May 12, 2021

Virtual online conference: WGI celebrates successful 5th Olympic Symposium

On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, the Willibald Gebhardt Institute hosted the 5th Olympic Symposium Willibald Gebhardt under the leadership of Vice President for "Olympic Education", Michael Krüger. This fifth edition of the Gebhardt Symposium was held as an online conference for the first time - due to the ...

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April 19, 2021

5th Olympic Symposium “Willibald Gebhardt and the Olympic Movement in Europe” to be held on May 11

On May 11, 2021, the Willibald Gebhardt Institute will host the 5th Olympic Symposium. Organizer on behalf of WGI is Vice-President Michael Krüger. The motto of the conference is "Willibald Gebhardt and the Olympic Movement in Europe". The occasion for the symposium is the 100th anniversary of Willibald ...

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April 9, 2021

WGI Book Series: Volume 16 has been published

The final editorial work has been completed for Volume 16 in the WGI Book Series. The book has been published by Meyer&Meyer Verlag and is available through book retailers (19,95 Euro). The editors Deanna Binder, Roland Naul and Ludmila Fialova have comprised an anthology titled “Olympic Education: ...

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January 21, 2021

After recent reaccreditation WGI celebrates 10 year anniversary as Olympic Study Centre

In 2011, while still at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Willibald Gebhardt Institute was accredited for the first time by the International Olympic Study Center of the IOC in Lausanne as a national Olympic Study Centre. To keep this status, verification measures were repeatedly necessary, which ...

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December 30, 2020

WGI Fellow Prof. Dr. Antonin Rychtecky dies in Prague due to Covid 19 infection

As the WGI only learned in the last few days, our friend and WGI Fellow from the Czech Republic, Prof. Antonin Rychtecky, has passed away. The WGI had been working with him for 25 years in numerous joint bilateral and international research projects on youth sports in Europe and on Olympic education ...

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