Germany

F.Pellegrini (Italy), Olympic and Swimming World Champ. gold medallist and women’s 200 m freestyle world record holder – AP/Lee

Profiling the world’s top sporting nations: Italy, Japan, Germany

Sport has come to a global standstill in April due to the Covid-19 pandemic and none of the monthly tournaments tracked by GSN have been staged.

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Brendel (Germany) won the C 500 at the Canoe/Kayak Sprint Worlds in August

Germany top sporting country in August, ahead of Japan, Belarus

Germany was the leading country in world sports in the month of August, narrowly winning the monthly Global C...

Best Sports

2020

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Biathlon 132 23.3
2 Track Cycling 109 19.3
3 Bobsleigh 68 12.0
4 Skeleton 60 10.6
5 Luge 59 10.4 -3
6 Alpine Skiing 34 6.0
7 Snowboarding 29 5.1
8 Tennis 28 4.9 -5
9 Ski Jumping 15 2.7
10 Speedskating 13 2.3 -6

2019

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Athletics 425 15.7
2 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 266 9.8 -1
3 Biathlon 174 6.4
4 Track Cycling 150 5.5 1
5 Luge 124 4.6 9
6 Swimming 116 4.3
7 Handball 108 4.0
8 Football 105 3.9
9 Alpine Skiing 100 3.7 1
10 Ski Jumping 86 3.2 2

2018

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 280 11.4
2 Tennis 238 9.7 24
3 Biathlon 206 8.4 -1
4 Shooting 204 8.3 14
5 Track Cycling 196 8.0 7
6 Hockey 112 4.6
7 Equestrian 102 4.2
8 Ice Hockey 96 3.9 -1
9 Karate 92 3.8
10 Alpine Skiing 82 3.3

2017

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 260 10.7 5
2 Biathlon 258 10.6 3
3 Athletics 218 9.0
4 Rowing 184 7.6 11
5 Nordic Combined 91 3.8 25
6 Luge 91 3.8 3
7 Ice Hockey 88 3.6 16
8 Archery 84 3.5 21
9 Wrestling Greco-Roman 72 3.0 16
10 Alpine Skiing 68 2.8 4

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Football 865 25.9 1
2 Hockey 216 6.5
3 Athletics 201 6.0 -2
4 Shooting 168 5.0 11
5 Biathlon 150 4.5 -1
6 Tennis 147 4.4 26
7 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 147 4.4 -4
8 Handball 144 4.3 11
9 Luge 131 3.9 4
10 Track Cycling 122 3.7 -1

Germany Positions

2020

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 2
Gender:Men 3
Gender:Women 4
Continent:Europe 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 12
Gender:Men 10
Gender:Women 12
Continent:Europe 9

2019

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 6
Gender:Men 7
Gender:Women 6
Continent:Europe 4
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 33
Gender:Men 37
Gender:Women 26
Continent:Europe 27

2018

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 5
Gender:Men 5
Gender:Women 5
Continent:Europe 3
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 27
Gender:Men 28
Gender:Women 25
Continent:Europe 23

2017

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 7
Gender:Men 6
Gender:Women 7
Continent:Europe 5
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 33
Gender:Men 34
Gender:Women 29
Continent:Europe 26

2016

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 4
Gender:Men 5
Gender:Women 3
Continent:Europe 3
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 29
Gender:Men 33
Gender:Women 22
Continent:Europe 24
Denmark powered their way to victory in the 2019 Handball men’s World Championships

Germany tops January 2019 Global Cup ranking

The sporting year got off to a busy start in January, with the Handball men’s World Championships, the Luge World Championships

Yul Oeltze and Peter Kretschmer (Germany) successfully defended their C2 1000 world title in Portugal

Germany tops August monthly ranking ahead of Spain, Russia

Germany was the world’s best sporting nation in August 2018, topping the monthly Global Cup ranking ahe...

Matthias De Zordo of Germany

Aiming for the top three: Germany in the 2012 Global Cup

Germany is surely one of the giants in world sports but it slipped 3 positions in the 2011 Global Cup, finishing 6th, the lowest rank...