Same ambitions - different tracks: A comparative perspective on Nordic elite sport
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Studies of politics, welfare states and social issues often emphasize the commonalities that constitute a Nordic model. Similarly, research on international elite sport emphasize the convergence of elite sport systems. In the domain of Nordic elite sport commonalities exist, but the differences are more striking. Not only are there differences among the national elite sport systems, they also often run counter to dominant patters of political and societal organizations within each country. This article explores how such differences have come about since the Second World War, and how they influence the way today’s challenges are dealt with in the different Nordic countries.
This is the author's final and acceptet version of the article, post refereeing. Publisher's version is available at www.tandfonline.com