London Tops Sports City Index; Beijing Leads 2022 Field
The Index includes perception of each city according to three elements: host of major events, high-quality facilities and an active and healthy population.
London (GBR) has remained the leading sports city, followed by Barcelona (ESP), Sydney (AUS), Melbourne (AUS) and Beijing (CHN). New additions to the top ten cities include New York (USA) and Paris (FRA), taking the spots of Singapore (SIN) and Johannesburg (RSA), which fall out of the top ten.
On the other extreme of the Index, PyeongChang, host of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, takes the last spot, with Sochi, host of next year's Winter Olympic Games, not far behind at spot 41.