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Professor Gudrun Doll-Tepper Recognized for Achievements in Disabled Sports

Sports Teacher at Freie Universität Berlin Awarded for Lifetime Achievements in the International Promotion, Dissemination, and Acceptance of Disabled Sports

№ 198/2010 from Jun 18, 2010

The European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA) has honored Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper for her contributions to disabled sports. The professor of inclusive education, physical activity, and sport at Freie Universität Berlin is also the vice president for education and Olympic education in the German Olympic Sports Federation. The EUFAPA Award is conferred every two years, beginning in 2008.

In addition to her research and teaching at Freie Universität Berlin, Gudrun Doll-Tepper has been an active volunteer, holding various offices in international organizations of sport science and disabled sports. From 1997 to 2008 she was president of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), from 1987 to 1993 president of the European association, and from 1993 to 1995 president of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. For ten years she chaired the Scientific Commission of the International Paralympic Committee. Nationally she was a long-standing member of the experts’ committee for disabled sports of the Federal Institute of Sports Science.

At Freie Universität Berlin Doll-Tepper heads the Division of Inclusive Education, Physical Activity, and Sport in the Department of Education and Psychology. Currently she is conducting research on youth and talent development in competitive sports by athletes with disabilities. Previously, among other things, she worked to increase the proportion of women in leadership organizations in German sports, and she also promoted the recruitment of sports teachers who look after the integration of people with disabilities in schools and clubs. Since 1989 Doll-Tepper has chaired a number of international scientific congresses on disabled sports.

Further Information

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