About ISSA

Mission Statements

The objectives of the International Sociology of Sport Association are:

  • To promote international cooperation in the field of sociology of sport
  • To exchange information among all countries concerning the results of research in the sociology of sport
  • To convene international seminars or symposia on aspects of the sociology of sport
  • To prepare and circulate reports about the social backround of sport and the status of the sociology of sport in different countries
  • To cooperate with ICSSPE, ISA and other committees, groups or organizations in order to solve tasks of general interest
  • To identify sociological problems in sport, and where appropriate, organize international research programmes concerning the same
  • To oversee and coordinate the official publications of ISSA
  • To advise and facilitate the establishment of other continental, regional and national sociology of sport societies