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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December 10, 2020

Volume 16 of WGI Book Series soon to be published

The final editorial work is being completed for the soon to be published Volume 16 in the WGI Book Series. The editors Deanna Binder, Roland Naul and Ludmila Fialova have comprised an anthology titled "Olympic Education: History, Theory, Practice". This anthology is dedicated as a commemorative book ...

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November 30, 2020

WGI contributes to 2020 CEREPS Summit in Budapest

The CEREPS Summit 2020 with the topic “Quality Physical Education: What does it mean, and how should it look like?” should have taken place in Budapest at the end of June and beginning of July this year. The Hungarian School Sports Federation (HSSF) was intended to be the host and cooperation partner, ...

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October 27, 2020

WGI-Research from „Skills“ project published

In the journal "Forum Kinder- und Jugensport" a research paper from the WGI-project "Skills" has been published, with researchers from Willibald Gebhardt Institute as key contributors. The journal aims at Research, transfer and dialogue with applied practitioners - and thus is an excellent fit for publishing ...

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