Special Lectures by Mr. Gianni Merlo (President of AIPS) and Mr. Gerhard Heiberg (IOC Member, Norway) at Seoul National University
Date: May 6th, 2015
May 2015: President of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Mr. Gianni Merlo and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Mr. Gerhard Heiberg delivered special lectures at Seoul National University Building 152 Seminar room.
The special lectures were operated by the Dream Together Master Program from Seoul National University which is part of a national project funded by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) and the Korea Foundation for the Next Generation Sports Talent (NEST). Taught by internationally recognized professors, the Dream Together Master Program has provided world-class education for the next generation of sports administrators across a variety of sports-related topics since 2013.
In his lecture, Mr. Merlo highlighted the significant aspects of the AIPS’ 90 year of history since 1924 and its future direction of the organization while Mr. Heiberg shared his view on the importance of creating sustainable legacies for the host cities of the Olympics using examples of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
A lively question-answer session was held at the end of the each lecture. The lecturers and SNU students actively participated in the discussion and shared their views on the matter.
More than 100 guests, including Dream Together Master students attended the lectures.
This special lecture from Mr. Merlo provided an opportunity for students to broaden their practical knowledge and skills in the field of sport management. Mr. Merlo helped to develop an appreciation of the sport media and communication among the students.