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 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.
|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|
|Athletics||World Athletics Indoor Championship||Nanjing, China|
|Horse Racing||Grand National||Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool|
|Ice Hockey||IIHF World Championship||Zürich & Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Multi-sports||Invictus Games||The Hague|
|Football (Soccer)||Euro 2020||tournament played across Europe, the final in London UK.|
|Football (Soccer)||Copa America||Argentina and Colombia|
|Extreme Sports||Summer X Games||Minneapolis, USA|
|Golf||The Open Championship||Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich Kent England|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Cricket||ICC World T20|
|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|
|Multi-sports||Asian Beach Games||Sanya, China|
|Football (Soccer)||FIFA Club World Cup||Qatar|
|Swimming||FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)||Abu Dhabi, UAE.s|
- See the current Major World Sporting Events Calendar.
- Specific sports calendars: football (soccer), American Football, rugby league, rugby union, tennis, motorsports, golf, cricket, athletics, horse racing, cycling, swimming, baseball, basketball.
- Sport-science conference calendar
- Fitness testing calendar
- List of the World's Major International Sporting Events and Multi-Sport Events.
- Sports Calendar template — complete list of sports for the calendar
- Advertising an Event on Topend Sports
- About the Topend Sports Calendar