Scotland’s national events agency EventScotland, has today (5 April) celebrated Glasgow’s nomination for the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports City of 2012 Award.
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said the nomination represents Glasgow and Scotland’s position amongst the world’s elite sporting destinations; with other shortlisted cities including New York, Melbourne and London. The prestigious awards are run by the SportBusiness Group, who are the world's leading supplier of information, media and B2B marketing services to the sports industry. The final results will be announced at the SportAccord Convention in Quebec City next month.
Mr Bush said: “By making the shortlist for the SportBusiness Ultimate Sports City of 2012, Glasgow has highlighted the city’s standing amongst the sporting elite. Scotland is the perfect stage for international sporting events, which will be demonstrated at the forthcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow along with a number of high-profile events over the coming years.
“The city will also host the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and the 2015 IPC Swimming European Championships, which will contribute to the legacy of hosting the 2014 Games, but also highlights our ever-growing reputation in the international sports market.”
The SportBusiness Ultimate Sport Cities Awards are the internationally recognised rankings of the world’s top sports hosts. Held every two years since 2006, the 2012 awards will be the fourth time the gong has been handed out. Cities are selected based on SportBusiness’ expert judging panel, all of whom have extensive knowledge of sports events and the destinations that host them.