Studying the indicators of regional sports development in Russian Federation
The indicators of regional sports development in the Russian Federation are analyzed to find regions with a similar sports development strategy (according to the chosen methodology and measures of closeness) and to identify dynamic groups in a four-year period. Some clustering and pattern analysis methods are described, and their use in the study is validated. The results obtained by classical clustering and ordinal-invariant pattern clustering methods are compared. The main state programs in the field of sports in the Russian Federation are highlighted and analyzed. The key aspects and problems of the state regulation of sports activities in the Russian Federation are indicated. Some ways for improving the existing regulatory and legal acts based on the dynamic analysis of regional patterns are proposed.