Dr. Nicolas Chanavat is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Université Paris-Sud (France), where he has been Director of the first year of the Sport Management Master’s degree programme since 2010. He is also Vice-President of the French National Olympic Academy, responsable of the French Centre for Olympic Studies and member of the Management Board of the French Society of Sport Management. His ‘Habilitation’ in Sport Management was obtained in December 2016 (Université Paris-Sud). He is a specialist in mega sporting events and football and has published several reference books and numerous scientific articles in these areas. He has organized mega sporting events (FIFA, IOC, UEFA).