Global Cup 2019

Ajee Wilson of the USA was the women’s 800m Diamond League Champion in 2019 – pict.: G. Colombo

USA extends Global Cup lead, France, China, Japan climb table in September

The USA won the monthly ranking of the Global Cup in September, yet another record-breaking sporting mo...

Caeleb Dressel (USA) won a record 8 medals (6 golds) at the Swimming World Championships – Photo: LaPresse

USA top nation in July, ahead of Great Britain, Russia

The USA topped the July monthly ranking in the Global Cup by scoring a record total of 1,858 points,...
Blast from the past? Are we back to the days of USA-Russia superpower sport rivalry (pic from the dramatic 1972 Olympics Basketb

Race for third place tight as USA, Russia dominate Global Cup

The last third of the sporting year has started, there are 30 major international tournaments still to play for, including the Athletics World Championships

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Brendel (Germany) won the C 500 at the Canoe/Kayak Sprint Worlds in August

Germany top sporting country in August, ahead of Japan, Belarus

Germany was the leading country in world sports in the month of August, narrowly winning the monthly Global C...

Will New Zealand be able to mesmerise its Per Capita Cup competitors in the last part of the 2019 sporting year? Photo: Reuters/

New Zealand gains 5 places as race for sportiest nation title heats up

After the first 7 months of the year, the table in the Per Capita Cup, GSN’s ranking of the world’s sportiest nations (see below* for more details on how the ranking...

Kadidiatou Diani scored twice for France in a friendly win against USA (3-1) on 19 January 2019

France - USA Women’s World Cup 1/4 final key to 2019 Global Cup title?

The Women’s Football World Cup quarter-final between the USA and host nation

England won the Cricket World Cup after a thrilling final against New Zealand

Great Britain, Australia, Italy rising as USA dominates Global Cup

The month of July was one of the highest-scoring months in the history of the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s best sporting nations.

Brady Ellison of the US Archery team – picture: World Archery Federation

USA wins month of June ahead of South Korea, Netherlands

June was a month of major summer tournaments, and a major month for the USA, which edged

Melissa Sasmos Kevich, left, and Annie Pankowski of the USA celebrate a goal during the 2019 IIHF Women's World Championships

USA, Russia, Germany in pursuit as Norway still leads Global, Per Capita Cup

Norway is still holding on to the top spot in both the Global Cup and the Per Capita Cup rankings after April...

Tiger Woods wins the 2019 Golf Masters at Augusta, his fifth win in the tournament and the first major he won since 2008

USA wins month of April ahead of China, Kenya

The USA finished top of the April monthly table in the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s bes...

Megan Rapinoe, captain of the USA's Women’s Football team - picture: Franck Fife

USA tops Global Cup halfway through sporting year

Halfway through the sporting year 2019, Global Cup champion the USA has finally put its nose in front...
Biathlon Olympic gold-medal winner Tiril Eckhoff (Norway) and 2019 World Cup winner Dorothea Wierer (Italy)

Norway Leads Global Cup, Per Capita Cup after March

The first quarter of the 2019 sporting year is over and, like last year, the spotlights are all on Norway.

Marcel Hirscher (Austria) won slalom gold at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden

USA leads Global Cup after February, Austria wins Alpine Skiing Worlds

February was a busy, hotly contested sporting month, featuring a spate of tournaments ranging from the men’s Football Asian Cup to

Da-bin Lee of South Korea kicking for gold in the women’s 73 kg category at the Taekwondo World Championships

South Korea Triumphs in Taekwondo, Norway Wins Snow & Ice Sports

GSN’s sporting month of May was dominated by two events, the Taekwondo World Championships and the men’s Ice Hockey World Championships,

Denmark powered their way to victory in the 2019 Handball men’s World Championships

Germany tops January 2019 Global Cup ranking

The sporting year got off to a busy start in January, with the Handball men’s World Championships, the Luge World Championships

Therese Johaug (Norway) won three golds at the 2019 Cross Country Skiing World Championships

Norway Wins March Global Cup Ranking

March 2019 was the year’s first bumper sporting month, with 7,999 GSN points awarded.

Global Cup Progress - 30 September 2019