The UK Sport Industry

John Nauright, Marc Keech

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The sports industry in the United Kingdom of Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) is diverse and complex primarily due to the existence of four distinct nations - England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Mass sports provision and parts of funding for elite international sports, particularly the Olympic and Paralympic teams are operated or supported by the government, while professional leagues run in a number of sports including football (soccer), rugby union, rugby league, cricket, basketball, netball, and ice hockey. At the core of many sports is a club system with participants joining local clubs affiliated to county and national associations. The voluntary sector is the backbone of British sport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport Business in Leading Economies
EditorsJ. Zhang, H. Huang, John Nauright
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Publishing Ltd
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781787435643
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017


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