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European Olympic Laurel Award for Professor Gudrun Doll-Tepper

Professor of Education at Freie Universität Berlin Honored by European Olympic Committees

№ 424/2014 from Dec 10, 2014

Gudrun Doll-Tepper, a professor of education at Freie Universität Berlin, was presented with a European Olympic Laurel Award by the European National Olympic Committee (NOC). She received the award in recognition of her extraordinary commitment in the fields of sports development and sports science, said the president of the European Olympic Committee (EOC), Patrick Hickey. As chair of the German Olympic Academy (DOA) since 2007, Gudrun Doll-Tepper threw herself body and soul into the promotion of inclusion in sports and in Olympic education, not only in Germany, but also at the European and international levels. In general, she was very committed to raising awareness for inclusion in sports and for promoting equal access in sports. "Her appointment as an advisor to the World Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) reflects her international recognition as a sports scientist," said Hickey.

Gudrun Doll-Tepper majored in English language and literature and sports at Freie Universität Berlin, where she later earned a doctorate in philosophy. In 1994 she completed the habilitation process at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt with a thesis devoted to trends in the development of sports and disability in research and education. She then worked as a researcher at Freie Universität and taught English and sports at a German high school and at a school for children with special needs. From 1978 to 1996 she was a member of the academic staff holding the title of "Akademische Rätin" and lecturer at Freie Universität. She taught at various universities, including Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, and the Beijing Sport University in Beijng. Since 2004 she has been a professor of inclusive education, physical activity, and sports at Freie Universität Berlin.

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-531 83, Email: