Foreign elite sport research system: design and key fields

PhD M.V. Aranson1
PhD E.S. Ozolin1
Dr.Hab., Professor B.N. Shustin1
1Russian Federal Research Center of Physical Culture and Sports (VNIIFK), Moscow

The study gives an analysis of the foreign elite sport research system including analyses of the theoretical and practical study reports on the summer Olympic sports for the period of 2015-2017 available in foreign editions. The study gives a special attention to the topics of studies, their importance for sport disciplines/ groups; their relevance for sport insiders; contributions of relevant agencies/ institutions including health, education, research institutions, sport federations, clubs etc.; and the national affiliation of the research teams if any.
The study data and analyses gave the means to highlight both the key research fields of the highest interest for foreign analysts and the fields still underexplored by publications. The study demonstrates that the research projects are normally focused on the issues highly relevant for the specific sport discipline; and points to the growing contribution of the multilateral research teams to the process, with the leading role still played by the academic science of the nations holding the lead in the relevant sports.

Keywords: Olympic sports, research, trainings, cycling sport, academic rowing, track and field sports.


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