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Tokyo replaces New York as ‘world’s leading sports city’

A general view of runners competing in the Men's 5000 metres final on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tokyo, host of last year’s summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, has replaced New York at the top of Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW)’s annual ‘Ranking of Sports Cities’.

It marks the first time in the 10-year history of the ranking that a city from Asia has topped the list. New York, which also finished top in 2020, placed fifth.

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