Dr Leonardo Mataruna’s key experience combines academic and practitioner’s perspectives in the legacies of Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sport Media, Sport for Peace, Peacekeeping, Innovation and new technologies for sport. He is a licensed Officer of the Brazilian Navy and is part of the Brazilian Judo Confederation. Dr Mataruna is research fellow at the CARNiVAL project sponsored by European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/under REA grant agreement n° 612614.
As part of the Judo team he attended the Olympics of Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012; the Paralympic Games of Athens 2004 as coach and, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 as a journalist (commentator); the FIFA 2014 Football Cup, as a scientist; and the Winter Olympics of Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014, as an observer.
Dr Mataruna is part of Coventry University’s CTPSR and Visiting Research Fellow at the Advantage Program of Contemporary Culture (PACC) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Universidad de Occident in Los Mochis, Mexico. His main research project currently is “LONRIO: sharing social legacy and transferability of sport mega events from London to Rio de Janeiro”, supported by the Marie Curie Funds from the European Union, under the Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013/under REA grant agreement n° 612614.
Order of Military Sport of Sport Military Council - CISM and Order of Military Sport of Ministry of Defence - Brazil