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Josh Ogden and Jonathon R. Edwards

Organizations in a sport system compete against one another while working together to sustain a competitive environment and to provide opportunities for competition at the provincial/state, national, or international level. This paper is a multicase study comparison of the elite sport development systems of Canada and Sweden to explore the differences and similarities between their approaches to the delivery of ice hockey. Semistructured interviews took place with participants from North America and Europe. Additional data came from media articles from Canada and Sweden. Findings revealed six themes/characteristics: the cost of hockey, residential boundaries, the player selection process, skill development, early specialization, and coaching. The results suggest that Canadian and Swedish hockey systems offer two different approaches to elite player development (closed vs. open systems), resulting in different trajectories regarding international success in the World Junior Championships and in the number of players drafted into the National Hockey League.

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Jacqueline Martins Patatas, Jens De Rycke, Veerle De Bosscher, and Rafael Lima Kons

Canadian wheelchair basketball players . Current Issues in Sport Science, 5 ( 2 ), 1 – 9 . https://doi.org/10.15203/CISS_2020.002 Oakley , B. , & Green , M. ( 2001 ). The production of Olympic champions: International perspectives on elite sport development system . European Journal for Sport

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Helene Joncheray, Fabrice Burlot, Nicolas Besombes, Sébastien Dalgalarrondo, and Mathilde Desenfant

sport: Emphasizing social structure in sport sociology . Sociology of Sport Journal, 10 ( 3 ), 315 – 321 . doi:10.1123/ssj.10.3.315 10.1123/ssj.10.3.315 Oakley , B. , & Green , M. ( 2001 ). The production of Olympic champions: International perspectives on elite sport development system