August 2016: The Olympic and Paralympic Games

The 2016 Summer Olympics are taking place in Rio, Brazil, this August, followed by the Paralympics in September.  Below are selected resources about Olympic and Paralympic games available on Scholars Portal services. For more resources, visit the Books, Journals, or <odesi> platforms.

Onward to the Olympics: historical perspectives on the Olympic Games More than just games : Canada and the 1936 Olympics The cultural politics of the paralympic movement: through an anthropological lens The Montreal Olympics: an insider's view of organizing a self-financing games The Olympic Games Effect: How Sports Marketing Builds Strong Brands


Journal Articles


Public opinion polls in <odesi> highlight the attitudes of Canadians over the years towards the Olympics, and particularly toward the Games Canada has hosted or bid for.