Sport is often perceived as being divided into two separate domains: mass participation and elite . In many countries, policy and funding in these two fields are managed by separate agencies, and investment is often seen as a choice between the two. Elite Sport and Sport-for-All explores the points of connection and sources of tension between elite and mass participation sport. The book's multi-disciplinary and international line-up of contributors seeks to define, examine, and develop solutions to this problematic relationship. Drawing on research and case studies from around the world-with examples from Denmark, Canada, South Africa and Israel-the book explores key contemporary issues including: * does effective talent identification require depth of participation? * do elite performances inspire greater participation? * the role of the Paralympic movement in mass participation and elite sport; * and the ecomic aspects of their co-existence. The first study of its kind, Elite Sport and Sport-for-All addresses a central dichotomy in sport policy and, as such, is important reading for all students, researchers, policy-makers or administrators working in sport development and policy.
The late Professor Margaret Talbot OBE was President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, and a leading authority on physical education and sport Richard Bailey is Senior Researcher at the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, and is a well-known writer, researcher, and public speaker on the intersection of physical activity, sport and human development
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