London, Barcelona Lead The Way On Around The Rings' Second Annual Sports City Index
Barcelona has jumped from eighth to second place out of 50 cities in the second annual Sports City Index compiled by Around the Rings and TSE Consulting, according to EL PERIODICO. London remains the top-ranked city on the list after hosting the 2012 Olympics. The index evaluates cities based on the ability to host major events, athletic facilities and cities' active and healthy populations. Barcelona is followed in the top 10 by Sydney, Melbourne, Beijing, Vancouver, Paris, Tokyo, New York and Cape Town. Other top European cities on the list include Madrid (13), Berlin (15), Munich (16) and Istanbul (17) (EL PERIODICO, 12/10).