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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. 
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.
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.
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.
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