OLYMPIC CHAIR - Henri de Baillet Latour - Jaques Rogge

About the Chair
 

The Olympic Chair Henri de Baillet Latour – Jacques Rogge is a cooperation between Ghent University and the University of Louvain with the financial support of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund. The Olympic Chair Henri de Baillet Latour – Jacques Rogge is the fifth Olympic Chair in the World and has as its purpose the academic study of the diverse aspects of the management of sports organisations with an emphasis on the Olympic values, to stimulate the sporting ethos and deontology of athletes and to enhance cooperation between the two parts of the country. The Fund Baillet Latour renewed its support to the Olympic Chair until 2020.

 

At the moment, at both UGent and UCL, a scholarship researcher is financed with the resources of the Chair to do research in the domain of sport management and the Olympic values. At Ghent University the Olympic Chair was led, until his unforeseen and tragic death on August 14th 2010, by Professor Marc Maes. Professor Annick Willem, professor in sport management at the department of Movement and Sport Sciences, took over the torch. At Louvain University, Professor Thierry Zintz holds the Olympic Chair. 

 

The Sport Management research groups at both universities serve as knowledge centers in sport ethics, sport management and Olympic values. Thanks to the Chair, both universities are able to enhance their collaboration and leverage expertise. Joint research seminars and guest lectures are frequently organised.

 

The choice of the Universities of Ghent and Louvain, like the name of this unique cooperation, wasn’t without reason. Count Henri de Baillet Latour studied once himself at Louvain and Count Jacques Rogge was a student of Ghent University, from which he received a honorary PhD in 2001. Both were the only two Belgian chairmen of the International Olympic Committee. Count de Baillet Latour was Chair from 1926 until 1942, while Count Rogge has been the present Chairman since 2001.

 

The Baillet Latour Fund provides also financial support to the Olympic Movement and to Belgian athletes (both the athletes of the Belgian Olympic Committee and the athletes of the Special Olympics and Paralympics).

The Olympic week
 

Every year, the universities of Ghent and Louvain-La-Neuve organize an Olympic week in the light of the Olympic Chair. Focus in this week is on socio-economic topics related to the Olympic movement and the Olympic Games. During this week, courses are organized around a topical and relevant theme, lectured by an international expert in that field.

 

2018

Prof. Stephan Wassong

Anti-doping policy of the  IOC

Professor Stephan Wassong, who is connected to the German Sport University of Cologne has great expertise on the anti-doping policy of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

2019

Prof. Kathy Babiak

CSR in sport

Professor Kathy Babiak is the Director of the "Michigan Center for Sport & Social Responsibility" at the University of Michigan.  She is an expert on Corporate social responsibility in sport.

2017

Prof. Sigmund Loland

Fair play in sport clubs

 

Prof. Sigmund Loland, is an international authority in the domain of sport ethics. His expertise is in themes such as fair play, performance enhancement in sport and society, epistemiology of movement and the history of ideas.

 

2015

Prof. Benoît Séguin

The future of sport sponsoring

 

Professor Benoît Séguin is an expert in sport marketing. He is an expert in ambush marketing, marketing in national sportorganizations and marketing and sposoring related to the Olympic Games.

 

 

2014

Prof. Mike McNamee

Sport ethics

 

Prof. Mike McNamee is a professor in sport ethics. He conducts research into ethical challenges and issues in sport; such as doping, privacy of atletes, new technologies and fair play.

 

 

2013

Prof. Vasil Girginov

Sport policy and participation

Professor Vasil Girginov has been researching the sports development legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games and the relationship between the culture of national sports governing bodies and participation in sport.

2012

Prof. Jean-Loup Chappelet

Governance of sport

 

Het research of Prof. Jean-Loup  Chappelet at IDHEAP focuses on  the management of informatics and technology, and on the management and policy of sport organizations.

 

 

2010

Prof. Chelladurai

Organizational theory

 

Prof Chelladurai is a renomated author in the area of sport management. He is specialized in  organizational theory and organizational behavior in sport.

2011

Prof. Susan Brownell

Sport antropology

 

Professor Susan Brownell studies antropology, specially in the context of the Olympic Games. She is a China-expert with two decennia of experience in the  Chinese sport culture. 

 

 

2009

Prof. Jim Parry

Ethical values of the Olympic Movement

 

Professor Jim Parry has been the Head of Department of Philosophy at the University of Leeds. His work specializes in Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy.

 

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