2016 World Sporting Event Calendar

The major events of 2015 have been completed.

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the year 2016. Not every sporting event can be listed here, though we have tried to include all the big sporting events of the major sports, mostly the international competitions.

In 2016, the major events for the year are the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, as well as the usual annual events. The Invictus Games will be held for the second time. In June is Copa América Centenario, celebrating 100 years of of CONMEBOL and Copa América. The inaugural World Urban Games is also expected to take place this year.

See also the upcoming major sports calendars for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022+

Let me know if you think something is missing or needs updating.

2016 Calendar

Date(s) Sport Event Location
Jan 18-31 Tennis Australia Open Melbourne, Australia
Feb 7 Gridiron/Football Super Bowl Santa Clara, California
Feb 12-21 Multi-sports Winter Youth Olympics Lillehammer, Norway
Mar 2-6 Cycling World Track Championships London, UK
Mar 11-Apr 3 Cricket ICC World Twenty20 India
Apr 7-10 Golf Masters Augusta, USA
Apr 9 Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool 
Apr 18 Marathon Boston Marathon Boston, USA
May 6-22 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship Moscow, St.Petersburg Russia
May 7 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 8-12 Multi-sports Invictus Games Orlando, Florida, USA
May 21 Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May 22-Jun 5 Tennis French Open Paris, France
Jun 3-26 Football (Soccer) Copa América Centenario United States
Jun 10-Jul 10 Football (Soccer) Euro 2016 France
Jun 16-19 Golf US Open Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Jun Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals
Jun Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
? multi-sports World Urban Games TBA
Jun 27-Jul 10 Tennis Wimbledon London, England
July 2-24 Cycling Tour de France France
July 12 - 25 Multi-sports European Universities Games Zagreb - Rijeka, Croatia
July 14-17 Golf British Open Royal Troon Golf Club, Ayrshire, Scotland
July 28–31 Golf US PGA Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey
Aug 5-21 Multi-sports Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aug 21-28 Rowing World Rowing Championships Rotterdam Netherlands
Aug 29 - Sep 11 Tennis US Open New York, USA
Sep 7-18 Multi-sports Paralympic Games Rio, Brazil
Sep 22-Oct 3 Baseball Women's Baseball World Cup Busan South Korea
Sep 24 - Oct 3 Multi-sports Asian Beach Games Nha Trang, Vietnam
Sep 30-Oct 2 Golf Ryder Cup Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minnesota)
Oct 1 AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Oct 9-16 Cycling UCI Road World Championships Doha, Qatar
Oct? Baseball World Series ?
Nov 1 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 6 Marathon New York Marathon New York, USA
Dec 7-11 Swimming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Windsor, Canada

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