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Presented at the Sport & EU 2022 Annual conference ( and at the Sports, Politics, Society Symposium in Doha (, the World Sports Power Index (WSPI) aims to rank the effect of sports on the countries' soft power. Nations are increasingly using sports as a tool to shine on the international scene. The existing soft power indexes were not able to measure accurately the impact that sport has on a country’s soft power.    
The WSPI takes into account 3 variables, which are the performance of national teams (WRCES), the global media popularity of countries professional sports leagues and the hosting of major sports events. With a precise measurement of sport power, the WSPI can lead to more accurate and holistic soft power rankings, which at their turn will give sport a proper weighting in governmental policies targeting international diplomacy.
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