The development of sport policy and management in South Korea

Hyung Joong Won, Eunah Hong

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This article provides an overview of the national sport policy in South Korea (Korea, hereafter). The article is organized into four sections. The first section briefly describes the government’s involvement in sport and various landmarks in the development of Korean sport policy. In the second section, the current administrative structure and funding is discussed, focusing on the machinery of government, the body responsible for sport. The third section studies the significance of the not-for-profit and commercial sectors and their involvement with public policy in sport. The final section identifies several emergent public policy priorities and funding trends, and discusses the importance of sport as a political issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-152
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Sport Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2015

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  • South Korea
  • current issues
  • sport policy


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