Global Cup 2009

Global Cup Progress - 31 Dec 2009

USA team at the Ryder Cup

2009 Global Cup: final results

As the curtain falls on the last major international competition of the year, for the record the Handball Women World Championship, we at Greatest Sporting Nation are proud to...

Who'll Win the Winter Olympics? What the Medal Tables Won't Tell You

Olympic medal tables attract huge attention from the media, the public and the sporting authorities and yet, as measures of sporting achievement, they’re flawed in a num...

Global Cup 2009, the Top 3: USA, Russia, Germany

An in-depth look at each of the 3 giants’ statistics yields some interesting insights on how their position of excellence has been achieved.
Xenia Semenova of Russia

October Global Cup: the US lead, Russia closing in

The month of October has been very busy (World Championships in Taekwondo, Fencing and Artistic Gymnastics) and has seen Russi...

Lyndsay Vonn of the USA

USA vs Russia: battle of the Ladies

The girls in stars and stripes secured victory during a fantastic month of November, in which the Williams sisters dominated the Sony Ericsson Tennis Championships, Team USA c...
Li Hongli of China

November Global Cup: the Dragon's on the up

While the top three positions remain unchanged (the USA, Russia and Germany), November saw a strong effort...

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Global Cup 2009: Big Jumps and Consistency

Among the top 20 nations there are quite a few who’ve made big leaps up the table compared to 2008, and only one (Brazil, - 8 positions) who’s dropped...
Usain Bolt of Jamaica

August Global Cup: New entries in Top 20, USA stretch their lead

The sporting month of August has been dominated by the IAAF World Athletics Championships, which saw another comprehensive US victory but also the emergence of three new natio...
Serena Williams of the USA

July Global Cup: USA rock steady, samba time with Brazil!

The USA ended the month of July even more secure in their Global Cup lead, which now stretches to 1.897 weighted GSN points over the new pursuers, Russia, who sneaked ahead of C...


March Global Cup: USA on top, Austria close behind

Alpine Skiing Overall World Cup winner Lindsay Vonn single-handedly scooped up a record number of GSN points, by winning the Downhill and Super G World Cup trophies, bu...
Austria takes the lead

Austria top of the table, established leaders ousted

Snow queen Austria tops the January table thanks to winter sports prowess

The red and white flag of Austria has flown defia...