Roxane Coche Receives Research Grant to Evaluate the Legacy of the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics
Roxane Coche, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology (MPMT) associate chair and assistant professor, has received a 3,000€ research grant from the Académie Nationale Olympique Française (ANOF), through its Olympic Studies Center, to examine and evaluate the legacy of the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics. The grant is the result of a partnership between the ANOF and Paris City Hall.
Coche’s research project will aim to discover the measures taken by the organizers of the 1924 Olympics and the French government to create an event that marked its time, reshaped the concept of spectacle, and left an important legacy. She will also explore how the organizers created a business model driven by new technology that helped the Olympic movement and media thrive over the past century.
Since 2010, the ANOF has developed numerous initiatives in collaboration with the scientific community, including the research grant program, directed by Professor Nicolas Chanavat, for which Coche’s project was selected.