USA edges Norway to take Global Cup top spot

Jennifer Brady (USA) reached the semi-finals of the 2020 US Tennis Open

At last, after a prolonged period of much reduced global sporting activity due to the pandemic, September featured a spate of top international tournaments

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.

Profiling the world’s top sporting nations: Italy, Japan, Germany

F.Pellegrini (Italy), Olympic and Swimming World Champ. gold medallist and women’s 200 m freestyle world record holder – AP/Lee

Sport has come to a global standstill in April due to the Covid-19 pandemic and none of the monthly tournaments tracked by GSN have been staged.

Profiling the top sporting nations: Netherlands, Australia, Canada

Mikael Kingsbury (Canada), 2020 Freestyle Skiing World Cup champion

In the fourth article profiling the world’s top sporting nations, we look at some of the countries occupying the top 10 positions in the 2016-19 quadrennial Global Cup table, first analysed i

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