2019 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the year 2019. 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, that are known so far.

Major events for this year are the Asian Games, African Games, Pan-American Games, the IAAF World Championships, and the Rugby World Cup, as well as the usual annual events.

See the current Major World Sporting Events Calendar.

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

Date(s) Sport Event Location
Jan 5 - Feb 1 Football (Soccer) AFC Asian Cup UAE
Jan 9-27 Handball World Championships (men) Germany & Denmark
Jan 14-27 Tennis Australia Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan 24-27? Extreme Sports Winter X Games 23 Aspen, Colorado, USA?
Jan 12 - Feb 3 Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Cameroon
Feb 3 Gridiron/Football Super Bowl Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 5-17 Skiing World Ski Championships Åre, Sweden
Feb 27 - 3 Mar Cycling World Track Championships Pruszków, Poland
Mar 2-12 Multi-sports Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Mar 14-21 Multi-sports Special Olympics World Summer Games Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Apr 6 Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Apr 11-14 Golf Masters Augusta, USA
Apr 6? Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
27 Apr - 4 May Multi-sports Arafura Games Darwin, Australia
May 2 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 3-19 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia
May ? Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May ? Tennis French Open Paris, France
May ? Table Tennis World Table Tennis Championships Budapest, Hungary
? Multi-sports World Combat Games Chinese Taipei
May 30-Jul 15 Cricket World Cup England
Jun/Jul Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jun 7 - Jul 7 Football (Soccer) Women's World Cup France
Jun Cycling Tour de France France
Jun Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals
Jun Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jun? Auto Racing 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Jun 13–16 Golf US Open Pebble Beach, California
Jun 14-30 Multi-sports European Games Minsk, Belarus
Jul? Extreme Sports Summer X Games ?
July 12-28 Swimming World Aquatics Championships Gwangju, South Korea
Jul 8-20 Multi-sports Pacific Games Apia, Samoa
July 18–21 Golf British Open Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Jul 19-30 Multi-sports Summer Universiade Naples, Italy
Jul 26-Aug 11 Multi-sports Pan American Games Lima Peru
6-12 July Multi-sports Island Games Gibraltar
July-Aug Multi-sports Indian Ocean Island Games Port Louis, Mauritius.
Aug 8-18 Multi-sports World Police and Fire Games Chengdu, Sichuan, China
July 12-21 Netball World Cup Liverpool, England
Aug? Boxing AIBA World Championships (men) Sochi, Russia
? Boxing AIBA World Championships (women) Trabzon, Turkey
Aug? Multi-sports South-East Asian Games Philippines
? Multi-sports Summer Military World Games ?
Aug 9-25 Swimming World Swimming Champs Gwangju, South Korea
Aug 15-18 Golf US PGA Bethpage State Park, Black Course, Farmingdale, New York
Aug/Sep? Tennis US Open New York, USA
Aug 31- Sep 15 Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup China
Sep 20-Nov 2 Rugby World Cup Japan
Sep 22-29 Cycling UCI Road World Championships Yorkshire, UK
Sep 28-Oct 6 Athletics World Championships Doha, Qatar
Sep? Multi-sports African Games Lusaka, Zambia
Sept 16-25 Weightlifting IWF World Championships Pattaya, Thailand
Sept? AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Oct? Multi-sports World Beach Games San Diego, USA
Oct? Baseball World Series ?
Oct 4-13 Gymnastics World Championships (Artistic) Stuttgart, Germany
? Air Sports World Air Games ?
Nov? Golf Presidents Cup Melbourne, Australia
Nov? Baseball WBSC Premier 12 ?
Nov 5 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 30-Dec 15 Handball World Championships (women) Japan

disclaimer: Please note that event dates are believed to be correct at the time of published, though they are subject to change.

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