The 29th congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has been officially awarded to the Palacongressi di Rimini. The congress is scheduled to take place 3-5 July 2024.
Interest in hosting the congress was initially expressed by Professor Claudio Stefanelli, director of the Faculty of Sciences for the Quality of Life at the University of Bologna, Rimini Campus, and ambassador of the Event & Conference division of IEG.
The Rimini and Palacongressi bid was presented jointly by the University of Bologna and the University of Padua, with the collaboration of Marco Narici, professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences and past president of ECSS. He also received technical and co-marketing support from the Emilia-Romagna Tourism Board. Rimini won the bid against Lausanne and Gothenburg.
The latest editions of the ECSS congress were held in 2018 in Dublin and in 2019 in Prague. Due to Covid-19, the ECSS 2020 congress was held remotely, and Seville, which was previously selected to host the congress, will host the 2021 edition.The event will then move to Glasgow in 2022, and to Paris in 2023, with Rimini hosting the 2024 congress.
Professor Claudio Stefanelli said: “The selection was very tough. The prestige and scientific reputation of the Universities of Bologna and Padua, the oldest in Europe, certainly carried weight, but the inspections were of vital importance, as the ECSS delegations were able to see for themselves the remarkable organisational skills of the IEG congress division, the accommodation capacity and beauty of the local area and the contagious enthusiasm of local authorities and businesses which came together with us to form an impressive team. This award was a great source of pride for our Faculty which is based in Rimini”.
Professor Marco Narici, congress president of ECSS Rimini 2024, added: “The ECSS congress promises to be a stimulating opportunity for the younger generations of scientists to update on the most recent developments in research in the scientific disciplines related to sport and exercise. They will have the opportunity to present the results of their research and share them with the scientific community, in the backdrop of a beautiful place such as the Rimini Riviera.” The ECSS congress returns to Rimini, 21 years after the congress was last held in Italy, in Rome 1999″.