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The goal of this study was to investigate the challenges of Athletics in Iran. Athletics is a kind of sport events which is one of the main sports around the world. According to advance of other events, it would advance and it is a factor and in index of public sports. Subjects consisted of 142 experts including athletes, coaches and "A" level instructors of this sport. We used descriptive method in which a questionnaire produced and validity of questions measured by faculties of Physical Education, who were also expert in Athletics (Cronbach's Alpha= 93ÃÂª). Using descriptive methods, such as Friedman test and Chi Square, the goals and hypothesis of research were analyzed. The findings revealed 9 challenging factors in Athletics of Iran. These challenges according to their importance includes: Lack of budget and financial facilities (Mean: 4.39) it is known as most important factor. low attention of the media to Athletics (Mean: 4.31) lack of facilities and equipment (Mean:4.16)it is been located in the next grade, too Lack of talent identification(Mean:4.12) Lack of proper governance(Mean: 4.11) Low competitive events (Mean: 4.02) lack of qualified coaches and specialists(Mean:3.96) low level Athletics league (Mean: 3.89) it is been located in the next grade, and lack of talented athletes in the sport (Mean: 2.90) it is been located in the last challenge. Finally, development of athletes depended teamwork of all related organization including NOC, physical education organization and athletes federation.
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Author(s): Leila Asayesh Hojjat Karkon Masum Karkon and Abbas Shabani
Athletics, Challenges, Iran, Delphi, experts, coaches.