Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Aronious

World Sports Capital

Recommended Posts

On first arriving in this forum i forced Melbourne as being the almighty sports capital of the world. I was beaten down and told it doesnt even compare to cities such as Los Angeles and London. I think this is proof it is under-rated!.

News

Melbourne named world’s top sports city

12 November 2006

Melbourne has been named the world’s top city for sports events in a new study.

The study, by London consulting and research firm ArkSports, compared 20 top sporting cities that were selected based on their history of hosting events.

It measured factors such as events list from 2002 – 2010, attendances and media coverage, the city’s quality of life, facilities, transport and accommodation, government support, weather and tourism.

As well as being overall winner, with 341.5 points – 29 points ahead of Paris and Sydney - Melbourne was tops for level of public interest in events, facilities, number of major events won and level of government support.

The study said Melbourne had an “unparalleled track record reputation” for its sporting events while industry heads praised its “versatility, stadia, city atmosphere and local passion for all sports”.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The result is basically accurate by naming Melbourne, London and Paris at the top. However, the process of getting there is absolute bollocks. What on earth has Quality of Life got to do with the Sports Capital of the World. It should be judged on(and in this order):

1.Public Support for Sport

2.Facilities

3.Events Staged

Quality of Life could be Zero, but how could you not put a city in the list if it also hosts lots of the biggest sporting events, has superb public passion for sport and the best facilities. Oops, you're not making the list cos it rains too much and your train always gets delayed. Not to mention the price of a big Mac.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The result is basically accurate by naming Melbourne, London and Paris at the top. However, the process of getting there is absolute bollocks. What on earth has Quality of Life got to do with the Sports Capital of the World. It should be judged on(and in this order):

1.Public Support for Sport

2.Facilities

3.Events Staged

Quality of Life could be Zero, but how could you not put a city in the list if it also hosts lots of the biggest sporting events, has superb public passion for sport and the best facilities. Oops, you're not making the list cos it rains too much and your train always gets delayed. Not to mention the price of a big Mac.

Just like those kind of other lists, if you know what I mean. I just really turn off here, when I read such "credible surveys." :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Contributing factors included the list of events, attendance, media coverage, transport, accommodation, government support, weather and tourism."

I dont think quality of life really came into anything. London would probably rate higher should events (like British F1) were acctually staged in the city, rather then miles out in the countryside.

Many world-class facilities, reliable (and extensive) transport, great support for a number of sports, great media coverage and all within a central location.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...