The survey for the 2013 Sports City Index includes a question about the applicant cities for the Winter 2022 Olympic Games. With the recent annoucement from the International Olympic Committee of the six cities that have applied to host the Games, the survey has been updated to include, listed in alphabetical order, the cities of Almaty (Kazakhstan), Beijing (China), Krakow (Poland), Lviv (Ukraine), Oslo (Norway), and Stockholm (Sweden). A new tally of votes will be calculated for this question, while the rest of the survey remains unchanged.
The Sports City Index, presented by Around the Rings and in collaboration with
TSE Consulting, ranks the top 50 sports cities from around the world. The index
is based on the public perception of the city as measured through a combination
of a public online vote and an industry vote from sports experts.
Index includes three dimensions; the perception of the city as a host of major
events, the perception of the city as having high-quality facilities and the
perception of the city having an active and healthy population.
comprehensive annual ranking is built around a group of 50 cities selected
through criteria such as staging recent and upcoming Olympics or other major
multi-sport Games, hosting professional sports teams as well as organising major
championships or world-class events such as tennis Grand Slams and Formula 1
races. With each edition of the Index, the three lowest ranked cities drop off
the list, and the three top-named cities by the survey respondents are added.
In 2012, the Index was lead by London (GBR), followed by Sydney (AUS),
Vancouver (CAN), Melbourne (AUS) and Singapore (SIN) respectively. The three
cities that were dropped from the Index were Nanjing (CHN), Brazzaville (CGO)
and Maputo (MOZ) to be replaced with Munich (GER), Helsinki (FIN) and Birmingham
Results are generated from an online survey system, powered by
TSE Consulting. Respondents will include 'TSE Survey Experts', a group of 100
leaders drawn from international federations, national Olympic committees,
sports media and other influencers in the world of sport. Answers from these
experts will be combined with those from the general public. The rankings is published once a year to effectively capture the constant
evolvement of the international sports world.
For the 2013 Sport City
Index - voting is open until December 5 - so vote now! www.sportscityindex.com
Results will be available December