Public policy and olympic success

Robert Hoffmann (First Author), Bala Ramasamy (Participant Author), Lee Chew Ging (Participant Author)

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The paper reports the results of regressions testing hypotheses concerning the medalwinning success of Olympic teams. It is found that while traditional economic and political factors are important, many inherent national characteristics such as geographical, demographic and cultural factors have a significant and pronounced impact. It is concluded that scope for public sports policy exists and the degree to which the inherent characteristics limit it are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-548
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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