Norges Idrettshøgskole   Studiehåndbok 2008-2009   
SPM 321 International organizations of sport 10 sp 
Utskriftsvennlig versjon

The starting point of the course is the fact that international organizations and international cooperation are having a greater impact than ever on the organization of sport within national societies. International organizations and their roles in the sport area will be described. The course will examine the functions not just of international sport bodies such as the IOC, but also international organizations such as the EU and UN. An overall goal is to locate sport within an international context.

EmnekodeSPM 321
EmnenavnInternational organizations of sport
Studiepoeng10 sp
AnsvarligDag Vidar Hanstad

The students shall:

  • Understand the key aspects of globalization
  • Understand how international organizations such as IOC, EOC, ANOC, WADA and international sport federations operate.
  • Understand how the Olympic Movement (IOC, international federations and national Olympic society) works.
  • Understanding the Nordic sport models
  • Understand the relationship between international and national sport federations.
  • Have a basic understanding of the general organisation of international institutions such as the EU, the Council of Europe and UN/UNESCO.
  • Understand the role of these international institutions in the sport area.
  • Understand how the national and international sports area is influenced by the EU, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.
  • Understand the role of the international organisations in areas such as doping and in regulating international transfers.
Organisering og arbeidsformer
The course will be taught through lectures and discussions and will involve a number of case studies.
Individual oral exam, graded. Norwegian students can take the oral exam in Norwegian.

The Global politics of sport : the role of global institutions in sport / edited by Lincoln Allison. - London : Routledge, 2005. - (Sport in the global society).

Bergsgard, Nils Asle & Rommetvedt, Hilmar (2006): Sport and politics : the case of Norway. - In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport. - Vol. 41 (1), s. 7-26. - Biblioteket har dette tidsskriftet elektronisk:

Chappelet, Jean-Loup (2005): Strategic and performance management of Olympic sport organisations / Jean-Loup Chappelet, Emmanuel Bayle. - Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics. - s.17-35.

Girginov, Vassil (2004): The Olympic games explained : a student guide to the evolution of the
modern Olympic games / Vassil Girginov and Jim Parry. - London : Routledge. - (Student sport studies). - s. 134-168.

Hanstad, Dag Vidar (2008): Drug candal and organizational change within the International Ski Federation: a figurational approach. - In progress.

Hanstad, Dag Vidar & Loland, Sigmund (2007): Elite level athletes? Duty to provide information on their whereabouts: Justifiable anti-doping work or an indefensible surveillance regime? - In progress.

Hanstad, D.V., Smith, A. & Waddington, I. (2008): The establishment of the World Anti-Doping Agency: a study of the management of organisational change and unplanned outcomes. - In progress.

Houlihan, B. (2004): Building an international regime to combat doping in sport. - In: Sport and international relations : an emerging relationship / [edited by] Roger Levermore and Adrian Budd. - London ; New York : Routledge. - (Sport in the global society). - s. 62-76.

Lee, S. (2004): Moving the goalposts: the governance and political economy of world football. - In: Sport and international relations : an emerging relationship / [edited by] Roger Levermore and Adrian Budd. - London ; New York : Routledge. - (Sport in the global society). - s. 112-128.

Sport worlds : a sociological perspective / Joseph Maguire ... [et al.]. - Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, c2002. - s. 3-23.

Mason, D. S., Thibault, L., & Misener, L. (2006): An agency theory perspective on corruption in sport: the case of International Olympic Committee. - In: Journal of sport management. - Vol. 20, s. 52-73. - Biblioteket har dette tidsskriftet elektronisk:

Solberg, H.A., Hanstad, D.V. & Steen-Johnsen, K. (2008): Recruiting and keeping sports fans: A comparative study of biathlon and cross-country skiing. - In: International Journal of Sport Marketing and Sponsorship. - In press.

Vest Christiansen, A (2005): The legacy of festina: patterns of drug use in European cycling since 1999. - In: Sport in History. - Vol. 25 (3), s. 497-514. - Biblioteket har dette tidsskriftet elektronisk:

Wagner, U. & Hanstad, D.V. (2008): Anti-doping ten years after Festina : short communication. - In progress.

Anbefalt litteratur

Jennings, Andrew (200): The great olympic swindle : when the world wanted its games back / Andrew Jennings, Clare Sambrook. - Simon & Schuster Books.

Payne, Michael (2006): Olympic turnaround : how the Olympic Games stepped back from the brink of extinction to become the world's best known brand. - Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers.

Pound, Richard W. (2004): Inside the Olympics: a behind-the-scenes look at the politics, the scandals, and the glory of the games. Canada: Wiley.
* Lessons and power point presentations used in lessons are part of the compulsory reading in the course

* Additional articles or chapters in books may be added to the compulsory reading during the course