Such events are becoming increasingly professional and, hence, place increasingly onerous and complex demands on the nations hosting them.
Winning a bid frequently requires the passage of new legislation as a matter of urgency.
The drafting of a new, generic sports events Act - covering issues such as visas, ticket touting, image/trademark protection and advertising - could, it is felt, act as a template for any event, leaving specific details to be addressed via a statutory instrument.
Exclusive: Government plans to introduce Major Sporting Events Act
November 15, 2010