If one city can lay claim to being the No.1 sporting destination on the planet it's London.
Home to iconic annual events such as Wimbledon, London Marathon, Royal Ascot and the Boat Race, the capital is also a magnet for global one-off events which this year include the Rugby League World Cup, EURO 2022 and the Laver Cup, followed by the Canoe Slalom World Championships in 2023.
But that's only half the story with basketball, rugby, horse racing, netball, football, ice hockey, volleyball and cricket just some of the sports filling the seasonal calendar. Add to that a huge array of one-off and annual events featuring Olympic sports to niche sport but not as you've known it (anyone for roller derby?) and locals and tourists alike are truly spoilt for spectator choice.
Home to a feast of local spectator sport Scotland also has a superb track record in hosting international events.
It was Prince Imran of Malaysia - president of the Commonwealth Games Federation - who described the Glasgow 2014 as 'pure dead brilliant' and 'the best Games ever' cementing Scotland's reputation as a global destination for big sporting occasions.
Following the success of the 2018 European Championships and the 2019 Solheim Cup, the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships is headed to Scotland in 2023 followed by the World Indoor Athletics Championships in 2024.
Add to that a rich variety of sport taking place all year round (50+ sports at the last count!) and there is something for all tastes to enjoy.
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