investigating the effects of Covod-19 outbreak on national and international sporting events and competitions

نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی


1 استادیار، عضو هیات علمی موسسه آموزش عالی سناباد گلبهار

2 Ph.D candidate Sport management, Faculty of Sports Sciences,Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty Member of Sanabad Golbahar Higher Education Institute

4 Master student of sports management of Sanabad Golbahar Higher Education Institute


Introduction & Purpose: The spread of the corona virus has affected various sports in the world. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of coronavirus outbreak on sporting events and competitions.
Methodology: The present study is an applied research in terms of nature and from the aspect of data analysis method is descriptive-exploratory that data collection was done in the field. The statistical population included an unlimited number of all sports directors, sports teachers and professors, sports coaches, sports producers, sports service providers, sports referees, athletes, sports equipment sellers and sports media activists in Iran, and 600 samples answered a questionnaire of 20 research questions. In order to evaluate the reliability of internal consistency and its stability, Cronbach's alpha index was used in a preliminary study that the alpha value for the whole questionnaire was 0.972. Data analysis was performed using descriptive and inferential statistics with the help of SPSS and AMOS software.
Results: findings exploratory factor analysis showed that, the sporting events and competitions was affected by COVID-19.
Conclusion: According to the findings, it can be said that the country's sports officials can hold sports competitions by compiling health protocols and instructions.