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2026 World Sporting Event Calendar

Here is a list of the major sporting events for the year 2026. 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 2026 calendar is the FIFA World Cup, Winter Olympics, Winter Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian 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? Tennis Australian Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan ? Extreme Sports Winter X Games usually Aspen
Feb 8 Football (American) Super Bowl Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California
Feb? Cricket ICC World T20 (women) England
Feb-Mar? Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
Feb 6-22 Multi-sports Winter Olympics Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo
Mar 6-15 Multi-sports Winter Paralympics Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo
Mar 20-22 Athletics 21st IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championship Toruń, Poland
Mar? Basketball NCAA finals (March Madness) USA
Mar? Multi-sports Commonwealth Games Victoria, Australia
Apr ? Golf Masters Augusta, USA
Apr ? Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Apr Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
May? Multi-Sports South American Games ?
May 14–17 Golf US PGA Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
May Auto Racing Indy 500 Indianapolis, USA
May ? Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May ? Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship  
May ? Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May ? Auto Racing Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo, Monaco
May ? Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final various Europe
May ? Tennis French Open Paris, France
May ? Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals USA/Canada
May ? Basketball NBA Finals USA
Jun 18-21 Golf US Open Shinnecock Hills Golf Club Shinnecock Hills, New York
Jun 11 - Jul 19 Football (Soccer) FIFA World Cup USA, Canada, Mexico
Jun ? Auto Racing 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Jul ? Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul 16–19 Golf The Open Championship Southport, Merseyside, England
Jul 24 - Aug 8  Multi-sports Central American and Caribbean Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Jul ? Cycling Tour de France mostly France
Jul ? Cycling Tour de France Femmes France
Jul ? Extreme Sports Summer X Games usually Minneapolis, USA
July ? Rugby 7s Rugby World Cup Sevens  
July? Field Hockey Hockey World Cup (men and women) Wavre, Belgium & Amstelveen, Netherlands
Jul 30 - Aug 9 Multi-sports European Sports Championships ?
? Cricket ICC World T20 (men) India & Sri Lanka
Aug? Equestrian FEI World Equestrian Games ?
? American Football IFAF Women's American Football Championships ?
Aug? Multi-sports Gay Games Valencia, Spain
Aug ? Golf US PGA  
Aug ? Tennis US Open New York, USA
? Table Tennis World Championship ?
Sep ? Equestrian FEI World Equestrian Games  
Sep? Rowing World Rowing Championships ?
Sep ? Golf Presidents Cup Medinah Country Club, Chicago, Illinois
Sep? Golf Solheim Cup Bernardus Golf in Cromvoirt, Netherlands
Sep ? Volleyball World Volleyball Championship  
Sep ? Cycling UCI Road World Championships  
Sep ? Australian Football Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Sep? Rugby League Grand Final, Australia Sydney
Sep 19 - Oct 4 Multi-sports Asian Games Nagoya, Japan
? Golf Presidents Cup Medinah Country Club, Chicago, Illinois
Oct? Multi-sports Summer Youth Olympics Dakar, Senegal
Oct? Weightlifting IWF World Championships  
Oct ? Baseball World Series  
Oct ? Gymnastics World Championships (Artistic)  
Nov ? Weightlifting IWF World Championships  
Nov 3 Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Dec ? Swimming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)  

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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