Youth Sport In Norway

Authored by: Ken Green

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

Print publication date:  January  2016
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415840033
eBook ISBN: 9780203795002
Adobe ISBN: 9781134469932


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In any investigation of sports participation, Norway, like its Nordic neighbours (fellow Scandinavian countries Denmark and Sweden together with Finland and Iceland), makes an interesting case study. In this chapter, I seek to shed light on what often appears as a kind of Nordic or, at least, Scandinavian, exceptionalism in the field of youth sport. 1 In the first instance, I offer an outline of relatively recent developments within youth sport in Norway followed by an attempt to provide a plausible explanation for the developments depicted. The data upon which the chapter is based is derived from two major and ongoing surveys. 2

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