2023 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the year 2023. 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 2023 calendar are the Cricket World Cup, the Women's World Cup, 3rd European Games, the World Urban Games, the inaugural Cycling World Championships, the Invictus Games, Rugby World Cup, World Aquatics Championships, Summer World University Games, the Asian Games, World Athletics Championships, the World Combat Games, World Baseball Classic, Pan American Games, Netball World Cup as well as the usual annual events.

See our top-10 major events of 2023 you shouldn't miss.

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 16-29 Tennis Australian Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan 12-22 Multi-sports Winter World University Games Lake Placid, USA
Jan 12–29 Handball World Championships (men) Poland and Sweden
Jan 13-29 Field Hockey Men's Hockey World Cup Bhubaneswar & Rourkela, India
Jan 21-27 (postponed from 2021 & 2022) Multi-sports Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan, Russia
Jan ? Extreme Sports Winter X Games 27 Aspen, Colorado, USA?
Feb 4 - Mar 18 Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
Feb 6-19 Skiing Alpine World Ski Championships Courchevel-Méribel, France
Feb 9-26 Cricket ICC World T20 (women) South Africa
Feb 9 - Mar 26 Cricket World Cup India
Feb 12 Football (American) Super Bowl Glendale, Arizona
Feb 21 - Mar 5 Skiing (Nordic) FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica, Slovenia
Mar? Baseball World Baseball Classic Japan, Taiwan, USA?
Apr 6-9 Golf Masters Augusta, Georgia, USA
Apr 15 - May 1 Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
Apr 15 Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
May 5-16 Multi-sports South-East Asian Games Phnom Penh, Cambodia
May 6 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 12-21 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship Russia Finland & Latvia
May 18–21 Golf US PGA Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, New York
May 22-28 Table Tennis World Championship Durban, South Africa
May 28 Auto Racing Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, USA
May 28 - Jun 11 Tennis French Open Paris, France
June 10 Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
Jun 9-25 Multi-sports European Games Kraków, Poland
Jun 16 - Jul 16 Football (Soccer) AFC Asian Cup China or South Korea
Jun Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals
Jun Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jun 15-18 Golf US Open Los Angeles Country Club Los Angeles, California
Jun 16-25 Multi-sports Special Olympics World Summer Games Berlin, Germany
Jun - Jul? Football (Soccer) FIFA Club World Cup ?
Jul 1-23 Cycling Tour de France France
Jul 3-16 Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul? Multi-sports World Urban Games Budapest, Hungary?
Jul? Multi-sports Indian Ocean Island Games Madagascar
Jul? Extreme Sports Summer X Games Minneapolis, Minnesota?
Jul 10 - Aug 20 Football (Soccer) Women's World Cup Australia / New Zealand
Jul 14-30 Swimming World Aquatics Championships Fukuoka, Japan
Jul 20–23 Golf The Open Championship Royal Liverpool Golf Club Hoylake Merseyside England
Jul 28 - Aug 6 Multi-sports World Police and Fire Games Winnipeg, Canada
Jul 28 - Aug 6 Netball Netball World Cup Cape Town, South Africa
Jul 28 - Aug 8 Multi-sports Summer World University Games Yekaterinburg, Russia Chengdu China
Aug 3-13 Cycling UCI Cycling World Championships Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Aug 5-12 Multi-sports World Beach Games Bali, Indonesia
Aug 10-20 Sailing World Championships The Hauge, Netherlands
Aug? Multi-sports African Games Ghana (Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast)
Aug 19-27 Athletics IAAF World Championships Budapest, Hungary
Aug 25-Sept 10 Basketball FIBA Basketball World Cup (men) Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines
Aug 28 - Sep 10 Tennis US Open New York, USA
Sep 3-10 Rowing World Rowing Championships Belgrade, Serbia
Sep 8 - Oct 28 Rugby World Cup (men) France
Sep 9-16 (postponed from 2020) Multi-sports Invictus Games Düsseldorf, Germany
Sep 22-24 Golf Solheim Cup Casares, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Sep 23 - Oct 8 Multi-sports Asian Games Hangzhou, China
Sept? AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Sep 29-Oct 1 Golf Ryder Cup Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy
Sept? Rugby League NRL Grand Final Sydney?
Oct 5-14 Multi-sports World Combat Games Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Oct? Rugby League World Cup 9s ?
Oct? Baseball World Series ?
Oct 20 - Nov 5 Multi-sports Pan American Games Santiago, Chile
Nov 3-11 (postponed from 2022) Multi-sports Gay Games Hong Kong, China
Nov? Weightlifting World Championships ?
Nov 7 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 19-Dec 1 Multi-sports Pacific Games Honiara, Solomon Islands
? Handball World Championships (women) Denmark / Norway / Sweden

note: any date and time listed represent the local date and time

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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