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2023 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the year 2023 (go here for 2024). 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 ICC Cricket ODI World Cup, the Women's FIFA 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 list of top-10 major events of 2023 you shouldn't miss.

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 27-30 Extreme Sports Winter X Games 27 Aspen, Colorado, USA
Feb 1-11 Football (Soccer) 2022 FIFA Club World Cup Morocco
Feb 4 - Mar 18 Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
Feb 5-19 Skiing Alpine World Ski Championships Courchevel-Méribel, France
Feb 10-26 Cricket ICC World T20 (women) South Africa
Feb 12 Football (American) Super Bowl Glendale, Arizona
Feb 22u - Mar 5 Skiing (Nordic) FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica, Slovenia
Mar 14 - Apr 3 Basketball NCAA finals (March Madness) USA
Mar 8 - Jul 2 Water Polo FINA Water Polo World Cup (Men) LA, USA
Mar 15-26 Boxing IBA World Championships (women) New Delhi, India
Mar 8-21 Baseball World Baseball Classic Japan, Taiwan, USA
Apr 6-9 Golf Masters Augusta, Georgia, USA
Apr 11 - Jun 25 Water Polo FINA Water Polo World Cup (Women) final Long Beach, California, 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 1-14 Boxing IBA World Championships (men) Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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
Jun 1-12 Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jun 3-13 Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals  
June 10 Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
Jun 14-18 Football (Soccer) UEFA Nations League Netherlands 
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 16 - Jul 16 Football (Soccer) AFC Asian Cup China or South Korea
Jun 21 - Jul 1 Lacrosse World Lacrosse Championship (men) San Diego, USA
Jun 21 - Jul 2 Multi-sports European Games Kraków, Poland
Jul 1-23 Cycling Tour de France France
Jul 3-16 Tennis Wimbledon London, England
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 21-23 Extreme Sports Summer X Games California, USA
Jul 23-30 Cycling Tour de France Femmes France
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 canceled
Aug 10-20 Sailing World Championships The Hauge, Netherlands
Aug 19-27 Athletics IAAF World Championships Budapest, Hungary
Aug 23 - Sep 3 Multi-sports Indian Ocean Island Games Madagascar
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 2-17 Weightlifting World Championships Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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
Sep 29 - Oct 1 Golf Ryder Cup Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, Italy
Sept 30 AFL Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Sep 30 - Oct 8 Gymnastics World Championships (Artistic) Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 1 Rugby League NRL Grand Final ACCOR Stadium, Sydney
Oct 5 - Nov 19 Cricket ODI World Cup India
Oct 20 - Nov 5 Multi-sports Pan American Games Santiago, Chile
Oct 21-30 Multi-sports World Combat Games Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Oct 27 - Nov 1 Baseball World Series Texas & Phoenix, USA
Nov 3-11 (postponed from 2022) Multi-sports Gay Games Hong Kong, China
Nov 7 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov 19 - Dec 1 Multi-sports Pacific Games Honiara, Solomon Islands
Nov 30 - Dec 17 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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