Large Sporting Events and Development

organized with International Federation of Football, History and Statistics
Session Type
Side Events
Room number
Investment Village
20 July 2016
15:00 - 16:00 Africa/Nairobi

Assessed in terms of the number of global viewers, the World Cup and the Olympic Games are the world's largest sporting events. The success of these events depends on the effectiveness of the host cities in developing the necessary infrastructure and services, and managing the event. However, it also provides host cities, particularly those in developing countries and transition economies, with the opportunity to fast track urban development, to improve their economic infrastructure, to promote sustainable economic development, and to present themselves on a global stage. IFFHS will share its vision and plans to make sports events benefiting the community, in particular youth.


President, International Federation of Football, History and Statistics