2nd WORLD CONFERENCE on elite sport policy – AUSTRALIA (Melbourne) – 2015

This unique two day conference took place on Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 November 2015 in the beautiful city of Melbourne. WCESP is an initiative of SPLiSS and ISEAL. 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).

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The conference theme aims to bring together different perspectives on elite sport success. Who or what are the 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?

The World Congress on Elite Sport Policy 2015 was very successful! Over 150 participants from over 45 countries joined us for a unique atmosphere, outstanding keynote presentations and interesting parallel sessions and workshops.

1st World Conference on elite sport policy – Belgium (Antwerp) – 2013

The First SPLISS world conference took place on 13-14 november 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium.

The conference presented results of the SPLISS 2.0 study, plus a host of other presentations at the first Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS) conference.

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The conference included keynote presentations, workshops for policy makers in Olympic and Paralympic sports, short research presentations and panel discussions.

Answers were presented regarding these questions:

–  How do other countries develop their high performance sport systems?
–  How much do they invest in elite sport?
–  How do nations prioritize their elite sport investment decisions?
–  What makes an elite sport policy effective and efficient?
–  Why do some countries win more medals than others?
–  Why would countries invest in elite sport?
–  How can nations improve their medal count?