During my 20 years of working specifically in sport development throughout the Pacific Region and subsequently as an academic in the field of sport management and development I have remained frustrated by the dogmatic adherence to the Olympic Games Medal tally as the key rationale for directing funds and setting priorities for the development of sport. This compulsive medal winning mentality has crept across to many other multi-sport events and has led funds to be directed away from the establishment of viable and sustainable sport systems, in sports that are popular to play and watch in many countries. This new ranking system offers hope that there is a better way.

Brian Minikin

Former Regional Manager, Sport Development. Oceania National Olympic Committees

World Ranking of Countries in Elite Sport won the First Place Award in the "Social Science" category at the 2017 World Congress of Sport Sciences Researches.


Manisa, Turkey

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