"Olympic Sport and Sport for All" XXI International Scientific Congress

Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, International Association of Physical Education and Sport Universities and Polish Olympic Committee organize XXI International Scientific Congress "Olympic Sport and Sport for All", which will be held on September 14-16 in Warsaw, Poland.

The primary objective of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport Universities is developing cooperation between universities educating sport coaches and PE teachers within the domain of the teaching process, research and supporting competitive athletes and coaches. XXI International Congress "Olympic Sport and Sport for All" enables exchange of research and teaching experiences and good practices in elite and recreational sport between academic and sport staff from Eastern and Western Europe.


Address from the Prof. Andrzej Mastalerz – Rector of Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw

Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw is proud to host XXI International Congress "Olympic Sport and Sport for All", which will be held on September 14-16, 2017.

We are happy to support International Association of the Physical Education and Sport Universities in developing cooperation between universities educating sport coaches PE teachers and other sport and PE specialists, promoting and disseminating scientific research results in sport sciences, both in highly competitive sport and recreational sport for all.

XXI International Scientific Congress "Olympic Sport and Sport for All" enables exchange of both biomedical and social sciences research,  teaching experiences and good practices in elite and recreational sport between academic and sport staff from Eastern and Western Europe, and around the world.

We believe that both our over 80 years long expertise in physical education, adapted physical education, sport studies, physical rehabilitation and experience in hosting international scientific meetings, including International Scientific Congresses on Modern Olympic Sport in 1999 and 2002, guarantee that XXI International Congress "Olympic Sport and Sport for All" will be a successful event.

You are warmly welcome to Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education and Warsaw!


Address from the Prof. Kairat Zakiryanov – President of International Association of Physical Education and Sport Universities

Dear participants and guests!

On behalf of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport Universities, I would like to congratulate and express the best wishes to all participants of the XXI International Scientific Congress "Olympic Sport and Sport for All".

In recent years with the growth publicity of society to health and physical exercises, the interest in sport has also increased. Public consciousness of healthy lifestyle benefit, which includes sport and physical culture, has more arisen from joint efforts of the elite athletes and    research scientists, studying their achievements.

The Congress subject is directed to the problems solution, which are extremely important for all of us: sport for all and role of sport in modern society.

Discussion on the Congress of a wide range problems, connected with Olympic sport development and sport for all, medical biological and sociological aspects of sport, will undoubtedly contribute to further development of the theory and practice of elite sport and world sports science.

It is notable that this Congress is hosted by Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, which is the large academic and sports center of Poland and hosts the world scientific and sports community for several times.

Within this framework, I want to express words of gratitude for the Academy, for prof. Andrzej Mastalerz for the contribution to the organization of this representative international forum of sports science.

I am confident that the meeting of the leading scientists of world sports science, representatives of the international sports movement will promote opening of new ways of cooperation, will serve the case of unity to recreational and sports movement of the different countries.

I wish to all participants of the Congress the success and fruitful work.


Уважаемые участники и гости!

От имени Международной ассоциации университетов физической культуры и спорта я хотел бы поздравить и выразить самые лучшие пожелания всем участникам XXI Международного научного конгресса «Олимпийский спорт и спорт для всех».

В последние годы с ростом внимания общества к здоровью и физическим упражнениям также возрос интерес к спорту. Общественное осознание выгоды здорового образа жизни, который включает в себя спорт и физическую культуру, в большей степени возникло из совместных усилий элитных спортсменов и ученых-исследователей, изучающих их достижения. Тематика Конгресса направлена на решение проблем, которые чрезвычайно важны для всех нас: спорт для всех и роль спорта в современном обществе.

Обсуждение на Конгрессе широкого спектра проблем, связанных с развитием олимпийского спорта и спорта для всех, медицинскими биологическими и социологическими аспектами спорта, несомненно, внесет свой вклад в дальнейшее развитие теории и практики спорта высших достижений и мировую спортивную науку.

Примечательно, что этот Конгресс принимает академия физического воспитания Юзефа Пилсудского в Варшаве, которая является крупным научно-образовательным и спортивным центром Польши и в очередной раз принимает мировую научную и спортивную общественность. В этой связи, хочу выразить слова благодарности академии, в лице ее ректора Анджея Масталежа, за вклад в организацию этого представительного международного форума спортивной науки.

Уверен, что встреча ведущих ученых мировой спортивной науки, представителей международного спортивного движения будет способствовать открытию новых путей сотрудничества и послужит делу сплочения физкультурно–спортивного движения разных стран.

Желаю участникам Конгресса успехов и плодотворной работы.


Message from International Olympic Committee Sport and Active Society Commission Chair Sam Ramsamy

Dear Participants,

Welcome to the XXI International Scientific Congress “Olympic Sport and Sport for All”.

Over the course of its past editions, this Congress has played a vital role in the development of applied sport sciences. In doing so, it has made an important contribution to the science of physical education and sport.

The Congress is also an excellent platform for exchanging views and for disseminating the latest scientific research as well as promoting the Olympic ideals and values. In this way, the Congress makes a valuable contribution to realising the overarching mission of the IOC to put sport at the service of humanity. Indeed, promoting active lifestyles and encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to practise sport is at the heart of our activities as reflected in Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic Roadmap of the IOC.

The host of this year’s Congress, the Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education, very much shares this vision. For almost 90 years, the University has played a leading role in the advancement of sport science.

As Chair of the IOC Sport and Active Society Commission, I would like to thank the University for organising this Congress and for its significant contribution.

My thanks go also to the International Association of Physical Education and Sports Universities and its President, Professor Kairat Zakiryanov, for their unwavering commitment to creating greater awareness of the importance of sport for all, in particular for the young generation.

I wish all participants a successful Congress and an enjoyable stay in Warsaw!