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Measuring success 2: The economic impact of major sporting events

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UK Sport, the lead agency for high-performance sport, co-ordinates and participates in the UK's efforts to bid for and stage major events on home soil. Working in partnership with national governing bodies, UK Sport distributes a significant amount of Lottery funding each year through the World Class Events Programme to support their bidding and staging costs, as well as providing specialist technical support.

UK Sport’s overall Strategy for Major Events is aimed at securing events of strategic importance that deliver a range of lasting benefits:

> Sporting

  • Improved performance by home athletes
  • Legacy of facilities, equipment and development initiatives
  • Visible role models encourage young to take up sport
  • Increased participation

> Economic

  • Direct: increased spend in the local community, measurable through Economic Impact Studies
  • Indirect: increased tourism, subsequent investment

> Social/Cultural

  • Enhanced people skills through volunteer programmes
  • Increased social inclusion
  • Schemes engaging the local community
  • Enhance the UK's international reputation

  

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Editor's comments - [  Commissioned by UK Sport, this consolidated piece of research builds on the original Measuring Success document published by UK Sport in 1999, which recognised and demonstrated the potential of major sports events to achieve significant economic impacts for the towns and cities that host them.  ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : UK Sport. (2004). Measuring success 2: The economic impact of major sporting events. London: UK Sport.

 

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