How skateboarding made it to the Olympics: an institutional perspective
MetadataDangos cofnod eitem llawn
Utilizing new institutionalism and resource-dependency theory this paper examines the organisational context within which skateboarding has developed and is continuing to develop. As a radical lifestyle activity, many within the sport of skateboarding have sought to distance themselves from the institutionalized competitive structure exemplified by the modern Olympic Games, despite a steady growth in competitive skateboarding within increasingly formal structures. The aim of this paper is to explore how the sport has operationally evolved and how, as a major youth sport, Olympic inclusion has impacted on its organisational arrangements. Data were collected through a series of semi-structured interviews and supplemented by selected secondary sources including social media analysis, sport regulations and policy statements. The conclusions of the research are: 1) unlike many other sports, skateboarding has always functioned as a network which includes event organizers, media companies, and equipment producers, with governing bodies playing a more peripheral role; 2) there was a strong lobby from elite skateboarders in support of inclusion in the Olympics although only on skateboarders terms; 3) interest from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which eventually led to the inclusion of skateboarding in the 2020 Olympic Games, has affected the organisational evolution of skateboarding over the last decade and has stressed issues of organisational legitimacy in this sport.
International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing;
Batuev, M, & Robinson L, (2017) 'How skateboarding made it to the Olympics: an institutional perspective', International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 17(4-6), pp.381-402
Dynodwr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSMM.2017.087446
This article was published on 28 September (online), available at https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSMM.2017.087446
- Sport Research Groups 
Yn dangos eitemau sy’n perthyn drwy deitl, awdur, pwnc a chrynodeb.
The impact of the development stage of a hallmark event on the host city and the local communities: A case study of the Olympic Games in London 2012 Jurisch, C. Jacqueline (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2012)The overall research aim was to give a critical overview of the impacts of the development stage of a hallmark event on the host city and the local communities. This dissertation was investigating the case study of the ...
The perceptions of PE staff on the effect of the London 2012 Olympic Legacy on young people’s participation in Physical Education in a Gloucestershire LA based comprehensive school Spencer, Lauren (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2014)The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS, 2007, 2008a, 2009) states that the London 2012 Olympic Games differs from the previous 26 Games because "it has set a historical precedent in that the host country’s government ...
Mead, Geoff (University of Wales, 2011)The argument put forward will be that fairness and justice in the Olympic Games and the wider Olympic Movement have been tainted. This will be constructed around three main chapters. First, an account of the structural ...