Performance Analysis of Iran Sport Delegation in 2016 Rio de Janerio Olympic Games
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Paper ID : 1143-11THCONF
1faculty member
2sport science institue
3Associate Professor of Physiology and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Introduction: Achieving proper place in Olympic is crucial for all countries, To the extent that countries use this peaceful competition as a tool in international equations. Therefore the present study is intended on evaluation and analysis of performance of Iran sport delegation in 2016 Rio de Janerio Olympic Games in order to provide a situation for success of Iran in upcoming Olympics.
Methodology: The research method was descriptive- analytic and it was a retrospective study. In this research, the performance of 63 delegated athletes who were participating in 15 sport disciplines in 2016 Rio de Janerio Olympic games have been studied. Also, three indicators of the performance evaluation of the International Olympic Committee, including efficiency, total population and gross domestic product, have been used to evaluate Iran's performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic. To analyze the performance of athletes and sport disciplines in the Olympic Games, semi-structured and in-depth interviews were conducted with 27 stakeholders who were informed about the issue.
Results: The results showed that the performance of Iranian athletes in some disciplines such as weight lifting, freestyle wrestling, fencing and volleyball had an appropriate status from the viewpoint of stakeholders of sport disciplines, but in Taekwondo, boxing, shooting with rifles, troopers, judo and athletics has not been in a good status. Stakeholders also believed that the performance of some disciplines, such as tennis, biking and swimming, was predictable before the games and hope of success was very weak.
Discussion: Eventually, it is suggested to the sports managers of the country to provide a strong and stable presence in the upcoming Olympics with the full support of both those federations which were successful and those which were unsuccessful at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.