Mission 1

Disseminate high quality, innovative science

Mission 1


ECSS Seville 2022 Congress

The 27th ECSS annual congress took place from 30 August to 2 September 2022 in the vibrant city of Sevilla, Spain.

After two years of lock downs and virtual congresses, the ECSS community was finally reunited in the heart of the arts. It was a fantastic week, full of engaging sport science. There was an incredible energy and buzz all around the congress venue from day one through to the final moments of Friday night. It was heart-warming to be back in person to experience it together.

A huge thank you to Congress Presidents, África Calvo Lluch and Eduardo Saez de Villareal Saez (pictured below) from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and their team, for their patience, energy and commitment to making ECSS Sevilla 2022 a success!

Browse our congress photo highlights, courtesy of photographer Anastasia Tsolakidis.

ECSS Seville 2022 Congress
ECSS Seville 2022 Congress

Congress statistics


Top 10 research areas of participants


Exercise and health


Training and testing

Nutrition and exercise

Sports medicine

Coaching and performance

Muscle mechanics and neuromuscular control

Sports psychology

Chronic disease and exercise

Top 10 participating countries

63 Countries (total)








The Netherlands



Official ECSS Partners




2 Plenary Sessions / 4 Presentations

38 Invited Sessions / 128 Presentations

138 Oral Sessions / 625 Presentations

50 Posters / 424 Presentations

213 E-Posters

2 Exchange Symposia / 5 Presentations

7 Pre-congress Symposia and Workshops

Bengt Saltin Run

Kerry McGawley, UK, 00:19:23

1st Place (Female)

Furukawa Hiroaki, Japan, 00:14:12

1st Place (Male)


ECSS Journal

New Editor-in-Chief

In January 2022, EJSS welcomed Professor Anni Vanhatalo back to the team as the new Editor-in-Chief for the journal. Anni is Professor of Human Physiology at the University of Exeter, UK. Her areas of expertise and interest include skeletal muscle bioenergetics, nitric oxide biology, power-duration relationship for high-intensity exercise, and endurance performance. She has been the Director of Research for the Department of Sport and Health Sciences since 2020 and she is also an ECSS Fellow. Anni has 10 years' experience with EJSS, previously working as Reviewing Editor and Associate Editor. Thank you Anni for all of your excellent work in 2022, we are looking forward to the next chapter!

Our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Professor Andrew M. Jones, made an enormous contribution to EJSS during his editorship over the last 10 years and we would like to acknowledge Andy for his work and commitment. The College is honoured to now have Andy as an ECSS Executive Board member, where he is supporting and advising the College on all aspects of sport science and our role within the community.

Recent Special Issues

Nutrition for Female Athletes (free access for ECSS members through your ECSS account)

View more Special Issues from EJSS here.

Professor Anni Vanhatalo, Editor-in-Chief
Professor Anni Vanhatalo,





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Professor Anni Vanhatalo, Editor-in-Chief

Further journal metrics can be found here.

EJSS social community

EJSS continues to grow from strength to strength as one of the leaders in sport science dissemination using social media tools. At present, we have 20.3k followers on Twitter and have been mentioned a total of 47,220 times (1,803 news mentions). In the past year (March 2022-March 2023), we received 23,336 mentions and 718 news mentions. Last year, EJSS launched its LinkedIn profile and we are steadily growing with 500 followers. We have recently started an Instagram account and are exploring how to best maximise this platform.

Best Paper Award

The EJSS Best Paper Award is now in its sixth year. Supporting ECSS’ mission to “disseminate high quality, innovative science”, the award aims to create a stronger link between the journal and the wider sport science community.

EJSS Editors nominate their selections based on:

  • originality
  • significance
  • methodological rigour
  • potential impact

Third place

Plyometric training increases gross motor coordination and associated components of physical fitness in children

Marcelus Brito de Almeida, Carol Góis Leandro, Daniel da Rocha Queiroz, Marivânio José-da-Silva, Thaliane Mayara Pessôa dos Prazeres, Gleybson Maciel Pereira, Gabriela Silva das-Neves, Renata Cecília Carneiro, Amanda Dayanne Figueredo-Alves, Fábio Yuzo Nakamura, Rafael dos Santos Henrique & Marcos André Moura-dos-Santos

ECSS Webinars

In 2021, ECSS launched ECSS Webinars – a live webinar series designed specifically with our members in mind. Featuring expert speakers from all around the world, ECSS Webinars brings the latest trends in sport science in a convenient online format. Included as part of your ECSS membership package (for paid members only), members can register and attend our webinars free of charge.

During the last two years, the webinar programme featured some fantastic topics and speakers, see a selection below:

  • Current Methodologies in Human Integrative Physiology: Pitfalls and Perspectives

    Speakers: Professor Flemming Dela, Professor Jose Calbet, Professor Luc Van Loon

  • Renewed Interest in Muscle Typology of Elite Athlete

    Pierre-Jean Vazel, Eline Lievens, Dr Phil Bellinger

  • The Art of Ultrasound for Imaging Muscle-tendon Architecture Changes

    Speakers: Dr Neil Cronin, Dr Martino Franchi, Dr Brent Raiteri

  • The Female Athlete – When Sex Hormones Matter

    Speakers: Associate Professor Charles Pedlar, Associate Professor Mette Hansen and Post Doc Gabrielle Giersch, PhD

  • Perspectives on the future of carbohydrate research in sports and exercise sciences

    Speakers: Cas Fuchs, Clyde Williams, Javier Gonzalez, Luc J. C. van Loon

  • Load Management and Related Medical Problems in Football

    Speakers: Professor Robin Thorpe, Professor Franco Impellizzeri, Professor Tim Meyer, Dr. Florian Egger, Ana Ukaj

  • Social Media in Sport, Exercise and Health – A Social Sciences Perspective

    Speakers: Dr Victoria Goodyear, Dr Andrea Bundon, Dr Rebecca Olive

  • ACL Injuries in Female Athletes: What is Different? (First Combined ECSS, ESMA and ESSKA Webinar)

    Speakers: Lior Laver, Brice Picot, PT-PhD, Mette Kreutzfeldt Zebis, PhD, Thomas Patt, MD, PhD and Francesco Della Villa, MD

ECSS members have access to past ECSS Webinars through their ECSS account. Please contact us at office@sport-science.org if you have any queries or would like to send us your suggestions for new webinars!


Our YouTube channel is a great resource for watching scientific presentations or learning about upcoming ECSS events. Check it out here.