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2020 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events that were held in the year 2020. Due to COVID-19 there was major upheaval on this sporting calendar, with many major events canceled or postponed. Also note that 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 senior competitions.

Major events that were still held this calendar year included the ICC World T20 Cricket tournament for women, Winter X Games, the Winter Youth Olympics, World Cycling Track Championships, the IWAS World Games as well as many annual events (albeit often postponed). Many of the scheduled events were postponed until 2021, such as the Tokyo Summer Olympics, Invictus Games, and the Euro 2020 Football tournament. See a summary of the world of sport for 2020 including results.

See the current Major World Sporting Events Calendar, and the upcoming major sports calendars for 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026.

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

Date(s) Sport Event Location
Jan 9-22 Multi-sports Winter Youth Olympics Lausanne, Switzerland
Jan 20-Feb 2 Tennis Australian Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan 23-26 Extreme Sports Winter X Games 24 Aspen, Colorado, USA
Feb 1 - Mar 14 Rugby Union Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
Feb 2 Football (American) Super Bowl Miami Gardens, Florida
Feb 20-28 Multi-sports IWAS World Games Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Feb 21 – 8 Mar Cricket ICC World T20 (women) Australia
Feb 26 - 1 Mar Cycling World Track Championships Berlin, Germany
Mar 13-15 postponed to 2021 Athletics World Athletics Indoor Championship Nanjing, China
Apr 4 canceled Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
May 8-24 canceled Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship Zürich & Lausanne, Switzerland
May 9-16 postponed to 2021 Multi-sports Invictus Games The Hague
Jun 12 - Jul 12 (postponed until next year) Football (Soccer) Euro 2020 tournament played across Europe, the final in London UK.
Jun 12 - Jul 12 (postponed until next year) Football (Soccer) Copa America Argentina and Colombia
Jun 29 - Jul 12 canceled Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul 17-19 canceled Extreme Sports Summer X Games Minneapolis, USA
Jul 16–19 (canceled) Golf The Open Championship Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich Kent England
Jul 24-Aug 9 postponed to 2021 Multi-sports Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan
Jul 31 - Aug 16 (posponed from April) Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
Aug 1 (postponed, from April) Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
Aug 6-9 (posponed from May 14-17) Golf US PGA TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
Aug 16-23 (canceled) Rowing World Rowing Championships Bled, Slovenia
Aug 23 (postponed from May 24) Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, USA
Aug 23 (postponed from May 30) Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, Portugal
Aug 29 - Sep 20 (postoned from Jun 27 - Jul 19) Cycling Tour de France France
Aug 25 - Sep 6 postponed to 2021 Multi-sports Paralympic Games Tokyo, Japan
Aug 31 - Sep 13 Tennis US Open New York, USA
Sep 5 (postponed from May 2) Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
Sep 17-20 (postponed from June) Golf US Open Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
Sept 19-20 (postponed from Jun 13-14) Auto Racing 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Sep 19 - Sep 28 (postponed from June) Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sep 24-27 Cycling UCI Road World Championships Aigle and Martigny, Switzerland Imola, Italy
Sep 25-27 (postponed to 2021) Golf Ryder Cup Whistling Straits (Haven, Wisconsin)
Sep 27-Oct 11 (postponed from May) Tennis French Open Paris, France
Sep 30 – Oct 11 (postponed from June) Basketball NBA Finals ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World, Florida, USA
Oct 20-28 Baseball World Series Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas
Oct 18 - Nov 15 (postponed to Oct 2021) Cricket ICC World T20 Australia India
Oct 24 AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Oct 25 (postponed from Oct 4) Rugby League NRL Grand Final Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Nov 3 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 12-15 (posponed from April) Golf Masters Augusta, USA
Nov 26 - Dec 5 (postponed until April 2021) Multi-sports Asian Beach Games Sanya, China
Dec (postponed until Feb 2021) Football (Soccer) FIFA Club World Cup Qatar
Dec 15-20 (postponed to Dec 2021) Swimming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Abu Dhabi, UAE.s

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