Nida Nur Duman, Mehmet Şahin, Emrah Atay


The purpose of this research is to examine the positive and negative aspects of foreign athletes competing under the name of Turkish athletics in international competitions, which have often occurred in recent years. What do Turkish sportsmen and coaches think about the foreign athletes who are competing in the name of Turkish athletics? What do these athletes think about their contribution to the sport of the country? What are the achievements of them? What are the difficulties seen in the work with them? Answering these and other questions guides to possible methods to eliminate the difficulties that can be experienced in working with foreign sports athletes competing under the name of Turkey and under the flag of Turkey. This research has been limited to answers given by participants which they had been questioned to collect data. 20 sportsman 15 coaches participated in this research. 15 questions were asked to coaches and 16 questions to sportsmen for prepare interview record. All interviews were recorded and written. In conclusion findings shown that sportsman that converted to Turkish citizenship won some medals but in higher goals like to promote Turkey's recognition by other countries and to advertise Turkey, they have failed.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v0i0.2447


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