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Soccer - 12 Jun 2018 - Impact
Major League Soccer (MLS) will imminently become one of the world’s top 10 soccer leagues by average revenue per team, according to an exclusive new Sportcal report 'The Business of Major League Soccer (MLS)'.
Taekwondo - 21 May 2018 - Impact
The London 2017 World Taekwondo Grand-Prix & World Para-Taekwondo Championships generated $1.18m (£900,000) of direct economic impact for Greater London and created a significant social legacy for the city and taekwondo in the UK, reveals a new study published by Sportcal.
Taekwondo - 21 May 2018 - Impact
World Taekwondo events, hosted by Abidjan, London and Sharm El Sheikh in 2017, generated a wide range of positive impacts and benefits for the host cities, according to Sportcal’s latest Global Sports Impact (GSI) Event Studies.
Business - 17 Apr 2018 - Impact
The latest editions of the GSI Nations Index, GSI Cities Index and GSI Events Index were announced live today at SportAccord 2018, by Sportcal CEO Mike Laflin.
Business - 13 Apr 2018 - Impact
Social media is a crucial communication channel for partners, federations, athletes, committees - particularly for anyone involved in a major sports event such as the Winter Olympics.
Business - 13 Apr 2018 - Impact
The latest editions of the GSI Nations Index, GSI Cities Index and GSI Events Index are due to be revealed next week at SportAccord 2018, with several key questions to be answered.
Business - 09 Mar 2018 - Events
March 8, 2018: (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Today marks the launch of the inaugural Global Sports Impact (GSI) Canada Index. 
Fencing - 19 Apr 2017 - Impact
Sportcal will conduct a bespoke GSI Event Study on the World Fencing Championships 2017 taking place in Leipzig, Germany
Multi-sport games - 05 Apr 2017 - Impact
Sportcal will conduct an Advanced GSI Event Study on The World Games 2017 in Wrocław, Poland.
Boxing - 23 Mar 2017 - Impact
Sportcal will conduct an Advanced GSI Event Study on the AIBA World Boxing Championships 2017 taking place in Hamburg, Germany, later this year.
Sailing - 13 Mar 2017 - Impact
Sportcal will conduct GSI Event Studies across six World Sailing events throughout 2017.
Skiing - 28 Feb 2017 - Impact
Sportcal conducts holistic GSI Event Study on FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017.
Olympics - 22 Feb 2017 - Impact
ASOIF has signed a four-year agreement with Sportcal, the leading sports market intelligence provider, to help its member federations gather market research data from their events.
American football - 07 Feb 2017 - Impact
Super Bowl 51 was one for the ages with at least 30 records set or tied and the New England Patriots overcoming the biggest deficit ever to win the first overtime game in Super Bowl history. Meanwhile, Tom Brady became the winningest Super Bowl quarterback. While early on it looked as thought the Atlanta Falcons were going to run away with the game, the Patriots rallied to win in thrilling victory.
Business - 15 Nov 2016 - Impact
World Rugby has been presented with the award for ‘Global Sports Event’ of 2015 for last year's Rugby World Cup. World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont accepted the award from Sportcal CEO Mike Laflin, at the Rugby Conference & Exhibition, held yesterday at the Hilton London Metropole in London, UK.
Air sports - 01 Nov 2016 - Internet
The FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 delivered a global impact across over 200 nations in what was the fifth-largest world championships event in terms of athlete participation last year, according to the latest analysis from Sportcal’s Global Sports Impact [GSI] Project.
Business - 03 Oct 2016 - Impact
The NBA, the North American professional basketball league, has been ranked as the leading social media sports organisation of 2016, according to Sportcal’s Social Media Index and wins Sportcal’s prestigious “Global Sports Social Media Award" of 2016.
Business - 23 Sep 2016 - Impact
The Rugby World Cup, hosted in England and Wales, has been named Sportcal’s "Global Sports Event" of 2015 ahead of the Fifa Women’s World Cup and the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Business - 15 Sep 2016 - Impact
The second edition of Sportcal’s Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report 2016 delves deeper into the sponsorship of major sporting events in 2015. Sponsorship of sport is often an undervalued impact of sport and the GSI Report aims to identify the impact of sponsors on host cities and nations.
Business - 08 Sep 2016
The eagerly awaited second edition of Sportcal’s unique and ground-breaking Global Sports Impact Report is available for purchase offering a wide range of analysis and discussion from every sector in sport. The report features expert and academic insights sharing data, narrative and best practice for the industry. Governing bodies, rights holders, event organisers, government agencies, NGOs, sponsors, broadcasters and service providers will all find this year’s 428-page report invaluable.
01 Sep 2016
Analysis by Sportcal, due to be published in the Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report 2016 next week, has found that the 1.17 million tourists that travelled to the city during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with 410,000 of them coming from overseas, represented a direct economic impact to the Rio economy of around $1.2 billion. This was less than predicted pre-Games, but better than expected given the low attendance levels during the event.
Rugby union - 01 Sep 2016 - Impact
New O&O research has found that despite recent calls for reform to the Six Nations, the competition is widely appreciated across the UK and is actually more popular now with both core rugby fans and more casual followers than it was a few years ago. 
11 Aug 2016
Sport loves a big number. Take the recent Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Three billion viewers was the figure widely reported as the expected global reach of ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. But what is this figure likely to be in reality?
Business - 04 Aug 2016
With the opening ceremony just hours away, Rio de Janeiro is expected to produce a direct tourism impact of $1.47 billion, according to analysis by Sportcal, as athletes, media and spectators descend on the Brazilian city in what promises to be a festival of sport and entertainment.
Business - 27 Jul 2016 - Internet
With just over a week to go before the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games the social media platforms of the major international sports federations are set for an unprecedented growth spurt.
Business - 21 Jul 2016 - Impact
Sport hit the headlines in 2015, not so much for what happened on the field but for what happened off it. Never has the governance of sport been so much in the spotlight, and never have so many questions been asked of sport’s leadership.
13 Apr 2016 - Internet
A Global Sports Impact [GSI] Event Study into the World Archery Championships 2015 held in Copenhagen, Denmark, conducted by Sportcal, has found the event resulted in significant tourism, media, sporting and social impacts, after examining the holistic impacts generated by the major sporting event.
01 Apr 2014 - Events
Flushed with its success in hosting the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia has established itself as the world’s number one sporting nation in 2014.
04 Dec 2013 - Events
London has retained its place as the Global Sports City for 2013, while Moscow has overtaken Rio de Janeiro to take second place in the second edition of Sportcal’s annual Cities Index, part of the Global Sports Impact project which has analysed nearly 700 major sporting events between 2008 and 2019.
19 Nov 2013 - Events
China has retained number one position in Sportcal's Global Sports Nations Index for 2013 while Russia has moved into second position and the United Kingdom into third, both overtaking Canada in the process.
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