Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Sports Management, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran

2 Department of Sport Management, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran


Introduction: The aim of this study was to identify, categorize and design the championship-promoting tourism-development model in the Wrestling Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with emphasis on qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the tourism development model.
Methods: The statistical sample in the qualitative section included all university experts and experts in the field of sports tourism and elite wrestling coaches, which was equal to 15 people and in the quantitative section included all wrestling coaches with the national rank of the Wrestling Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (384 people). A simple random sample was selected from all over the country. The research data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire based on interviews. MAXQDA Software and Smart PLS version 3 were used for data analysis.
Results: Findings showed that the factors related to the sports tourism development model related to the championship in the Wrestling Federation of the country were identified in the form of 28 categories and 136 concept codes. The Main and pivotal categories are as: continuous sports businesses (3 categories), strategies (3 categories), underlying conditions (9 categories), intervening or mediating conditions (4 categories), And the consequences (4 categories) were included.
Conclusion: In general, it is suggested to the managers of the Iranian Wrestling Federation that by implementing appropriate action plans, to implement the strategies resulting from this research, try to increase these outcomes as much as possible and also to modify some processes to prevent the consequences.