Now in its fourth year, the GSI Report 2018 comes in several smaller volumes, providing a greater level of detail and analysis in order to better explain the specific impacts of sport.
This approach will also allow us to continue to provide analysis and content in the same depth and more as in previous years, with each volume catering to the specific interests of our readers.
Volumes of the GSI Report will align to the key themes and modules used in the GSI Project to analyse the impact of sport.
The Event Hosting & Bidding volume is the first to be produced in 2018, which focuses on a) the hosts of events held in 2017, and b) the winners of event bidding processes in 2017.
A total of 80 events that took place in 2017 are analysed in the GSI Report 2018, an increase of 10 from the 70 events studied in the GSI Report 2017.
All of these events are individually analysed in a standardised format within the Event Analysis chapter, based on an increased spectrum of indicators than in the previous editions of the GSI Report, based on the four core modules of the GSI Project.
Written analysis in this volume sheds light on the present day problems faced by event owners and host cities in the lead-up to events, as well as snapshots of some of the most high-profile bidding process to conclude throughout the year.
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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 topics and impact pillars within the sports industry, including:
- Event Hosting
- Event Bidding
- Sport Tourism
- Social Media
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.
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 year 2014 was a big one for sport. The Fifa World Cup in Brazil, the Sochi winter Olympics, four other major multi-sport games and over 70 major world championships took place, covering a wide variety of sports. Over 13 million people bought tickets for these events and over 330 million people attended the top 25 sporting events of 2014 which included the NBA, NFL, MLB, English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Formula 1.
Sport is big business. But how much do we know about the people that attend these events and how much do we understand about the true impact of these sports?
For the first time in a unique publication, The Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report 2015 analyses the impacts that these events had on their host cities and nations in 2014.
Sport has a massive global impact and 2015 was no exception to that. Over 80 world championships and multisport games took place in 2015, generating millions of spectators and billions of hours of media coverage. Supported by the major annual events, they have a huge impact on the world’s economy.
But what do we really understand about this impact and how do we accurately explain it to governments, ministries and the general public? There are no consistent standards and methodologies to clearly define the annual impact of sport.
This second edition of the Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report explores the impact of sport in 2015 and 2016 and examines some of the key issues and challenges facing sport in the future.