Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Sociology and Psychology, Sport Science Research Institute (SSRI), Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Student of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Khuzestan,, Iran


The purpose of this research was to analyze the content of the legal variables of the research conducted in the field of financial support in Iranian sports. The study method in the present study was qualitative and Meta- Synthesis and scientific studies conducted in the field of financial support were used to collect data. In order to search the articles published in magazines and databases, the key words "financial support", "financial sponsors", "sports support" were used. Among112 studies,72 studies were excluded and40 studies were included in the analysis process. The inclusion criteria were scientific research studies published between 1388 and 1401, and previous studies were excluded from the analysis process.In addition to this, the researches that were conducted with the same titles or did not fit with the purpose and question of the research were also excluded from the analysis process. The method of data analysis in this research was content analysis.The surveys showed that most of the researches have investigated the obstacles or solutions to attract financial support in sports. After coding the articles,7 legal categories including (legal, intellectual property, managerial, economic, media, governance and advertising) were identified for each of the dimensions of obstacles and strategies for attracting financial support in sports. Therefore,it is suggested that before voting on the support plan for sports and athletes by the members of the parliament, the identified obstacles and solutions should be taken into consideration and the plan should be approved accordingly,which will comprehensively solve the problems of the sports industry.


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