Neşe Gündoğan


Ankara 19th May Youth and Sports Academy

National athlete. Born in 1961, Istanbul. After graduating from Ankara 19th May Youth and Sports Academy in 1984; she worked as an athleticism coach, in the category of running at ENKA Sports Club for seven years. During these years, she completed her doctorate education on “Practice Physiology” at the Sports Faculty of Marmara University and gave lectures at the same department on athleticism. She completed her doctorate on “Sport Management” at Philadelphia Temple University, USA. In her thesis, she focused on “management and marketing strategies of the basketball teams of USA”. During her doctorate, she took charge in Planning of Sports Competitions at the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games; Pennsylvania University, Sports Marketing and Public Relations department and organization of various sports competitions.

She was assigned as “Sports Director” at TMOK in 1996. She also worked as sports director for Istanbul 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games’ nomination committees. She was chosen as the first female member of TMOK’s Board of Directors in 2001 and became the General Secretary of TMOK in 2003. Gündoğan worked in 2000, 2004, 2008 Summer, 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games.  She has publications on “Türklerde Kadın ve Spor” (T.N. Women and Sports in Turkey), “Olimpiyat Oyunlarının Ülkeye ve Kente Katkıları” (T.N. The Benefits of Olympic Games both for the City and the Country).  In 2010, she was deemed worthy for “Women's Leadership Awards” by the European Athletics Association (EAA).




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