Stephan Wassong is Full Professor at the German Sport University Cologne where he is Head of the Institute of Sport History and Director of its Olympic Studies Centre since 2009. He is Executive Director of the international study programme Master of Arts in Olympic Studies and member of the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Education Commission. Professor Wassong is widely published on the national and international level. His fields of research include, amongst others, the history and development of the modern Olympic Games, socio-culture aspects of sport and physical education in the USA, development of sport in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic, and the archive-based project on 100 years of institutionalization of sport science in Germany. He has been appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Since 2012 he has been invited as lecturer at the International Olympic Academy regularly.