Prof. Dr Stephan WASSONG

Prof. Dr Stephan WASSONG
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Prof. Dr Stephan WASSONG
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German Sport University Cologne - Olympic Studies Center, Institute of Sport History
Prof. Dr Stephan WASSONG

Stephan Wassong is Full Professor at the German Sport University Cologne where he is Head of the Institute of Sport History and Director of its Olympic Studies Centre since 2009. From 2006 till 2009 he was Associate Professor at Liverpool Hope University, GB. He is Director of the international study programme Master of Arts in Olympic Studies and member of the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Education Commission. Since 2018 he has been President of the International Pierre de Coubertin Committee which is an IOC recognized organization. He is founding member of the Scientific Committee of the International Olympic Academy (IOA). Professor Wassong is widely published on the national and international level. His fields of research include, amongst others, the history of the modern Olympic Movement, Olympic Education, the Olympic anti-doping fight, foundation and development of the IOC`s Athletes`Commission, sport for all in the Olympic Movement, and socio-culture aspects of sport and physical education in the USA. He has been appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at theUniversity of Johannesburg, South Africa. Since 2012 he has been invited as lecturer at the International Olympic Academy regularly. In 2022 he was awarded the Vikelas Award of the International Society of Olympic Historians forhis research on the Olympic Movement.

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