The fourth edition of the GSI Report 2018 provides a greater level of detail and analysis on the bidding and hosting landscape of major sporting events. It contains the 2018 edition of the GSI Nations & Cities Index as well as analysis on 80 events from 2017, headlined by the IAAF World Championships London 2017.
- Shedding light on the present-day problems faced by event owners and host cities in the lead-up to events. This focuses on an increasing rise in the number of host cities withdrawing their right to stage competitions, forcing event owners to re-open the bidding process for their events with a shorter than anticipated lead-in time.
- A complete geographical breakdown of the 80 events held in 2017, which took place across 123 different cities in 39 nations.
- A comprehensive breakdown of the of 73 events within the GSI scope that were awarded in 2017, with details on some of the most high-profile bidding processes, including the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028, and the Rugby World Cup 2023.
The latest editions of both the GSI Nations and Cities Index, announced in April 2018, are published in full exclusively in this volume of the GSI Report 2018.
Featuring 587 cities from 88 nations, the index analysed 683 events across 155 categories in 81 sports, including summer and winter Olympic sports and Olympic ‘recognised’ sports across the 2012-2025 period.
USA was once again named number one Global Sports Nation, while Tokyo, Japan ended the reign of London, UK as the number one Global Sports City.
There are 72 world championships showcased in this chapter, as well as six multisport games and 2 continental championships, all of which are analysed in a standardised format, based on an increased spectrum of indicators than in the previous three editions of the GSI Report.
Each event analysis contains data indicators covering the four core modules of the GSI Project:
1) Economic & Tourism
2) Media & Sponsorship
3) Social & Sustainability
About the Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report
The Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report is a product of the GSI Project and is published annually. The report aims to analyse and benchmark major events and their impacts using the GSI Methodology.
The GSI Report was first produced in 2015, bringing together data and narrative from major sporting events from the previous year, covering economic, media, sporting and social impact pillars.