Programme Committee

The board of Play the Game and the Danish Institute for Sports Studies 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


The members of the 2015 Programme Committee are (in alphabetical order):

  • Sine Agergaard, PhD, Associate Professor, Section for Sport Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Christer Ahl, MBA, Journalist at www.teamhandballnews.com, USA/Sweden

  • Koen Breedveld, Director, Mulier Institute, Utrecht University, Netherlands

  • Hanne Marie Brevik, Head of sports reporting, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Norway

  • Jens Evald, Professor of law, former chairman of Anti Doping Danmark, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Christopher Gaffney, Senior Research Affiliate, Geographic Institute, Zürich University, Switzerland

  • Barrie Houlihan, Professor, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

  • Mogens Kirkeby, President, International Sport and Culture Association, Denmark

  • Jesper Frigast Larsen, Legal Manager, Anti-Doping Danmark, Denmark

  • Clemencia Anaya Maya, International Consultant, COLDEPORTES, Colombia

  • Ian Nuttall, Founder, Xperiology / TheStadiumBusiness.com, Italy/UK

  • Andreas Selliaas, Journalist, sporten.com, Norway

  • Kimberly S. Schimmel, PhD, Professor, Kent State University, USA

  • Urszula Starakiewicz, PhD, Lecturer, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Tine Rindum Teilmann, Board Member, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), and member of the IOC Women’s Commission, Denmark

  • Jens Weinreich, Journalist and blogger, www.jensweinreich.de, Germany

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