Holger Preuss is Professor of Sport Economics and Sport Sociology at
the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany and also at the Molde
University College, Norway in the field of Event Management. He is also adjunct
professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada and international scholar
at the State University of New York (SUNY, Cortland).
sport science and economics in Göttingen and taught at the German Sport
University in Cologne as well as at the University of Frankfurt.
is currently Editor of the Journal “European Sport Management Quarterly”, one
of the world leading journals in sport management. He also is associate Editor
of the “Journal of Sport & Tourism”. Additionally he serves as
editorial board member of several other international Journals such as “International
Journal of Sport & Finance”, “Sport Management Review”, “International
Journal of Sport Policy” and “Scandinavian Sport Studies”.
has published 18 books and more than 70 articles in international journals and
books. During the past decade he has been invited to hold more than 130
presentations all over the world.
field of research is directed at economic and socio-economic aspects of sport.
In particular he looks into the economic impact analysis of mega-sport events
such as Olympic Games, since 1972 and the FIFA Football World Cup, since 2006.
Holger just finished his research regarding the economic importance of sport
for Germany by conducting surveys about sport consumption, sponsoring and media
rights as well as sport infrastructure. He is highly experienced in large
quantitative research projects.
he looks into the Olympic Movement and the perception of its values throughout
societies from different cultures. Holger is also involved in another project
regarding tourism and the economic impact of the FIFA Football World Cup in
the past he has been a consultant for the Olympic bid of Frankfurt RheinMain
2012, Prague (2016/2014), Budapest (2012), Innsbruck (2014), Munich (2018) and
Cairo (2020) as well as Qatar for the FIFA Football World Cup 2022 and Dubai
(2020) for the World EXPO.
was also active for the Olympic hosts in Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006,
Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Furthermore, he organizes regularly an
international one day symposium during the Olympic Games.
sport federations he is actively involved in the UIPM (Union International
Pentathlon Moderne) and he serves in the ethical commission of the WFDF (World
Flying Disc Federation), an IOC recognized sport organization.