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 Project methodology.

Welcome to GSI Report 2017, the third edition of the Global Sports Impact Report.

2016 was an Olympic year and for many sports this represents the culmination of a four-year programme.

For these sports the Olympics is the pinnacle of the cycle and thus in an Olympic year sports like badminton omit their world championships, which otherwise are held annually.

This accounts for the 70 events studied during 2016 in this GSI Report compared to the 83 events studied during 2015.

GSI Report 2017 analyses the impact of sport in the period 2013 through to 2016 and compares the 313 events that have been studied during this period and the cities and nations that have hosted them.

The first two editions of the GSI Report focused on a broad range of indicators. Thanks to the ever-increasing scope of the project and the data gathered, the 2017 report focuses on a limited number of core sectors. Separate reports and papers will be published covering other elements of the GSI Project in the future.

 

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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 Project methodology.

The GSI Report was first produced in 2015, bringing together data and narrative from major sporting events from the previous year.

The holistic range of impacts created by events have been analysed across the three editions of the GSI Report published to date. Analysis covers a number of sectors and impact pillars within the sports industry, including:

  • Governance
  • Economic
  • Sport Tourism
  • Media
  • Social Media
  • Sponsorship
  • Sporting
  • Social
  • Legacy

The GSI Report provides a series of graphs, charts and indices based on the methodologies and ratings developed by Sportcal through its GSI Project.

The GSI Project’s scope of research includes world championships of summer and winter Olympic sports and Olympic ‘recognised’ sports as well as multisport games. The GSI Project’s research will soon also include continental championships, youth/junior world championships, masters world championships and world series, leagues and tours.

 

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Publish Date: August 2016

Publish Date: September 2015

Previous Global Sports Impact (GSI) Reports

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Rank Nation Score
1  USA 40555
2  United Kingdom 39055
3  Russia 34287
4  China 33904
5  Canada 31585
6  Japan 28770
7  Germany 28609
8  Italy 24708
9  France 23273
10  Brazil 22445

 

Rank City Score
1  London 18695
2  Rio de Janeiro 16632
3  Tokyo 16163
4  Moscow 13123
5  Doha 12068
6  Paris 10935
7  Budapest 9812
8  Copenhagan 7151
9  Beijing 7135
10  Kazan 6226