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Environmental Impact Study on Artificial Football Turf

FIFA recently performed a study on the environmental impact of recycling synthetic fields. The results of this research are here.



This report ranks the social media performance of 35 international federations of the IOC from March 2017 to February 2018.


Studies on Sustainable Development of Ecological Sports Tourism Resources and Its Industry

Using analysis of ecological sports tourism, researchers examined key resources and proposed a novel model for sustainable development.


Economic Value of the Tournament Black Bass Fishery on Lake Guntersville, Alabama

Lake Guntersville, a well-known black bass fishery in the USA, attracts multiple tournaments. This study shows the economic impact of those events.


2017 Outdoor Participation Report

The Outdoor Foundation’s Outdoor Recreation Participation Report tracks American participation trends with a focus on youth and diversity.


Bringing Mindsports into the Classroom and Beyond

Researchers at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society compiled a research paper on the effects of mind sports.


The Economic Impact of the Florida Sports Industry

This 2017 research report provides a detailed description of the economic impact of various sports upon the State of Florida.


Worldwide Forecast of Fitness Trends for 2018

Which exercise programs are going to be big, and how will they feed into sports events? A new survey from ACSM provides clues.


Special Report on Fishing in 2017: Trends, Participation and More

With 1.5 million more participants than the previous year, fishing now has more than 47 million Americans hooked, according to a report.


2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations.