(Relaxnews) - London has scored the title of Ultimate Sports City 2014 in a ranking that looks at the world’s best cities for hosting sporting events.

It’s the second consecutive time that the British capital has taken the title in SportsBusiness International's Ultimate Sports Cities Awards. Nor is it a particularly surprising win with the city coming off a successful 2012 Olympic Games.

The ranking is compiled every two years by the group, which specializes in the business of sports.

In addition to being named the overall winner, London also took awards in categories like Best Hosting, Best Public Sports Interest, and Best Marketing and Branding.

Auckland, New Zealand also emerged a big winner in the 2014 edition of the awards, taking four awards including Best Sports City in the category of medium population; Best Legacy; Best Security and Best Home-Grown Event for its two-day rugby tournament, the Auckland NRL Nine.

Cities are evaluated based on sporting events between 2010 to 2018, as well as factors like venues, transport and infrastructure, accommodation, event strategy, government and public support, legacy, quality of life, security and marketing.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Ultimate Sports City (overall winner) - London

Best Sports City (extra large population) – New York

Best Sports City (large population) - Melbourne

Best Sports City (medium population) - Auckland

Best Sports City (small population) - Calgary

Best Hosting - London

Best Venues - Melbourne

Best Transportation - Berlin

Best Accommodation - Istanbul

Best Event Strategy - Melbourne

Best Legacy - Auckland

Best Quality of Life - Vancouver

Best Public Sports Interest - London

Best Security - Auckland

Best Marketing and Branding - London

Best Home-Grown Event - Auckland NRL Nine

Best Newcomer – Kazan, Russia