Document Type : Research Paper
Introduction: The purpose of this study was the comparison between sports investment in 2016 and 1998 in Iran. We estimate the value of the sports investment and share of total investment, GDP, GDSP and compare with 1998.
Methods: In this study used National Accounts. Most of the basic data for this study, which were collected, are available in a decentralized manner in the Statistics Center and the Program and Budget Organization of Iran. Due to achieving real changes in sports investment, prices in 1998 was considered as the base year and were considered, then using the price index of the desired years, the effects of inflation were eliminated and growth Real was calculated.
Results: The results indicate that investment in sport in 1998 was 360 billion Rials, were 0.43% of total investment, 0.1% GDP, and 26.2% of GDSP, and in 2016 was 15449 billion Rials, where 0.46% of total investment, 0.11% GDP and, 73.38% of GDSP. Investment in sport in 2016 compared to 1998 had 2347% real growth
Conclusion: Although investment in sport has grown, it is very small compared to the total investments and the major share of the public sector, and the low participation of the private sector.