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The competition for government funding of major sports events: why do some applicants pass the needle’s eye? | A Summary
In this feature article, Eva Lechner and Harry Arne Solberg summarize their recent article from International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics in which they present the results of a study of the policies, or lack thereof, behind state financial support for major sports events. Being unable to establish formal policies, they looked for other guiding principles and found that political lobbyism and the popularity of the sports in question played dicisive parts.
The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: THE COMPETITION FOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF MAJOR SPORTS EVENTS: WHY DO SOME APPLICANTS PASS THE NEEDLE’S EYE? by Eva Lechner & Harry Arne Solberg.