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Jennifer Brady (USA) reached the semi-finals of the 2020 US Tennis Open

USA edges Norway to take Global Cup top spot

At last, after a prolonged period of much reduced global sporting activity due to the pandemic, September featured a spate of top international tournaments

Ajee Wilson (USA), the women’s 800m Diamond League champion in 2019 – pict.: G. Colombo

Profiling the world’s top sporting nations: the USA

Competitive sport has restarted in many countries, though the majority of international sporting tournaments are still on hold.

France won the men’s FIFA Football World Cup in 2018

Profiling the world’s top sporting nations: Russia, France

Competitive sport is slowly restarting in what everyone hopes is a post-pandemic world.

Striker Harry Kane played a big part in England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup run – pict.: Getty Images

Profiling the world’s top sporting nations: China, Great Britain

While competitive sport is still on hold pretty much everywhere, we continue to zoom in on the world’s top sporting nations.

Global Cup Progress - 31 December 2019

Per Capita Cup Progress - 31 December 2019

Global Cup Progress - 31 December 2018

Per Capita Cup Progress - 31 December 2018