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Gaute Brevik Heyerdahl

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Sport and Social Sciences
+47 23 26 24 96

Area of responsibility

Norwegian and international sports history, Olympic games, the political economy of sports, sport and nationalism, sport and society, outdoor activities.


Norwegian and international sports history, sports policy, sports organizations, physical activity and health, sports and media, sport and society.

Short biography

Gaute Heyerdahl is post doctor in sports history at the Department of Culture and Society, Norway School of Sports Sciences. He was awarded his PhD in December 2016 with a dissertation on the Winter Olympics in Oslo (1952) and Lillehammer (1994). He received his Master's Degree at NTNU in 2007 with a thesis on the EU's fisheries policy, and wrote books about student sport and angling before joining NIH in 2010.

Heyerdahl is currently working on a project on commercialization and professionalization of Norwegian sports in the period 1970–2000.


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