London in England has been named the best sports city for 2019 by global communications firm Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW).
Their “2019 Ranking of Sports City” evaluates the top 50 cities from around the world and is now in its seventh edition.
The 2028 Olympic and Paralympic host Los Angeles was second, while Paris, which will host the Games in 2024, came third.
“For the first time, the ranking focuses primarily on the viewpoints of International Federations and sports media, combined with an in-depth analysis of the strength of the association between sport and a city in the digital environment,” BCW said.
The latter analysis, BCW said, assessed the total number of mentions of the word “sport” associated with each city, across social media, blogs and websites.
Previously the results were based on a survey sent to a “select group” of experts and the general public.
The upcoming Summer Olympic Games host city Tokyo came fourth, while Lausanne – the Olympic capital – came fifth.
The rest of the top 10 was completed by New York, Barcelona, Madrid, Beijing and Manchester in Britain in that order.