The State of Condition of Sport in Cyprus: a Study of the Cyprus Sport Organization and Sports Federations of Cyprus

  • Nicos Kartakoullis University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Ave., CY-2417, P.O.Box 24005, Cyprus
  • Stavros Pouloukas University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Ave., CY-2417, P.O.Box 24005, Cyprus
  • Christina Loizou University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Ave., CY-2417, P.O.Box 24005, Cyprus
  • Evan Webb University of Ottawa, Ottawa. Ontario K1N6N5 Canada
  • George Karlis University of Ottawa, Ottawa. Ontario K1N6N5 Canada

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the condition of sport in Cyprus. An analysis of how and by whom sport programs are operated presents an overview of sport facilities and the operating costs of the Cyprus Sport Organization (CSO) and the national federations. Data was collected using mailed survey and desk research. Results indicated that: (1) Cyprus has the necessary infrastructure that can support social, leisure and grassroots sports, (2) the economic recession has contributed to the decrease of related funds allocation (3) willingness on behalf of the CSO to further develop leisure sport, (4) many federations do not seem to keep related records, (5) the CSO seems well organized in supporting the existing institutions. Despite lack of funds, sport continues to play a critical role in the development of society. It is recommended that sport continues to come to the forefront of decision making in Cyprus and in developing a sporting culture, offering the necessary opportunities and facilities.

How to Cite
KARTAKOULLIS, Nicos et al. The State of Condition of Sport in Cyprus: a Study of the Cyprus Sport Organization and Sports Federations of Cyprus. GYMNASIUM, [S.l.], v. XIX, n. 1, p. 164-177, june 2019. ISSN 2344-5645. Available at: <http://gymnasium.ub.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/516>. Date accessed: 21 july 2019.

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