Beijing 2022: Michael Krüger sheds light on origins of the Winter Olympics
The expertise of the Willibald Gebhardt Institute is once again in demand in the context of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Prof. Michael Krüger, Vice President Olympia of the WGI, contributed a news piece to the WWU Münster news portal at the start of the Games. His article about the historic origins of the Olympic Winter Games can be read here (in German).
In it, Michael Krüger presents the temporal-historical as well as the content-related-sport context for the first Olympic Winter Games, which were held in Chamonix (France) in 1924. An exciting contribution by the WGI Vice President, which at the same time once again demonstrates the expertise that distinguishes the WGI as an official Olympic Study Center.
In addition to Michael Krüger, his colleague from the Institute for Sports Science at the WWU Münster, Prof. Henk Erik Meier, also contributed to the WWU news release. In his article, Meier examines the boycott debate that arose in the context of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games – not for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games.