Global Cup 2021

Hungary won the 2021 Canoe-Kayak Sprint World Championships – pict.: Orlando Turner, Pixabay

Hungary best in September, Great Britain, Germany climb year-to-date table

Hungary was the best sporting nation in a busy month of September, which saw...

Japan won the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships – Pict.: Getty Images

Race for Global Cup second place red hot as Japan pips France

October has been a bumper sporting month, with a slew of top tournaments that triggered a number of position changes in the top-10 table of the Global Cup

China and Japan came first and second at the 2021 Table Tennis WC - pic.: djimenezhdez, Pixabay

Japan secures Global Cup second place, USA set to win title

November, besides being a very busy sporting month, has been decisive in shaping up the podium positions for the 2021 Global Cup,

The USA was the top Basketball nation in 2021 - pict. by K. Johnson, Pixabay

USA wins Global Cup, Japan grabs historic second place

The USA is officially the world’s best sporting nation of 2021, winning the Global Cup title for...

The USA women’s Volleyball team won the 2021 Nations League

USA edges Norway to take Global Cup lead

 After a chase that began right at the beginning of this pandemic-depleted sporting year, the USA...

Slovenia came fourth in the men’s Basketball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics - Pict. by Senol Sengül, Pixabay

Slovenia tops Per Capita Cup table after October

Slovenia is currently leading in the 2021 Per Capita Cup, the ranking of the world’s sportiest nations, a...

France leads the pack at the 2021 BMX World Championships

USA in Global Cup top spot as France, Japan vie for second place

After the Olympics gold dust settled, a few extra tournaments in August gave new shape to the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s best sporting nations.

Global Cup Progress - 31 December 2021

T. Johaug (Norway), gold in the women’s 10 km race at the Cross-country Skiing World Championships – pict. Bjørn Langsem/Da

Norway surges past Germany in Global Cup ranking

The pandemic is still affecting many parts of the world, but the 2021 sporting calendar is finally beginning to return to some sort of normality.

Will Zalatoris (USA) was runner-up at the 2021 Golf Masters – pict. C. Hawkins

USA closes in on leader Norway in Global Cup table

In one of the thinnest months on record points-wise (only 314 GSN points awarded), the USA posted the bigg...

Germany won gold in the 4-man event at the 2021 Bobsleigh World Championships

Germany tops depleted Global Cup table after February

The results for the first two months of the 2021 sporting year are in and, while more tournaments have taken place than in January and February last year,