Global Cup 2022

Global Cup Progress - 31 December 2022

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23 countries for 65 sports

In 2022, in the quest to find the world’s best sporting nation, GSN tracked the results of the major international tournaments for 65 sports

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Kenya top nation in April, Norway still leads Global Cup

Kenya was the best sporting nation in the month of April, a relatively lean month results-wise, with over 70% of...
Nour El-Sherbini of Egypt was 2022 Squash world champion

Sporting excellence beyond the Global Cup top 10

Does sporting excellence go hand in hand with national power? A glance at the top 10 countries in the 2022 Global Cup suggests the answer is, at least partly, yes.

Norway was the best nation in Biathlon in 2022

Norway wins 2022 Per Capita Cup

Norway won the Per Capita Cup 2022, gaining the title of world’s sportiest nation for the seventh time sinc...

The USA won the 2022 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - pic. by David Mark for Pixabay

USA wins 2022 Global Cup title

And the 2022 Global Cup winner is … the USA!

The USA won the women's Football Gold Cup - Pic by leezathomas099 for Pixabay

USA extends Global Cup lead with Athletics Worlds win

July and August have been two extremely busy sporting months (with 14,416 GSN points awarded between them, 41.1% of the year’s total so far), and the

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USA wins Swimming World Championships in June

A huge gap opened up between the USA  and its nearest Global Cup competitor at the end of June, after...

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USA takes back Global Cup top spot from Norway

It’s the time of the sporting year when the Winter Sports seasons finally draws to a close … and the...

The Norwegian flag (pict.: Dean Moriarty, Pixabay)

Norway pips USA to take Global Cup lead

Norway stormed to the Global Cup year-to-date top spot after winning the March monthly table, and on the back of...