Welcome to Sportcal's Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report 2019, which takes an in-depth look at the bidding and hosting of major sporting events across the year of 2018 and their impact for event owners and host cities. This year's report marks the fifth anniversary of the annual publication, which features analysis and research from Sportcal's unique GSI Project and Event Analysis database.
This year's report marks the fifth anniversary of the annual publication, which features analysis and research from Sportcal's unique GSI Project and Event Analysis database.
A total of 84 events from 2018 are featured in this year's report. These include 77 world championships showcased, as well as six multisport games and one continental championship. They were held held across 104 different cities in 44 nations.
All of these events are individually analysed in a standardised format within the Event Analysis chapter, and contains key data indicators that form the basis of the evaluation used in the GSI Project.
The Fifa World Cup 2018, held in Russia, was the highest ranked event from 2018.
The other main component of this report is the internationally recognised GSI Nations and Cities Index, which identify and assess the nations and cities that successfully bid for and host major sporing events.
Since the inception of the GSI Nations & Cities Index in 2012, the rankings have been used by international sporting institutions and host cities to help evaluate event hosting strategies and demonstrate the value of the events that they host.
Announced in April 2019, the indices feature 641 cities from 90 nations, with 730 events across 158 categories in 83 sports analysed, including summer and winter Olympic sports and Olympic ‘recognised’ sports.
China returned to the top of the GSI Nations Index for the first time since 2013, holding off the challenges of USA and Japan. Tokyo, Japan retained its position at the summit of the GSI Cities Index, ahead of Paris, France and Budapest, Hungary.
The report is due to be published in May 2019 - to pre-order your copy, please add this item to your shopping cart.