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Zurich Football Forum

As part of its celebrations to mark its 175th anniversary, the University of Zurich hosted the Zurich Football Forum on 5 and 6 June, just a few days before the start of EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland (7-29 June). The academic institution, which chose “Sharing knowledge” as its anniversary motto to underline its role in society, took the opportunity to focus on, analyse and discuss the phenomenon that is football from a number of scientific perspectives. The list of prominent speakers and debaters included Joseph S. Blatter, Zurich mayor Elmar Ledergerber and Zurich University rector Hans Weder. There were a number of events with presentations or podium discussions on various aspects of the beautiful game featuring top lawyers, economists, sports-medicine experts, representatives of FIFA and UEFA as well as journalists.