2022 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the Year 2022. 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. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many major sporting events continue to be cancelled or postponed, and changes to this list can happen regularly.

Major events for the 2022 calendar include the FIFA World Cup, Winter Olympics, Winter Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, the World Games, Invictus 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 also the upcoming major sports calendars for 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026+

Let me know if you think something is missing or needs updating.

Date(s) Sport Event Location
Jan 9 - Feb 6 Football (Soccer) Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon
Jan 17-30 Tennis Australian Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan 21-23 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 5 - Mar 19 Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
Feb 13 Football (American) Super Bowl Inglewood, California
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 9 Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Apr 16-22 Multi-sports Invictus Games The Hague, Netherlands
Apr 16 - May 2 Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
May 7 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 12-23 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports South-East Asian Games Hanoi, Vietnam
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
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 7-17 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports World Games Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Jul? Extreme Sports Summer X Games Minneapolis, Minnesota?
Jul 14-17 Golf The Open Championship Old Course at St Andrews St Andrews Fife Scotland
Jul 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 24-31 Cycling Tour de France Femmes France
Jul 28 - Aug 8 Multi-sports Commonwealth Games Birmingham, England
Jul 28 - Aug 8 American Football IFAF Women's American Football Championships Vantaa Finland
Aug 6-14 Equestrian FEI World Equestrian Games Herning, Denmark
Aug 9-18 (postponed from 2021) Multi-sports Islamic Solidarity Games Konya, Turkey
Aug 11–21 Multi-sports European Sports Championships Munich, Germany
Aug 26 - Sep 11 Volleyball World Volleyball Championships (men) Russia
Aug 29 - Sep 11 (TBC) Tennis US Open New York, USA
Sep 9-11 Rugby 7s Rugby World Cup Sevens Cape Town, South Africa
Sep 10-25 Multi-sports Asian Games Hangzhou, China
Sept (cancelled) Air Sports World Air Games Turkey
Sep 18-25 Cycling UCI Road World Championships Wollongong, Australia
Sep 18-25 Rowing World Rowing Championships Račice, Czech Republic
Sep 19-25 (postponed from 2021) Golf Presidents Cup Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Sep 23 - Oct 15 Volleyball World Volleyball Championships (women) Netherlands & Poland
Sept 24 AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Sep 30 - Oct 2 Golf Ryder Cup Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy
Oct 1-15 Multi-Sports South American Games Asunción, Paraguay
Oct 2 Rugby League NRL Grand Final Sydney
Oct? Table Tennis World Championship Chengdu, China
Oct 8 - Nov 12 (postponed from 2021) Rugby Womens World Cup New Zealand
Oct? Baseball World Series ?
Oct 12-16 Cycling World Track Championships Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
Oct 15 - Nov 19 (postponed from 2021) Rugby League World Cup England
Oct 16 - Nov 13 Cricket ICC World T20 (men) Australia
Oct (postponed to 2026) Multi-sports Summer Youth Olympics Dakar, Senegal
Nov? Weightlifting World Championships Chongqing, China
Nov 1 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 11-19 (postponed until Nov 2023) Multi-sports Gay Games Hong Kong, China
Nov 21-Dec 18 Football (Soccer) FIFA World Cup Qatar
Dec 17-22 Swimming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Kazan, Russia

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

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