We believe that cities are where sport can best be used as leverage to improve people’s lives
who we are
55% of the world’s population lives in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Cities are where the future happens – and we believe that sport has a significant role to play!
We think that sport is not only a fantastic platform for staying healthy, but also helps build smart cities, educate youth, create social cohesion, develop the economy – and much more!
The value and strength of smartcities & sport lies in its unique network; in the emulation between its members, the sharing of best practices and the mutual inspiration on how to use sport as a relevant and effective way to improve cities in all aspects of their development.
Established in 2014, smartcities & sport is an initiative that originates from the World Union of Olympic Cities which gathers former and future Olympic Host Cities. It has since expanded to cities interested in using sport as a platform for growth and development.