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Mikael Kingsbury (Canada), 2020 Freestyle Skiing World Cup champion

Profiling the top sporting nations: Netherlands, Australia, Canada

In the fourth article profiling the world’s top sporting nations, we look at some of the countries occupying the top 10 positions in the 2016-19 quadrennial Global Cup tab...

New York Jets offense on the field - CC BY 2.0 - credit: Marianne O'Leary

Stats and Facts – The Unbreakable Bond and the Reason you Love Sport

There are many measures of success in the sporting world. From the number of points scored in a game to trophies in the bag,

Best Sports

2020

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Freestyle Skiing 119 34.5
2 Speedskating 119 34.5 -1
3 Snowboarding 49 14.2
4 Track Cycling 24 7.0
5 Tennis 13 3.6 -3
6 Skeleton 9 2.6
7 Bobsleigh 6 1.7
8 Alpine Skiing 4 1.2
9 Biathlon 2 0.6 -6

2019

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Athletics 300 17.2
2 Freestyle Skiing 205 11.7
3 Swimming 195 11.2
4 Ice Hockey 156 8.9 -3
5 Tennis 110 6.3 25
6 Trampoline 76 4.4 11
7 Short Track 58 3.3 -4
8 Judo 51 2.9 16
9 Speedskating 48 2.7 4
10 Artistic Gymnastics 45 2.6 -3

2018

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Ice Hockey 212 12.4
2 Freestyle Skiing 172 10.0 4
3 Short Track 129 7.5
4 Lacrosse 128 7.5
5 Figure Skating 91 5.3 9
6 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 86 5.0 9
7 Artistic Gymnastics 84 4.9 11
8 Basketball 70 4.1
9 Wrestling Free 65 3.8 11
10 Volleyball 48 2.8 -8

2017

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Ice Hockey 256 11.4 1
2 Volleyball 180 8.0 6
3 Short Track 168 7.5 1
4 Lacrosse 160 7.1
5 Swimming 141 6.3
6 Freestyle Skiing 124 5.5 1
7 Athletics 120 5.3 -4
8 Rugby Union 88 3.9 8
9 Snowboarding 75 3.3 10
10 Alpine Skiing 71 3.2 10

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Football 300 13.5 3
2 Ice Hockey 292 13.2 -1
3 Athletics 274 12.4 -1
4 Short Track 210 9.5 4
5 Swimming 154 6.9
6 Tennis 96 4.3 8
7 Freestyle Skiing 86 3.9 -4
8 Volleyball 75 3.4
9 Basketball 63 2.8
10 Softball 60 2.7 -3

Canada Positions

2020

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 10
Gender:Men 7
Gender:Women 9
Continent:Americas 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 9
Gender:Men 7
Gender:Women 11
Continent:Americas 1

2019

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 13
Gender:Men 14
Gender:Women 10
Continent:Americas 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 25
Gender:Men 33
Gender:Women 18
Continent:Americas 2

2018

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 10
Gender:Men 15
Gender:Women 7
Continent:Americas 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 23
Gender:Men 24
Gender:Women 18
Continent:Americas 1

2017

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 9
Gender:Men 9
Gender:Women 3
Continent:Americas 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 21
Gender:Men 27
Gender:Women 17
Continent:Americas 2

2016

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 9
Gender:Men 13
Gender:Women 5
Continent:Americas 3
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 17
Gender:Men 28
Gender:Women 11
Continent:Americas 2
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Is Canada Soccer's Final Frontier?

With the FIFA World Cup expanding to 48 teams in 2026, the task of hosting the sporting festival has become a lot more difficult and, more importantly, too big for many nations...