On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November 2015, the World Congress on Elite Sport Policy by the SPLISS takes place in the city of Melbourne. The conference is organised by Victoria University in close cooperation with the Free University of Brussels (Belgium), the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and the Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom).
Who are the winners?
The theme of the conference is “And the winner is…”. Who or what are winners when it comes to participating in, or owning and hosting elite sport events? Beyond building elite sport development systems that do (or do not!) deliver medals, what are the outcomes that elite sport systems are delivering to various stakeholders? There is a growing awareness by national governments and their leaders that elite sporting success can be produced by investing strategically in elite sport. Who are the winners?