Olympic Studies Centre
The IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) is the world’s leading source of reference for Olympic knowledge. Its responsibility is to collect and share the most up-to-date, accurate and relevant information and knowledge about the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, hence enabling research and stimulating the intellectual exchange related to Olympism.
Located next to The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the OSC facilities are open to the public Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and offer researchers, professionals and students access to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s historical archives and over 30,000 printed and 8.000 digital publications. Through the Olympic World Library, a library catalogue and a search engine for Olympic knowledge, all official Olympic publications, books, articles, selected dissertations produced by academics and professionals, and dedicated collections produced by the OSC are available not only onsite but also online.
A dedicated reading space and study room, in which, upon prior written request, historical archive documents can be consulted and studied, as well as computers with internet access and photocopy machines add to what is on offer to researchers.