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Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper Elected for Another Term as Vice President of German Olympic Sports Confederation

Professor at Freie Universität Responsible for Education and Olympic Education

№ 387/2010 from Dec 10, 2010

Gudrun Doll-Tepper, a professor in the field of inclusive education, physical activity, and sport at Freie Universität Berlin, has been re-elected as a vice president of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), where she is responsible for education and Olympic education. Under DOSB president Thomas Bach, Gudrun Doll-Tepper was chosen as one of five vice presidents of the DOSB. She explained, “Organized sports is one of the largest education providers in Germany. Currently, we are striving for increased use of new media in educational processes.”

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) was founded in 2006 as a follow-up organization of the German Olympic Sports Association (DSB) and the National Olympic Committee of Germany (NOK). It thus covers 91,000 clubs and nearly 100 organizations with a total of 27.5 million members and 8.8 million volunteers.

In the Inclusive Education, Physical Activity and Sport division of the Department of Education and Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin, Gudrun Doll-Tepper’s teaching and research deal mainly with issues of academic and extracurricular inclusion, especially of people with and without disabilities. She is a member of various sports bodies and a visiting professor at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and the Chinese Beijing Sports University in Beijing. For her work in sports science, physical education, sports for the disabled, as well as women’s studies Gudrun Doll-Tepper has received numerous awards, including the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Gold Cross of Honour of Physical Education from the Fédération Internationale d´Éducation Physique (FIEP), the Paralympic Scientific Award and, along with her research team, the Margherita von Brentano Prize from Freie Universität Berlin (2005). Gudrun Doll-Tepper is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the University of Newfoundland (May 2005) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2008). She is a member of the IOC Women and Sport Commission and consultant to IOC for the Culture and Education Programme of the Youth Olympic Games.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Education and Psychology, Inclusive Education, Physical Activity and Sport
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-531 83, Email: gudrungt@zedat.fu-berlin.de