Publication
Title
International sport federations in the world city network
Author
Abstract
In this article, we analyze the transnational urban geographies produced by international sport federations (ISFs) through their global, regional, and national headquarter locations. Data on the global urban presence of 35 major ISFs are examined through connectivity analysis and principal component analysis. The connectivity analysis reveals the relative dominance of cities in Europe and Pacific Asia, whereby Seoul, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Cairo, and Lausanne stand out. The principal component analysis reveals the main subnetworks produced through ISF location decisions, which includes inter alia a winter sports subnetwork centered on Ankara, Belgrade, Helsinki, and Stockholm; an Olympic subnetwork centered on Lausanne; and a decentered subnetwork with truly global sports.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of sport and social issues. - Norfolk
Publication
Norfolk : 2013
ISSN
0193-7235
Volume/pages
37:2(2013), p. 142-159
ISI
000317748200002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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External links
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Creation 25.06.2013
Last edited 10.08.2017