Volunteering at the Olympic and Youth Olympic Games Vrije Universiteit Brussel
of sport mega-events as a leverageable resource in realizing
long-term impacts for individual volunteers. However, previous
research has provided limited evidence of the realization of anticipated
impacts in the post-event period. This study focuses on the
long-term impacts of Olympic and Youth Olympic volunteering in
terms of memory, attitudes, and ...
Teaching Chinese martial arts to youngsters: Approaches and experiences of wushu coaches in Europe Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Material and Methods: Semi-structured interviews were ...
Sponsorship eras in the English Premier League: changing industries and globalization between 1992 and 2021 Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Stakeholders’ perceptions of athletic career pathways in Paralympic sport: from participation to excellence Vrije Universiteit Brussel
the developmental trajectories of para-athletes is necessary to examine
the critical determinants of specific para-athlete development models.
Underpinned by the existing athlete development models to gather
insights into the different developmental phases, this study explored
how athletic career pathways in parasport are developed by identifying ...
Volunteers’ Collective Memory of Youth Olympic Games: Macro-Level Contextual Understandings Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Knowledge about macro-level context differences in volunteering is critical. By adopting the notion of collective memory, consideration is given to how macro-level context constructs the volunteers’ memory of the experience at a sport mega-event such as the Olympic Games. A case study of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games was selected. Thematic analysis of three focus groups reveals that volunteers’ memories are regulated by Confucian ...
Conceptualising the inspirational effect of elite sport Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Research question: This study aims to better understand and conceptualise the dynamics of inspirational elite sport. Specifically, taking Belgian hockey as a case study, this article is concerned with understanding how, why, and under what circumstances elite sport influences grassroots sport participation in voluntary sports clubs (i.e. trickle-down effect). Research methods: Fourteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with ...
Gender Inequality in Sport Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Legacy and sustainability in the Olympic Movement’s new norm era: when reforms are not enough Vrije Universiteit Brussel
In times when cities around the world are withdrawing from consideration to host the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has responded by enacting policy reforms. Entitled Olympic Agenda 2020: 20 + 20 Recommendations, we examine forty recommendations through the lens of critical policy analysis. Specifically, we use Strittmatter et al.’s framework of legitimation strategies in policy formulation and implementation to ...