Dr Richard Shipway from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity in the Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University is part of an international collaborative research team that was recently awarded a highly prestigious IOC (International Olympic Committee) Advanced Olympic Research Grant to complete a project evaluating the volunteering infrastructure legacy of two previous Olympic Games, in Sydney 2000 and London 2012 respectively.
In only the second edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, for 2015/2016, the IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) based in Lausanne, Switzerland selected seven research projects, based on their academic quality and significance with respect to the IOC priority fields of research. The main objective of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme is to promote advanced research by established researchers with a humanities or social sciences perspective in priority fields of research, which are identified annually by the IOC. For this round of applications, 41 individual and collective candidature files were submitted from 25 countries, covering all the priority research themes proposed by the IOC.
The successful research team for this project comprises Leonie LOCKSTONE (Victoria University – Australia), Kristen HOLMES (Curtin University – Australia), Karen SMITH (Victoria University of Wellington – New Zealand) and Richard SHIPWAY (Bournemouth University – UK). The project is entitled Evaluating the volunteering infrastructure legacy of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000 and London 2012
The project commences in September 2015 and the results of the research must be submitted to the IOC Olympic Studies Centre in June 2016. For further information on either this project or other Olympic and International Sports Events related research at Bournemouth University, please contact Dr Richard Shipway at firstname.lastname@example.org