The Scandinavian and Nordic countries have some of the highest participation rates in sport and physical activity in the world and are therefore important case studies across a range of subjects, from sport policy to physical activity and health.

This is the first book to bring together studies of all those countries in one volume, examining sport, physical activity and exercise, and exploring the factors behind such high levels of participation. Rich in empirical data, the book examines trends in sports participation, organisation and policy in each of the constituent countries, highlighting common themes and outcomes.

This is a valuable resource for students, researchers and academics working in the fields of sport, physical education, leisure, sport policy, sport development, the sociology of sport, and physical activity and health.

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages


chapter Chapter 2|24 pages

Sports participation in Denmark

chapter Chapter 3|23 pages

Sports participation in Finland

chapter Chapter 4|24 pages

Sports participation in Greenland

chapter Chapter 5|21 pages

Sports participation in Iceland 1

chapter Chapter 7|37 pages

Sports participation in Sweden