Sport Participation and Olympic Legacies

Historical sports participation: 2016 edition. National Sporting Goods Association: Mount Prospect, IL. (2012). The legacy of Atlanta 1996. Retrieved August 1, 2020, from


Author: Spencer Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315523750

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

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This book examines claims that the Olympic Games are a vehicle to inspire and increase mass sport participation. It focuses on the mass sport participation legacy of the most recent hosts of the summer Olympics, including Atlanta, Sydney, Athens, Beijing, London, Rio, and Tokyo. It is organised by host city/country and applies an analytical framework to each, addressing the socio-political context that shapes sport policy, the key changes in sport policy, the structure and governance of community sport, the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, and the changes in mass sport participation before, during, and after the Games. The book is important reading for students, researchers, and policymakers working in sport governance, sport development or management, and the sport policy sector.

Participation in Sport

recreational' and 'intensive' (categorieswhichinvolveparticipationinsportingactivity undertaken outside of a sport club) we find that 61 per cent of all sporting activity is undertaken in this way, supporting the claim that much of ...


Author: Matthew Nicholson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135265748


Page: 336

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Although there is growing interest from governments in participation levels in sport, the extent to which governments actively promote ‘sport for all’ and their motives for doing so vary greatly. This is the first book to examine the sport participation policies of national governments across the world and to offer a comparative analysis of the motives for, and successes and failures of those policies. Organized around a series of sixteen national case studies, including the UK, the US, Australia, China and India, the book enables students and practitioners to compare and contrast the development, implementation and impact of sport participation policies throughout the world. An introductory chapter provides a framework for understanding and interpreting those case studies and each chapter then addresses the following key themes: national structures for sport national sporting cultures participation levels in organized sport the nature and extent of government intervention implementation of governmental policy the impact of government policy. With contributions from many of the world’s leading experts on sport policy and sport development, this book is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the role of governments in relation to supporting and regulating their citizens’ involvement in sport.

Increasing participation in sport

Contents Summary 4 Part One Setting the strategy for increasing sports participation 9 Part Two Sport England's approach to increasing participation 19 Part Three Establishing the performance measurement framework for sports ...


Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0102965218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

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For the three-year period to March 2008, Sport England, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's delivery body for sports participation, spent £660 million to promote sport and physical activity. Whilst adult participation in sport over the three-year period to March 2008 increased by 520,000, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport did not meet its targets to increase participation by priority groups. In consequence, a positive conclusion by the NAO on value for money up to 2008 is not possible. As part of a new approach, the Department has set Sport England a new target, to be achieved by March 2013, of increasing by one million the number of people aged 16 and above doing three 30 minute sessions of moderate intensity sport a week. One year into the five-year delivery period an additional 115,000 people were participating in sport, against the initial delivery plan forecast of 160,000 additional participants. Sport England's new approach has a number of known risks to delivery. It is heavily dependent on a small number of sporting national governing bodies delivering 60 per cent of the increase in participation expected through governing bodies, and on key assumptions about how the activities it funds will lead to more frequent participation. Moreover, it expects the bulk of the additional participants to be delivered towards the end of the four-year target period.

Youth sports participation trainability and readiness 2 Edi o

SUMMARY Risk of injury is inherent in sport as well as in many other activities of childhood and adolescence. It is not known with certainty, however, whether injuries in organized youth sports occur at a higher rate than in other ...


Author: Manuel J. Coelho e Silva

Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press

ISBN: 9789892611709


Page: 220

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Participation in sports is a major feature of daily living for children and adolescents in many countries of the world. Structures of organized programs vary within and among countries. Likewise, sport offerings and values attached to these sports vary with cultural context. Sport is also a primary source of physical activity for many children and adolescents, and is an arena in which personal and inter-personal values and behaviors are developed and nurtured. Key players in these important functions of sport are peers, coaches and parents. The volume is aimed primarily for students of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, coaches, trainers, parents and others involved in youth sport programs and in the preparation of young athletes . The content s have application to a variety of cultural contexts given the near universality of sport for youth throughout the world. The editors hope that the contributions which comprise this volume will serve to enhance the sport experiences of youth, minimize potential risks , and maximize potential benefits by educating adults who work with them in the context of sport. Robert M Malina This book addresses relevant issues within the scope of organized sports. Chapters are written by distinguished contributors with a comprehensive list of topics that under the coordination, the leadership and expertise of the editors, provided the scientific literature with an unique and in depth analysis of social, biological, cultural and related interactions. This book is published by the renowned University of Coimbra. The same University that only a short time ago began to offer a course in Physical Education and Sport under the intellectual and scientific leadership of Francisco Sobral Leal. His work in Portugal is both unique and pioneering. Here he has been able to be influential. This book, due to its quality and the nature of its topics, is thus a fine tribute to his work and culture of interaction. A tribute of science in the name of knowledge. Luis Bettencourt Sardinha

