our network

we connect sports cities, international sports federations and partners to reflect on the future of cities through the lens of sport.

a global and active network

More than 500 ambitious cities from around the world have already participated in smartcities & sport network activities. They all share a common goal: using sport as a catalyst for change.

To foster this network and to better serve the interests of cities, smartcities & sport has surrounded itself with strong partners who bring knowledge or development opportunities to cities.


city members

Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Chamonix is associated with Mont-Blanc, intrinsically, viscerally, so much so that the City took the name of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc on November 21, 1921. In 1924, Chamonix was commissioned by the IOC to organize the International Winter Sport Week. In light of this success, it was re-qualified for the Winter Olympic Games, thus opening a new era, both for Olympism and winter sports.

City of Antwerp

The City of Antwerp is located on the River Scheldt, linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. Its port is one of the biggest in the world, ranking third in Europe and within the top 20 globally. Antwerp held the 1920 Summer Olympics, the first Games after the First World War, and the only ones to be held in Belgium. Later, in 2013, Antwerp was the first Belgian city to be named the European Capital of Sport.

City of Brisbane

For Brisbane, hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is about much more than four weeks of sport. The Games will be a catalyst to fast-track key infrastructure, protect our clean, green environment and deliver a better Brisbane for residents and visitors. By inspiring a generation of young people in the lead up to 2032, Brisbane 2032 will super-charge sport participation and communities all around Australia.

City of Lausanne

Lausanne is host to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to more than 50 international sports federations and sports-oriented organizations. At the local level, 330 sports associations and clubs offer a variety of activities: Water sports on the lake shore, walking, all-terrain biking, Nordic skiing, golf and a large range of field and indoor sports. The city also offers the infrastructures for sports-studies and sport manager training. With several sport-oriented companies, sport has become an economic activity of the city.

City of Nanjing

Lying on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, is known, with its history of more than 2000 years, as the place where emperors built their capital in ancient Chinese history. This heritage combined with a contemporary development in the 20th century both promoted Nanjing to a huge historical, economic and political center. Thanks to hosting the 2014 Youth Olympics Games, the city can count on numerous sport infrastructures, like its famous Nanjing Sports Park situated on the river front.

City of Paris

In 2024, Paris will organize the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the third time in its history. This represents a unique opportunity for Paris to drive change by combating climate change, rethinking our lifestyles, stepping up the fight against all forms of discrimination, getting more people involved in sport and increasing citizen engagement. As a catalyst of local public policies, the Games will leave a strong legacy for Paris and the Parisians.

City of Qingdao

Qingdao is a model Chinese city, an outstanding tourist destination, a national health city, a forest city, and a garden city. It is exemplary in China for environmental protection, and is one of China’s top 10 most livable cities. It has hosted the 2014 International Horticultural Exposition and the 2015 World Leisure Games, and is the first UNESCO City of Film in China. Qingdao was the proud host city of the Sailing Competition during the 29th Summer Olympic Games and the 13th Summer Paralympic Games. It has been recognized as a Sailing City in China, and the Best Sailing City in Asia.

City of Qinhuangdao

Qinhuangdao is located at the junction of northeastern and northern China, in the Hebei Province, and is an important influx of inland China into the sea. The city is well equipped with sports and cultural facilities with the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium in particular. There are well developed service facilities, good urban infrastructure and convenient traffic that greatly promote the further development of the city.

City of Rotterdam

Rotterdam is internationally known for its appealing sports events and its innovative approach on using sports as an instrument in achieving various goals, both economic and social. As early as 1994, Rotterdam started using its impressive skyline and river as a stage, hosting events in an urban setting and bringing them closer to their audience. In recent years, Rotterdam has added side events to this concept in order to stimulate citizens to participate at their own level. Rotterdam makes it happen.

City of Sapporo

SGSC is a non-profit organization established with the following aims: to promote support activities to attract and host international sporting events by leveraging the abundant sports resources of Hokkaido; to widely disseminate the charms of Hokkaido; to support a variety of exchange programs among citizens and organizations; and to contribute to regional revitalization and the expansion of the non-resident population.

City of Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with 310,605 people in the four municipalities that make up the city, and a metro-area population of 436,572 people in the Sarajevo Canton as of June 2010. The city hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. City of Sarajevo is the administrative, economic, cultural, academic & sport center. It is the unit of local self-governance that consists of four municipalities: Stari Grad, Centar, Novo Sarajevo & Novi Grad.

