Following the sporting facilities and events that took place in Lagos Nigeria in 2015, hints has it that Eko may be one of the top contenders for ‘Ultimate Sports City Award.’
The top five contenders in each of the categories will be announced at city event in Paris on Tuesday Match 15, 2016.
The final five contenders for the overall accolade of SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports city of 2016 will also be unveiled as well as the 10 contenders for the special ‘Anniversary Award – Ultimate Sports City at 10 – which celebrates the 10 years anniversary of event.
The announcement will be made by the organizer and SportsBusiness founding editor Kevin Roberts, just before the keynote panel he is moderating at city events of IOC’s Agenda 20 + 20.
The final results will be announced at the Sports Accord convention in Lausanne, Switzerland in April 2016, where the prize of Ultimate Sports City 2016 will be presented to the winning city alongside awards for individual winners across the 19 categories.
Over the past few weeks, 30 shortlisted cities, of which Lagos was among, have been invited to complete a detailed questionnaire, which will be ranked by Sports Business expert judging panel who have extensive knowledge of Sports events and destination that host them.
Questionnaire requires that you record details of international acclaimed sports events and facilities as well as tourism destinations utilized during the year 2015.
We can recall that Lagos hosted International events like Copa Lagos, Access International Marathon, and International table tennis championship among other national sports events: Federations cup finals, Channel National Kids Cup finals, National Basketball conference…
For the first time since the award were launched in 2006, the shortlisted cities have been able to upload their submission using specialist cloud-based software developed by SportsBusiness Group’s measurement evaluation partner “ProforMind.”
The SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports cities Award are the Internationally recognized and longest established rankings of the world’s top sports hosts and have been held every two years since 2006 when they were founded by Head Judge Rachael Church.