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Anna-Maria Strittmatter

Associate Professor
Department of Sport and Social Sciences
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Sport governance, (youth) sport policy, self-organised sports, event management and Youth Olympic Games


Leadership, Sport governance, Organization theory Internship

Short biography

Dr. Anna-Maria Strittmatter is Associate professor in Sport Management at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Her research focuses sport governance and sport political processes within and outside organized sports, as well as sport event management. A special focus is on youth sport and self-organized sport.

Anna-Maria has a PhD in Sport Management where she was involved in an international project examining the Youth Olympic Games (YOG). In 2017, she defended her doctoral dissertation entitled "Legitimation processes of sport organizations – the case of Norwegian youth sport policy and the 2016 Lillehammer YOG".


Anna-Maria is member of the editorial boards in the research journals European Sport Management Quarterly and Journal of Olympic Studies.

Anna-Maria is board member of Tverga – resource center for self-organized sports and activity and former Vice-president of the Norwegian Board Sports Federation. She has work experience as event organizer of international (youth) snowboard events and as General Secretary at the World Snowboard Federation. In 2012, she took her Diploma Degree in Sport, Media and Communication at the Technical University München. 



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