City of Sochi

Sochi was founded in 1838 and became the regional centre for the Black Sea province in 1896. Located in the southwestern part of Russia, it stretches along the 147 km strip of land between the Main Caucasus Mountain Range and the Black Sea coastline. Sochi hosts several international and national competitions annually, and offers numerous sporting activities.

City of Stockholm

The natural beauty of Stockholm makes it a great experience for discovery on foot, by bike or by boat. Ever since the 1912 Olympic Games, the city has had a long and proud tradition of organised sport activities, with many popular competitions and international events taking place each year. Stockholm has long been a magnet for a wide variety of events, notably athletic ones such as the Asics Stockholm Marathon and Sweden Horse Show, and continues to attract visitors from all over the world.

Edmonton Events

Edmonton Events is a partnership between the City of Edmonton and Explore Edmonton. We work with rights holders and event organizers to bring major sport and cultural events to our city and use our unique one stop shop services to support and enhance events in our city.

Gangneung City

Gangneung is the largest city among coastal cities located in Gangwon province and also the third largest city among all cities in the province. It nestles on the east side of South Korea’s longest mountain range, Taebaek. Gangneung was one of the host cities of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, where all on-the-ice games and matches were hosted.

Lake Placid

Lake Placid is a quaint, alpine village located in the midst of the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park wilderness. It is a real, healthy, vibrant place that offers all kinds and levels of adventure, recreation, arts and amenities. Whether it’s a hockey tournament or a marathon day of shopping, this community is a place for fun and sporting achievement where athletes of all ages and levels of skill continue to come to play, train and excel.

Loutraki Tourism Organization

L.T.O. is the official Destination Management Organization for the City of Loutraki. L.T.O. attracts and creates value for companies, residents, and tourists. It acts as a liaison amongst Loutraki tourist factors - companies, associations, organizations, municipalities, Corinth Chamber, Region Peloponnese - both private and public - exclusively aiming to promote the destination of Loutraki and its surroundings.

Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

To mark the hosting of the Summer Olympic Games in 1984, the city of Los Angeles decided to create ten painted murals along the two main highways leading to the Olympic stadium. Over the years, many of these murals fell into disrepair, with issues ranging from minor to significant. Founded in 1987, the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to selectively restore, preserve, and document the public murals located at various points around the City of Los Angeles.

Nagano City

Surrounded by mountains and abundant nature and grown around the 1,400 years-old Zenkoji Buddhist Temple – a National Treasure – Nagano has developed as a city which draws many pilgrims and visitors. With a long history, a rich culture and beautiful landscapes around, Nagano gained international recognition hosting the 18th Winter Olympic Games in 1998.

Quebec City

Created on October 17, 2013, Québec City Business Destination is the result of a partnership between the Québec City Convention Centre and Québec City Tourism. The two organizations brought together their sales forces in order to attract conferences, conventions, meetings and other events to Québec City.

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Located at the heart of the Korean Peninsula, Seoul has always been an important strategic point throughout the centuries in terms of defense and the economy, from one kingdom to the next. The three kingdoms of Baekje, Goguryeo, and Silla (BCE 57 – CE 688) all fought over the area that is now Korea’s capital. Seoul citizens’ passion for sports led Seoul to host various international sporting events and Seoul is now ready to host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games.

St. Moritz

St. Moritz is one of the world's most famous holiday resorts. The city has hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice, in 1928 and 1948. It is home to exceptional leisure and sporting facilities, culture par excellence, exclusive shopping opportunities, and is host to events on the world stage. The sporting facilities are used by the countless professional athletes who head to Engadin to prepare for major competitions, and are also open to recreational athletes and non-Olympic squads from Switzerland and abroad.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Tokyo, one of the world's largest cities, offers a uniquely eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary attractions. Sport also establishes itself as an integral part of the Japanese people’s lives; sports clubs can be found everywhere throughout the country, and soccer and baseball are particularly popular and played nationwide. The 1964 Games not only served as a driving force of urban development and economic growth, but also played a role in promoting sports and well-being in the city.


Leuven is a century-old university city, with the world renowned KU Leuven. It is a city where innovation for the better and for all is everywhere, as attested by the EU by awarding us the title European Capital of Innovation 2020. With the historic city centre, young dynamics and divers population made up of more than 171 nationalities, the city embodies the best of 21st century city life. In the many pedestrian streets and the cozy squares, the students determine the lively rhythm and atmosphere. The many shops, cafés and restaurants provide conviviality, vibrancy and gastronomy.

