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 is the Women's Rugby World Cup, the World 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? Handball World Championships (men) Egypt
Jan ? Tennis Australia Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan? Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Ivory Coast
Feb 7 Gridiron/Football Super Bowl Inglewood, California
Feb? Multi-sports Winter Military World Games ?
Feb 9-21 Skiing World Alpine Ski Championships Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Feb? Cycling World Track Championships ?
Mar? Multi-sports Winter Universiade Lucerne, Switzerland
Mar? Baseball World Baseball Classic ?
Apr ? Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
May 2 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
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
Jun? 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 Cycling Tour de France France
? Multi-sports Special Olympics World Winter Games ?
? Rugby Womens World Cup ?
? Cricket ODI World Cup for Women New Zealand
Jul? Multi-sports Summer Universiade ?
July 15-25 Multi-sports World Games Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Jun/Jul Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul 15–18 Golf British Open St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
Jun 17-20 Golf US Open Torrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, California
Jun/Jul Football (Soccer) Confederations Cup ?
Jul 16-Aug 1 Swimming World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka, Japan
? Golf Presidents Cup Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 30-Aug 8 Multi-sports World Police and Fire Games Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Aug? Boxing AIBA World Championships (men) New Delhi, India
Aug? Multi-sports South-East Asian Games Hanoi, Vietnam
14-22 Aug (TBC) Athletics World Championships Eugene, Oregon USA
? Multi-sports World Masters Games (Summer) Kansai, Japan
? Swimming World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka, Japan
Aug/Sep? Tennis US Open New York, USA
Sept? AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Oct? Baseball World Series ?
Oct? Rugby League World Cup ?
Nov ? Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
? Handball World Championships (women) Spain
? Multi-sports Lusophony Games ?

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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