Norway boost lead in ranking of world’s sportiest nations

The top finishers at the Men's World Road Cycling Championships 2017

Norway continues to lead the Per Capita Cup, the ranking of the world’s sportiest nations, after a productive September in which they scored 28 points at the Road Cycling World Championships (held in Bergen) and 12 points at the Triathlon World Championships.

It currently takes only 3356 Norwegians to score one GSN point, a healthy margin over second-placed Slovenia (4961 Slovenians needed to score one GSN point) and third-placed Switzerland (6455 Swiss per point).
 
New Zealand, Sweden (up one place), Jamaica (down one), Austria, Hungary (up one), Finland (down one) and Mongolia round out the Top Ten.
 
Outside the Top Ten, notable movers included Georgia, up five places to 13th (after coming 4th at the Judo World Championships);  Azerbaijan up five to 21st (after finishing 6th at the Judo World Championships ); Cuba up 11 to 23rd (after winning the Amateur Boxing World Championships); and Kazakhstan up 6 to 30th (after coming secondat the Amateur Boxing World Championships).
 
The Per Capita Cup is the annual per capita ranking of the world’s sportiest nations, based on results from 176 different tournaments across 83 different sports.