The first Sportärzte-Tagung (Sports Medicine Conference) was held in Leipzig on May 5, 1951, in which 120 sports physicians participated, all of whom signed the statement that with their clinical and outpatient institutions they would actively support the construction of Sports Medicine in the GDR, as well as the establishment of a 'Sportärztlichen Vereinigung' (Sports Medical Association).
The 'Société Luxembourgeoise de Médecine du Sport' (Luxemburg Society of Sports Medicine) was founded in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at the initiative of gynecologist Charles Jones.
A pedometer from West Germany, it was worn around the ankle.
At the University of Paris, the first chair 'Biology appliquée à l'éduucation physique et aux sports' (Biology applied to physical education and sports) was awarded to Professor Paul Chailly-Bert (1890-1973).
The use of the treadmill gradually became established in the physiology labs.
In 1951 German inventor Kurt Mix (1905-1995) patented a bicycle ergometer under the name Ergometer. Only many years later, after the sale of his patent, the product became known.