Norway win month of February ahead of USA, Germany

Ester Ledecka (Czech Republic) won two Olympic golds at PyeongChang 2018, in two different sports, Snowboarding and Alpine Skiin

Norway won the month of February in the 2018 Global Cup, the annual ranking of the world's best sporting nations. They scored 753 points – with the vast majority of those points coming from their first place at the Winter Olympics.

The USA were second with 605 points, after coming third at the Winter Olympics and also scoring points at the Tokyo Marathon, the Cyclo-cross World Championships and the Bandy World Championships.
Germany finished third with 593 points, after finishing second at the Winter Olympics.
 
The Winter Games had a major influence on the rest of February’s results with Canada, Sweden, the Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR), Switzerland, France, Japan and Austria rounding out the Top Ten thanks to their performances at PyeongChang 2018.
 
The full rankings for the month – in which 37 countries scored points - are set out below.
Place
Country
Points
Points %
1
Norway
753
11.4%
2
United States
605
9.2%
3
Germany
593
9.0%
4
Canada
508
7.7%
5
Sweden
461
7.0%
6
OAR
435
6.6%
7
Switzerland
336
5.1%
8
France
336
5.1%
9
Japan
300
4.6%
10
Austria
280
4.2%
11
Finland
265
4.0%
12
Italy
252
3.8%
13
Netherlands
205
3.1%
14
South Korea
186
2.8%
15
Czech Republic
167
2.5%
16
China
114
1.7%
17
Slovakia
92
1.4%
18
Ethiopia
78
1.2%
19
Kenya
75
1.1%
20
Belarus
70
1.1%
21
Great Britain
70
1.1%
22
Russia
50
0.8%
23
Belgium
43
0.7%
24
Poland
42
0.6%
25
Kazakhstan
39
0.6%
26
Australia
39
0.6%
27
Slovenia
34
0.5%
28
Latvia
32
0.5%
29
Hungary
32
0.5%
30
New Zealand
31
0.5%
31
Liechtenstein
22
0.3%
32
Spain
20
0.3%
33
Ukraine
14
0.2%
34
Luxembourg
5
0.1%
35
Bulgaria
3
0.0%
36
Romania
2
0.0%
37
Israel
1
0.0%
 
Grand Total
6,590
100.0%
Please note that, at the time of publication, none of the February tournament results were yet reflected on the GSN tables.