Introduction: The aim of this study was identifiy and prioritize factors affecting elite Badminton policy in Iran.
Methods: This study was mixed method. In qualitive section, population of study were elite people in management of Badminton and in quantitative section, the Badminton Family (Federation members, board of Badminton in provinces, cities and coaches) which in both section appropriate sample were collected. In this study to identify factors affecting elite Badminton policy in Iran Fuzzy Delphi was used.
Results: According this method, these factors were identified: Financial support, Integrated approach to policy development, participation in Badminton, development system of Talent identification, integrated athletic and post-Career Support, training facilities, coaching provision & development, (Inter)national competition and Scientific research. To prioritize these factors, MADM and Copeland method were used. According to these methods, most important factor was financial support.
Conclusion: The elite Badminton system in Iran is heavily interventionist, centralized, bureaucratic and highly formal but unstable. The elite badminton system in Iran seems to be moving in the opposite direction, moving toward more concentration and government-led management.