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Dr. Libor Flemr visits the Olympic Studies Centre

The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) was delighted to host Dr. Libor Flemr of Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) from 30.05.-03.06.2022. Supported by the Erasmus + programme for the training of university faculty members, Dr. Flemr shadowed the activities of the OSC in teaching and research. Alongside his contributions to...


International Women´s Football Workshop in Cologne

The Olympic Study Centre and the Sports Department of Cologne invited four NGOs to participate in the first International Women Football Workshop in Cologne from 23rd to 29th of May, 2022.

The idea of the project was to connect NGOs all following the same motto and target: “Girls football is building a bridge to education;...


Prof. Wassong appointed founding member of the International Olympic Academy's Scientific Committee

The International Olympic Academy (IOA), based near antique Olympia in Greece, appointed Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Wassong, Head of the Institute of Sport History and Director of the Olympic Studies Centre Cologne, a founding member of its newly established Scientific Committee.


M.A. Olympic Studies - Intake 7 Completes Curriculum

From 27th of March till 2nd of April 2022, the 7th Intake of the M.A.Olympic Studies completed its last course module "Governance, Policy and Olympic Organizations". The module was conducted as a Hybrid Teaching seminar, since most students were unable to make travel arrangements in time due to the pandemic. It was taught by...


Graduation and Congratulations

Damaris Young Aranda, who is the President of the National Olympic Committee of Panama, has graduated from the international study porgramme M.A. Olympic Studies ( with a distinction. On 16 March, she received her academic transcripts,...


Re-Certification of the M.A. Olympic Studies

On 7 March 2022, the staff members of the Olympic Studies Centre were informed on the successful result of the mandatory evaluation of the M.A. Olympic Studies. As can be seen from the official certificate, the programme has now been accredited for a further eight years. Since June 2021, external experts coming from the fields...


Mourning for Norbert Müller

It is with sadness that we announce that Professor Norbert Müller passed away on 16 February 2022 after a period of struggle with health issues. Professor Müller was one of the founders of the Master of Arts in Olympic Studies Programme which he envisaged with passion, always fascinated by the Olympic values and their...


Prof. Wassong re-elected as IPCC President

At the General Assembly of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (IPCC), which took place in Lausanne from 29 to 30 January 2022, Prof. Wassong was re-elected for a second term as President. The IPCC has been a so-called IOC recognised organisation since 1984.

According to Prof. Wassong, the following years will be...


iLEAP Workshop supported by the IOC young leaders

On 11th and 12th December 2022, a total of 22 young leaders, including persons with disabilities, and 5 moderators participated in the Inclusive Leadership Program (iLEAP) Workshop, an online event supported by the Malaysian Olympians Association and IOC Young Leaders.


Philipp Wäffler on Holistic Sports Coaching

Philipp Wäffler, Coaching Educator at the Eidgenössische Hochschule für Sport Magglingen (SUI), held a guest lecture on Holistic Sports Coaching as part of the Master´s program International Sport Development and Politics. As an Olympian in Modern Pentathlon, a long time national coach for different federations, as a coaching...