Best Paper Award Runner-Up for F. Wagner, H.Preuß & T. Könecke
On 27 June 2019, at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, the paper by Fabio Wagner, Prof. Dr. Preuß and Prof. Dr. Könecke entitled 'A novel approach to measuring competitive intensity - and an application to Germany's boring (?) Bundesliga' was awarded the Best Paper Award Runner-Up. The high-ranking international conference took place from 26-28 June in Lisbon, Portugal. The Mainz Department of Sports Economics presented the new approach for measuring competitive intensity in sports leagues and will now publish it.

Open Mini-Symposium about Financial Fair Play on Thursday - Guests are welcome


The Institute of Sport Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University organizes a Mini-Symposium with open debate on Thursday, 16.5.2019, from 18:00-20:00 (S2, Albert Schweitzer Str. 21, 55128 Mainz). Financial Fair Play is probably the most restrictive regulation that European club football has seen in this millennium. The major rationale behind this policy is to fight the increasing overinvestment of football clubs that has characterized the system over the past two decades. Questions over its legitimacy and effectiveness have accompanied the professional debate about the policy ever since its approval in 2009. Today, ten years later, it seems legitimate to put a critical perspective on Financial Fair Play and to assess it from different angles.
The invited speakers are
Sean Hamil, Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London; Christian Müller, Professor, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, former CEO DFL for Licencing and Finance; Dr. Jan Lehmann, Board Member for Finance & Commerce 1. FSV Mainz 05. The presentations and the following debate, moderated by Prof. Dr. Holger Preuss (JGU), are open to the public.

Top-class guests in conversation with students
The lecture series in the context of the Master's and Doctorate Colloquium of Prof. Dr. Preuß brings extremely high-class guests into direct contact with the M. Sc. International Sports Management and the MAiSI students. Last Thursday Sylvia Schenk was a guest with the topic "Transparency International and its impact on the FIFA Reform process" and an open round of questions. Yesterday it was Alex Phillips, UEFA Head of Governance and Compliance, who spoke about his responsibilities in the European Football Association.

Other interesting contributions will follow this week and next  (see lecture series). 


Book "Cost & Revenue Overruns of the Olympic Games 2000-2018" as open access online

This study was conducted by the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in cooperation with Panthéon Sorbonne University, Paris.
The study on costs and revenue overruns of the past 10 Olympic Games has the aim to reveal the variations of the OCOG expenditures and revenues and the non-OCOG capital investments (public money) over time from bidding (t-8) to staging the Olympic Games (t).
The Open Access book is available here.


This semester we offer a colloquium with lectures on sports politics and sports organisation for all interested employees, all master students and doctoral students. Please note the web page announcements.

Field trip with MAiSI students to DOSB


The students of the Erasmus Mundus MA in Sports Ethics and Integrity (MAiSI) visited the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) last Monday to spend some informative hours on the topics of values and education in sport. A total of ten top-class speakers from science and associations spoke. Lectures, discussions and a short visit to the neighboring DFB provided an interesting day. The programme of the day you find here. The MAiSI students and the JGU students of the Master's programme in International Sportmanagement rounded off the evening together in Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen.

Study on Cost & Revenue Overruns of the Olympic Games online

This study was conducted by the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in cooperation with Panthéon Sorbonne University, Paris.
This study on costs and revenue overruns of the past 10 Olympic Games has the aim to reveal the variations of the OCOG expenditures and revenues and the non-OCOG capital investments (public money) over time from bidding (t-8) to staging the Olympic Games (t).
The executive summary is available here. The full study (180 pages) will soon be available in "open access" with Springer.

MESGO visiting European Handball Federation in Vienna

The academic partners of the Executive Master in Sport Governance (MESGO) have gathered at the European Handball Federation (one of the team sport partners of the programme) in Vienna for a two-day meeting of the MESGO Management Committee.

