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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 Gebhardt’s death, which will be celebrated on April 30, 2021.

For the first time, a WGI Olympic Symposium will take place as an online conference on May 11, 2021. “We have succeeded in recruiting numerous internationally renowned experts on the subject of Olympic education and Olympic movement for our symposium,” said Michael Krüger, Vice President Olympic Sports of the WGI. Krüger and WGI-President Heinz Aschebrock would of course have been happy to welcome the speakers and all interested guests to a face-to-face event in Münster. “We delayed the decision on the form of the event for a long time, of course we had already reserved rooms. In view of the currently very high infection rates in the context of the corona pandemic, we ultimately only had no choice other than an online conference. But we are happy that the event has attracted interesting experts from all across Europe and that we are able to offer and deliver an exciting program “, explained Heinz Aschebrock.

Details regarding the conference program and online registration can be found online at the following link:
Most presentations will be in German, some presenters will, however, talk in English.

For organizational reasons, online registration is requested by May 9, 2021 – on May 10, all registered participants will then receive the access code to be able to participate in the online conference on May 11 via Zoom.

The 5th Olympic Symposium is being organized by the Willibald Gebhardt Institute Münster (WGI) as an Olympic Study Center in cooperation with the Institute for Sports Science at the University of Münster and the German Association of Sports Museums, Sports Archives and Sports Collections (DAGS).