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2016 World Sporting Event Calendar

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 were the Rio Olympics and Paralympics, as well as the usual annual events. The Invictus Games was held for the second time. The Copa América Centenario was held in June, celebrating 100 years of CONMEBOL and Copa América. See the highlights of 2016.

See the current Major World Sporting Events Calendar.

2016 Calendar

Date(s) Sport Event Location
Jan 18-31 Tennis Australian Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan 28–31 Extreme Sports Winter X Games 20 Aspen, Colorado, USA
Feb 7 Football (American) 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 8-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
May 28 Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League final San Siro in Milan, Italy
May 29 Marathon Comrades Ultra Marathon South Africa
May 30-Jun 15 Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals San Jose and Pittsburgh, USA
Jun 2-5 Extreme Sports Summer X Games Del Valle, Austin TX
Jun 2-19 Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
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 27-Jul 10 Tennis Wimbledon London, England
July 1-25 Multi-sports European Universities Games Zagreb - Rijeka, Croatia
July 2-24 Cycling 2016 Tour de France France
July 14-17 Golf The Open Championship 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 3-11 Baseball Women's Baseball World Cup Gijang, South Korea
Sep 7-18 Multi-sports Paralympic Games Rio, Brazil
Sep 17-29 Ice Hockey World Cup of Hockey Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
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 25-Nov 2 Baseball World Series Cleveland & Illinois, USA
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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