In 2011 the Willibald Gebhardt Institute was awarded the status as official „Olympic Study Centre“ from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is one of only 43 research institutions worldwide to be awarded this prestigious status. In Germany there is only one other Olympic Study Center besides the WGI, located at the German Sport University in Cologne.
For the first (2006) and second (2016) edition of the „Olympic Value Education Programme“ (OVEP) the IOC recruited the WGI as an official review partner and contributed to the collection of materialspublished.
So far the WGI has held four Olympic symposia focusing on Olympic Education and Olympic Movement. Three of those symposia are covered in respective WGI Book Series publications (Volume 3, 7 and 14).
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c Roland Naul
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