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Benchmarking elite sport policies

Project summary

BENCHMARKING: HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR ELITE SPORT SYSTEM? HOW DOES YOUR COUNTRY COMPARE TO OTHERS?

SPLISS has more than 15 years of experience in benchmarking elite sport systems. A SPLISS assessment evaluates a nation's elite sport system and climate. SPLISS assessments are characterised by four elements:

  1. SPLISS model & its critical success factors
  2. Involvement of elite athletes, coaches and performance directors
  3. SPLISS Scoring system
  4. Collaboration with a local partner/researcher

Key questions are:

  • What makes an elite sport policy effective and efficient?
  • How can nations improve their chances of winning medals in international sport?

Aim

A SPLISS benchmark increases insights into the effectiveness and efficiency of a nation’s elite sport policies compared to more than 17 other nations. It makes use of the experience developed during several benchmark studies (see SPLISS 1.0 and SPLISS 2.0, under "Publications" - "Books") and takes place at the ‘overall’ or national sport policy level. Key questions are:

  • Why do some countries win more medals than others?                                     
  • How much do countries invest in elite sport? 
  • How do nations prioritise their elite sport investment decisions?

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Research output