Head of Department of Education, National Sport Center, Slovakia
Igor Kováč received his masters degree in Human Geography from the Comenius University in Bratislava in 2000. In his diploma thesis „Centres of the Olympic Winter Games and Poprad-Tatry Candidacy“ he analysed the impacts of the Winter Games on host cities, including an analysis of possible effects of the event on Poprad-Tatry region, bidding for the 2002 and 2006 editions. Since then he has been working in the field of Olympic studies, focusing mainly on spatial and urban aspects in organisation of the Olympic Games.
He is a contributor to the International Symposium on the Legacy of the Olympic Games of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (November 2002), a Reasearch Grant holder of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (March 2003) and a participant at the IOA Postgraduate Seminar on Olympic Studies in Olympia, Greece (May 2 – June 6, 2003).
Currently working as a Head of Education Department at the National Sport Centre in Bratislava, Slovakia (an elite sport centre under the Ministry of Education), he provides consultations and publishes articles on Olympic related topics.