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        “Olympic Winter Games – A Challenge and Chance for Future Host Cities”
                      Torino 2006 – XX. Olympic Winter Games

 OMERO (Olympics and Mega Events Research Observatory, University of Turin, Italy)
organizes in cooperation with the Research Team Olympia (University of Mainz, Germany)
                       “Olympic Winter Games Symposium”
                            February 9, 2006 in Turin, Italy.

It is a tradition that Olympic researchers meet for a symposium at the beginning of each
Olympic Games. We will meet for one day, the day before the Opening Ceremony, on
February 9. We want you to present a topic related to your Olympic Winter Games
research. OMERO (an Interdepartmental Centre of the University of Turin) established the
Olympic Study Centre of the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games at the Università di
Torino, and will be the host organizer of the symposium.

This “call for papers” is directed to researchers of all disciplines. This scientific symposium
calls for topics directly related to the Olympic Winter Games, Turin 2006 preparations and
the Olympic Movement. Papers about Olympic history, volunteers, media, legacy, Olympic
ideals, spectators, organization, Olympic education, economics, environment, cultural
Olympiad, Youth Camp, Paralympics and others are welcome.

The Olympic Games are the most prestigious sports event that a city can organize. They
represent an extraordinary sporting, social, cultural and environmental legacy for the host
city, the region and the country. However, the host city has to overcome huge efforts to
first fulfill all requirements to stage the Games, and second to maximize the economic,
social, environmental, political, structural (etc.) benefits Olympic Winter Games can offer.
Nowadays, hosting the Olympic Winter Games can act as an immediate accelerator for
urban redevelopment, enabling change which might normally take several decades. This

chance is linked to risks and challenges during the time of preparation for the Olympic
Winter Games, and also considering the legacy of this Mega Event.

Abstracts and a short curriculum vitae should be submitted via e-mail to preuss@uni-
mainz.de and alessandro.guala@unito.it
The official language for abstracts and the meeting is English. There will be a double blind
review process of the abstracts.
Abstracts (max. 600 words) should be submitted before December 20, 2005; the acceptance
will be announced January 9, 2006. The full papers, sent via email before February 1, will
appear in the OMERO web site www.omero.unito.it

Best regards, see you in Torino!

                               Prof. Dr. Holger Preuss   | Prof. Dr. Chito Guala
Institute for Sport Science / Research Team Olympia      | Director of OMERO Centre
            Faculty of Social Science, Media and Sport   | Facoltà di Scienze Politiche
               Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz      | Università di Torino
                                             Germany     | Italy
                                  preuss@uni-mainz.de    | alessandro.guala@unito.it

For further information on the theme, programme (available after Jan 9, 2006) or
registration, please visit the OMERO web site: http://www.omero.unito.it or ask via mail:
The symposium is limited to approx. 40 persons and will be held at the Sala Allara (Allara
Hall) in the main building of the University, Via Verdi 8, close to via Po, in the central area
of Turin. Please register as soon as possible. More information will be sent in next emails,
with the full program. Please be reminded that many visitors are expected to be in Turin for
the Olympics. The Organizing Committee cannot offer service for any accommodation,
hotel bookings, flights or other logistics.