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Professor Gudrun Doll-Tepper Honored with Two International Awards

Freie Universität Integration Educator and Sports Scientist Receives Awards from Two Sports Associations

№ 316/2009 from Nov 13, 2009

Professor Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Head of Inclusive Education, Physical Activity and Sport at Freie Universität Berlin, has been named to receive awards from both Panathlon International and the International Paralympic Committee. This is the first time that either award has gone to a German sports scientist and woman representative of organized sport in Germany. Professor Gudrun Doll-Tepper is being honored for her outstanding services to sports development and her dedication to promoting sports for people with disabilities.

Gudrun Doll-Tepper received the Panathlon International Flambeau d‘Or award at a ceremony on Saturday, November 14, in Rome. The Panathlon International sports federation's Flambeau d'Or awards are presented in three different categories every four years, in the same year as the Olympic summer games. Gudrun Doll-Tepper received the Flambeau d‘Or award for culture in recognition of her services in developing international sports and her commitment to realizing the "Olympic ideals." Until the end of 2008, Doll-Tepper was President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and she is, in addition, Vice President for Education and Olympic Education at the Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (German Olympic Sports Confederation).

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will be presenting Gudrun Doll-Tepper with the 2009 Paralympic Scientific Award on November 22 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, paying a general tribute to her many years of involvement in developing sports for athletes with disabilities and her particular contribution to the paralympic movement.

For further details, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper
Head of Inclusive Education, Physical Activity, and Sport at Freie Universität Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838 – 53183, Email: