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CIES Sports Intelligence

CIES Sports Intelligence is a new research and analysis team of CIES, created to respond to an increasing demand from sport organizations for independent and informed advice. Today, sports bodies are required to be more responsible than ever in carrying out their activities and in facing the challenges they are presented with. Within this context, information and data become essential. CIES Sports Intelligence aims to deliver substantial value for stakeholders in the industry, by supplying them with factual information that helps them benchmark their organizations and sports, support their decision-making processes as well as orient their strategies.

Building on more than 20 years of experience and a solid global network at CIES, the new Sports Intelligence team will aim to help sports organizations understand how to react and adapt to the continuous changes and innovation within the industry, as well as seize the opportunities and mitigate the risks deriving from this ever-evolving landscape. Our benchmarking and indexing expertise will facilitate these processes as we combine qualitative and quantitative data to conduct tailored multi-dimensional comparisons.



Our clients include some of the most important sports organizations at global level. We have helped international federations evaluate and monitor the implementation of new regulatory frameworks at national level, to benchmark domestic competitions and sporting issues in hundreds of countries or understand the governance models adopted across different regions in the world.

Our fact-based and descriptive approach allows us to analyse and interpret a wide range of different subjects, including economic, legal, governance and development aspects. With services that focus on spreading new insights and knowledge, CIES Sports Intelligence aims to support stakeholders in the promotion of a better governance and management of sport and a more stable sporting environment based on informed decision-making.


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