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Jens De Rycke, Veerle De Bosscher, Hiroaki Funahashi, and Popi Sotiriadou

, & van Bottenburg, 2015 ). Consequently, when elite sport policy makers are facing the challenge of justifying investment in elite sport to taxpayers, they often claim that elite sport will not only lead to more medals but also trigger a wide range of societal impacts that benefit the wider population

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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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Mick Green

This article analyzes government and quasigovernmental agencies’ use of “planning dictates” in relationships with national sporting organizations (NSOs) in Canada and national governing bodies (NGBs) of sport in the United Kingdom (UK). Attention is drawn to the asymmetries of power contouring elite sport policy developments in both countries that, though unobservable in an empirical sense, nonetheless warrant investigation. The analysis draws on semistructured, in-depth interviews with key personnel in three Canadian NSOs and three UK NGBs in swimming, athletics, and sailing; senior officials at Sport Canada and UK Sport; and sport-policy analysts and academics. Although Canadian NSOs have been subject to such planning dictates for the past 20 to 30 years, the requirement for UK NGBs to comply in this way have only emerged since the mid-1990s. Accordingly, the article concludes with suggestions for further research in the UK.

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Kathy Babiak, Lucie Thibault, and Annick Willem

collaboration in sport indicates a rich scope and array of settings. We categorized the settings of the sport IOR research in the following manner: Community Sport / Sport for Development (e.g., local, grassroots, nonprofit sport organizations); Elite Sport / Policy (e.g., national sport organizations

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Pamela Wicker, Sören Dallmeyer, and Christoph Breuer

and public policy ( Anderson et al., 2013 ), which is elite sport policy and management in this context. Given the public interest in elite sporting success and governmental support of elite athletes, this research is linked to the broad field of improving government/public services to enhance well

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Yuhei Inoue, Mikihiro Sato, and Kevin Filo

effects of age, income, education, and hours allocated to sport on well-being. Wicker et al. conclude that elite sport policies and high-performance managers should consider the off-field life of athletes, as this could affect athletes’ well-being and, in turn, their on-field performance. Using an

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Jan Haut, Freya Gassmann, Eike Emrich, Tim Meyer, and Christian Pierdzioch

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Apparently, Russia’s international image could hardly be worse. In this sense, the country’s huge investment in funding elite sports seems to have failed completely. However, according to Grix and Kramareva ( 2015 ), the Kremlin’s elite sport policy has forefronted domestic

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Ole Winthereik Mathorne, Kristoffer Henriksen, and Natalia Stambulova

] . Retrieved from De Bosscher , V. , Shibli , S. , Westerbeek , H. , & Van Bottenburg , M. ( 2015 ). Successful elite sport policies: An international comparison of the sports policy factors leading to international sporting

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Bridie Kean, David Fleischman, and Peter English

.psychsport.2014.07.011 De Bosscher , V. , Shibil , S. , Westerbeek , H. , & van Bottenburg , M. ( 2015 ). Successful elite sport policies: An international comparison of the sports policy factors leading to international sporting success (SPLISS 2.0) in 15 nations . United Kingdom : Meyer & Meyer

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Fabrice Burlot, Mathilde Desenfant, and Helene Joncheray

. , Westerbeek , H. , & Van Bottenburg , M. ( 2015 ). Successful elite sport policies . Meyer and Mayer Sport, Aachen . Delalandre , M. , & Demeslay , J. ( 2015 ). Prises sur le futur et articulation des temporalités chez les sportifs de haut niveau. Une étude de cas au sein du Pôle France d