26.10.2016 – On 12th October, a top-class discussion panel met during the 4th edition of the “ARD Forum Sport” in the facilities of the German broadcaster BR. After the broadcaster NDR had hosted the 2015 event in Hamburg, representatives from various fields, such as sports, politics, media and science, met again in Munich, where the event was already hosted in 2013 and 2014.
The panel discussion was organized by the Sport Coordination Department of the broadcaster ARD in close collaboration with team members from the Department Sport Economics, Sport Management and Media Research (University of Tübingen) and students from the Bachelor program “Sports Journalism”. The focus of this year’s event, entitled “Reaching the podium by overcoming obstacles”, was integration in and through sports by emphasizing the special role of refugees and disabled athletes.
After a welcome speech delivered by the ARD Program Director, Volker Herres, TV moderator Gerhard Delling chaired the panel discussion with fascinating guests, such as the Manager of the German National Football Team, Oliver Bierhoff, and several Paralympic gold medalists.