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Formal Sports Political Power Index

The NOC and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF) made an investigation into formal sports political power between all nations.


Millennial Running Study

A study of Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000, to find out which running and road sports events interest them, and why.


Report: Tokyo's High-Level Principles for Sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo has released its report on the plan to create a sustainable and eco-friendly 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Economic Study Reveals Ski Industry’s $4.8 Billion Annual Impact to Colorado

Colorado Ski Country USA and Vail Resorts, Inc. announced an economic impact study of the state's skiing and snowboarding industry.


Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2016

The American College of Sports Medicine has released its annual survey detailing the fitness trends for the coming year.


Sports and Health in America: Research and Reports

Does activity in childhood translate into continued activity throughout adulthood? New research has some surprising conclusions.


Tourism Economics: Economic Impact of the Coachella Valley Golf Industry

An economic study commissioned by the Hi-Lo Desert GCSA shows golf brings at least a $1.1 billion economic impact to California's Coachella Valley.


Super Bowl or Super (Hyper)bole? Assessing the Economic Impact of America’s Premier Sports Event

The NFL has used the promise of an economic windfall to entice cities to bid for the Super Bowl. But the result is less than is often estimated.


State of the Sport: U.S. Race Trends

After experiencing 300% growth from 1990-2013, running event finishers in 2014 remains nearly consistent with the all-time record set in 2013.


The Drought in California: Its Effect on Golf Courses

The drought in California has affected golf courses, as well as the golf economy as a whole. This paper shows an interesting breakdown.