عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study was to compare the experiences of selected sports diplomacy countries and compare them with Iran. The method of this study is descriptive-analytical which according to the type of study which is comparative study was used the method of comparative study by George Berdy. Countries surveyed in the comparative research section include the USA,Germany,France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the Islamic Republic of Iran.The reason for selecting the countries mentioned is their successful activities and proper organization as the leading countries in the field of sports diplomacy. Information was gathered through searches of scientific articles, internal and external research, related books, documents, evidence and documents. It was also collected through interview with diplomats, professors, experts and experts in the field of sports diplomacy in Iran. The statistical population of the study consisted of senior political-sport managers of the country who had managerial and executive records in the field of sport and politics. The statistical sample consisted of 12 elites who were selected by available sampling and snowball method. The result showed that in the leading countries in the field of sports diplomacy, many activities were carried out at macro level, which were classified into three categories of active sports diplomacy institutions, sports diplomacy priorities and measures taken to enhance this diplomacy..Therefore, it can be said that since the determination of each country's foreign policy is influenced by many variables, iran can use sports diplomacy as a facilitating tool for foreign policy implementation by modeling successful countries.