London & Partners

London & Partners is the international trade, investment and promotion agency for London. It is our role to promote London internationally as a leading world city in which to visit, study, invest, grow and meet. The Major Events team is here to put a spotlight on London, working with the industry leaders in entertainment, culture and sport to realise world-class events in our capital.

Los Angeles Sports Council

The Los Angeles Sports Council is one of the nation's leading civic sports support organizations. Funded entirely from the private sector, it attracts major sports events to the greater Los Angeles area and supports the area's outstanding collegiate and professional sports teams.

Olympiapark München GmbH

The Olympic area located in the north of Munich is managed by the Olympiapark München GmbH, a 100% investment company of the City of Munich. The company’s tasks include the maintenance of the venues facilities, buildings and outside areas of the park and to run the facilities by filling it with life. The company’s motto is: Think and act in a creative, innovative, economic as well as customer - and future - oriented way.

Olympiaworld Innsbruck

The Olympiaworld Innsbruck belongs to the top locations for sports and events in the heart of the Alpine region. Under one umbrella brand, traditional Olympic venues from 1964 like the Olympic hall, the outdoor ice rink and the Olympic ice track are united with highly modern trend sports facilities like the skate & BMX hall and the American football stadium (opened in 2020) and operated under one umbrella brand. Further venues are the Tivoli soccer stadium, the Tyroleanssports centre, the Sillside athletics hall as well as further outdoor sports venues.

Orange County Sports Commission (OCSC)

Entrenched in the sunshine and surrounded by the beaches of Southern California. Orange County Sports Commission (OCSC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to attract, retain and support sports and entertainment events that will position OC as a premier sports destination. Whether your sport takes place on the hardwood, on the ice, on the sand or in the water, the OCSC will take your event to new heights. With a portfolio of world-renowned venues and entertainment options, an array of resort and hotel options and easy airport access, OCSC is the premier partner to make your event unforgettable.

Pyeongchang County

Pyeongchang is located in South Korea's Gangwon province in the Taebaek Mountains region, only a few hours from Seoul. The city became a hub of activity for winter sports lovers in addition to offering year round activities. The area is very popular with mountain hikers. Known as the “Alps of Korea”, Pyeongchang is at the center of Korea’s ski industry and is a compelling factor in the popularization of sport nationwide. Hosting the 2018 Winter Games allowed Pyeongchang to exchange inspirations and share the Koreans’ warm and unique hospitality.

Salt Lake City

In 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games and invited the world to experience the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” With 10 resorts within an hour of downtown Salt Lake City, and a thriving training ground for athletes, more winter Olympians train here than anywhere else in the world. Salt Lake City is keeping the Olympic spirit alive through the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, and two official U.S. Olympic Training facilities.

Singapore Tourist Promotion Board

The Singapore Tourist Promotion Board (STPB) was first established in 1964 with the mandate to promote Singapore as a tourist destination. It signalled the government’s recognition of tourism’s potential as an important contributor to the country’s economy. The STB is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore. It champions the development of Singapore's tourism sector, one of the country's key service sectors and economic pillars, and undertakes the marketing and promotion of Singapore as a tourism destination.

Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games

Unique in the Olympic World is a civic organization, grounded in one of the world’s great cities, which has offered support for the Olympic Movement in good and in troubled times, since 1939. This is the continuing legacy of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (“SCCOG”).

St. Louis Sports Commission

The St. Louis Sports Commission is the independent, privately-funded nonprofit organization that makes St. Louis a better place to live, visit, work and play through sports. Its efforts focus on attracting, creating and managing major sporting events for the St. Louis region. The organization uses the power of sports to enhance the area’s quality of life and to create economic and social benefit for the community.

Wonderful Copenhagen

Wonderful Copenhagen is the official tourism organisation of the Capital Region of Denmark, working to promote and develop both business and leisure tourism. With Copenhagen you are guaranteed a host city with the proven ability to organise successful events in creative, green and beautiful surroundings. Copenhagen is one of the most popular event and congress cities in the world due to its easy accessibility, general level of efficiency and low crime rate. Copenhagen - Likeable, Liveable, Loveable.


With a population of 4.65 million, Zhangjiakou is located in the northwest of Hebei Province, and it covers an area of 36.8 thousand square kilometers. It is a crucial hub connecting the northwestern, northern, and central areas of China. It only takes 50 minutes to travel from Beijing to Zhangjiakou on the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway. Zhangjiakou hosted the majority of snow events at the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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