A Study of Key Success Factors of Thai Weightlifters in the World Weightlifting Championships and the Olympic Games
Keywords:The Thai Weightlifter, Key Success Factors, the World Weightlifting Championships, the Olympic Games
AbstractThis study was to find out the factors affecting the success of Thai weightlifters in the World Weightlifting Championships and the Olympic Games and to provide suggestions about how to administrate and manage the team in order to improve the operations of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) in the World Weightlifting Championships and the Olympic Games. This research employed the Delphi Technique as a research methodology by collecting opinions from 21 experts from the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association board, Thai national weightlifters, weightlifting experts, coaches, referees performing between 2004 to present, the National Olympic Committee of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (NOCT), the Sports Authority of Thailand board, the Department of Physical Education board, and representatives of supporters of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association. The research results found that the factors leading to the success of Thai weightlifters in the World Weightlifting Championships and the Olympic Games consist of five factors including the association management, athlete management and preparation, coach management, sport science, and referee management. However, all those factors need cooperation and teamwork under supervision of board of the association via management.