Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

The effect of the crisis on the economic federative situation and evolution of sports results in Spain

Esther Puga-González, Elena España-Estévez, Gema Torres-Luque, David Cabello-Manrique



Sports federations are the great promoters of sport at the national level. Their public-private structure requires them to maintain a strong relationship with the public administration. That is why the economic situation of a country, as well as the sports support policy, significantly influence the structure, projects and sports results obtained. This work shows the evolution of public funding in the Spanish federative sport, as well as the evolution of the medals obtained in the Olympic Games held in the period 2008-2017.


Sport federations; Sport model; Organisational performance; Finance


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