Norway crowned world’s sportiest nation in 2020

A. A. Kilde of Norway won the 2020 Alpine Skiing World Cup – pict. AP Photo/G. Auletta
Norway has improved on its own record by winning the Per Capita Cup – the ranking of the world’s sportiest nations – for the fourth year in succession.

USA wins Global Cup 2020

The US won the women’s Team Pursuit at the 2020 World Track Cycling Championships - Pict.: Casey B. Gibson

The total number of GSN points awarded in the 2020 sporting year was 10,413, shared out among 62 countries. In 2019, the points awarded were 68,647, shared out among 128 countries.

USA cements Global Cup lead, Germany closer to second place

P. Ferrand-Prévot (France) won the women’s elite race at the MTB World Champ. (pict.: Rob Jones)

The USA has added to its year-to-date Global Cup lead, after finishing eighth in the October monthly ranking, while second-pla

Profiling the world’s top sporting nations: the USA

Ajee Wilson (USA), the women’s 800m Diamond League champion in 2019 – pict.: G. Colombo

Competitive sport has restarted in many countries, though the majority of international sporting tournaments are still on hold.

Profiling the world’s top sporting nations: Russia, France

France won the men’s FIFA Football World Cup in 2018

Competitive sport is slowly restarting in what everyone hopes is a post-pandemic world.

Profiling the world’s top sporting nations: China, Great Britain

Striker Harry Kane played a big part in England’s 2018 FIFA World Cup run – pict.: Getty Images

While competitive sport is still on hold pretty much everywhere, we continue to zoom in on the world’s top sporting nations.

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