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International Olympic History Conference

It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged.

The University of Rouen (France) will host the next international conference in sports history of the famous series “Carrefour
d’histoire du sport”, 29-31 October 2012. The topic for this event is:

“Hosting, Organising and Celebrating the Olympics”

The conference’s website is now ready at

Abstracts may be submitted from 1 September 2011 to 29 February 2012. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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