London became the world’s “sportiest” city for the fourth time in a row, while Budapest is the 12th – stepping forward 35 places – on the list which was published by Sportcal, the world’s leading sports news website, boon.hu wrote.

The list was edited on the basis of the number and the sort of sports events organized by the city in the last seven years and of the competitions will be hosted in the next seven years.

According to the analysis, Budapest mainly jumped a huge forward primarily by winning the right to organize of the 2017 Aquatic World Championship and the Judo World Championship, and it is – according to the wording of Sportcal – a positive sign in connection with the 2024 Olympic candidature.

Among the candidates of the 2024 Olympics, only Paris, which is standing in the 5th place, overtakes Budapest. Los Angeles is the 27th, Roma is the 32nd and Hamburg is the 202nd.

Rio de Janeiro, host of next year’s Summer Olympics, finished second on the imaginary podium, while Moscow is the 3rd.

The sportiest cities (last year’s position in brackets):

1 (1) 22350 points London

2 (4) Rio de Janeiro 17209

3 (2) Moscow 15777

4 (3) Tokyo 15 310

5 (5) 12219 Paris

6 (7) Doha 10958

7 (6) Copenhagen 8364

8 (8) Kazan 7028

9 (21) 7013 Beijing

10 (9) Sochi 6622

11 (12) Rotterdam 6528

12 (47) Budapest 6405

13 (10) Auckland 6046

14 (19) Glasgow 5909

15 (13) Vancouver 5059

16 (11) Istanbul 5052

17 (17), Helsinki 4851

18 (57) Gold Coast 4594

19 (15) Barcelona 4558

20 (16) Pjongjang 4532

based on the article of boon.hu
translated by BA

Source: http://www.boon.hu

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