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

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

Hungary was the best sporting nation in a busy month of September, which saw Great Britain and Germany put up strong performances

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

France leads the pack at the 2021 BMX World Championships

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.

USA wins Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The USA won its 7th consecutive women’s Basketball gold in Tokyo - pict.: Kareem Elgazzar USA TODAY Sports

The USA has won the (postponed) Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, taking top spot on the podium for the fourth consecutive edition of

USA edges Norway to take Global Cup lead

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

 After a chase that began right at the beginning of this pandemic-depleted sporting year, the USA finally overtook Norway in the month of June,

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.

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.
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