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What influences organisational evolution of modern sport : the case of skateboarding / Mikhail Batuev, Leigh Robinson

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Robinson, Leigh | Batuev, Mikhail

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the processes that influence the evolution of a modern sport. It focusses on the case of international skateboarding: the sport that was recently included into the Olympic Games. The paper analysed how the organisation of international skateboarding has changed to date and identified three major determinants of its evolution: values of the activity, commercial interests and the Olympic movement.

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