Elite Sport and Sport-for-All: Bridging the Two Cultures? by Richard Bailey,Margaret Talbot

By Richard Bailey,Margaret Talbot

Sport is usually perceived as being divided into separate domain names: mass participation and elite . in lots of nations, coverage and investment in those fields are controlled by means of separate corporations, and funding is frequently obvious as a call among the two.?Elite activity and Sport-for-All?explores the issues of connection and assets of anxiety among elite and mass participation recreation. The book’s multi-disciplinary and foreign line-up of members seeks to outline, study, and strengthen recommendations to this not easy relationship.


Drawing on study and case experiences from round the world—with examples from Denmark, Canada, South Africa and Israel—the booklet explores key modern matters including:



  • does powerful expertise id require intensity of participation?

  • do elite performances motivate better participation?

  • the function of the Paralympic move in mass participation and elite sport;

  • and the commercial elements in their co-existence.

The first learn of its kind,?Elite activity and Sport-for-All?addresses a valuable dichotomy in activity coverage and, as such, is necessary examining for all scholars, researchers, policy-makers or directors operating in recreation improvement and policy.

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