Past Events


History of the symposia

Since 2006 the International Sport Business Symposium has been organised at different occasions and venues where Olympic scholars travel to and meet. In ancient Greece, the symposium was a key social institution in Hellenic culture and provided a platform for debate and celebration with others. The philosophy of the International Sport Business Symposium also is to offer a platform for discussion and debate at a place where scholars do their research. This is why the symposium is traditionally staged during the Olympic Games as well as other Olympic events.

Thanks to the help and cooperation with partner universities in the respective host cities, we have been able so far to offer participation in the symposium free of charge. Key note speakers are usually high-level executives from the Olympic family, who can provide insights from behind the scenes and who are always receptive to open discussions with scholars and academics. The offer to share such practical knowledge is of course highly appreciated.

1st
Turin 2006

2nd
Beijing 2008

3rd
Vancouver 2010

4th
Innsbruck 2012

5th
London 2012

6th
Buenos Aires 2013

7th
Lillehammer 2016

8th
Rio 2016

9th
Pyeongchang 2018