The GSI Nations and Cities Index is based on an in-depth analysis of almost 700 major multi-sport games and world championships over a rolling 14-year period, covering seven years in the past and seven years in the future.
This period allows events from a minimum of three Olympic cycles to be taken in to consideration. The index incorporates more than 80 sports, including summer and winter Olympic sports and Olympic ‘recognised’ sports.
The aim is to identify which cities and nations are bidding for and winning the right to host global sports events. In order for it to be truly global the index needs to focus on events that any country can bid for, with a few exceptions for multi-sport games.