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, Copa América, the IAAF World Championships, and the Rugby World Cup, the inaugural World Urban Games, 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 12 - Feb 3 Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Cameroon
Jan 14-27 Tennis Australia Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan 23-29 Extreme Sports Winter X Games 23 Aspen, Colorado, USA?
Feb 3 Gridiron/Football Super Bowl Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 5-17 Skiing Alpine World Ski Championships Åre, Sweden
Feb 20 - Mar 3 Skiing Nordic World Ski Championships Seefeld in Tirol, Tyrol, Austria
Feb 27 - Mar 3 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 21-28 Table Tennis World Table Tennis Championships Budapest, Hungary
Apr 27- May 4 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 16–19 Golf US PGA Bethpage State Park, Black Course, Farmingdale, New York
May 18 Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May 26 - June 9 Tennis French Open Paris, France
May 30-Jul 15 Cricket World Cup England
Jun 7 - Jul 7 Football (Soccer) Women's World Cup France
Jun 13–16 Golf US Open Pebble Beach, California
Jun 14-30 Multi-sports European Games Minsk, Belarus
Jun 15-16 Auto Racing 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Jun 28 - Jul 7 Beachvolleyball World Championchip (men/women) Hamburg, Germany
June Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals Canada/USA
June Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jul 1-14 Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul 6-12 Multi-sports Island Games Gibraltar
Jul 6-28 Cycling Tour de France Belgium, France
Jul 8-20 Multi-sports Pacific Games Apia, Samoa
Jul 12-21 Netball World Cup Liverpool, England
Jul 12-28 Swimming World Aquatics Championships Gwangju, South Korea
Jul 18–21 Golf British Open Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Jul 19-28 Multi-sports Indian Ocean Island Games Port Louis, Mauritius.
Jul 19-30 Multi-sports Summer Universiade Naples, Italy
Jul 26-Aug 11 Multi-sports Pan American Games Lima Peru
Aug 1-4 Extreme Sports Summer X Games Minneapolis, USA
Aug 8-18 Multi-sports World Police and Fire Games Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Aug 9-25 Swimming World Swimming Champs Gwangju, South Korea
Aug 26–Sep 9 Tennis US Open New York, USA
Aug 31- Sep 15 Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup China
Sept 16-25 Weightlifting IWF World Championships Pattaya, Thailand
? Multi-sports World Urban Games Los Angeles, USA
Sep 7-21 Boxing AIBA World Championships (men) Sochi, Russia
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
Sept 28 Australian Football AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Sept? Rugby League NRL Grand Final Sydney?
Oct 4-13 Gymnastics World Championships (Artistic) Stuttgart, Germany
Oct Boxing AIBA World Championships (women) Trabzon, Turkey
Oct Multi-sports African Games Casablanca, Morocco
Oct 10-15 Multi-sports World Beach Games San Diego, USA
Oct 18-27 Multi-sports Summer Military World Games Wuhan, China
Oct 20-30 Baseball World Series ?
Nov? Baseball WBSC Premier 12 ?
Nov 5 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 18-24 Tennis Davis Cup Madrid or Lille?
Nov 30-Dec 10 Multi-sports South-East Asian Games Clark, Philippines
Nov 30-Dec 15 Handball World Championships (women) Japan
Dec 9-15 Golf Presidents Cup Melbourne, Australia

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


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