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New Publication: The Athletes` Voice in History

Prof. Stephan Wassong is delighted to announce the publication of The Athletes` Voice in History as an edition of the Routledge series Sport in Global Society: Historical Perspectives. Indeed, the overall topic of the edited book makes a significant contribution to understand how the role of athletes as key actors of the...


Free Speech for Olympic Athletes – Guest Lecture by Richard Pound

The Canadian lawyer Richard Pound has played a vital role in shaping the profile of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today's Olympic Movement and Olympic Games for 44 years. He was IOC Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee for several years. In addition, Mr. Pound was the founding President of the World...


General Assembly of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee

The International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC) celebrated its General Assembly on Saturday, 28th of January, and its Executive and Board meeting on Friday, 27th of January 2023.

For the assembly led by IPCC President Prof. Wassong, 24 members were present in Lausanne and 29 members were connected online. Among the...


Prof. Wassong: IOC Olympic Education Commission

Prof. Wassong is a member of the IOC Olympic Education Commission since 2015. This year´s commission meeting took place from 23rd to 24th November in Lausanne. Central topics were Olympic Values Education Overview and Role, Olympic Culture and Heritage 3.0, Olympic Studies Centre und Implementing OVEP (Olympic Values Education...


M.A. Olympic Studies 2023-25 Open for Application

M.A. Olympic Studies 2023 2025 opens for applications

The Master of Arts Olympic Studies degree program, which is implemented by the German Sport University Cologne in cooperation with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Kiel University (Germany), the Pontifical Catholic...


40th Anniversary of The IOC Olympic Studies Centre

The Olympic Studies Centre of the International Olympic Committee organized an impressive event to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The IOC President, Thomas Bach, gave a welcome speech accompanied by some IOC members, senior IOC officials, directors of Olympic Studies Centres and scholars. He stressed the value of the IOC...


IOC Commissions 2023

Prof. Dr Stephan Wassong has been appointed to the IOC Olympic Education Commission. Since 2015, Mr. Wassong has been a member of this international commission which is also an expression of trust from the IOC and President Bach. In the Olympic Education Commission, which is recogmized in the Olympic and academic world the M.A....


Coubertin project with the IOC´s OSC

Prof. Stephan Wassong is leading a project developed by the IOC’s Olympic Studies Centre (OSC), which is a part of the IOC’s Olympic Foundation for Culture and Olympic Heritage (OFCH) department, the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee and the Comité française Pierre de Coubertin. The aim of the project is to publish an...



International Fair Play Committee Award for the M.A. Olympic Studies.


Daniel Quanz gives lecture on Olympism and Interculturality in Guatemala

OSC´s Daniel Quanz was invited to give an online lecture on “Olympism and Interculturality – Application to Guatemalan Sports” of the programme “Formation in Values and Interculturality”, jointly organized by the Guatemalan Olympic Committee (COG) and the Guatemalan Autonomous Sports Organization (CDAG). He will also cooperate...