With so many homegrown legends from golfing greats and international boxing stars to racing 'kings of the road', Belfast is fast becoming the key destination for many international sporting events.
Northern Ireland companies are delivering world first and market leading solutions to sports clubs globally, from online tee-time booking to advanced player analytics. Their disruptive sports technologies are changing the game at both professional and amateur levels, across all major sports worldwide.
Leading edge university-led research in the region will ensure this trend continues. The Movement Innovation Lab at Queen’s University Belfast, brings together the School of Psychology and Queen’s Sport to research perception and action in football and rugby, using the latest virtual reality (VR) technology. Ulster University’s School of Sport delivers research and consultancy that is transforming health and sport performance across the globe.
The 148th Open
The Open makes a historic return to Northern Ireland in 2019. Golf’s oldest and most international Championship returns after 68 years with the world's greatest players competing for the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush.