Accession Number:

ADA505164

Title:

The Use of Performance Based Funding in a Sport Organization: A Case Study of the United States Olympic Committee

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO GREELEY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

The United States Olympic Committee USOC changed their funding strategy after the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The USOC moved to a performance based funding strategy to focus on the bottom line and medal podium performance. After eight years of claiming to be an organization focused on performance based funding principles, monetary gains have been made while continuing to focus on the development of Olympic medalists. Clearly performance based funding principles have helped the USOC accomplish its stated goals. The purpose of this study was to determine if the USOC had embraced the fundamental principles of performance based funding and used them in their development of National Governing Body NGB high performance plans and goal establishment. How the principles of a performance based funding strategy fit with an organization like the USOC, was the overarching research question developed for this study. A case study using the documents from 10 different National Governing Bodies NGBs was used to determine the fit of performance based funding strategies and the USOC. Performance indications such as medal performance and overall financial standing of the USOC were also considered in answering the research questions.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE