"The SPLISS (Sport Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success) network of organizations coordinates research in regard to high performance sport policy and its relation to elite sporting success. As a network organization SPLISS also develops and shares the outcomes of research with policy makers, National Olympic Committees (NOCs), international (sport) organisations, and researchers worldwide."
If you agree - here is way more on this subject
Of course we picked this up from Floorball resources in Sweden - but this is valid for all sports. With its aim for elite sporting success we only keep half of our eye open - since we think the big value in sport is not always in the elite segment. But the grassroot movements is where you find most benefits for any society - we think. However the elite is crucial too to drive interest for the masses.