Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student of Sport Management, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Department of Spot Management and Media, Faculty of Sport Sciences and Health, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Department of Sport Management, Payam-E- Norour University, Tehran, Iran


Money laundering is one of the illegal acts that has negative effects on economy. This study aims to identify the factors which affect money laundering in Sport. The research was done using mixed methods. In the qualitative phase data was collected through in-depth interviews using snowball sampling technics. 17 experts were interviewed; then the data was coded and analyzed based on grounded theory via Emergent approach. A questionnaire was designed according to the data collected in the qualitative phase; after confirming its validity and reliability the questionnaire was given to the samples of the research. In this phase data was analyzed through SEM. The analysis of the data from the qualitative phase revealed that main categories are: Contextual factors (poisoning the economic atmosphere); Structural factors (unhealthy economic structure); Behavioral factors (unclear financial supervising). In quantitative phase, the conceptual model of path analysis was calculated using the goodness of fit index; according to this data the experimental-conceptual hypotheses were confirmed. According to the effectiveness of factors effecting the money laundering among which the economic atmosphere poisoning played the most important role, to prevent ML in Sport there must be clear supervising on financial affairs, healthy economic structure and development in economic atmosphere of financial channels.


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