Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph. D of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

2 Professor in Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


This study aims at Modelling and Prioritizing the Barriers to Hosting International Sport Mega Event in Iran which was carried out in a field descriptive-survey method. The statistical population consisted of Ministry of sport and youth managers to the level of deputy, board of directors of national Olympic committee, members of the organizing students twelfth Olympiad in Shahid Beheshti university nagers to the level of deputy (ant                ust GHahfarrokhi, senior executives sports federations in the Olympic Games, Asian Games and World Cup other disciplines (25 federations), consisted of president, vice president and secretary of the federation  that sum was equal to 134. In this study, we used the total number of samples due to the limited number of community members, so the sample was equal to the statistical population. The measuring tool was a questionnaire, which had been confirmed by the supervision of professors and experts of physical education, and its stability was acquired through the Cronbach's alpha (α=0.86). The descriptive statistics were used to analyze the demographic characteristics and the Friedman test was used to prioritize the study variables. The results indicate that the weakness of Infrastructural facilities and Economical of the most important Barriers to the hosting international sport mega events and then Socio-Cultural and Environmental barriers had the greatest impact in the barriers of hosting international mega events sporting. Survey barriers to hosting could enable hosting applicant organization and country executive sport until to identify weaknesses and defects in this part, and develop effective strategic plan for hosting event in future.


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