Programme committee

Play the Game’s board appoints a Programme Committee for each conference.

The committee has two main tasks  

  • to advise on themes and speakers for the conference

  • to evaluate the conference

 Members of the Play the Game 2007 Programme Committee are

  • Sigmund Loland, Professor, Rector, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

  • Joseph A. Maguire, Professor, Loughborough University, United Kingdom(appointed by the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education)

  • Jens Weinreich, Sports Editor, Author, Berliner Zeitung

  • David Conn, Sports Writer, The Guardian, United Kingdom

  • Simon Chadwick, Co-Director, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, University of London

  • Lis Puggard, Head of Unit, Institute of SportsScience and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

  • Bjarne Ibsen, PhD, Head of Unit, Institute of SportsScience and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

  • Henrik H. Brandt, Director, Danish Institute for Sports Studies

  Associate members:

  •  Lars Haue-Pedersen, Director, TSE Consulting, Switzerland

  •  Mogens Kirkeby, Secretary General, Representative of International Sport and Culture Association, ISCA

  • Dag Vidar Hanstad, Sports Writer and PhD student, alternating with Sigmund Loland (above)

  • Thorsteinn Gunnarsson, Sports Reporter, President of the Union of Icelandic Sports Journalists, appointed by UMFI

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