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 significant sporting events of the major sports, mostly the international competitions.

Major events for this year are the FIFA Women's World Cup, Asian Games, African Games, Pan-American Games, Cricket World Cup, IAAF World Championships, Rugby World Cup, the inaugural World Urban Games, as well many more annual events.

See also the upcoming major sports calendars for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024+

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 10-27 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?
Feb 1 - Mar 16 Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
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 20-May 6 Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
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 10-26 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 Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, USA
May 26-Jun 9 Tennis French Open Paris, France
May 27 – Jun 12 Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals Canada/USA
May 30–Jun 16 Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
May 30-Jul 15 Cricket World Cup England
Jun 1 Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Jun 7-Jul 7 Football (Soccer) Women's World Cup France
Jun 13–16 Golf US Open Pebble Beach, California
Jun 15-16 Auto Racing 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Jun 15-Jul 13 Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Egypt
Jun 21-30 Multi-sports European Games Minsk, Belarus
Jun 28 - Jul 7 Beach volleyball World Championship (men/women) Hamburg, Germany
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 23-Sep 3 Multi-sports African Games Rabat, Morocco
Aug 25-Sep 1 Rowing World Rowing Championships Linz-Ottensheim, Austria
Aug 26–Sep 9 Tennis US Open New York, USA
Aug 31-Sep 15 Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup China
Sep 7-21 Boxing AIBA World Championships (men) Yekaterinburg, Russia
Sep 13-15 Multi-sports World Urban Games Budapest, Hungary
Sep 13-15 Golf Solheim Cup Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
Sept 16-25 Weightlifting IWF World Championships Pattaya, Thailand
Sep 20-Nov 2 Rugby World Cup Japan
Sep 22-29 Cycling UCI Road World Championships Yorkshire, UK
Sep 28-Oct 6 Athletics IAAF World Championships Doha, Qatar
Sep 28 Australian Football AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Oct 4-13 Gymnastics World Championships (Artistic) Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 6 Rugby League NRL Grand Final Sydney, Australia
Oct 3-13 Boxing AIBA World Championships (women) Ulan-Ude, Russia
Oct 12-16 Multi-sports World Beach Games San Diego, USA Doha, Qatar
Oct 18-27 Multi-sports Summer Military World Games Wuhan, China
Oct 22-30 Baseball World Series Washington, D.C. and Texas
Nov 2-17 Baseball WBSC Premier 12 Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea
Nov 5 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 18-24 Tennis Davis Cup Madrid, Spain
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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The biggest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup.

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