Norway

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.

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.

Axel-Lund Svindal of Norway celebrating victory in the men’s Alpine Skiing Downhill at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Norway the world’s sportiest nation in 2018

For the second year in succession, Norway was crowned as the world’s sportiest nation, winning the 2018...

Best Sports

2019

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Cross Country Skiing 594 33.0
2 Biathlon 236 13.1
3 Alpine Skiing 197 11.0
4 Handball 144 8.0
5 Athletics 124 6.9
6 Football 105 5.8 -1
7 Orienteering 100 5.6 -1
8 Speedskating 59 3.3 -1
9 Nordic Combined 55 3.1 -1
10 Ski Jumping 45 2.5 -1

2018

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Cross Country Skiing 503 33.6
2 Alpine Skiing 300 20.0 1
3 Biathlon 158 10.5 1
4 Orienteering 112 7.5 1
5 Shooting 84 5.6 12
6 Ski Jumping 76 5.1 3
7 Speedskating 60 4.0 5
8 Freestyle Skiing 56 3.7
9 Nordic Combined 32 2.1 6
10 Snowboarding 26 1.7

2017

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Cross Country Skiing 426 25.3 4
2 Handball 384 22.8 1
3 Alpine Skiing 218 13.0 -1
4 Biathlon 104 6.2 -3
5 Orienteering 98 5.8 -1
6 Athletics 80 4.8 4
7 Rowing 52 3.1 7
8 Freestyle Skiing 41 2.4
9 Ski Jumping 40 2.4 3
10 Snowboarding 40 2.4

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Biathlon 188 20.0 2
2 Alpine Skiing 164 17.4 2
3 Handball 144 15.3 -1
4 Orienteering 128 13.6 1
5 Cross Country Skiing 114 12.1 -4
6 Speedskating 31 3.3 4
7 Bandy 28 3.0 2
8 Freestyle Skiing 27 2.9 -1
9 Karate 21 2.2
10 Athletics 20 2.1

2015

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Cross Country Skiing 424 32.5
2 Handball 240 18.4
3 Biathlon 142 10.9
4 Alpine Skiing 127 9.7 -2
5 Orienteering 94 7.2
6 Ski Jumping 48 3.7 5
7 Freestyle Skiing 32 2.5 8
8 Nordic Combined 30 2.3 -2
9 Bandy 28 2.1 -1
10 Speedskating 27 2.1 -1

Norway Positions

2019

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 10
Gender:Men 5
Gender:Women 13
Continent:Europe 7
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 1
Gender:Men 1
Gender:Women 1
Continent:Europe 1

2018

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 11
Gender:Men 7
Gender:Women 16
Continent:Europe 7
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 1
Gender:Men 2
Gender:Women 1
Continent:Europe 1

2017

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 12
Gender:Men 8
Gender:Women 15
Continent:Europe 6
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 1
Gender:Men 1
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Europe 1

2016

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 19
Gender:Men 21
Gender:Women 22
Continent:Europe 10
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 3
Gender:Men 1
Gender:Women 5
Continent:Europe 1

2015

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 14
Gender:Men 19
Gender:Women 14
Continent:Europe 7
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 2
Gender:Men 3
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Europe 1
Norway, like its biathletes, is bang on target in the Per Capita Cup halfway through the year

Norway firmly on top of Per Capita Cup after June

At the end of June, and despite not scoring any GSN points in the month, Norway held on to its very comforta...
Axel Lund Svindal of Norway powers down a downhill course in the Alpine Skiing World Cup

Norway crowned world's sportiest nation in 2017

Norway is the world’s sportiest nation in 2017!

Robert Johansson in full flight, helping Norway take gold in the Ski Jumping team event at the PyeongChang Olympics

Norway Triumphs in Snow & Ice Sports Ranking

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion, after Norway’s historic victory at the Py...

Christian Nummedal (Norway) leaps to Big Air victory in the Freestyle Skiing World Cup

Norway’s Domination of World Sport Continues

Norway won the month of March in the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s best sporting nations...

Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla and  Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg celebrate after crossing the finish line during the Women's Cross

Why do Norway continue to top Per Capita rankings?

Norway, current leaders in the Per Capita Cup, the ranking of the world’s sportiest nations, aren