The Influence of School and Family Environment on Sports Participation among High School Students of Belgaum Division

This shows that athletes perform better due to their effort, hard work and discipline gained through competitive sports participation. UN (2003) demonstrated that school sport programs motivate children to enroll in and attend school ...


Author: Dr. Ambavva Lagatager & Dr. N. Chandrappa

Publisher: Lulu Publication

ISBN: 9781716100772

Category: Art

Page: 125

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Sports activities are universal. These activities are carried on in every country. Sports are a means to attain physical and mental health. Sports activities are of different kinds. These activities need not be in the form of games only. Every individual will be active in one or the other way in her daily life. Normally physical activities only are considered as sports, for E g; Running, Jumping, Throwing, Football, volley ball, Hockey etc. These activities will be carried through individual’s physical movements. To participants, through to those one with hundreds simultaneous participants either in teams or completion Sports is all forms of usually competitive physically activity which through casual or organized participation. Aim to use maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators hundreds of sports exist, from those requiring only. An activity involving physical exertion and skills that is governed by a set of rules or customs often under taken competitively.

School Children and Sport in Ireland

his chapter examines sports participation among students in second-level schools. Using a set of broad measures, it analyses students' participation in sport across the three pillars referred to in previous chapters – physical education ...


Author: Tony Fahey

Publisher: ESRI

ISBN: 9780707002392

Category: Physical education for children

Page: 106

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Examines children's participation in sport, through physical education (PE) in schools, extra-curricular sport played in school, and sport played outside the school in sports clubs or other organised contexts. This report assesses the impact of a range offactors affecting participation and draws implications for public policy.

Positive Youth Development Through Sport

Table 1.2 Dichotomous sports participation on indicators of functioning for subsequent waves Grade 5 to Grade 6 Grade 6 to Grade 7 Variable M (SE) M (SE) PYD No sports participation 69.30 (.868) 68.51 (.753) Participates in sports 73.27 ...


Author: Nicholas L. Holt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135983109

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The first Positive Youth Development title to focus on the role of sport, this book brings together high profile contributors from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development. Young people are too frequently looked upon as problems waiting to be solved. From the perspective of Positive Youth Development (PYD), young people are understood to embody potential, awaiting development. Involvement with sport provides a developmental context that has been associated with PYD, but negative outcomes can also arise from sport participation and school PE. Sport itself does not lead to PYD; rather, it is the manner in which sport is structured and delivered to children that influences their development. Positive Youth Development Through Sport fills a void in the literature by bringing together experts from diverse disciplines to critically examine the ways in which sport can be and has been used to promote youth development.

The Sociology of Sports

The age and physical condition of the parents can affect a child's socialization into or away from sport. A father or mother who is physically fit and active will be more likely to encourage sport participation in the child.


Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476644097

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 490

View: 638

This third edition takes a fresh approach to the study of sport, presenting key concepts such as socialization, race, ethnicity, gender, economics, religion, politics, deviance, violence, school sports and sportsmanship. While providing a critical examination of athletics, this text also highlights many of sports' positive features. This new edition includes significantly updated statistics, data and information along with updated popular culture references and real-world examples. Newly explored is the impact of several major world events that have left lasting effects on the sports realm, including a global pandemic (SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19) and social movements like Black Lives Matter and Me Too. Another new topic is the "pay for play" movement, wherein college athletes demanded greater compensation and, at the very least, the right to profit from their own names, images and likenesses.

Social Roles Of Sport In Carib

It is instructive to note that adult economic and occupational success appear to be more closely related to current sport participation. Sixty-five percent of female respondents were currently involved in sport participation.


Author: Michael A Malec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136823312

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sport and Society

There is, by comparison to the evidence available on sport participation among nondisabled young people and adults in the UK, and elsewhere, little empirical data on the rates, levels, trends and forms of sport participation among ...


Author: Barrie Houlihan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473943230

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field’s most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines' - Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia ‘The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!' - Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book: Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.