The picture shows Prof. Dr. Holger Preuss together with Dr. Mathias Schubert.

Council of Europe new partner of mesgo V

Starting n September Mesgo V has a new partner. The Council of Europe is also joining MESGO. after joining yesterday UEFA.
Ceferin said:
“For its part, the Council of Europe has been a regular guest at important UEFA events, technical workshops and summits.  Earlier this year, it became a partner of UEFA’s Master in Executive Sports Governance, a leading education programme for sports executives”. More information 

Consultation hours 

Prof. Dr. Preuss: Mo 13 - 14 

Dr. N. Schütte: Wed 17 - 18 

Dr. M. Mauritz: Thu 10-11

Dr. M. Schubert: Wed 13.30 - 14.30 (upon prior notice)

A. Scheu: Wed 14 - 15

F. Wagner: Thu 10-11

M. Weitzmann: Wed 13.30 - 14.30

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Book Publications  (english)

Preuß, H.; Scheu, A.; & Weitzmann, M. (2020). Zur Situation Olympischer Spiele in Deutschland. BISP (Hrsg.). Sportgroßveranstaltungen in Deutschland. Im Druck.

Preuß, H. Königstorfer, J,; & Dannewald, T. (2020). Contingent Valuation Measurement for staging the Olympic Games: The failed bid to host the 2018 Winter Games in Munich. Festschrift für Her-bert Woratschek. Im Druck.

Preuß, H.; Scheu, A.; & Weitzmann, M. (2020). Referendums at Olympic Games. Chatziefstathiou, D.; Seguin, B.; & Majumdar, B. (Eds.). Handbook on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Routledge. Im Druck.

Preuss, H., Scheu, A. & Weitzmann, M.: Zur SItuation Olympischer Spiele in Deutschland. Sportgroßveranstaltungen in Deutschland.Bundesinsitut für Sportwissenschaft. S. 18-33.

Schallhorn, Ch.: Internationale Imagebildung durch Sportgroßereignisse. Sportgroßveranstaltungen in Deutschland. Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft. S. 46-55.

Preuss, H., Heisey, K. (2019). Macroeconomics of International Sport. In: E.W. McIntosh, G. Bravo, M. Li (Eds.). International Sport Management. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics Pub Inc.

Repenning, S., Meyrahn, F., an der Heiden, I., Ahlert, G., & Preuß, H. (2019). Selbstorganisiert oder im Sportverein: Sportaktivität und Sportkonsum nach Organisationsform. Bonn: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).

Preuss, H. (2019). The Economic Impact Measurement of the Olympic Games. Paul Downward, Bernd Frick, Brad R. Humphreys, Tim Pawlowski, Jane E. Ruseski, Brian P. Soebbing (Eds). The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics. Sage

Preuss, H., Kurscheisdt, M. Hrsg
Renz, Michael (2020). Internationaler Wettbewerb europäischer Fußballligen. SpringerGabler Verlag

Scheu, A., Preuß, H. & Könecke, T. (2019). The Legacy of the Olympic Games: A Review. Journal of Global Sport Management, 3(81), 1-22.

Koenigstorfer J. &  Preuss, H. (2019) Olympic Games-Related Values and Host Country Residents’ Pre-event Evaluations in the Run-Up to the 2016 Olympic Games.  Journal of Global Sport Management. doi.org/10.1080/24704067.2019.1669065

Scheu, A.; an der Heiden, I.; Böhme, M. & Preuß, H. (2019). Die Olympischen Spiele und der vernachlässigte Sport Eine Repertory-Grid-Analyse. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. doi.org/10.1007/s12662-019-00614-0

Koenigstorfer, J; Bocarro, J.N.; Byers, T.; Edwards, M.B.; Jones G.J. & Preuss, H. (2019). Mapping re-search on legacy of mega sporting events: structural changes, consequences, and stakeholder evaluations in empirical studies. Leisure Studies. doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2019.1662830

Chen, S., Preuss, H., Hu, X., Kenyon, J., Liang, X. (2019). Sport Policy Development in China: Legacies of Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympic Games and 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Journal of Global Sport Management, doi 10.1080/24704067.2019.1566756.

