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IOC's Olympic Education Commission: Renewed appointment of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Wassong

Appointments to the commissions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are decided annually by the IOC President. For 2019, Dr. Bach once again nominated prof. Wassong for the Olympic Education Commission. An important basis for this decision constitutes that of the commission project Database on Olympic Studies,...


3rd On-Site Module Week of M.A. Olympic Studies Intake 6

In the week from 17.03.2019 to 23.03.2019 the 6th Intake of the Olympic Master had its 3rd on-site module week on the topic of 'Media and Commercialisation of the Olympic Games'. The week took place at the Olympic Studies Centre Cologne’s (OSC) partner institution the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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March 2019: International Pierre de Coubertin Committee

On 9th and 10th of March, the annual general assembly and the board meeting of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee (CIPC), officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee, took place in Lausanne. Therein, Mr. Wassong reported on the activities and projects that he had initiated and already realized...


Meeting with IOC-President Tomas Bach

On March 8, 2019, a meeting between Mr. Bach and Stephan Wassong took place in Lausanne. In a one-hour talk, Mr. Wassong first informed the President of the IOC about the research and teaching priorities of the Center for Olympic Studies at the German Sport University. Mr. Bach showed great interest in the ongoing research...


IOC`s Olympic Education Commission: Final Report

The annual meeting of all of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) commissions took place from 11.01. - 20.01.2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. At the meeting of the Olympic Education Commission, Prof. Wassong together with Prof. Zintz (Université Catholique de Louvain) presented the final report on the development of...


Hinkelien Schreuder - The Role of Athletes in Olympic Governance

Hinkelien Schreuder, a former gold and silver Olympic medalist in swimming (2008 and 2012) and current President of the Dutch National Olympic Committee’s (NOC) Athletes’ Commission (AC), was invited to the GSU to hold a presentation on the role of athletes within Olympic governance on 11th January, 2019. The highly...


M.A. Olympic Studies Intakes at the Olympic Studies Centre

The 5th Intake of the M.A. Olympic Studies undertook their 5th and final on-site module week of the program at the German Sport University Cologne from 2nd – 8th September, 2018. The week commenced with the participants, staff of the GSU’s OSC, and guest lecturer Prof. Keith Gilbert gathering together for an opening social...


25th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students of the International Olympic Academy

From 1 September - 30 September, 2018, the Olympic Studies Centre’s Katharina Neumann participated in the 25th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students of the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Therein, over 30 selected students from all over the world gained knowledge and...


Database on Olympic Studies: Degree Programmes, Courses, Seminars & Workshops

Prof. Stephan Wassong and Prof. Thierry Zintz (Olympic Chair – Université catholique de Louvain) conduct a study with the objective of collecting information on all regular Olympic Studies programmes, courses, seminars and workshops at and beyond the university level around the world. A central research tool is an online...


Olympism in Action Forum (Part II): Buenos Aires 5th & 6th October 2018

The IOC`s Olympism in Action Forum took place from 5th to 6th October 2018 in Buenos Aires. Prof. Dr. Norbert Müller and Prof. Dr. Stephan Wassong were invited to the forum as members of the IOC`s Commission for Culture and Olympic Heritage and Olympic Education Commission. The forum was also attended by Professor Ian...