Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Danish capital, Copenhagen was ranked number 8 out of 621 cities around the world all analysed on hosting and bidding of major sports events over a rolling 12-month period, six years in the past and six years in the future. Each event is given a GSI Event Rating. Copenhagen’s position in the top of the world’s best sports cities is a result of the city hosting and securing a range of international sporting events, such as the 2015 World Archery Championships and SUP Worlds 2017.
Lars Vallentin Christensen, Head of Sports Events at Wonderful Copenhagen says:
“In Copenhagen, we have a strong, strategic collaboration to bid on and host international sporting events in Copenhagen, which is proven with this impressive position. We use the position actively in our ongoing task of bringing, even more, sporting events to the city both to create international exposure and to attract thousands of visitors.”
The European Swimming Championships 2017 will be held at Copenhagen’s new Royal Arena from the 13th -17th of December and will host around 800 contestants from 40 different countries and an expected audience of 30,000 during the five days of the championship.
It was recently confirmed that Copenhagen won the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships 2021 which will take place just north of Copenhagen in Lake Bagsværd.
Copenhagen will also be hosting the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2018 and World Men’s Handball Championship 2019. Additionally, the European Football Championship 2020 have chosen the Danish Capital as one of the 13 European host cities for the jubilee championship.
Copenhagen is the only Nordic city at the top of the list, where Stockholm and Oslo can be found on a 64th and 52nd place respectively.