7th International Sport Business Symposium


Photo: Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games

Tuesday, February 16

On the occasion of the second Youth Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer the 7th International Sport Business Symposium titled “Youth Olympic Games; new concept – old ideas?” will be staged at the Faculty of Sport Science at Lillehammer University College on 16 th of February 2016.

The Youth Olympic Winter Games is a growing event in youth sports and provides great sporting, social, cultural and environmental opportunities for the host city, region and country. Lillehammer must make some effort to not only fulfill all requirements to stage the YOG, but also maximize the economic, social, environmental, political, and structural benefits that a Youth Olympic Games can offer to the city and country.

Topics covered will address the legacy of Youth Olympic Games, new concepts and development of the YOG and the perception of the Youth on YOG. Additional papers about Olympic Games will be presented.

For a one day event 46 Olympic scholars from 9 nations will meet and present 23 research projects and one practitioner report. At the symposium you will also be able to meet keynote speakers such as the Norwegian IOC member Gerhard Heiberg, high executives from the organization of the Games such as Philippe Furrer (IOC senior manager) and the CEO of the YOG Lillehammer Tomas Holmestad.

The symposium is jointly organized by Prof. Holger Preuss (Johannes Gutenberg Universität / Molde University College) in cooperation with Prof. Dag Vidar Hanstad (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences/Lillehammer University College) and Associate Prof. Berit Skirstad (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences).

You may participate in the whole symposium or just register for one session.

Venue: Lillehammer University College, Auditorium C (plenary)

Registration: When you register to the symposium, we will ask you which parts of the conference you want to attend, so please make that decision before you register. You will be able to register for a session as whole, but not to one particular session. Follow the link

For information on transportation and parking, see the practical information page.




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