Norway lead Per Capita Cup ahead of Slovenia, New Zealand now third

Kristoffer Brun of Norway, lightweight single-sculls bronze at the 2017 Rowing World Championships

Norway continue to lead the Per Capita Cup after a productive month of October, in which they scored 64 points - 52 at the Rowing World Championships and 12 at the Shooting World Cup finals.

Slovenia retain second place but New Zealand, the Per Capita Cup holders and past winners in 2012, have overtaken Switzerland and moved into 3rd place, after finishing third in the Rowing World Championships. With the Rugby League World Cup still to come, the plucky Kiwis could even make a late bid for the overall title.
It now takes 3545 Norwegians to score one GSN point, and the Scandinavians enjoy a substantial margin over 2nd placed Slovenia (4596 Slovenians per point) and 3rd placed New Zealand (5301 New Zealanders per point).
Switzerland (down 1), Jamaica, Croatia (up 5 after scoring 132 points across 4 sports in October), Hungary, Sweden (down 2), Estonia and Austria (down 2) round out the Top Ten.
Outside the Top Ten, notable movers included Denmark up 4 to 16th, Lithuania up 6 to 22nd and Romania up 6 to 45th.
The Per Capita Cup is the annual per capita ranking of the world’s best sporting nations based on results from 1250 events across 176 different tournaments and 83 different sports.