8 October 2017

The 4th volume of the Olympic Encyclopedia created in English by the Latvian Olympic Committee has now been published.

To mark the event the President of the Latvian NOC Aldons Vrubleskis, who is the initiator of the project, took advantage of the presence of EOC Acting President Janez  Kocijančič at the ANOC General Assembly in Prague (CZE) to present him with a copy.

The first three volumes of the Olympic Encyclopedia were first published in 2016. Created in Latvia by the team led by Olympic Historian Mr. Genadijs Maricevs, IOC Olympic Studies Centre, more than 120 NOCs, archives of Olympic cities, Olympic historians and a vast number of other persons and institutions contributed by providing necessary information.

The latest volume of this mega opus covers Olympic Games in the post-World War II period from 1948 to 1964, and will be followed by a 5th Volume, due to be published in Spring 2018. The complete publication foresees 12 volumes.

The sources of information published therein are official documents only. The Olympic Encyclopedia presents full data on the Olympic Movement and Olympic Games, IOC Presidents, Members and sessions, IFs, NOCs and their presidents, Olympic Order holders and other outstanding people within to the Movement as well as biographies, photos and the results of all more than 130’000 Olympic athletes.

Printed Olympic Encyclopaedia could easily be adapted by modern technologies for electronic access on the internet, making it available for everybody worldwide – noted Aldons Vrubleskis.