Institute of Sports Science

Sport mega events: live broadcast of panel discussion

05.06.2018 – On 5 June 2018, representatives from various fields, such as sports, politics, media and science met at the historic „E-Werk“ for the 6th edition of the “ARD Forum Sport”.

The topic of this year’s edition was „European Championships – World Championships – Olympic Games: Sport mega events between fascination and rejection“. Different aspects of the topic were discussed by several distinguished experts such as Alfons Hörmann (President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation), Dr. Friedrich Curtius (Secretary General of the German Football Association), Sports journalist Hajo Seppelt, Olympic medalist and IOC Athletes Commission member Britta Heidemann as well as the former German national football player and ARD football expert Thomas Hitzlsperger.

For six years now, the event has been organized by the Sport Coordination Department of the broadcaster ARD in cooperation with team members of the Department Sport Economics, Sport Management and Media Research (University of Tübingen) and students from the Bachelor program “Sports Journalism”.

The event was broadcasted via livestream on

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