Glasgow has been declared European Capital of Sport 2023
Following the evaluation visits to Glasgow (August) and Genoa (October), ACES Committee decided to assign Glasgow with the recognition of the European Capital of Sport 2023 and Genoa European Capital of Sport 2024.
Glasgow is the first city that is declared twice as the European Capital of Sport in the history of ACES Europe. The first time for the Scottish city was in 2003.
The award recognizes city’s efforts that have been made. Since 2003, more
than £200 million has been spent on building and improving sporting facilities across the city. Moreover, 27 local centers give access to 68,498 club members as well as 323,000 citizens participate in free sport divisions.
The city’s vision is to make sports and physical activity a part of citizens’ daily routine and sports to be an asset for local development.