History

The international Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport was founded in 1978 at the First International Seminar on Comparative Physical Education and Sport held at the Wingate Institute of Physical Education in Israel. Since then conferences have been held every two years: Halifax, Canada (1980), Minneapolis, USA (1982), Malente/Kiel, FRG (1984), Vancouver, Canada (1986), Hong Kong SAR, China (1988), Bisham Abbey, Great Britain (1990), Houston, USA (1992), Prague, Czech Republic (1994), Tokyo, Japan (1996), Leuven, Belgium (1998) Sunshine Coast, Australia (2000), Windsor, Canada (2001), Manchester, England (2002), London, Canada (2004), Melbourne, Australia (2006), Macau SAR, China (2008) and Nairobi, Kenya (2010), the Mèrida, Venezuela (2012) . Regional conferences of the Society were held in Maracay, Maturin and Rubio, Venezuela (2005), Varadero, Cuba (2007) and Vancouver, Canada (2009) and Shanghai, China (2011). The next ISCPES Conference will be held in Tianjin, China (2013) and the 19th Biennial Conference will be held in Moscow, Russia (2014).