2021 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the year 2021. 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 calendar year include the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics, the Euro 2020 Football tournament, Rugby League World Cup, the Women's Rugby World Cup, the World Urban Games, the Invictus Games, the World Combat 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 14–31 Handball World Championships (men) Egypt
Jan 18-31 Tennis Australia Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan 21-31 Multi-sports Winter Universiade Lucerne, Switzerland
Jan 28-30 Extreme Sports Winter X Games 25 Aspen, Colorado, USA
Feb 1-11 Football (Soccer) FIFA Club World Cup Qatar
Feb 6-12 Multi-sports Special Olympics World Winter Games Jämtland County, Sweden
Feb 6 - Mar 20 Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
Feb 7 Gridiron/Football Super Bowl Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Feb 9-21 Skiing World Alpine Ski Championships Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Feb? Cycling World Track Championships Achgabat, Turkmenistan
Feb 23-Mar 7 Skiing (Nordic) Nordic World Ski Championships Oberstdorf, Germany
postponed from 2020 Athletics World Athletics Indoor Championship Nanjing, China
Mar 9-23 Baseball World Baseball Classic Japan, Taiwan, USA
Mar 23-28 Multi-sports Winter Military World Games Berchtesgaden and Ruhpolding, Germany
Apr ? Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Apr 17 - May 3 Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
Apr 8-11 Golf Masters Augusta, Georgia, USA
May 2 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 3-9 Multi-sports World Combat Games Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
May 14-22 Multi-sports Arafura Games Darwin, Australia
May 14-30 Multi-sports World Masters Games (Summer) Kansai, Japan
May 21 - June 6 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship co-hosted by Minsk, Belarus and Riga, Latvia
May ? Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, USA
May ? Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May ? Tennis French Open Paris, France
May ? Golf US PGA Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC
May 29 Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final ?
May 29 - Jun 5 (postponed from 2020) Multi-sports Invictus Games The Hague, The Netherlands 
Jun 11 - Jul 11 (postponed from 2020) Football (Soccer) Euro 2020 tournament played across Europe, the final in London UK.
Jun 11 - Jul 11 (postponed from 2020) Football (Soccer) 47th Copa América Argentina, Colombia
Jun 12-13 Auto Racing 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Jun Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals
Jun Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jun 17-20 Golf US Open Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, California
Jun 17 – July 4 (postponed to ??) Football (Soccer) FIFA Club World Cup China
Jun 26 - Jul 18 Cycling Tour de France France
Jun 28 - July 11 Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul 23 - Aug 8 Multi-sports Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan
? Multi-sports World Beach Games ?
June-July Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Cameroon
Jul 15-21 (postponed to 2022) Multi-sports World Games Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Jul 15–18 Golf British Open Royal St George's Golf Club Sandwich Kent England
Jul 16-Aug 1 (postponed to 2022) Swimming World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka, Japan
Jul? Extreme Sports Summer X Games Minneapolis, Minnesota?
Jul 30-Aug 8 Multi-sports World Police and Fire Games Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Aug 6-15 (postponed to 2022) Athletics IAAF World Championships Eugene, Oregon USA
Aug 8-19 Multi-sports Summer Universiade Chengdu, China
Aug? Boxing AIBA World Championships (men) New Delhi, India
Aug 24 - Sep 5 Multi-sports Paralympic Games Tokyo, Japan
Aug 30 - Sep 12 (TBC) Tennis US Open New York, USA
Aug 31-Sep 6 Golf Solheim Cup Toledo, Ohio, USA
Sep? Rowing World Rowing Championships ?
Sep? Multi-sports World Urban Games Budapest, Hungary
Sep? Cycling UCI Road World Championships Bruges and Leuven, Belgium
Sept 10-19 Multi-sports Islamic Solidarity Games Konya, Turkey
Sep 18 – Oct 16 Rugby Womens World Cup New Zealand
Sep 24-26 (postponed from 2020) Golf Ryder Cup Whistling Straits (Haven, Wisconsin)
Sept? AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Sept? Rugby League NRL Grand Final Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Oct? Baseball World Series ?
Oct 18 - Nov 15 Cricket ICC World T20 (men) India
Oct 23 - Nov 27 Rugby League World Cup England
Nov 2 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
? Multi-sports Lusophony Games Luanda, Angola
Nov 21-Dec 2 Multi-sports South-East Asian Games Hanoi, Vietnam
Dec 2-19 Handball World Championships (women) Spain
Dec 13-18 (postponed from Dec 2020) 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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