Congress facts

  • Total number of congress participants: 953
  • Total number of participating countries: 45
  • Plenary sessions
  • Invited symposia
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations

Scientific highlights – plenary sessions


  • Genetics: Challenges for exercise and training
  • Physical activity promotion: Lessons of the past for guidance in the future
  • Exercise: From muscle to brain or vice versa: Visions of the future - 2000 and beyond
  • Significance of exercise and sport in the third millennium

ECSS Young Investigators Award 2000

1st Rank

Oral presentation

  • Paul Andrew Robert (GBR)

Poster presentation

  • Markus Gruber (GER)

Congress venue

The 5th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science – ECSS Jyväskylä 2000 was held in the congress and trade centre Jyväskylä Paviljonki. Brand new facilities here provided room for more than eight parallel sessions and smaller workshops. A poster exhibition, a technical exhibition and social program activities such as the opening and closing ceremonies were also staged in this building.