Global Cup 2013

Global Cup Progress - 31 December 2013

The USA Men, third at the Ice Hockey Worlds 2013

The perfect record? The USA have it in the Global Cup, and share with Canada in Winter Sports

2013 was the sixth year in which GSN published its unique rankings on the sports performance of all the nations in the world.
Dzhamal Otarsultanov of Russia

Don`t Wrestle with the Russian Bear....

GSN`s Combat Sports category incorporates five separate disciplines - Judo, Taekwondo, Boxing (amateur), an...
T. Kashirina of Russia

Russia tops the ranking in ‘martial month’ October

Russia topped the October monthly Global Cup  ranking, at the end of a month notable for several major events in combat and ‘martial...
The US 400m relay gold medal winners at the Moscow Athletics worlds

The USA hit a record monthly Global Cup score in August

The USA have opened up a huge gap over second-placed Russia  in the Global Cup ranking, after scoring a...
Rui Costa (Portugal) clinches gold at the Men Road Cycling Elite race

Sports Leaders September 2013

Three quarters of the 2013 sporting year have gone by and the USA have what appears yet again an unassailable position at the top of the G...
Zhang Jike (China) World Table Tennis champion 2013

The USA clinch Winter Sports and top G. Cup ranking in May, China jumps to 8th place

 The USA retain their Global Cup lead at the end of May 2013,

Marit Biorgen of Norway, 4 golds at the 2013 Cross Country Skiing Worlds

NORWAY leads the Winter Sports table, the USA top of the Global Cup ranking

At the end of March the USA have already regained their lead in the 2013 Global Cup.
Adam Scott (AUS) celebrates his Augusta Masters Golf title

The USA top of the Global Cup in April, Australia jumps 4 places into 9th

The USA retain their Global Cup lead at the end of April 2013.
The USA's Biles (gold) and Ross (silver) at the Art. Gymnastics Worlds 2013

USA and Slovenia are the top nations in sports 2013

The USA and Slovenia have topped the 2013 standings in GSN’s two main rankings, the Global C...
Adam Scott (Australia) Masters' winner 2013

Australia win the Global Cup in 4 sports in 2013

On the back of a late surge Australia have finished in the top ten of the 2013 GSN Global Cup for the sixth year in successio...
A. Do Nascimento of Brazil (Handball)

The best nation in Team Ball Sports in 2013?

How successfully are inter-related sports practiced in the many countries in the GSN world?
Russia's wall in the World League 2013 final

Russia close the gap in the Global Cup ranking

 The USA are leading the Global Cup ranking after July 2013 (hardly a surprise…) but the news is that the race for the top natio...

Neymar led Brazil to victory in the Confederations Cup

Race in the Global Cup heats up behind the USA in June

June 2013 has been the third-busiest  month – GSN sportswise – in the year so far, and the first without any Winter Sport event.
N. Djokovic (Serbia) powers to the ATP Masters title

Heavy-hitting China and Serbia dominate month of November

In a relatively lean sporting month, the headlines in the Global Cup, the unique ranking of the world’s best sporting nations, have been made by the heavy hitters at the...
South Africa hits hard at the IRB Rugby Sevens series

Not the usual suspects: other great sporting nations in 2013

One of the beauties of GSN is our unique ability to shine light on the sporting achievements of nations other than the ‘usual suspects’.

The Jamaica Olympic 100m relay

Jamaica’s best for sporting value of its GDP

One of GSN’s objectives is to offer new insights into how sporting nations work. By reading our unique data together with other information, we gain a better understa...