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14 Mar 2018
Sportcal’s Events Intelligence Centre contains details of more than 600 live bidding opportunities and over 3,500 archived bids. In a preview of the GSI Report 2018, Sportcal has identified the destinations which have been most successful in bidding for major events during 2017.
06 Oct 2017
Sportcal Insight’s ‘Featured bidding announcement’ focuses on the UEFA Champions League Final, after Madrid was awarded hosting rights to the competition in 2019.
12 May 2017
Sportcal Insight’s ‘Featured bidding announcement’ focuses on the European Athletic Championships, after Paris was awarded hosting rights to the 26th edition in 2020.
28 Apr 2017
Sportcal Insight’s 'Featured bidding announcement' focuses on the UCI Track World Championships, after Apeldoorn was awarded hosting rights to the event for the second time.
21 Apr 2017
Sportcal Insight’s 'Featured bidding announcement' explores the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, the continental championship for national teams from North America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.
29 Mar 2016
Despite being just two years away, there are several world championships in 2018 for which a host city is still being sought or finalised by event owners.
04 Nov 2015
For the second year running, Russia is the top Global Sports Nation according to Sportcal’s Global Sports Nations Index 2015. A year on from hosting the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia hosted four more major world championships in 2015, and is the next host of the Fifa World Cup in 2018. This extended insight analyses the key findings following Sportcal’s publication of this year’s Index at the World Travel Market in London on 3 November.
22 Sep 2015
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is continuing to invest in major sports infrastructure, as it expands its portfolio of hosting rights for world championships, world series and major continental events, and pursues its future goal to host the Olympic Games. With a population of almost 9.5 million, the oil-rich Gulf nation is comparable in size to Azerbaijan, Belarus, Hungary and Sweden. The suggestion that mega-events and multi-sport games can be held in nations of this size is no longer...
25 Aug 2015
China is re-emerging as one of the world’s top global sports event hosting nations, after being awarded the winter Olympics in 2022, and the FIBA Basketball World Cup for Men 2019 earlier this month, in the space of just eight days. Now, as Beijing hosts the IAAF World Athletics Championships, and with a Chinese bid for the Asian Games in 2022 also declared last week, China is back and is expected soon to target the Fifa World Cup.
19 May 2015
In the past two months, Lima in Peru has added two more multi-sport events to its growing portfolio of major sports hosting rights, which already included the Pan American Games 2019, and in sports administration, IOC Session 2017. Could Lima surpass Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as South America’s leading sports city over the next generation, with the next summer Olympic and Paralympic host seemingly lacklustre in creating its multi-sports games hosting legacy?