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Professor Konstantinos GEORGIADIS

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Professor Konstantinos GEORGIADIS
Vice-Rector of the University of Peloponnese


Konstantinos Georgiadis is a Professor of the University of Peloponnese, in the Department of Sports Organization and Management at the Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences of the University of Peloponnese

He holds a PhD in Sports Science from the Johannes Gutenberg Universität of Mainz.


Since the academic year 2009-2010, he is the director of the International Postgraduate Program of Olympic Studies “Olympic Studies, Olympic Education, Organisation and Management of Olympic Events” which is organized by the University of Peloponnese and the International Olympic Academy.


He is Emeritus Professor of the Capital Institute of Physical Education in Beijing (2006).

In January 2010 he became Vice-rector of International Relations and Culture at the University of Peloponnese.

He is Honorary Dean of the International Olympic Academy, in which he was originally Scientific Director and later Dean.

Since 2000, he is a member of the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education, while from 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 1st Youth Olympic Summer Games in Singapore.


During the organization of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens he was a member of the 17 member Executive Board of the “Athens 2004” Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

For five consecutive times, from 1992 up to 2012, he has been elected member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH), while he has been honored with the Vikelas Plaque (2007) by the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) for his contribution to the Olympic research.

His main works are: Die Ideengeschichliche Grundlage der Erneuerung der Olympischen Spielen im 19. Jahrhundert in Griechenland und Ihre Umsetzung 1896 in Athen (The ideohistorical base of the Olympic Games’ revival in Athens in the 19th century and the first International Olympic Games), Agon Sportverlag, Kassel 2000 and The Revival of the Olympic Games, Pbl Ekdotiki Athinon, Athens 2003. Among his recent editions are: Georgiadis K., Syrigos A. (Eds), Olympic Truce – Sport as a Platform for Peace, International Olympic Truce Centre (IOTC), Athens 2009 and Koulouri Chr. – Georgiadis K. (Eds), The International Olympic Academy – History of an Olympic Institution, I.O.A., Αthens 2007, (English and Greek).

He has been invited and participated as main speaker in many international congresses and fora. More specifically, he recently participated, among others, to the following: the Congrès international francophone “De la mémoire du sport aux études olympiques francophones: vers une nouvelle dynamique?”, Paris 2010, the 11th International Sports Sciences Congress, Antalya-Turkey, November 2010 (organizer: European College of Sport Science), the 7th World Conference on Sport, Education and Culture, Durban-South Africa, December 2010, the 5th Beijing Forum – Beijing Forum 2008 (organizers: Beijing Municipal Government, Peking University, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies), the 6th World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture “Sport and Education for the Now Generation”, Busan, Republic of Korea, (organizers: International Olympic Committee, UNESCO, Busan Metropolitan City, Korean Olympic Committee), The Universiade Bangkok 2007 FISU Conference “University Sport: Sport Creates Man… Man Develops Nationhoods”, 5th World Forum on Sport, Education and Culture, (organizers: Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and the International Conference on Sport and Education, Celebrating 2005 United Nations International Year of Sport and Physical Education, Bangkok, Thailand, (organizers: Royal Government of Thailand in collaboration with the United Nations).

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