Denmark: An Dissenting Sport System in Europe

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The Danish sports system differs from that of most European countries in terms of six distinctive characteristics. First, sport in Denmark is organised into three-independent-umbrella organisations, each of which have different aims and are based on different values. Secondly, there is a stronger organisational separation between the organisation of elite sports and the organisation of ‘Sport for All’. Thirdly, Denmark has a number of semi-governmental institutions for sports, which in other countries are either included as part of the national organisation of sport or as part of the state department responsible for sport. Fourthly, the Danish sport policy is particularly decentralised. Fifthly, there are essentially two separate support systems, one at the local level and one at the state level. Finally, even though the level of public support is among the highest in Europe, both sports organisations and sports clubs have a high degree of autonomy.

TitelSport Policy Systems and Sport Federations : A Cross-National Perspective
RedaktørerJeroen Scheerder, Annick Willem, Elien Claes
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-137-60221-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-137-60222-0
StatusUdgivet - 2017


  • National Sports Organizations

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