadis and Panagiotis Theodorikakos
8. From the Olympic dream to a down to earth approach: Lausanne’s sports events hosting strategy Joël Pinson
9. Coubertin’s humanism facing post-humanism – implications for the future of the Olympic Games Otto J. Schantz
10. Which governance for which organization? A postface Jean-Loup Chappelet
The social, cultural (including media) and political study of sport is an expanding area of scholarship and related research. While this area has been well served by the Sport in the Global Society series, the surge in quality scholarship over the last few years has necessitated the creation of Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives. The series will publish the work of leading scholars in fields as diverse as sociology, cultural studies, media studies, gender studies, cultural geography and history, political science and political economy. If the social and cultural study of sport is to receive the scholarly attention and readership it warrants, a cross-disciplinary series dedicated to taking sport beyond the narrow confines of physical education and sport science academic domains is necessary. Sport in the Global Society: Contemporary Perspectives will answer this need.