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Nov 21

First SPLISS conference was a big success!

The first SPLISS-conference “Elite sport success – society boost or not?” has become a big success. More than 300 participants from 41 different countries enjoyed 2 days of interesting presentations, inspiring panel discussions, new insights, new contacts and… the first results of SPLISS2.0. The Belgian city of Antwerp was hosting city of this international event on 13th and 14th november 2013.

Some facts:

  • 12 Pecha Kucha presentations (6’20” – 20 slides)
  • 45 parallel sessions with different themes: social value of sport, elite sport policy, talent detection, sport psychology and more
  • Pecha Kucha Award winners: Camilla Brocket (AUS), Eduard Ingles (SPA)
  • Veerle De Bosscher (BEL), Simon Shibli (UK), Hans Westerbeek (AUS) and Maarten van Bottenburg (NET) presented the first results of SPLISS 2.0 (sports policy factors leading to international sporting success)
  • Barrie Houlihan (UK) explained his controversial view on elite sports
  • Popi Sotiriadou (AUS) discussed the trickle down effect of mega-events
  • Mike Miller (World Olympians Association) talked about the role of the Olympic Games for society
  • Hans Den Oudendammer (city of Rotterdam) and Geert Bruynseels (city of Antwerp) gave good examples of sports city marketing and the social value of elite sports for a city.

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