Norway

Robert Johansson in full flight, helping Norway take gold in the Ski Jumping team event at the PyeongChang Olympics

Norway Triumphs in Snow & Ice Sports Ranking

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion, after Norway’s historic victory at the Py...

Christian Nummedal (Norway) leaps to Big Air victory in the Freestyle Skiing World Cup

Norway’s Domination of World Sport Continues

Norway won the month of March in the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s best sporting nations...

Best Sports

2018

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Cross Country Skiing 503 40.0
2 Alpine Skiing 300 23.9
3 Biathlon 158 12.6
4 Ski Jumping 76 6.0
5 Speedskating 60 4.8
6 Freestyle Skiing 56 4.5
7 Nordic Combined 32 2.5
8 Snowboarding 26 2.1
9 Bandy 15 1.2
10 Curling 13 1.0

2017

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Cross Country Skiing 426 25.3 4
2 Handball 384 22.8 1
3 Alpine Skiing 218 13.0 -1
4 Biathlon 104 6.2 -3
5 Orienteering 98 5.8 -1
6 Athletics 80 4.8 4
7 Rowing 52 3.1 7
8 Freestyle Skiing 41 2.4
9 Ski Jumping 40 2.4 3
10 Snowboarding 40 2.4

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Biathlon 188 20.0 2
2 Alpine Skiing 164 17.4 2
3 Handball 144 15.3 -1
4 Orienteering 128 13.6 1
5 Cross Country Skiing 114 12.1 -4
6 Speedskating 31 3.3 4
7 Bandy 28 3.0 2
8 Freestyle Skiing 27 2.9 -1
9 Karate 21 2.2
10 Athletics 20 2.1

2015

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Cross Country Skiing 424 32.5
2 Handball 240 18.4
3 Biathlon 142 10.9
4 Alpine Skiing 127 9.7 -2
5 Orienteering 94 7.2
6 Ski Jumping 48 3.7 5
7 Freestyle Skiing 32 2.5 8
8 Nordic Combined 30 2.3 -2
9 Bandy 28 2.1 -1
10 Speedskating 27 2.1 -1

2014

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Cross Country Skiing 356 31.3
2 Alpine Skiing 184 16.2 2
3 Biathlon 130 11.4
4 Shooting 108 9.5 6
5 Orienteering 88 7.7 2
6 Nordic Combined 50 4.4 8
7 Snowboarding 44 3.9 -1
8 Bandy 28 2.5 3
9 Speedskating 27 2.4 3
10 Golf 25 2.2 -2

Norway Positions

2018

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 2
Gender:Men 1
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Europe 1
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 1
Gender:Men 1
Gender:Women 1
Continent:Europe 1

2017

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 12
Gender:Men 8
Gender:Women 15
Continent:Europe 6
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 1
Gender:Men 1
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Europe 1

2016

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 19
Gender:Men 21
Gender:Women 22
Continent:Europe 10
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 3
Gender:Men 1
Gender:Women 5
Continent:Europe 1

2015

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 14
Gender:Men 19
Gender:Women 14
Continent:Europe 7
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 2
Gender:Men 3
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Europe 1

2014

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 15
Gender:Men 13
Gender:Women 16
Continent:Europe 8
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 2
Gender:Men 2
Gender:Women 3
Continent:Europe 2
Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla and  Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg celebrate after crossing the finish line during the Women's Cross

Why do Norway continue to top Per Capita rankings?

Norway, current leaders in the Per Capita Cup, the ranking of the world’s sportiest nations, aren