Congress facts

  • Total number of congress participants: 1732
  • Total number of participating countries: 64
  • Plenary sessions 4
  • Invited symposia 36
  • Oral sessions 74
  • Poster sessions 97

Scientific highlights – plenary sessions


  • Born to move? Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology and the Social Sciences
  • Physical Education - Bildung or Health Promotion?
  • Sport, Body and Mind: Towards a New Understanding?
  • Sport and the Environment: Towards an Environmentally Sound Movement Culture

ECSS Young Investigators Award 2009

  • Total of YIA applicants: 250
  • Total of YIA participants: 150

1st Rank

Oral presentation

Poster presentation

Congress venue

Themed “Sport Science: Nature, Nurture and Culture” the 14th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science – ECSS Oslo 2009 was held in the Oslo Congress Centre. Located in the heart of Oslo and within walking distance to the congress hotels, transport systems, shopping and restaurants, the congress centre was a professional, flexible and comprehensive meeting venue that, providing a colourful history dating back almost a century.

More ECSS Oslo 2009 images on Flickr - here.