The 24th Annual congress of the European College of Sport Science was a great success on many levels. The excellent scientific programme together with a rich social programme allowed participants from all around the world to enjoy the hospitability of Prague Congress Center as well as the organizing committee from Charles University and all ECSS boards and committees. This tremendous collaboration was also captured by the Prague Congress Center’s marketing department, which has showcased Europe’s largest sport science congress in this short videos.

Some of the best moments of ECSS Prague 2019 are now available in the photo gallery.
You can access these photographs with the following password: ECSS2019

Thank you all for being part of yet another congress and we look forward to welcoming you to Seville next summer!

Congress statistics

Total number of...

Participants 2,722
Exhibitors 44
Volunteers 57
Participating countries 76
Abstracts presented 1,871
Plenary sessions 4
Invited sessions 35
Exchange sessions 3
Sponsored sessions 3
Oral sessions 138
Conventional print poster sessions  76
E-posters 479

Social media outreach #ECSS2019

Contributors  2,066
Impressions   16.9 Million
Total tweets  6,300
Global reach 263

Opening Ceremony Press Conference

  • High level Dignitaries included the Czech Minister of Health, Czech Deputy Minister of Education, Lord Mayor of Prague, and the Rector from Charles University.
  • Honorary guests included David Svoboda, Czech Olympic gold medallist and the chairperson, from Jedlička Institute Foundation.

5th ECSS Bengt Saltin Run – sponsored by h/p/cosmos

  • 187 runners
  • 5000€ raised for Jedlička Institute Foundation
  • Honoured to have David Svoboda, Czech Olympic gold medallist as the patron of the 5th ECSS Bengt Saltin Run
  • A special thanks to wechselszene for helping us with the run and putting together an impressive run.
  • Some fantastic impressions are available now on our YouTube Channel, here

ECSS Young Investigators Award 2019

  • Total number of YIA applicants: 368
  • Total number of YIA finalists: 110

ECSS Young Investigator Award Winners 2019

  • Oral presentation
    • 1st Yves-Alain Kuhn, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
      Improved Postural Control in the Elderly after Long-term Balance Training is Related to Intracortical Inhibition Modulation
  • Poster presentation
    • 1st Michael Wheeler, University of Western Australia, Australia.
      The Combined Effects of Acute Exercise and Frequent Breaks in Sitting on Postprandial Metabolism in Older Adults

EJSS Best Paper Award 2018

GSSI Sports Nutrition Award 2019

  • 1st Laura Blancquaert, University Ghent, Belgium.
    Acute Carnosine and Anserine Supplementation as a Novel Ergogenic Strategy for High-Intensity Exercise

All plenary sessions and some of the invited sessions were available via livestream at the 2019 congress. These can be found on the ECSS YouTube Channel.


Special thanks to the exhibitors at SportEx!

We thank all 44 exhibitors for showcasing their state-of-the-art products and services during the congress. Participants had the opportunity to engage with a wide range of new businesses and organisations, learning about their scientific solutions and thus increasing their knowledge of the latest developments and trends available in the market.
The third ECSS exhibition raffle was a major success. It offered the participants a great chance to get to know the exhibitors even better and enter in the competition to win amazing prizes sponsored by the exhibitors and the ECSS.

Follow up

We would like to encourage all congress speakers and presenters to submit their findings to the European Journal of Sport Science (@EurJSportSci), listed in Medline and with a 2.376 Impact Factor in 2018! Instructions can be found here.