2015 & 2016 Major World Sporting Event Calendar

There are sporting events happening at all times, from the child's weekend football game to the pro game on national TV. 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.

Major sporting events in 2015 include the inaugural European Games, Summer Universiade and the Rugby World Cup, Cricket World Cup, African Games, Pacific Games, Pan American Games, as well as the usual annual events.

In 2016, te major events for the year are the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.

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

More information about some of these events is available if you follow the links. Let me know if you think an event is missing or needs updating.

2015 - completed

Date(s) Sport Event Location
Jan 9-31 Football (Soccer) Asian Cup Australia
Jan 17-Feb 8 Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea
Jan 19-Feb 1 Tennis Australia Open Melbourne
Jan 21-Feb 8 Multi-sports World Masters Games (Winter) Quebec City, Canada
Feb 1 Gridiron/Football Super Bowl Arizona
Feb 2-15 Skiing World Ski Championships Vail/Beaver Creek, CO, USA
Feb 3-8 Field Hockey FIH Indoor World Cup Germany
Feb 4-14 Multi-sports Winter Universiade Granada, Spain
Feb 18-22 Cycling World Track Championships Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Feb 14-Mar 29 Cricket World Cup Australia & New Zealand
Apr 6-12 Golf Masters Augusta, USA
Apr 11 Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool 
May 2 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 24-June 7 Tennis French Open Paris, France
May 30 Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
Jun 5-16 Multi-sports South-East Asian Games Singapore
Jun 6 Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League final Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany
Jun 3-15 Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals Tampa Bay and Chicago, USA
Jun 4-16 Basketball NBA Finals Cleveland, Ohio & Oakland, California
Jun 6-Jul 5 Football (Soccer) Women's World Cup Canada
Jun 12-28 Multi-sports European Games Baku, Azerbaijan
Jun 18-21 Golf US Open Chambers Bay, University Place, Washington.
Jun 26-Jul 5 Multi-sports World Police and Fire Games Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
Jun 29-Jul 12 Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul 3-14 Multi-sports Summer Universiade Gwangju, South Korea
Jul 4-18 Multi-sports Pacific Games Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Jul 4-26 Cycling Tour de France France 2015
Jul 10-26 Multi-sports Pan American Games Toronto
Jul 16–19 Golf British Open Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland
Jul 24-Aug 9 Swimming World Swimming Champs Kazan, Russia
Jul 25-Aug 2 Multi-sports Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles, California
Aug 7-16 Netball World Cup Sydney, Australia
Aug 7-15 Multi-sports Parapan American Games Toronto
Aug 13-16 Golf US PGA Whistling Straits, Wisconsin
Aug 22-30  Athletics World Championships Beijing National Stadium, Beijing China.
Aug 31-Sep 13 Tennis US Open New York
Sep 4-19 Multi-sports All Africa Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Sep 5-12 Multi-Sports Commonwealth Youth Games Apia, Samoa

2015 - current and upcoming

Date(s) Sport Event Location
Sep 18-Oct 31 Rugby World Cup England
Sep 19-27 Cycling Road World Championships Richmond, USA
Oct 1-11 Multi-sports European Masters Games Nice, France
Oct 2-11 Multi-sports 6th CISM Summer Military World Games Mungyeong, South Korea
Oct 3 AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Oct 8-11 Golf Presidents Cup Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, Incheon, South Korea
Oct 23-Nov 1 Gymnastics world championships (artistic) Glasgow, UK
Oct 27-Nov 4 Baseball World Series ?
Oct? Multi-sports Pan Arab Games maybe Egypt? probably postponed
Nov 3 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov Baseball IBAF Premier 12 Taiwan
Nov 20–29 Weightlifting IWF World Championships Houston, USA

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 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 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 29 - Sep 11 Tennis US Open New York, USA
Sep 7-18 Multi-sports Paralympic Games Rio, Brazil
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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