Olympics

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Countdown to Rio 2016

The greatest sporting party of the year is less than a month away, and GSN is limbering up for it with, surprise surprise, a selection of tasty Olympic st...

In Rio, M. Phelps of the USA increased his Olympic medals tally to a sensational 28

USA win Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The run-up to the games of the XXXIst Olympiad in Rio have been fraught with political controversy within Brazil and sporting controversy in the Olym...

Global Cup - Olympics

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 United States 4513 11.4
2 China 2158 5.4
3 Germany 2130 5.4
4 France 1934 4.9
5 Great Britain 1956 4.9
6 Russia 1802 4.5
7 Brazil 1672 4.2
8 Australia 1413 3.6
9 Japan 1282 3.2
10 Spain 1156 2.9

Per Capita Cup - Olympics

2016

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Jamaica 4538
2 New Zealand 7322
3 Denmark 9141
4 Croatia 10701
5 Slovenia 10968
6 Sweden 12129
7 Serbia 12199
8 Australia 15159
9 Estonia 15321
10 Netherlands 15770
Jackson of Team GB Hockey in action at the London Olympics

The Olympic future of Wrestling, Canoeing and Hockey

Dan Thompson, one of GSN's three founding members, updates on future ins/outs among Olympic sports.

U. Bolt, Y. Blake and W. Weir of Jamaica dominate 200m

London 2012 Day 13: Jamaica treble in the 200m Men Sprint

Some had doubts that Usain Bolt could clinch a second Olympic double by winning gold in the London 2012 Games 200m sprint, even after his apparently easy defeat of Yohan Blake i...

The USA ladies strike gold in Olympic Football

London 2012 Day 13: USA score winning goal with Ladies Football

Gold in Women’s Football was the highlight of Day 13 for Olympic ranking leaders USA, and it may prove to be the decisive leap for the...

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London 2012 Day 12: USA powers on, China continues pursuit

 Twelve days into the London 2012 Olympic Games and the top four nations are powering on and stretching their lead over the rest of the Olympic pack.

The USA 4x100m Freestyle relay, featuring Michael Phelps

London 2012: USA triumph over Russia, Great Britain a well-earned fourth

 The London 2012 Olympic Games have finished in great style and the overall winners in GSN’s Olympic ranking deserve all the applause: the...

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce of Jamaica

London 2012: the fastest nation on earth is also the sportiest

Jamaica is the fastest nation on the planet, home to the fastest man and woman: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt have won the 100m Women a...
Andy Murray (GBR) shooting his way to Olympic gold

London 2012 Day 9: GBR within inches of Russia and 3rd place, the USA leading

11 GSN points (or 0,2%): this is the gap between Russia, in third place of the GSN ranking of the London 2012 Olympic games, and...
The opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games

Dan Thompson writes on the IOC's decision on new Olympic sports

Dan Thompson is one of Greatest Sporting Nation’s three founding members.

 
The executive committee of the Interna...
Yuki Otsu (Japan) celebrates his goal vs Spain in the Olympic tournament

London 2012: the continental rankings

The London 2012 Olympic Games were an event for all continents, and our focus is on how the countries performed vs their territorial neighbours.
Mexico beat Brazil to clinch Olympic gold in London

London 2012: How did your country perform vs the 2008 Olympic Games?

 We’ve looked into the London 2012 results and compared them with those of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Jessica Ennis (GBR) rushes to Olympic gold

London 2012 Day 8:Team GBR in pursuit of Super Trio

If it isn’t an Olympic record then it must be very close. When the curtain closed on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Team GBR...
Natalya Zabolotnaya, a gentle lady from Russia

London 2012 Day 7: USA leading, Russia climbing steadily

Day 7 was another day of passion and drama at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Kyle Harrison (USA) and Emma Gibson (GBR) battling for gold

London 2012 early winners

 A week into the London 2012 Olympic Games and we already have some verdicts. Three sports have run all their events, and GSN is able to give its exclusive ranking of natio...

Gabrielle Douglas of the USA

London 2012 Day 6: USA stretch their lead, Russia advancing

 After Day 6 of one of the most exciting editions of the Olympic Games, the USA jump ahead of the pack and establish a convincing leade...

Ryan Lochte (USA) winning gold in 400m Individual Medley

London 2012 Day 3: the USA and China neck and neck

Only three days into the London 2012 Olympic Games and the battle is head on for two of the three sporting world’s major powers: the USA...
the Women's Hockey Team GB

Great Britain's Olympic sports funding: thrifty or profligate?

 Has the public money thrown into sport funding for the Olympics been money well spent?

Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad & Tobago

Jamaica clinches Per Capita title ahead of Trinidad & Tobago and New Zealand

Which was the sportiest nation at the London 2012 Olympic Games?
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Going for Gold: which country will win the London Olympics?

Striking gold at the Olympics is first of all a matter of passion. The same passion we put into distilling the results of hundreds of Olympics events to determine which country...

The Italian Foil Trio

London 2012 Day 1: first off the blocks are the USA, China and Italy

 Off to a strong start to claim their territory: two of the sporting world’s greats, the USA and China...

Ben Ainslie of GBR, Finn Class World Champion

The Olympic Story part 4: Britannia ruleth the waves

 In part 1 of this series we analyzed why Great Britain (GBR) fell short of reaching a better spot...

