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
1Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 1China40,709
2Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 2United States of America40,619
3Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 3Japan39,631
4Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 4United Kingdom32,770
5Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 5Russia32,378
6Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 6Canada29,925
7Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 7France28,196
8Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 8Germany27,846
9Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 9Italy22,858
10Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 10Spain19,192
11Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 11South Korea18,827
12Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 12Denmark18,486
13Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 13Switzerland18,274
14Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 14Netherlands18,206
15Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 15Austria17,533
16Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 16Brazil17,182
17Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 17Qatar16,227
18Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 18Hungary16,192
19Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 19Australia14,798
20Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 20Sweden14,684
21Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 21Norway10,211
22Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 22Poland10,044
23Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 23Finland9,943
24Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 24Czech Republic9,508
25Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 25India7,938
26Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 26United Arab Emirates7,774
27Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 27Mexico6,780
28Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 28Belgium6,699
29Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 29Belarus6,527
30Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 30Kazakhstan6,036
31Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 31New Zealand5,632
32Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 32Peru5,600
33Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 33Azerbaijan5,511
34Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 34Bulgaria4,925
35Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 35Colombia4,343
36Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 36Slovakia4,102
37Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 37Indonesia4,099
38Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 38Egypt4,080
39Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 39Slovenia3,994
40Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 40Turkey3,913
41Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 41Taiwan3,793
42Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 42Malaysia3,578
43Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 43Latvia3,154
44Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 44Argentina3,132
45Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 45Thailand2,947
46Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 46Morocco2,386
47Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 47South Africa2,344
48Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 48Senegal1,911
49Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 49Hong Kong1,825
50Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 50Chile1,814
51Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 51Turkmenistan1,807
52Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 52Ireland1,736
53Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 53Portugal1,722
54Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 54Samoa1,718
55Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 55Lithuania1,705
56Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 56Andorra1,703
57Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 57Philippines1,645
58Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 58Paraguay1,608
59Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 59Algeria1,447
60Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 60Ghana1,431
60Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 61Democratic Republic of the Congo1,431
62Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 62Bangladesh1,241
63Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 63Bahamas1,178
64Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 64Papua New Guinea1,168
65Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 65Georgia1,108
66Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 66Solomon Islands1,031
67Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 67Costa Rica948
68Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 68Bermuda930
69Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 69Israel837
70Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 70Côte d'Ivoire827
71Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 71Uganda799
72Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 72Uzbekistan792
73Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 73Nicaragua716
74Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 74Estonia691
75Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 75Saint Lucia686
75Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 76Guyana686
75Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 77Antigua and Barbuda686
78Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 78French Polynesia676
79Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 79Serbia635
80Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 80Luxembourg605
81Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 81Tunisia543
82Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 82Ukraine396
83Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 83Kuwait389
84Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 84Puerto Rico311
85Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 85Romania292
86Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 86Guatemala286
87Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 87Panama270
88Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 88Fiji262
89Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 89Croatia196
90Country Rankings on Hosting Sport Events 90Cyprus184

 

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