Award Winners

  • 2015
    Dublin (Ireland)
    • Minhyeok Tak

      University of Otago (New Zealand)
      The Politics of Countermeasures against Match-Fixing in Sport: A Political Sociology Approach to Policy Instruments abstract
    Honourable Mention
    • Adam Evans
      University of Lincoln (United Kingdom)
      To “just be relaxed and with your own thoughts”: Embodied experiences of aquatic activity amongst individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia abstract
    Selection Committee
    • Prof. Ben Carrington (University of Texas at Austin, United States),
    • Dr Agnes Elling (Mulier Institut, The Netherlands),
    • Dr Holly Thorpe (University of Waikato, New Zealand),
    • Dr Davide Sterchele (Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom)
  • 2014
    Utrecht
    (The Netherlands)
    yra2014-winner
    R-L Enrico Michelini, Hannu Itkonen (President, eass)
    • Enrico Michelini

      Technische Universität Dortmund (Germany)
      Disqualification of Sport in Health-Related Promotion of Physical Activity – A Global Social Phenomenon? abstract
    Honourable Mention
    • Ryan Gauthier
      Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
      Preventing a Repeat of Sochi’s Slaves: Holding the IOC Accountable for the Use of Forced Labour at Olympic Venues abstract
    Selection Committee
    • Prof. Bart Vanreusel (University of Leuven, Belgium),
    • Prof. Ørnulf Seippel (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway),
    • Dr. Emmanuelle Tulle (Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom),
    • Dr. Davide Sterchele (Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)
  • 2013
    Cordoba (Spain)
    yra2013-winner
    R-L Fabian Studer, Hannu Itkonen (President, eass)
    • Fabian Studer

      University of Bern (Switzerland)
      Destandardised Career Entry? An Analysis of the Transition to Professional Life by Swiss Sports Science Graduates abstract
    Honourable Mentions
    • Hanne Vandermeerschen
      University of Leuven (Belgium)
      Level playing fields? A multilevel analysis of club-organised sports participation among socially vulnerable children and adolescents abstract
    • Magnus Ferry
      Umeå University (Sweden)
      School Sport is the Answer – What is the Problem? abstract
    Selection Committee
    • Prof. Jonathan Long (Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom),
    • Prof. Gyöngyi Szabó Földesi (Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary),
    • Prof. Hannu Itkonen (Jyväskylä University, Finland),
    • Dr. Davide Sterchele (University of Padua, Italy)
  • 2012
    Bern (Switzerland)
    yra2012-winner
    L-R Claudia Klostermann, Nicola Porro (President, eass)
    • Claudia Klostermann

      University of Bern (Switzerland)
      Changes in German sport participation: Historical trends in individual sports abstract
    Honourable Mentions
    • Ramón Spaaij
      La Trobe University (Australia)
      Changing people’s lives for the better? Social mobility through sport-based intervention programmes: opportunities and constraints abstract
    • Christopher R. Matthews
      University of Loughborough (United Kingdom)
      ‘Real Men Can Control Their Shit’ – Violence, Ambiguity, Coherence and Identity abstract
    Selection Committee
    • Prof. Mike Collins (University of Loughborough, United Kingdom),
    • Prof. Jorid Hovden (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway),
    • Prof. Ramón Llopis-Goig (University of Valencia, Spain),
    • Prof. Georg Anders (German Sport University Cologne, Germany),
    • Dr. Davide Sterchele (University of Padua, Italy)
  • 2011
    Umeå (Sweden)
    yra2011-winner
    L-R Koji Kobayashi, Nicola Porro (President, eass)
    • Koji Kobayashi

      University of Otago (New Zealand)
      Globalisation, Corporate Nationalism and Orientalism: Negotiating Japanese Identity between the East and West within Asics Global Advertising Production abstract
    Honourable Mentions
    • Oli Williams
      University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
      Eating for Excellence: Eating Disorders in Elite Sport: Inevitability and Immunity abstract
    • Stephanie-Alice Baker
      University of Western Sydney (Australia)
      From Sporting Transgression to Social Tragedy: Situating Zidane’s World Cup head-butt on France’s postcolonial stage abstract
    Selection Committee
    • Prof. Tess Kay (Brunel University, United Kingdom),
    • Prof. Mojca Doupona Topic (University of Ljubljiana, Slovenia),
    • Prof. Hannu Itkonen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland),
    • Dr. Josef Fahlén (Umeå University, Sweden),
    • Dr. Davide Sterchele (University of Padua, Italy)
  • 2010
    Porto (Portugal)
    yra2010-winner
    L-R Georg Anders (President, eass), Philipe de Souto Barreto
    • Philipe de Souto Barreto

      Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille (France)
      Physical activity level among functionally limited and robust older adults: is body satisfaction predictive of physical activity level? abstract
    Honourable Mentions
    • Remco Hoekman
      W.J.H. Mulier Institute (The Netherlands)
      Influence of neighbourhood and sport facilities on sport participation in an urban area abstract
    • Steven Vos
      Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven (Belgium)
      Cross Sector Relationships in the Supply of Sport at a Local Level: Cooperation between Non-Profit and Commercial Sport Providers abstract
    Selection Committee
    • Gertrud Pfister (Denmark),
    • Ana Luísa Pereira (Portugal),
    • Lone Friis Thing (Denmark),
    • Davide Sterchele (Italy)
  • 2009
    Rome (Italy)
    yra2009-winner
    L-R Charlotte Van Tuyckom, Georg Anders (President, eass)
    • Charlotte Van Tuyckom

      Ghent University (Belgium)
      Six Sporting Worlds: A Cluster Analysis of Sports Participation in 25 European Member States abstract
    Honourable Mentions
    • Nicolas Delorme
      Université J. Fourier, Grenoble I (France)
      Women in the sub-field of French sports journalism: a double domination abstract
    • Lotte Salome
      Tilburg School of Economics (The Netherlands)
      Senses of authenticity in contemporary consumer culture: New versions of lifestyle sports and questions of genuineness abstract
    Selection Committee
    • Henning Eichberg (Denmark),
    • Richard Giulianotti (United Kingdom),
    • Bernd Schulze (Germany),
    • Davide Sterchele (Italy)