DescriptionThe conceptual review aims to translate ‘Sports Diplomacy’ into sport management, as traditionally the term has been ambiguous and dependent on social, political, economic, and cultural contexts (e.g. Rofe, 2018; Murray, 2018). This project considers how ‘Sports Diplomacy’ is understood and practiced by sport development and sport management practitioners in the UK and Australia (Browne et al., 2012). To achieve this aim, two research questions were developed. How do those working in activities connected to ‘Sports Diplomacy’ interpret the concept? Then, what are the comparative and contrasting UK and Australia ‘Sports Diplomacy’ understandings and practices? This presentation will focus on a conceptual review of the term ‘Sports Diplomacy’, before examining where points of contrast and comparison between the UK and Australia can be found.
Browne, J., Anholt, S., & Steele, J. (2012). Chatham House: Does Sport Matter to Diplomacy? Retrieved from https://www.chathamhouse.org/events/view/182935
Murray, S. (2018). Sports Diplomacy: Origins, Theory and Practice. Routledge, Abingdon
Rofe, J.S. (2018). ‘And the Gold Medal Goes to’: Sport Diplomacy in Action at the Winter Olympics. Retrieved from https://www.soas.ac.uk/cisd/news/file127868.pdf
|Period||20 Sept 2020|
|Event title||European Association for Sport Management Conference|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
- sports diplomacy