Research: Russia entered the top three most influential sports powers

Russia entered the top three most influential sports powers in 2012 and received the status of the leader of the sports world for the period 2013-2018. This follows from the report, which was published on the portal Sportcal.

The study "Global sporting influence" was based on the analysis of about 700 major sporting events in the years 2007-2018, the press service of the organizing committee "Sochi 2014". More than 200 experts from different countries and industries studied sports impact that international sporting events to the city and the country, according to the organizers of the economic, social, sports, information and environmental parameters.

The index of the countries included in the top ten: China — 55.709, United Kingdom — 39.393, Russia — 39.376, Italy — 38.946, Canada — 38.094, Germany — 35,988, France — 28.587, Brazil — 28.386, United States — 25,563 Netherlands — 23.899.

"If for the years 2007-2012. global sports leader by a wide margin was found in China, followed by Great Britain and Russia settled, the next five-year period in world sport will be the time of our strany.Imenno at this time on the territory of Russia will be the largest event in the world of sports, the first in a series which its significance and coverage will be the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014.

In addition, in 2013, Russia will take the World Championship in Athletics and the World Summer Universiade in 2015 — the world championship in water sports, and in 2018 — World Cup Soccer ", — the press-service of the organizing committee" Sochi 2014 ".

Global Sports Nations Index 2012 — Top 20 Nations

Position Nation GSI Index Total
1 China 55.709
2 United Kingdom 39.393
3 Russia 39.376
4 Italy 38.946
5 Canada 38.094
6 Germany 35,988
7 France 28.587
8 Brazil 28.386
9 USA 25,563
10 Netherlands 23.899
11 Spain 22.744
12 Korea 21,998
13 Japan 20,646
14 Turkey 18,433
15 Switzerland 17.287
16 Poland 16,351
17 Austria 14,497
18 Sweden 14,424
19 Australia 13,898
20 Denmark 11,965

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