Ultimate Sports City

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In 2018, Glasgow secured a second consecutive fifth-place finish in the overall Ultimate Sports City rankings, and a welldeserved trophy for the best city with a population under 1.3 million. Rory Squires talks with Billy Garrett, director of sport and events at Glasgow Life, about how Scotland’s second city has created a world-beating event strategy

Three of the Ultimate Sports City judges – Leanne Arnold, Sean Parry and Tanya Heimlich-Ng Yuen – discuss the future of large-scale events hosting and the major trends that will dictate the direction of the industry

Adam Nelson takes a look at four cities with the potential to make a big splash in future editions of Ultimate Sports City

For the third time in the history of these rankings, London has been named the world’s Ultimate Sports City. From the NFL and NBA to Wimbledon and Euro 2020, the British capital’s event-hosting strategy, coupled with the public’s appetite for sport, has placed the city at the centre of the sporting world

London has reclaimed its crown as the world’s Ultimate Sports City. The award was once again handed out at the SportAccord convention, which this year took place in Bangkok, Thailand.

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The winners from across all our award categories.

The SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Cities Awards 2016, announced at SportAccord Convention in Lausanne, generated headlines on major news platforms across the world. However, how were the winners of the prestigious awards identified from such competitive shortlists?

This report is designed to bring those working in sports events bidding and hosting, and those aspiring to, up to date with the latest thinking around the biggest themes in the sector

In the world of hosting sports events the playing field is far from level writes Rachael Church-Sanders, author of SportBusiness’ Ultimate Sports Cities 2012.