Scottish Centre for Olympic Research and Education (SCORE)

The SCORE is an IOC-registered Olympic Studies Centre. Since its foundation in 2022, we have actively contributed to academic forums that discuss the values of the Olympics in our society. We work with partners around the world to develop and disseminate academic programmes on Olympic Studies to wider audiences.

Our vision is to develop, promote and disseminate Olympic research and education programmes in Scotland and beyond. We work with local, national and international sporting organisations and actively seek opportunities to collaborate with a global network of Olympic Studies Centres.

Statue of Baron Pierre de Coubertin and the Olympic Flame at the Olympic Museum
A statue of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, looks out at the Olympic Flame at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

Our core academic interests lie in, but are not limited to:

  • the ongoing legacy of the Olympic Games
  • the social, environmental and financial sustainability of sport mega-events
  • cross-cultural communication through the Olympic Movement
  • sport and technology in the context of the Olympic Games

We hold workshops and seminars to share research related to the Olympic Movement.

We also provide an educational forum for students based in Scotland and beyond on the Olympic Movement, in and through the SCORE.


Our members lead and teach on the following programmes:

Postgraduate research study

We have a vibrant research culture and welcome potential PhD students to contact us if they wish to discuss future projects for us to supervise. You can find out more about postgraduate study on our Postgraduate Research Degrees page.


Members of SCORE at an event
Our members and PhD students.


Cyclist racing
Explore our current and recent projects.

Contact us

If you need to get in touch with us, you can send us an email at