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Jasper Truyens, Veerle De Bosscher and Popi Sotiriadou

Research on elite sport policy tends to focus on the policy factors that can influence success. Even though policies drive the management of organizational resources, the organizational capacity of countries in specific sports to allocate resources remains unclear. This paper identifies and evaluates the organizational capacity of five sport systems in athletics (Belgium [separated into Flanders and Wallonia], Canada, Finland, and the Netherlands). Organizational capacity was evaluated using the organizational resources and first-order capabilities framework (Truyens, De Bosscher, Heyndels, & Westerbeek, 2014). Composite indicators and a configuration analysis were used to collect and analyze data from a questionnaire and documents. The participating sport systems demonstrate diverse resource configurations, especially in relation to program centralization, athlete development, and funding prioritization. The findings have implications for high performance managers’ and policy makers’ approach to strategic management and planning for organizational resources in elite sport.

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Louise M. Burke, Linda M. Castell, Douglas J. Casa, Graeme L. Close, Ricardo J. S. Costa, Ben Desbrow, Shona L. Halson, Dana M. Lis, Anna K. Melin, Peter Peeling, Philo U. Saunders, Gary J. Slater, Jennifer Sygo, Oliver C. Witard, Stéphane Bermon and Trent Stellingwerff

The sport of athletics (track and field) encompasses a wide range of events involving running, walking, jumping, and throwing, in which success is underpinned by a diversity of physiological, psychological, and biomechanical attributes. Its governing body, the International Association of Athletics

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Trent Stellingwerff, James P. Morton and Louise M. Burke

The concept and underpinnings of periodization are deeply rooted in the history of athletics (track and field). Indeed, the seminal scientists and coaches who developed the principles of periodization include Dr. Hans Selye with his General Adaptation Syndrome model ( Selye, 1950 ), followed by

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Arturo Casado and Andrew Renfree

performances, intermediate and finishing positions, and split times for each 400-m lap of athletes competing in the qualifying rounds of the men’s and women’s 800-m and 1500-m running events at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships of Athletics were accessed via

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Sarah J. Hatteberg

, 2013 ; Southall & Weiler, 2014 ). Nevertheless, few studies have empirically examined how collegiate athletics might approximate a total institution across different sporting contexts (e.g., men’s and women’s, profit-generating and equivalency sports). Using data collected from a purposive quota

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Jamee A. Pelcher and Brian P. McCullough

by Ms. Smith, Director of Athletics. In 2017, SU’s Athletic Department had annual revenues of $14M. Student fees comprise 54% of Athletics’ revenue compared to a fraction of that which comes from ticket sales (8%), fundraising (20%), sponsorships (15%), and other sources of support (3%). The

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George B. Cunningham

The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence, antecedents, and outcomes of diversity training in intercollegiate athletics. Data were collected from senior level administrators and aggregated to the department level for NCAA Division I (n = 239), Division II (n = 205), and Division III (n = 231) athletic departments. Only 53% of the athletic departments offered training. Logistic regression indicated that gender diversity, sexual orientation diversity, divisional affiliation, and the presence of a proactive diversity culture were all predictive of whether the department offered training. Additional analysis indicated that sensitivity to individual needs and understanding different cultures were the topics most covered in the training. Finally, the motivation for training (either compliance- or effectiveness-based) and the degree to which the training was systematically integrated were predictive of transfer of training, with the latter variable holding the strongest association. Implications, limitations, and future directions are discussed.

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Douglas J. Casa, Samuel N. Cheuvront, Stuart D. Galloway and Susan M. Shirreffs

.-M. ( 2017 ). Strategies and factors associated with preparing for competing in the heat: A cohort study at the 2015 IAAF World Athletics Championships . British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 ( 4 ), 264 – 270 . PubMed ID: 27815238 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096579 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096579 Racinais

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Jules Woolf, Jess C. Dixon, B. Christine Green and Patrick J. Hill

somewhat of a gruff exterior, he was generally well liked in the Department of Athletics and Recreation (DAR) and was very good at his job, as indicated by his tenure. Jacobs was therefore surprised to learn of Toften’s departure and suspected it probably had something to do with Nathan Scott, the Athletic

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Meg G. Hancock, Alicia Cintron and Lindsey Darvin

; Savickas, 2002 ). Thus, it is important to consider how men and women learn about careers in intercollegiate athletics, as well as how that learning process influences career paths. Such information can give insight in to the cultivation of career interests and potential career paths for men and women