Welcome all delegates to the 20th European College of Sport Science Congress in Malmö. We hope that you will enjoy your stay in Malmö and that you find the program of ECSS enjoyable.
Yesterday we started of with a few Satellite symposia and Workshops, rooms were crowded and the response was great. We hope you found it as thrilling as we did.
At 10:00 we had a press conference with the two Congress Presidents Aage Radmann and Susanna Hedenborg, the President of ECSS Marco Narici, Chairman of the Center for Sports Research Per Nilsson, CEO & General Manager of Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live Jens Lyckman, Director of Tourism – City of Malmö Johan Hermansson and as moderator Professor Gisela Sjøgaard. Meanwhile, the venue was starting to fill up and the exhibition area was opened.
After lunch the invited sessions, oral and mini-oral presentations started and yet again the rooms were packed. A lot of interesting topics were discussed and plenty of questions were being asked so all the great speakers had to be on their toes, which led to very good discussions.
In the amazing lecture room High Live 1 the Bengt Saltin tribute symposium has held to honor Bengt Saltin who very sadly past away last year. We had speakers who talked very nicely about Bengt Saltin as a person and also about some of his admirable researches.
The first day of the congress ended with an amazing opening ceremony and an opening reception. What a show – What a venue! The atmosphere in the opening reception was great and we don´t think the day could ended any better.
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