Possible advances and challenges of the Brazilian Sports Promotion Program until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Palavras-chave:Bolsa-Atleta Program, Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020, Public Policies.
The Brazilian Bolsa-Atleta Program (PBA), which originated in 2000 after the poor performance of the Brazilian delegation at the Sydney Olympics, was implemented through the Bolsa-Atleta Law. Subsequently, the Athletes' Law modified the original Law by establishing that the PBA would focus mainly on high-performance athletes. Thus, this paper analyzes the results achieved in the four Olympics covered by the Bolsa Atleta Program - Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 - making a comparison with the results of the four previous Olympics - Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. For this, descriptive statistics applied to the documentary research methodology are used to empirically examine the implementation of the Bolsa Atleta Program of the Federal Government. The results show that the performances of the Brazilian Olympic delegations have been improving over the years and are valid for the literature that investigates public sports policies, policymakers and society in general.