I have been actively involved with COS&R since its foundation in July 2004, first as a doctoral researcher and then as an International Research Expert. The Centre was founded in order to develop the field of Olympic research. It is one of a network of Olympic research centres. Other major Olympic research centres are based at:
- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
- University Technology Sydney
- Beijing Sports Unviersity
- University of Western Ontario
- German Sport University Cologne
The focus of the Centres is on research relating to Olympism, Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement, and Olympic sport. With the Director of COS&R, Prof. Ian Henry, I have co-authored several research papers as well as the book “Discourses of Olympism. From the Sorbonne 1894 to London”, the title of which also inspired me to create this website.