Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Sports Sociology, Sport Sciences Research Institute of Iran (SSRI), Tehran

2 Department of Sports Management, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


Introduction: This study aimed to identify the effective factors in the development of elite sports.
Method: This research was conducted using qualitative methodology. The analysis process followed a seven-step approach developed by Sandelowski and Barros (2006). The research community consisted of databases and reputable domestic journals in this field. Using a purposeful sampling method and entry criteria, the researchers selected 54 documents to use as their sample.
Results: The development of elite sports involves several key concepts, including management requirements, financial and economic, sociocultural, political, legal, human resource requirements, educational and scientific, geographical, media, and physical platforms, talent search systems, support networks, and personal traits.
Conclusion: Elite sports play a vital role in the growth and success of sports. By carefully planning and focusing on key factors, it is possible to achieve various goals such as increasing the number of elite events, winning more medals on the international stage, gaining recognition on a global scale, improving the status of national teams, and creating a stronger sense of national identity and unity.


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