Norway surges past Germany in Global Cup ranking

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

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.

Germany tops depleted Global Cup table after February

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

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,

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.

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.

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