2022 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the year 2022 and following. 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 the 2022 calendar is the FIFA World Cup, Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games, the World Games, World Masters Games, South American Games, Rugby League World Cup, Rugby World Cup (Women), Summer Universiade, as well as the usual annual events. The second European Sports Championships will also be held.

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 9 - Feb 6 Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Cameroon
Jan 17-30 (TBC) Tennis Australia Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan ? Extreme Sports Winter X Games 26 Aspen, Colorado, USA?
Jan 22-28 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan, Russia
Feb 4-20 Multi-sports Winter Olympics Beijing, China
Feb 6 Gridiron/Football Super Bowl Inglewood, California
Feb 5 - Mar 19 Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
Mar 4-13 Multi-sports Winter Paralympics Beijing, China
Mar 4 - Apr 3 Cricket ODI World Cup for women New Zealand
Mar 22-27 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports Winter Military World Games Berchtesgaden and Ruhpolding, Germany
Apr 7-10 Golf Masters Augusta, Georgia, USA
Apr 8 Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Apr 16 - May 2 Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
May 7 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 13-29 Swimming World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka, Japan
May 13-29 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports World Masters Games (Summer) Kansai, Japan
May 13-29 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship Finland
May 19-22 Golf US PGA Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 22 - Jun 5 Tennis French Open Paris, France
May 28 Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia
May 29 Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, USA
Jun Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jun Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals
Jun 16-19 Golf US Open The Country Club Brookline, Massachusetts
June 26 - July 7 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports 2021 Summer Universiade Chengdu, China
Jun 27 - Jul 10 Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jun - Jul? Football (Soccer) FIFA Club World Cup ?
Jul 1-17 Field Hockey Women's FIH Hockey World Cup Terrassa, Spain and Amstelveen, Netherlands
Jul 1-24 Cycling Tour de France France
Jul? (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports South-East Asian Games Hanoi, Vietnam
Jul 7-17 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports World Games Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Jul? Extreme Sports Summer X Games Minneapolis, Minnesota?
Jul 14-17 Golf British Open Old Course at St Andrews St Andrews Fife Scotland
July 15-24 (postponed from 2021) Athletics IAAF World Championships Eugene, Oregon USA
Jul 22- Jul 31 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports World Police and Fire Games Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Jul 27 - Aug 7 Multi-sports Commonwealth Games Birmingham, England
Aug 11–21 Multi-sports European Sports Championships Munich, Germany
Aug (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports Islamic Solidarity Games Konya, Turkey
Aug 29 - Sep 11 (TBC) Tennis US Open New York, USA
Sep 10-25 Multi-sports Asian Games Hangzhou, China
Sep? Cycling UCI Road World Championships Wollongong, Australia
Sept Air Sports World Air Games Turkey
Sep? Equestrian FEI World Equestrian Games ?
Sep? Rowing World Rowing Championships Račice, Czech Republic
? Rugby 7s Rugby World Cup Sevens Cape Town, South Africa
? Table Tennis World Championship Chengdu, China
? Hockey (Field) World Cup — Men ?
Sep ? Volleyball World Volleyball Championships (men & women) ?
Sept? AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Sept? Rugby League NRL Grand Final Sydney?
Sep 30 - Oct 2 Golf Ryder Cup Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy
Sep 19-25 (postponed from 2021) Golf Presidents Cup Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Oct 1-15 Multi-Sports South American Games Asunción, Paraguay
Oct 8 - Nov 12 (postponed from 2021) Rugby Womens World Cup New Zealand
Oct? Baseball World Series ?
Oct 12-16 Cycling World Track Championships France
Oct 15 - Nov 19 (postponed from 2021) Rugby League World Cup England
Oct-Nov Cricket ICC World T20 (men) Australia
Oct (postponed to 2026) Multi-sports Summer Youth Olympics Dakar, Senegal
Nov 1 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov Multi-sports Gay Games Hong Kong, China
Nov 21-Dec 18 Football (Soccer) FIFA World Cup Qatar

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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