The muse for the SGO software was developed in 2012-2013 as a part of the Motion for Good Governance in Worldwide Sports activities Organizations (AGGIS) venture, supported by the European Fee’s help for preparatory actions within the discipline of EU sport.
AGGIS supplied a theoretical foundation and empirical proof for a software to match the governance requirements of worldwide sports activities federations.
Work continued within the following years with the Play the Recreation / Danish Institute for Sports activities Research and KU Leuven, the place Dr Arnout Geeraert from KU Leuven developed the software, adapting the indications and including an analysis system for every indicator.
Based mostly on the software. Arnout Geeraert analyzed the management of 35 worldwide Olympic federations and printed the outcomes of the primary sports activities administration observer examine.
Over the next years, Arnout Geeraert additional developed the SGO software.
The unique concept of assessing the diploma of compliance with the precept of governance was modified to a dichotomous system with sure and no indicators. The brand new software relies on 57 rules of excellent governance, measured by 309 indicators.
The venture was funded by Play the Recreation / The Danish Institute for Sports activities Research in collaboration with KU Leuven.