Prof. Dr. Holger Preuß :: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


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5th International Sport Business Symposium 


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Keynote I

Sam Ramsamy
Sam Ramsamy is an educator, activist and sports administrator from South Africa. In the 1980s, he was a high-profile anti-apartheid campaigner in London and was chairman of the South Africa non-racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC) during the apartheid years from 1976 to 1990, campaigning against discrimination in sport and against the participation of South Africa's white-only teams in international sporting events. He returned to South Africa upon the lifting of ban on the ANC and became the President of South Africa's official National Olympic Committee from 1991. Ramsamy led the first non-racial South African team to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Ramsamy is a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Keynote II

Gerhard Heiberg
Gerhard Heiberg
Gerhard Heiberg started his Olympic career as the Chairman, President and CEO in 1989 for the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games and for the Lillehammer Paralympic Games.
He was elected member of the IOC after the success of the Lillehammer Games in September 1994. He has been member of several Coordination Commissions and the Sport and Environment Commission as well as other IOC Commissions. He was also the Chairman of the Evaluation Commission for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Since 2001 Mr. Heiberg has been the Chairman of the IOC Marketing Commission and since 2010 Chairman of the Philately, Numismatic and Memorabilia Commission. He was elected member of the Executive Board in 2003 and re‐elected in 2007. Mr. Heiberg has been a member of the Executive Board of the Norwegian Olympic Committee since 1994.

Keynote III

Richard Pound
Richard Pound
Richard Pound, is a Canadian lawyer, partner of the law firm Stikeman Elliott, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) based in Montreal, and former chancellor of McGill University. Former Olympic swimmer and Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Pound has been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements in sports, both as an athlete and as an executive. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of Greater Montreal and honorary chairman of Swimming Canada's CANswim Movement.
He is a Fellow of the Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec (FCA) and won the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award, the Ordre's highest recognition for members of the profession.


Tuesday, 7th of August, 2012.


Birkbeck Sport Business Centre/Birkbeck, University of London, UK

The directions to the Clore Management Centre can be downloaded here.
Delegates to the Symposium should present themselves at the main entrance to Birkbeck College in Torrington Square. A map illustrating the location (the building is No. 1) can be found at:


Holger Preuß, Professor of Sport Sociology & Sport Economics, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Iain MacRury, Associate Dean, School of arts and Digital Industries, UEL
Sean Hamil, Director, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London
Jean-Jacques Gouguet,  Professor, Economist, Centre de Droit et d' Economie du Sport (CDES), University of Limoges
Benoît Séguin, Professor of Sport Management, University of Ottawa

Scientific Committee:

Prof. Dr. Jean-Jacques Gouguet, Professor, Economist, Centre de Droit et d'economie du Sport (CDES), University of Limoges, FRA
Prof. Dr. Benoît Séguin, Professor of Sport Management, University of Ottawa, CAN
Prof. Dr. Harry Arne Solberg, Professor of Sport Economics, Trondheim Business School, NOR
Prof. Dr. Kjetil Haugen, Professor of Sport Management and Logistics, Molde University College, NOR
Prof. Dr. Urmilla Bob, Professor University of KZN, Durban, ZAF
Sean Hamil, Director, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, Birkbeck College, University of London, GBR
Prof. Dr. Iain MacRury, Professor and Associate Dean, School of arts and Digital Industries, University of East London, GBR
Dr. Norbert Schütte, Senior lecturer and researcher, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, GER
Prof. Dr. Erich Thöni, Professor University of Innsbruck, AUT
Prof. Dr. Douglas Turco, Professor Drexel University, USA
Prof. Dr. Harry Hiller, Professor for Sport Sociology, University of Calgary, CAN
Prof. Dr. Lamartine Dacosta, Professor for Sport Sociology and Sport Management Gama Filho University, BRA


Full university partners of the 5th International Sport Business Symposium:
Supporting partners:
Union International de    Gerardo Bielons
 Pentathlon Moderne         Consulting


Preuss, H. (2008). East London Research Institute (London, England): Conceptualizing economic legacy. Guest lecture on Decembre10th, 2008

Download Digest:
Preuss, H. (2008). University of East London (London, England): Economic impacts of big events: Implications of Euro 2008 for London 2012Guest lecture on Decembre,10th, 2008.
Preuss, H. & Solberg, H.A. (2009): Sport and Politics Study Group Annual Conference: The Governance and Regulation of Sport, (Birkbeck Sports Business Centre Birkbeck, University of London, London). Attracting Major Sport Events: The Role of Local Residents. Lecture on February, 20th, 2009.

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