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LACERDA, Fábio Gomes et al. Avaliação do desempenho dos países nos Jogos Pan-Americanos e verificação da ocorrência de Home Advantage. Pesqui. Oper. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.2, pp. 391-403. ISSN 0101-7438. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-74382011000200010.
In recent years, many academic papers have been developed to verify the advantage in sports competitions play in their own fields (Home Advantage). Many of these works use statistical tools to assess the occurrence of Home Advantage and its causes. This article proposes the application of a multicriteria methodology to assess the occurrence of Home Advantage in the Pan American Games, analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of this method compared to commonly used. The work focuses in particular the Dominican Republic and Argentina delegations performance along the Pan American Games history. The results indicate the advantage of the countries analyzed in hosting competitions.
Keywords : Home Advantage; Pan American Games; multicriteria methodology.