Comparative Elite Sport Development: systems, structures and by Barrie Houlihan, Mick Green

By Barrie Houlihan, Mick Green

There's a paucity of educational paintings within the quarter of elite activity improvement regardless of there being considerable proof that reaching foreign carrying good fortune is of accelerating significance to the general public (exemplified through constant media curiosity in elite good fortune or the shortcoming of it) and to governments in such a lot constructed international locations who've, nearly with out exception, elevated the extent of public investment for elite squad improvement frequently to the detriment of alternative activities coverage targets reminiscent of expanding normal degrees of participation.Comparative Elite game improvement: structures, constructions and public coverage specializes in the identity and improvement of elite wearing expertise specially in Olympic activities. Written through a staff of overseas participants it applies a reflective and analytical strategy, and either informs, and is trained by means of, validated our bodies of thought in coverage research. Uniquely, it adopts a comparative procedure of coverage opponents, top 'sports powers' and coverage innovators, which gives vast and thorough analytical insurance. * A revealing and exact comparative examine of coverage opponents, best 'sports powers' and coverage innovators - together with China, Japan, Singapore, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, New Zealand and the USA* Edited through good confirmed specialists within the box and contributed to by way of a world group of leading edge researchers* makes a speciality of the hot-topic of picking out and constructing elite carrying expertise specifically in Olympic activities

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In response to the Party’s call, the Sports Ministry initiated the Sports GLF campaign, also in 1957. Its ambition was to catch up with the world’s most competitive sports countries in 10 years. It was planned that by 1967, China’s athletes in basketball, volleyball, football, table-tennis, athletics, gymnastics, weight-lifting, swimming, shooting and skating were to be among the very best in the world. China would produce 15,000 professional full-time athletes. At the same time, in order to meet the needs of a healthy labour force, mass sport was also promoted throughout the country.

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