Jamaica, Estonia leapfrog rivals in world’s sportiest nation ranking

Jamaica’s 4x100m women’s relay team won gold at the 2019 Athletics World Championships – pict.: AFP

The month of October brought big changes to the top 10 positions in the Per Capita Cup, GSN’s unique ranking of the world’s sportiest nations, with past winners

China climbs to third in Global Cup as USA surges ahead

Simone Biles (USA) won 5 golds at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships – pict.: Associated Press

In October, the USA topped yet again the monthly table in the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s best sporting na

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

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

The USA won the monthly ranking of the Global Cup in September, yet another record-breaking sporting month ( 15,710 GSN poi

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

Blast from the past? Are we back to the days of USA-Russia superpower sport rivalry (pic from the dramatic 1972 Olympics Basketb

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

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

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

Germany was the leading country in world sports in the month of August, narrowly winning the monthly Global Cup ranking by finish

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

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

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 is calculated) is l

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