The European College of Sport Science is deeply saddened by the loss of Professor Bengt Saltin.

Professor Saltin was a most distinguished scholar in exercise physiology, a real pioneer and leader in human applied physiology.

He was one of the main founders of the ECSS and undoubtedly its ‘spiritual father’, a constant guide and point of reference for the scientific standing of our College.

Professor Saltin always understood and promoted exercise science as an inter- and multidisciplinary academic endeavor and leaves an incredibly rich legacy.

We shall remember him with the greatest respect and gratitude for his scientific contribution and continued commitment to the ECSS.

With sincere sympathy.


Book of Condolence



Prof Bengt Saltin, ECSS founding member,
first ECSS President and ECSS Patron
03.06.1935 - 12.09.2014