Posts Tagged: International Centre for Olympic Studies

Olympic expert available to comment on Canada’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games

December 8, 2021

Mac Ross from Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies is available to media for comment Canada’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Western Olympic and Paralympic experts available to speak about 2022 Beijing Games

December 8, 2021

Canada announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. Experts from Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies are available to media for comment.

New study to address para-athlete needs

August 24, 2021

Parasport event organizers often lack awareness of disability-specific issues, according to new MITACS-funded research.

Expert and former Olympian available to comment on possible cancellation of Tokyo Olympic Games

January 22, 2021

Reports indicate that the Tokyo Olympic Games are set to be cancelled though no official decision has been announced. The…

Expert and former Olympian available to comment on breakdancing as Olympic sport

December 8, 2020

Competitive breakdancing or “breaking” has been added as an official sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the Paris…

Olympic expert and former Olympian available to comment on postponement of 2020 Tokyo Games

March 24, 2020

According to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has agreed to postpone the 2020 Tokyo…

Olympic and Paralympic expert available to comment on Canada and 2020 Tokyo Games

March 23, 2020

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced today that Canadian athletes will not be sent to…

Expert available to comment on formal investigation of head of Japan’s Olympic Committee

January 11, 2019

With news breaking that the head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in…

Paralympic expert available to media to comment on 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

March 8, 2018

On the eve of the PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games, Laura Misener, Acting Director of Western University’s School of Kinesiology, is…

Major media coverage for International Centre for Olympic Studies

February 26, 2018

Michael Heine, Director of Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies, was an influential voice over the past few weeks as…