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A comparative analysis of home advantage in the Olympic and Paralympic Games : 1988-2018 / Darryl Wilson, Girish Ramchandani

Ramchandani, Girish | Wilson, Darryl

This paper examines the extent to which nations that are awarded the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games benefit from success in elite sport through a quantifiable home advantage or host nation effect. The prevalence and size of home advantage in the Olympic and Paralympic Games is investigated over 16 editions (eight Summer Games and eight Winter Games) between 1988 and 2018 at an overall nation level and within ten sports.

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