R. Adlington (GBR)

The Olympic Story part 3: Britannia rules the waves

 In part 1 of this series we analyzed why Great Britain (GBR) fell short of reaching a better spot than 6th in the GSN Beiji...

Dawn Harper (USA) wins 100m hurdles at Beijing Olympics

The USA won the Beijing Games

The 2008 Beijing Olympics had one triumphant winner, says GSN: Team USA!
U. Bolt celebrating Olympic gold in Beijing

GSN exclusive: the USA tipped to win London Games

GSN alone is able to determine which country will win the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mo Farah of GBR

The Olympic Story part 2: British excellence in London?

In part 1 of this series we analyzed why Great Britain (GBR) fell short of reaching a better spot than 6th in the GSN Beijing O...
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The Olympic Story part 1: was Team GBR's performance in Beijing overrated?

TEAM GBR: 4th or 6th?
Memories fade and naked facts remain: GBR’s performance at t...
Team GBR lifts gold in Beijing 2008

GSN vs medals tables

The mystique of “gold, silver and bronze” has always been the signature way of ranking sport competitions.

2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Balance Beam
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Women Netherlands 1
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 2
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 3
21 Aug 2016 Women France 4
21 Aug 2016 Women Brazil 5
21 Aug 2016 Women China 6
21 Aug 2016 Women Romania 7
21 Aug 2016 Women Canada 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Floor Exercises
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Men Great Britain 1
21 Aug 2016 Men Brazil 2
21 Aug 2016 Men Brazil 3
21 Aug 2016 Men Japan 4
21 Aug 2016 Men Japan 5
21 Aug 2016 Men United States 6
21 Aug 2016 Men Great Britain 7
21 Aug 2016 Men United States 8
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 1
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 2
21 Aug 2016 Women Great Britain 3
21 Aug 2016 Women Italy 4
21 Aug 2016 Women China 5
21 Aug 2016 Women Italy 6
21 Aug 2016 Women Japan 7
21 Aug 2016 Women Switzerland 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Horizontal Bar
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Men Germany 1
21 Aug 2016 Men United States 2
21 Aug 2016 Men Great Britain 3
21 Aug 2016 Men United States 4
21 Aug 2016 Men Brazil 5
21 Aug 2016 Men Cuba 6
21 Aug 2016 Men Netherlands 7
21 Aug 2016 Men Ukraine 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Individual All-Round
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Men Japan 1
21 Aug 2016 Men Ukraine 2
21 Aug 2016 Men Great Britain 3
21 Aug 2016 Men Russia 4
21 Aug 2016 Men China 5
21 Aug 2016 Men China 6
21 Aug 2016 Men United States 7
21 Aug 2016 Men Great Britain 8
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 1
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 2
21 Aug 2016 Women Russia 3
21 Aug 2016 Women China 4
21 Aug 2016 Women Canada 5
21 Aug 2016 Women China 6
21 Aug 2016 Women Venezuela 7
21 Aug 2016 Women Japan 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Parallel Bars
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Men Ukraine 1
21 Aug 2016 Men United States 2
21 Aug 2016 Men Russia 3
21 Aug 2016 Men China 4
21 Aug 2016 Men Cuba 5
21 Aug 2016 Men Romania 6
21 Aug 2016 Men Japan 7
21 Aug 2016 Men China 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Pommel Horse
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Men Great Britain 1
21 Aug 2016 Men Great Britain 2
21 Aug 2016 Men United States 3
21 Aug 2016 Men France 4
21 Aug 2016 Men Russia 5
21 Aug 2016 Men Russia 6
21 Aug 2016 Men Armenia 7
21 Aug 2016 Men Ukraine 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Rings
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Men Greece 1
21 Aug 2016 Men Brazil 2
21 Aug 2016 Men Russia 3
21 Aug 2016 Men China 4
21 Aug 2016 Men Ukraine 5
21 Aug 2016 Men China 6
21 Aug 2016 Men France 7
21 Aug 2016 Men Belgium 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Team
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Men Japan 1
21 Aug 2016 Men Russia 2
21 Aug 2016 Men China 3
21 Aug 2016 Men Great Britain 4
21 Aug 2016 Men United States 5
21 Aug 2016 Men Brazil 6
21 Aug 2016 Men Germany 7
21 Aug 2016 Men Ukraine 8
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 1
21 Aug 2016 Women Russia 2
21 Aug 2016 Women China 3
21 Aug 2016 Women Japan 4
21 Aug 2016 Women Great Britain 5
21 Aug 2016 Women Germany 6
21 Aug 2016 Women Netherlands 7
21 Aug 2016 Women Brazil 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Uneven Bars
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Women Russia 1
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 2
21 Aug 2016 Women Germany 3
21 Aug 2016 Women Germany 4
21 Aug 2016 Women China 5
21 Aug 2016 Women Venezuela 6
21 Aug 2016 Women United States 7
21 Aug 2016 Women Russia 8
2016: Artistic Gymnastics - Vault
Date Gender Country Position
21 Aug 2016 Men North Korea 1
21 Aug 2016 Men Russia 2
21 Aug 2016 Men Japan 3
21 Aug 2016 Men Romania 4