The Sports Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is calling for papers and participation ahead of its 14th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects, 19-22 May 2014 in Athens, Greece.

The registration fee is €300 (euro) and covers access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized including a Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars and students of all areas of sports. Participants can present on sports topics within broad streams of research areas.

Areas of interest include: the Impacts of Olympic Games, professional sports, sport-scheduling, sports tourism, sports law, sports communication, sports and media, sports and society, sport psychology, sports violence, sports and education, sports and ethics, sport technology, sports and computer applications, sports and information technology, sport services and sports history.

Also, special sessions will be organized for individual sports including: soccer, football, baseball, basketball, handball, ice hockey, tennis, car racing, gymnastics and more.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by email to, by 1 April 2014 to: Mr. Christos Anagnostopoulos, Lecturer, Coventry University Business School, U.K. & Head, Sports Research Unit, ATINER, 8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, 10671 Athens, Greece. Tel.: + 30 210 363-4210 Fax: + 30 210 3634209. Please include: Title of paper, full name, current position, institutional affiliation, an email address and at least three keywords that best describe the subject of your submission.

Please use the abstract submitting form available at Decisions are reached within four weeks. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, like organize a mini conference or a panel , chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to ATINER President Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, at