Global Cup 2018

Sofia Kenin of the USA in action in the 2018 Tennis Federation Cup Final

The Year’s Best - USA top Racket Sports nation in 2018

Another exciting sporting year is drawing to a close, and it is time for us to reveal the final rankings in GSN’s unique sport groups,

China’s Yang Haoran and Zhao Ruozhu won gold in the 10m air rifle mixed team event at the 2018 ISSF Shooting World Championships

The Year’s Best - China top Target Sports nation in 2018

Another exciting sporting year is drawing to a close, and it is time for us to reveal the final rankings in GSN’s unique sport groups,

Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) celebrates winning the 2018 UCI Women’s Road Cycling World Championships

The Year’s Best - Netherlands top Cycling nation in 2018

Another exciting sporting year is drawing to a close, and it is time for us to reveal the final rankings in GSN’s unique sport groups,

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The Year’s Best – 21 countries for 61 sports

In 2018, 61 of the 79 sports currently tracked by GSN staged major international tournaments and awarded Global Cup points.

The USA Ladies celebrate winning the Basketball World Cup 2018

USA wins Global Cup for 11th consecutive year

The USA is the 2018 Global Cup champion, winning the title of world’s best sporting nation for th...

Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé powered France to victory at the FIFA Football World Cup 2018

The Year’s Best - France top Ball Team Sports nation in 2018

Ball Team sports is GSN’s largest sport group, being made up of 17 different team sports: Football, Futsal, Beach Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball,

Japan’s Uta Abe powers her way to the world title in the Judo women’s under 52 kg category at the 2018 World Championships

The Year’s Best - Japan top Combat Sports nation in 2018

Another exciting sporting year is drawing to a close, and it is time for us to reveal the final rankings in GSN’s unique sport groups,

Global Cup Progress - 31 December 2018

China won the 2018 Weightlifting World Championships in November

China wins month of November ahead of Japan, USA

China won a high-scoring, hotly contested month of November in the Global Cup, in which the top four tea...

Sloane Stephens (USA), runner-up in the Tennis WTA Finals in October

USA secure in Global Cup top spot after October

By winning the monthly ranking in September and October, the USA has all but secured victory in the 201...

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USA best in October ahead of Russia, Japan

The USA won the month of October 2018 in the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s top sporting...

Croatia celebrates scoring a goal at the Russia 2018 Football World Cup

Can Croatia challenge Norway for the 2018 Per Capita Cup?

The question may surprise readers looking at the current Per Capita Cup ranking, the ranking of the world’s sportiest nations.

France celebrates Football World Cup victory at Russia 2018

France Wins Month of July After Football World Cup Triumph

France won the July monthly ranking in the Global Cup, topping the table of the world’s best sporting na...

Croatia celebrates Ivan Perisic’s temporary equaliser in the Football World Cup Final 2018

France, GBR, Russia major movers in July - Croatia for Per Capita Cup?

The sporting month of July brought big changes across the top 30 places of the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s best sporting nations.

Yul Oeltze and Peter Kretschmer (Germany) successfully defended their C2 1000 world title in Portugal

Germany tops August monthly ranking ahead of Spain, Russia

Germany was the world’s best sporting nation in August 2018, topping the monthly Global Cup ranking ahe...

Japan clinched the Badminton Uber Cup 2018 with a 3-0 victory over Thailand

China, Japan gain as USA retains Global Cup lead in May

The month of May brought very little change to the top ten positions in the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s best sporting nations,
Brooks Koepka (USA) with the US Golf Open trophy, the first pro to win back-to-back US Open titles in 29 years

USA extends Global Cup lead at end of June, China into top ten

The reigning Global Cup champion, the USA, extended its lead at the top of the year-to-date ranking of...

Patrick Reed (USA) swings his way to victory in the Augusta Masters

USA back in Global Cup top spot

You can only postpone the inevitable, in sport as in life: Norway started the year with a string of amazing pe...

Maggie Steffens of the USA at the 2018 Water Polo World League Finals

USA wins month of June, ahead of China, Australia

The USA topped the June monthly table in the Global Cup, the ranking of the world’s best sporting...

The USA Ladies won the 2018 Basketball World Championships

USA tops September Global Cup ranking, ahead of Japan, France

September was the biggest sporting month in the year so far, in terms of number of tournaments and especially points awarded in the Global Cup.

Ma Long of China in action at the Table Tennis World Team Championships in Halmstadt, Sweden

China wins month of May ahead of Russia, Sweden

China was the best sporting nation in May 2018, winning the monthly Global Cup ranking ahead of

Desiree Linden, first US winner of the Boston Women’s Marathon in 33 years

USA wins month of April ahead of Kenya

The USA, Global Cup champions in 2017, have finally put their mark on the 2018 edition of GSN’s u...

France and the USA drew 1-1 in a pre-Football World Cup friendly match last June

Can France Win 2018 Global Cup?

Two thirds of the 2018 sporting year are now behind us, and the USA is firmly entrenched at the top o...
China's Zhang Jiaqi (right) and Zhang Minjie compete during the women's 10m platform final at the FINA Diving World Cup 2018

China Wins 2018 Diving World Cup

China won the 2018 Diving World Cup with 142 points – an extraordinary 33.1% of the points on offer.

Ester Ledecka (Czech Republic) won two Olympic golds at PyeongChang 2018, in two different sports, Snowboarding and Alpine Skiin

Norway wins month of February ahead of USA, Germany

Norway won the month of February in the 2018 Global Cup, the annual ranking of the world's best sporting natio...

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...