Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events

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China was ranked as the best nation for sport event hosting (image: Beijing National Stadium, China)

The Sportcal Global Communications Limited published an article on Global Sports Impact (GSI) Nations Index which investigated 90 cities and nations across the world who are bidding and winning the right to host global sport events.

This analyzed around 700 major multi-sport games and world championships for the past 7 years and 7 years in the future.

As of April 2019, China had the greatest impact of hosting events with a score of 40,709. Completing the top 5 are United States (40,619), Japan (39,631), United Kingdom (32,770), and Russia (32,378).

At the bottom of the list are Cyprus (184), Croatia (196), Fiji (262), Panama (270), and Guatemala (286).

2019 Global Sports Impact Index


Rank CountryScore
1China40,709
2United States of America40,619
3Japan39,631
4United Kingdom32,770
5Russia32,378
6Canada29,925
7France28,196
8Germany27,846
9Italy22,858
10Spain19,192
11South Korea18,827
12Denmark18,486
13Switzerland18,274
14Netherlands18,206
15Austria17,533
16Brazil17,182
17Qatar16,227
18Hungary16,192
19Australia14,798
20Sweden14,684
21Norway10,211
22Poland10,044
23Finland9,943
24Czech Republic9,508
25India7,938
26United Arab Emirates7,774
27Mexico6,780
28Belgium6,699
29Belarus6,527
30Kazakhstan6,036
31New Zealand5,632
32Peru5,600
33Azerbaijan5,511
34Bulgaria4,925
35Colombia4,343
36Slovakia4,102
37Indonesia4,099
38Egypt4,080
39Slovenia3,994
40Turkey3,913
41Taiwan3,793
42Malaysia3,578
43Latvia3,154
44Argentina3,132
45Thailand2,947
46Morocco2,386
47South Africa2,344
48Senegal1,911
49Hong Kong1,825
50Chile1,814
51Turkmenistan1,807
52Ireland1,736
53Portugal1,722
54Samoa1,718
55Lithuania1,705
56Andorra1,703
57Philippines1,645
58Paraguay1,608
59Algeria1,447
60Ghana1,431
60Democratic Republic of the Congo1,431
62Bangladesh1,241
63Bahamas1,178
64Papua New Guinea1,168
65Georgia1,108
66Solomon Islands1,031
67Costa Rica948
68Bermuda930
69Israel837
70Côte d'Ivoire827
71Uganda799
72Uzbekistan792
73Nicaragua716
74Estonia691
75Saint Lucia686
75Guyana686
75Antigua and Barbuda686
78French Polynesia676
79Serbia635
80Luxembourg605
81Tunisia543
82Ukraine396
83Kuwait389
84Puerto Rico311
85Romania292
86Guatemala286
87Panama270
88Fiji262
89Croatia196
90Cyprus184

 

Source: Sportcal Global Communications Limited
Full report: 2019 Global Sports Impact Nations Index