Meetings of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA): Historical Overview
Formation of ICSS (International Committee for the Sociology of Sport)
Dumazedier (France), Erbach (GDR), Heinila (Finland), Lüschen (FRG), McIntosh (UK), Nowikow (USSR), Wohl (Poland), Hepp (Hungary). Meeting in Geneva (Switzerland).
The above, together with Stone (USA) met in Warsaw (Poland) to formally found ICSS.
First international symposium: "Small Group Research and Sport". Cologne (FRG).
First international workshop: "Cross Cultural Research on Sport". Urbana (USA), Board meeting : Jyväskylä (Finland).
Second international symposium: "Working Class Youth and Sport". Vienna (Austria).
Second international workshop: "Cross Cultural Research on Sport". Leicester (England).
Third international workshop: "Methodological Problems in the Sociology of Sport". Magglingen (Switzerland).
Seventh World Congress of Sociology: Varna (Bulgaria).
ICSS 3rd International Workshop on “Sociology of Sport - Theoretical and Methodological Foundations”, Macolin, Switzerland, September 5-12,1969. (Symposium published as Albonico, R. & Pfister-Binz, K. (1971) Soziologie des Sports - Sociology of Sport. 10. Magglinger Symposium (Schweiz). Basel: Birkhäuser Verlag.
Third international symposium: "Sport and Socialization". Waterloo (Canada).
Olympic Scientific Congress: Munich (FRG).
Fourth international symposium: "The Analysis of Children's Games". Bucharest (Roumania).
Eighth World Congress of Sociology: Toronto (Canada).
Fifth international symposium: "Sport Organizations". Heidelberg (FRG).
Olympic Scientific Congress: Québec City (Canada).
Seminar and Board meeting: Macolin (Switzerland).
Ninth World Congress of Sociology: Uppsala (Sweden).
Sixth international symposium: "Sport and Culture". Jablonna/Warsaw (Poland).
Olympic Scientific Congress: Tbilisi (USSR).
First regional symposium: "Career Patterns and Career Contingencies in Sport". Vancouver (Canada).
Seventh international symposium: "Physical Culture and Sport in the Daily Life of Social Groups : Children, Youth, Adults and Older Adults". Halle (GDR).
Tenth World Congress of Sociology: Mexico City (Mexico).
Eighth international symposium: "Sport and Contemporary Societies". Paris (France).
Olympic Scientific Congress: Eugene (USA) [Joint meeting with the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport].
Ninth international symposium: "Physical Culture and Sports in the Way of Life of the Young Generation". Prague (Czechoslovakia).
Eleventh World Congress of Sociology: New Delhi (India).
Seventh Commonwealth and International Conference on "Sport, Physical Education, Dance, Recreation and Health". Glasgow (Scotland).
Jyväskylä Congress on "Movement and Sport in Women's Life". Jyväskylä (Finland).
Olympic Scientific Congress: Cheonan (S. Korea).
Maccabiah - Wingate International Congress on "Sport Sciences and Coaching". Wingate (Israel).
Twelfth World Congress of Sociology: Madrid (Spain).
Tenth international symposium: "Sport, Social Change and Social Process". Tallinn (Estonia).
Olympic Scientific Congress: Benalmadena (Spain).
Eleventh international symposium: "Sport in Time and Space". Vienna (Austria).
Thirteenth World Congress of Sociology: Bielefeld (Germany).
Name change : ISSA (International Sociology of Sport Associaton) / AISS (Association Internationale de Sociologie du Sport)
Twelfth international symposium: "Sport, social problems, social movements". Rome (Italy).
Olympic Scientific Congress: Dallas (USA).
Thirtheenth international symposium: "Organisations, Cultures and Sport". Oslo (Norway).
Fourteenth World Congress of Sociology: Montreal, Quebec (Canada).
Fourteenth international symposium: "New Century - New Expectations". Budapest (Hungary).
Pre-Olympic Scientific Congress: Brisbane (Australia).
1st World Congress of Sociology of Sport: "Sociology of Sport and New Global Order: Bridging Perspectives and Crossing Boundaries", Seoul (Korea).
XV ISA World Congress of Sociology: Brisbane (Australia).
2nd World Congress of Sociology of Sport: "Sport and Social Order: Challenges for Theory and Practice", Cologne (Germany).
Pre-Olympic Congress: "Sport Science through the Ages: Challenges in the New Millenium", Thessaloniki (Greece).
3rd World Congress of Sociology of Sport, "Sport and Social Inclusion/Exclusion", Buenos Aires (Argentina).
16th World Congress of Sociology, "The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalising World", Durban (South Africa)
4th World Congress of Sociology of Sport (in conjunction with the International Sport History Association) "Sport in a Global World; Past, Present & Future", Copenhagen (Denmark)
World Congress of Sociology of Sport – Kyoto, Japan, “Sport and Society At the Crossroads” July 26-29
World Congress of Sociology of Sport – Utrecht, The Netherlands, "Passion, Practice & Profit" July 15-18
XVII World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden, “Sociology on the Move”, July 11-17.
World Congress of Sociology of Sport – Havana, Cuba. “Sport and the Winds of Change”, July 12-15.
(Compiled by Peter Donnelly, Alan Ingham, Bart Vanreusel and Steve Jackson)