The plenary session will focus on interculturality and globalisation in sport organisations, sport events and cultures.

There are two excellent talks given by Prof. Grimminger (Germany) and Prof. Nauright (USA).


Elke Grimminger is Professor for sport didactics at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. Her research focuses on intercultural education and intercultural competence in sport and physical education, handling heterogeneity in the perspective of inclusion, as well as on social processes among students and interactions between students and teachers in physical education.

In her talk Interculturality in sports a s social challenge – an overview of theoretical foundations and empirical results Grimminger will talk about the highly topical issue of integration and different approaches, how sports organizations try to integrate migrants into the existing sports system. Empirical results will show that integration in sport (clubs) does not happen per se and needs particular requirements.


John Nauright is Chair and Professor of the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North Texas in the USA. He is the author or editor of 21 books in sports studies and management as well as over 150 additional refereed publications.

In his plenary presentation Globalising sport across boundaries: creating sustainable futures Nauright will explore the role of sports events, cultures and marketing moving across borders questioning the sustainability of current models and discussing alternatives for future global sustainable development for sport.


You will be able to hear more about this topic in the plenary session [PS-PL04] "Crossing cultures and nations – interculturality and transnational mobility as challenges for sport and sport science" on Saturday, 9th July 2016 at 11:30 in Lecture room “E”.


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