Invitation to Symposium

At the age of 80, EOA President Manfred Laemmer still burns with the same fire for the Olympic idea. The Cologne-based sports historian, who completed his habilitation in history and classical philology and directed the Institute for Sport History at the German Sport University Cologne for over 30 years, has been shaping the Olympic Movement in Europe for half a century.

The EOA, in cooperation with the German Olympic Academy, Maccabi Germany, and the German Sport & Olympia Museum, will host a symposium on the occasion of Manfred Laemmer’s 80th birthday on 28 April 2023. The event will take place in Frankfurt and will address the Olympic Movement. The event will take place in the evening. More information on the programme is following very soon.

Admission: free of charge

Registration: please register until 24 April 2023 by sending an email to