Section on Sports Archives – SPO

The Section on Sport Archives (SPO) aims to raise awareness of the importance and relevance of sport archives. SPO works to achieve this objective by spreading information and technical knowledge and engaging both international and national bodies. SPO works actively to gather members from all over the world, and current membership includes representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. SPO engages archivists and historians through seminars and special sessions for sports history congresses, such as Tartu in 2008 (ISHPES) and Pisa in 2009 (CESH).

With the aim of raising awareness about sport archives among politicians, SPO has worked with the European Committee for Sports History (CESH) to address the European Union on the importance of safeguarding sport archives. SPO is keen to meet its objectives through collaboration and sharing information and welcomes anyone interested in joining and contributing to the development of the section.

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Promotional Leaflet available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.


To contact SPO, please email