Quand :
10 April 2024 @ 18 h 00 min – 20 h 00 min
Où :
[WEB-CONFERENCES] Circle U.’lympics @ Online

The Circle U.’lympics project, supported by Circle U. European university alliance and organised by Université Paris Cité’s Sports Science Department (STAPS), King’s College, London and the University of Aarhus, invites you to a series of web conferences from January to April on the theme of the Olympic Games. Join us online!

Circle U. European university alliance: Université Paris Cité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, King’s College, London, UCLouvain, University of Oslo, Aarhus University, University of Belgrade, University of Pisa and University of Vienna

Target Audience

  • Université Paris Cité students and adminstrative staff
  • Circle U. students from the partner universities
  • General public, anyone interested in the topic of the Olympic Games


The Circle U.’lympics project aims to provide a 360-degree interdisciplinary vision of the Olympic Games, and to share research within the Circle U. European university alliance.

The web conferences will take place once a month in hybrid form starting from January 31, 2024 to April 26, 2024. Athletes, researchers and doctoral students from Circle U.’s 9 partner universities will speak on the themes of Physical Activity, Sports and Artistic Sciences and Olympism, aiming to enhance the Olympic culture of our students and all those taking part in these events. The conferences will be held in English.

The Programme

January 31st 2024 Historical and ethical perspectives on the Olympic Games

The Olympic games and its similarities with religion – from a historical and contemporary perspective.

Speaker : Marianne Q Fibiger, Aarhus University

Ethic Agency of Olympiens : A New Moral Sport

Speaker : Bernard Andrieu, Université Paris Cité

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February 15th 2024 Participation and performance perspectives

Should Russian and Belarusian athletes be excluded from the Paris Olympics?

Speaker : Verner Møller, Aarhus University

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March 13th 2024 What does it take to compete in the Olympic Games?

Importance of Nutrition to Win Medals.

Speaker : Louise Deldicque, UCLouvain

Olympic Synergy: Paris 2024 and the Intersection of Active Living, Public Spaces, and Sustainability

Speaker : Professor Milena Vukmirovic, University of Belgrade

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April 10th 2024 Performance, pressure and politics

Professor Géraldine Zeimers, UC Louvain: Sustainability, Gender or Governance

Professor Peter Gröbel, Unviersity of Vienna: How important is sport psychology for an Olympic athlete?

PhD student, Jelena Aleksic: Maximizing Performance Through Mental Skills and Strategies

Olympic athlete and 2016 silver medallist and AU alumna, Sara Slott Pedersen: the Olympic experience and the ‘Olympic dream’ from an athlete’s perspective

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