Consistently Ranked The World’s #1 Master In Sport Management Programme. Learn more about the MAS Programme!

Consistently Ranked The World’s #1 Master In Sport Management Programme. Learn more about the MAS Programme!



The AISTS is once again in Tokyo this week to deliver a week-long seminar to the Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) program. 

The AISTS is the official partner of the TIAS and has been delivering tailored education to its participants in the areas of events management and the finance and economics of sport since 2014. 

This week’s seminar organised by the AISTS, which commenced on Monday, is a sports management seminar tailored made for the TIAS program with a focusi on event management, sponsorship, media and broadcasting and entrepreneurial startups in sport.    

Speakers include representatives from international federations, organising committees, startups, TOP sponsors, cities and commercial agencies.  

Gavin McAlpine, Head of Olympic Games Delivery – Tokyo 2020, a regular speaker with the AISTS SEMOS program, and AISTS alumni Michael DeCastro, Olympic Games Delivery Manager – Tokyo 2020, started the week with an introduction to event management and planning followed by Shaunak Joshi, Event Delivery and Integration Manager, of Rugby World Cup 2019.  

Other speakers for the week include Fernando de Matos, Head of Sponsorship – Singapore from VISA, Richard Harris, Head of Ticketing, Membership and New Events from England Rugby, Jiao Li, AISTS alumni and Director of Media Sales and Production with Lagardere Sports & Entertainment – Singapore, Ahmed Almajed, another AISTS alumni and Founder / Managing Partner of Pro-Vision Sport Management and Extreme Sports Retail and Distribution plus more. 

The TIAS Class

The AISTS offers tailored educational programs delivered in-house and over the years the AISTS has delivered programs to various organisations, international federations and international universities to help meet their needs.   If you would like to know more about what we offer please visit our website here or connect with us via email at  

About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship program is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.

About the TIAS

Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) is the international sports academy to promote global human resources who can lead the international sporting world for the 21st century. As part of the project of “Sport for Tomorrow” pledged by the Japanese Government for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games on 2020, TIAS is established at the University of Tsukuba. To be based in the University whose past principal is Prof. Jigoro Kano, the 1st IOC member from Asia, TIAS will organize the master program and open modules for international and domestic students. With internationally renowned professors, TIAS will contribute to international development as the legacy of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.