Preuss, H.,Kurscheidt, M. Hrsg
Fritz, Gerald (2019). Fanclubs der Nationalmannschaften im deutschen Teamsport. SpringerGabler Verlag

Preuss, H, Andreff, W., Weitzmann,M (2019). Cost and Revenue Overruns of the Olympic Games 2000 -20018.
SpringerGabler Verlag

Preuss, H. & Kurscheidt, M.  Hrsg
Zimmermann, T. (2019). Management von Ligen in Individualsportarten.  SpringerGabler Verlag

Preuss, H. & Scheu, A. (2018). Residents perception of  Mega Sport Event legacies and impacts: the case of the Hamburg 2024 Olympic bid. German Journal of exercise and sport research,  6 April 2018, pp. 1-11.

Schubert, M. & Hamil, S. (2018). Financial Doping and Financial Fair Play in European Club Football Competitions. In: M. Breuer & D. Forrest (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook on the Economics of Manipulation in Sport. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Königstorfer, J., & Preuss, H. (2018). Perceived Values in relation to the Olympic Games: development and use of the Olympic Value Scale. European Sport Management quarterly, 4 April 2018, pp. 1-26

Preuss H., an der Heiden, I., & Alfs, C. (2018). Economic importance of football in Germany. In World Association for Sport Management (Ed.), The global Football Industry (pp. 62–77). Oxon: Routledge.

Könecke, T., Preuß, H., Schütte, N. (2017). Direct regional economic impact of Germany’s 1. FC Kaiserslautern through participation in the 1. Bundesliga. Soccer & Society. (7), 988–1011. https://doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2015.1067786

Schubert, M. & Lopez Frias, F.J. (2017). Walk the Talk: Financial Fairness in European club football. Sport, Ethics & Philosophy. 

Preuss, H., & Form, L. (2017). Regulating sport leagues: The case of Hockey India League. In J. J. Zhang & B. G. Pitts (Eds.), Contemporary Sport Marketing (pp. 42–54). Oxon: Routledge.

Preuss, H. (2017). Olympic Finance. In Gold, J.R., Gold, M.M. (Ed.), Olympic cities (3rd ed., pp. 139–160). Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Preuss, H., an der Heiden, I., & Alfs, C. (2016). Economic Importance of Soccer in Germany. The Journal of Shanghai University of Sport (JSUS). (6).

Preuss, H. (2016). A Theory of Mega Sport Event Legacies. In G. B. Cunningham, Fink J.S., & A. Doherty (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of theory in Sport Management (pp. 69–81). London: Routledge.

Müller, N., Messing, M., Preuss, H., Buchwalder, M., & Desch, M. (2016). On the Meaning of the Cultural Program for Biathlon Spectators in Salt Lake 2002. In N. Müller, M. Messing, & K. Schormann (Eds.), Cultural Views of the Olympics. "citius, altius, fortius, pulchrius, humanius" (Vol. 16, pp. 117–120). Kassel: AGON-Sportverlag.

Preuss, H. (2016). How has the Olympic Movement changed since Sydney 2000? In Chatziefstathiou, D. & Ramon, X., Miragaya, A. (Eds.), Olympic Idea Nowadays. Perceptions and insights (pp. 69–71). Barcelona: Centre d’Estudis Olímpics i de l’Esport.

Preuss, H. (2016). How have London 2012 and Sochi 2014 supported or changed the Olympic Movement? In  Chatziefstathiou, D. & Ramon, X., Miragaya, A. (Eds.), Olympic Idea Nowadays. Perceptions and insights (pp. 133–134). Barcelona: Centre d’Estudis Olímpics i de l’Esport.

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