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Elite Sport Development addresses important sport policy questions and explores the emergence, development and current status of elite sport development policy with detailed examination of Australia, Canada and the UK. The sports compared are swimming, track and field athletics, and sailing. The book looks at the problems faced in establishing an elite sport development infrastructure covering facilities, coaching, sports science and competition. Likewise, full-time athletes are considered and the tensions that a pre-occupation with elite achievement generates within the sports is also examined. Includes: * why governments invest heavily in elite sport * the relationship between Government and NGB's * the impact of elite investment on 'sport for all' * the selection of individual sports for priority funding. This detailed text will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals working in sports development and policy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415331821
ISBN-10: 041533182X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Barrie Houlihan

Mick Green is Lecturer in Sports Policy and Management in the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy, Loughborough University. Barrie Houlihan is Professor of Sport Policy in the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy at Loughborough University.

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