London bags overall WTM Global Sports Tourism Impact Awards

Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

wtm-global-sports-tourismLondon retains its number one position in the world ranking of Global Sport Cities Index bagging the overall WTM Global Sports Tourism Impact Awards.

 

The award was received by Iain Edmondson, Head of Major Events at London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional arm for the capital, at ExCeL London.

 

Edmondson said: “It’s a huge achievement to be recognised for our efforts in attracting some of the best sporting events in the world and the economic benefit this brings.

 

“London is a world-class sports host destination and we’ve got more fantastic events to look forward to in the next few years, such as the Cricket World Cup in 2019 and the EUFA Euro 2020 Championships.”

 

London regularly hosts major sporting events that attract huge global attention from organisers and fans, including prestigious competitions such as the ITU World Triathlon Series, UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the LEN European Aquatic World Championships.

 

2017 is set to be another blockbuster year with some of the biggest names in sports returning to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the biggest sporting event since the 2012 Olympics, for the IAAF World Athletic Championships (4th-13th August) and the IPA World ParaAthletics Championships (15th-23rd July).

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