The Tokyo Games 2021: Between Hope and Fear

International Panel Discussion
05/07/2021 15:17

The Sport Department of the Ludwigsburg University of Education (Germany) is organizing an online discussion focusing on the much-debated Tokyo Olympics this year. The discussion will take place on 7th July 2021 at 5:00 pm CET.


Athletes all over the world prepared for many years to take part in the Olympic Games; on the other hand, the Japanese population is worried, that such a big, international event could worsen the spread of the Corona-Virus with so many visitors.


  • Prof. Dr Annette R. Hofmann will lead the talk, which is attended by the following panellists:
  • Prof. Dr. Bruce Kidd (Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto, Canada, participant at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo)
  • Prof. Dr. John Horne (formerly School of Sport Sciences of the Waseda University, Japan)
  • Dr. Gerald Fritz (Director of the German Olympic Academy, DOA)
  • Prof. Dr. Katia Rubio (Head of the Institute of Olympic Studies of the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
  • Prof. Dr. Yoshinori Okade (Nippon Sport Science University, Japan)
  • Athlete

For more information on the event, please see the organiser’s website.


If you wish to register and follow the online discussion, please send an email to to receive further details.