Sport in History Podcast 43 – Documenting The Olympics and Paralympics

Olympic and Paralympic History on this week’s podcast with a recording of an online symposium sponsored jointly by the British Library, the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University and the British Society for Sports History.

The event was chaired by Dr. Raf Nicholson with four speakers talking about different aspects of researching the history of the Games.


Heather Dichter, De Montfort University – Finding Olympic History in Non-Sport Archives

Laura Alexandra Brown, Northumbria University – The Heritage of the Games: Interpreting urban change in Olympic host cities

Robert McNicol, Librarian, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum – Researching the Olympics/Paralympics at Wimbledon

Helena Byrne, Curator of Web Archives, British Library – Preserving the Olympics/Paralympics online

There were attendees from around the world who provided plenty of questions for the Q&A to round off the session.

Image credit: Part of an Olympic stamp issued by Greece in 1896 from The Universal Postal Union Collection, Philatelic Collections, The British Library.

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