Macro and meso indicators of success pertaining to European countries in elite triathlon



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sport science
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Keywords Europe; Success indicators; Triathlon
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Description Many researchers are trying to determine why a particular nation is more successful in sports by comparing different indicators sorted into the micro, meso and macro level. The subjects of this research are different European countries and the sport of elite triathlon. This study aims to identify macro and meso indicators that statistically have the greatest effect on the success of nations in elite triathlon from 2009 to 2017. The analysis is based on World Triathlon Series data, organised by the International Triathlon Union, and the country's economic data. Two models were designed and empirically tested using a multiple linear regression method. The results show that one of the most dominant success indicators of a single nation in triathlon is the number of athletes on the highest level of sports performance, and the number of people employed in sports, an indirect part of the country's GDP. The success of a particular nation depends primarily on clearly set goals in the long-term strategy of sport system development and support provided to coaches who play essential roles in detecting, motivating and attracting talents, and selecting, planning, organising and ensuring the implementation of the training system. © 2020, Drustvo Pedagoga Tjelesne i Zdravstvene Kulture. All rights reserved.

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