2020 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the year 2020. Due to COVID-19 there has been major upheaval on this sporting calendar, many major events have been cancelled or postponed, and changes are happening regularly. 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 for this calendar year include the ICC World T20 Cricket tournament for men and women, Winter Youth Olympics, the IWAS World Games as well as the usual annual events.

Many events have been postponed until 2021, such as the Tokyo Summer Olympics, Invictus Games, the Euro 2020 Football tournament.

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

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 Australia Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan 23-26 Extreme Sports Winter X Games 24 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Feb 1 - Mar 14 Rugby Union Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
Feb 2 Gridiron/Football 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 cancelled Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Apr 9-12 (posponed, to when?) Golf Masters Augusta, USA
Apr 18 - May 4 (posponed, to maybe July or August 2020) Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
May 8-24 cancelled Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship Zürich & Lausanne, Switzerland
May 9-16 postponed to 2021 Multi-sports Invictus Games The Hague
May 11-17 (posponed, to later in the year) Golf US PGA TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, California
May 23 (postponed, maybe cancelled) Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May 24 - Jun 7 postponed till later in the year Tennis French Open Paris, France
May 30 (postponed indefinitely) Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
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
June Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals
June Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jun 18–21 Golf US Open Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, New York
Jun 27 - Jul 19 Cycling Tour de France France
Jun 29 - Jul 12 cancelled Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul 16-19 Extreme Sports Summer X Games Minneapolis, USA
Jul 16–19 Golf British Open Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich Kent England
Jul 24-Aug 9 postponed to 2021 Multi-sports Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan
Aug 16-23 Rowing World Rowing Championships Bled, Slovenia
Aug 23 (posponed from May 24) Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, USA
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
Sept 19-20 (postponed from Jun 13-14) Auto Racing 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Sep 20-27 Cycling UCI Road World Championships Aigle and Martigny, Switzerland
Sep 25-27 Golf Ryder Cup Whistling Straits (Haven, Wisconsin)
Sept 26 AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Oct 4 Rugby League NRL Grand Final Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Oct? Baseball World Series TBC
Oct 18 - Nov 15 Cricket ICC World T20 Australia
Nov 3 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 26 - Dec 5 Multi-sports Asian Beach Games Sanya, China
Dec? Football (Soccer) FIFA Club World Cup Qatar
Dec 15-20 Swimming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Abu Dhabi, UAE

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

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