Elite Sport Performance

A Stream on “Elite Sport Performance”
as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects, 14-17 May 2018, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports

The Sports, Leisure & Recreation Research Unit of ATINER organizes a Stream on “Elite Sport Performance” as part of the 18th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects, 14-17 May 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports.

Research in the field of elite sport performance calls for all studies related to the different strategies undertaken by the main actors of a local and/or national sport movement aiming at achieving success in professional and/or international sport. Those actors are:

  • At a macro-level, the government, ministry of youth and sports, ministry of education, National Olympic Committee or any related national governing body involved in setting up a national elite sport policy.
  • At a meso-level, the national federations, local authorities, clubs, schools and universities.
  • At a micro-level, coaches, medical staff and athletes.

Because of the involvement of these different actors, the study of elite sport performance encompasses, assembles and coordinates several sport sciences sub-academic fields:

  • At a macro-level, sport history, sport sociology, sport policy and politics will help us understand the motivation and the outcome sought by the Government, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, National Olympic Committee or any related national governing body when setting up a national elite sport policy.
  • At a meso-level, sport economy, sport marketing and sport communication will help us understand the strategies undertaken by the local authorities, national federations, clubs, universities and schools to attract participants, media, fans, private and public investors to achieve success in elite sport. Sport management will explain the strategies adopted by the local authorities, national federations, clubs, universities and schools to implement a structure (youth and grassroots programs, participation and/or organization of competitions, talent identification program, athletic and post career support, training facilities, coaching programs…) essential to allow athletes, clubs and/or national teams to achieve success in professional and/or international competitions.
  • At a micro-level, sport psychology, sport coaching and sports physiology will study the concepts related to the performance of the final appliers of the elite sport policy: the coaches and the athletes.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2018fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 2 April 2018, by email, to atiner@atiner.grDr. Nadim Nassif, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Education and Physical Education, Notre-Dame University, Lebanon.

Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK(gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

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