Comparison of sports statistics in Iran and the world
Today, sports, as a multidimensional tool with side effects, has a valuable place in the economy, people’s health, spending healthy leisure time, creating social relations between people, preventing diseases, social corruption, and Moral deviations are spreading in societies.
Research has shown that people who exercise regularly have fewer cardiovascular problems than others, endure less nervous pressure, and have more self-confidence. They are more optimistic about life and They are less prone to depression.
The research conducted on the effect of sports activities has increased people’s participation in sports, especially in all types of public sports in the world. This is why most of the advanced countries in the world plan and organize public sports. It competes with other countries and they are always presenting creative programs for the growth of this sport, and It is obvious that any country that falls behind this growing wave cannot fill the created vacuum in any way and the differences in the productivity of the effects of sports and movement activities will be clear.
Sports statistics in the world
Comparative research on the similarities and differences of sports in 34 countries of the world showed that public sports are one of the effective factors in the development of the 21st century.
Today, in France, 15 million people participate in organized sports activities. The attention of the German people to public sports has caused the number of people who played sports in 1952 increased from 3 million people, i.e. 6.7% of the total population of this country, to 26 million people in 2000, i.e. 28.5%.
In Europe, about 400 million men and women, which are 25% to 75% of the total population of this continent, engage in continuous sports activities. The research conducted in Europe shows that the main approach in these countries is sports for all, so they make extra efforts to grow and expand it.
In countries such as Hong Kong, the number of participants in public sports increased from 40% in 1996 to 54% in 1998.
52% of people in Australia, 45% in Denmark, 41% in Norway, 35% in France, 34% in Canada, 30% in Italy, and 57% of girls and 72% of boys in the United States continuously engage in public sports.
Factors affecting public sports
1.Establishment date of institutions:
In our country, the Federation of Public Sports in Iran was established in 1362 (1983), that is, 20 years ago, while the year of establishment of this federation in Finland was 1920, America, 1930, Germany, 1933, Bulgaria, 1945, Austria, 1948. Comparing the year of establishment of the Federation of Public Sports of Iran and Finland shows that we have paid attention to public sports 50 years after this country.
- Expertise of officials:
In our country, the field of study of most of the heads of the sports boards is non-physical education. It is obvious that the presence of expert and knowledgeable officials is one of the ways to motivate people and increase their awareness regarding the impact of sports activities on their personal and social lives.
- Sports facilities:
About 67% of men and 49% of women participating in public sports had the desire to exercise in indoor sports facilities and use indoor swimming pools.
The research results showed that these facilities are not sufficiently available to the participants, indicating the lack of sports facilities for public sports in the country.
The countries of Iran, Cyprus, and Zimbabwe were close to each other in terms of the history of forming public sports boards. This shows the trend of the country’s sports managers throughout the history of championship sports.
The statistics collected from the selected countries of the world showed that Iran, apart from the African continent, had the lowest number of participants in public sports. It is natural that when public sports do not have sufficient funds, required places and facilities, sufficient coaches and educated leaders, and other requirements, we cannot expect that the percentage of participants will be more than 10%, as was said before, this percentage does not correspond to the size of the population in the whole country.