25 years of ISOH – Happy Birthday!

IOC Doyen Dick Pound was typically forthright at the celebrations of our 25th anniversary. He told members that the IOC lost “moral authority” by refusing to ban the entire Russian Olympic team from Rio. […]

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Homosexuality and the Olympic Movement

Sport remains “one of the last bastions of cultural and institutional homophobia” in Western societies, despite the advances made since the birth of the gay rights movement. […]

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ISOH Election Results
(2016 – 2020)

The results of the election for the new Executive Committee for the period 2016 – 2020 are now available.

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Olympic champion Emil Voigt in the Hall of Fame

Voigt was inducted into England Athletics Hall of Fame on 17th October 2015 in Birmingham. It was a well-deserved acknowledgement of a unique athlete and his brilliant career in the early 1900s. […]

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21st World Olympic Collectors Fair

For only the second time since the IOC created and organized this event in the 1990s in Lausanne, Switzerland, the 21st World Olympic Collectors Fair was held in the United States. […]

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Searching for Fritzi

Mike Ramsey learned German during the war listening to Adolf Hitler’s speeches. His dad had bought him a short wave radio and he got interested in figuring out what the lunatic Führer was saying. […]

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Africa’s First Encounter With The Olympic Games In … 1904

South Africa’s official participation in the Olympic Games spans a period from 1908 until 1960, and again from […]

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Asia’s First Female Olympian – Kinue Hitomi

The Meiji Revolution of 1868 brought sweeping changes to the fabric of Japanese life, but it was not until some fifty years later that these […]

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