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Top 100 Cities for Sports in 2017

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

manchester united old traffordSportcal’s Global Sports Cities Index 2017 revealed best cities in the world for sporting events. As in 2016, London, UK topped the ranking. Mike Laflin, CEO of Sportcal, said, “London continues to demonstrate it is one of the leading global sports cities with the hosting of the IAAF World Athletics Championships and the World ParaAthletics Championships. Both these events will generate a huge legacy for London and athletics”.

London was at the top place for the sixth consecutive year, ahead of Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Moscow and Doha, the other cities making up the top five this year.

Top 100 Global Sports Cities in 2017

Rank +/- City Nation Events Score 
1 0 London  United Kingdom 13 18695
2 0 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 7 16632
3 0 Tokyo  Japan 11 16163
4 0 Moscow  Russia 14 13123
5 0 Doha  Qatar 10 12068
6 0 Paris  France 13 10935
7 0 Budapest  Hungary 11 9812
8 0 Copenhagen  Denmark 8 7151
9 0 Beijing  China 7 7135
10 0 Kazan  Russia 5 6226
11 0 Sochi  Russia 6 5695
12 5 Baku  Azerbaijan 6 5633
13 -1 Helsinki  Finland 7 5627
14 0 Glasgow  United Kingdom 5 5490
15 5 Pyeongchang  Korea 3 5274
16 0 Innsbruck  Austria 7 5169
17 -4 Rotterdam  Netherlands 8 5059
18 -3 Auckland  New Zealand 7 5045
19 17 Nanjing  China 5 4939
20 8 Edmonton  Canada 6 4925
21 -3 Gold Coast  Australia 3 4895
22 -3 Minsk  Belarus 3 4563
23 3 Barcelona  Spain 7 4559
24 -2 St. Petersburg  Russia 2 4408
25 233 Manchester  United Kingdom 9 4403
26 -2 Gwangju  Korea 2 4110
27 5 Lausanne  Switzerland 4 4096
28 -1 Almaty  Kazakhstan 5 3866
29 10 Wroclaw  Poland 4 3859
30 5 Gangneung  Korea 4 3849
31 189 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 4 3781
32 -3 Prague  Czech Republic 4 3722
33 5 Herning  Denmark 3 3603
34 -3 Sofia  Bulgaria 6 3599
35 40 Berlin  Germany 7 3480
36 -11 Shanghai  China 5 3406
37 3 Bratislava  Slovakia 4 3379
38 10 Lima  Peru 3 3368
39 -5 Los Angeles  USA 2 3262
40 -10 Cali  Colombia 5 3258
41 11 Jakarta  Indonesia 3 3220
42 35 Heusden-Zolder  Belgium 3 3208
43 -10 Cologne  Germany 3 3140
44 -7 Stuttgart  Germany 4 3139
45 -4 Birmingham  United Kingdom 5 3072
46 12 Amsterdam  Netherlands 4 3068
47 26 Basel  Switzerland 4 3009
48 1 Montreal  Canada 4 2949
49 19 Taipei City  Taiwan 2 2944
50 -27 Istanbul  Turkey 4 2908
51 -6 Milan  Italy 4 2880
52 -9 Oslo  Norway 3 2860
53 8 Astana  Kazakhstan 4 2823
54 13 Hangzhou  China 2 2814
55 15 Lusail  Qatar 2 2765
56 1 Lillehammer  Norway 2 2731
57 -11 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 4 2709
58 -2 Buenos Aires  Argentina 1 2642
59 20 Las Vegas  USA 4 2571
60 -9 The Hague  Netherlands 3 2562
61 -19 Rome  Italy 4 2559
62 78 Madrid  Spain 3 2552
63 11 Linz  Austria 2 2541
64 -11 Stockholm  Sweden 4 2537
65 -21 Heerenveen  Netherlands 5 2535
66 -11 Krasnaya Polyana  Russia 2 2499
67 70 Aarhus  Denmark 2 2444
68 15 San Diego  USA 2 2435
69 229 Cairo  Egypt 4 2422
70 1 Sydney  Australia 3 2417
71 49 Zhangjiakou  China 3 2416
72 4 St. Moritz  Switzerland 2 2390
73 -13 Granada  Spain 3 2385
74 4 Schladming  Austria 2 2381
75 -11 Chelyabinsk  Russia 2 2313
76 16 Mill Spring  USA 1 2304
77 8 Plovdiv  Bulgaria 3 2279
78 -16 Cardiff  United Kingdom 5 2264
79 30 Oberstdorf  Germany 2 2247
80 10 Fukuoka  Japan 3 2226
81 -27 Guangzhou  China 3 2185
82 -1 Kosice  Slovakia 2 2175
83 -33 Turin  Italy 3 2144
84 -15 Belo Horizonte  Brazil 2 2130
85 -22 Sao Paulo  Brazil 3 2125
86 17 Lahti  Finland 1 2113
87 18 Naples  Italy 1 2111
88 76 Mexico City  Mexico 3 2087
89 62 Sapporo  Japan 5 2079
90 39 Vienna  Austria 2 2078
91 -3 Riga  Latvia 3 2037
92 4 Zurich  Switzerland 3 2031
93 15 Tarragona  Spain 2 2023
94 68 Houston  USA 2 2006
95 -36 Melbourne  Australia 3 2005
96 157 Bangkok  Thailand 3 1988
97 30 Leipzig  Germany 3 1983
98 -3 Nove Mesto na Morave  Czech Republic 2 1975
99 8 Nanning  China 2 1962
100 -3 Cortina d'Ampezzo  Italy 2 1944
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