World Sporting Event Calendar Template

Here is a list of the major sporting events held around the world. We have tried to include all the big sporting events of the major sports, mostly the international competitions. For the current events, see this year's sporting events calendar.

Included Sporting Events

Here are sporting events that are held each year, listed in order of the usual date month. I'm still working on this list, so not everything is included yet.

Also check out our specific sports calendars, which includes these plus more: football (soccer), American Football, rugby league, rugby union, tennis, motorsports, golf, cricket, athletics, horse racing, cycling, swimming, baseball, basketball.

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

Date(s)   Sport Event Location
Jan? annual Tennis Australia Open Melbourne, Australia
Jan ? annual Extreme Sports Winter X Games usually Aspen
Feb ? annual Gridiron/Football Super Bowl USA
Feb ? 4-yearly (2018, 2022, 2026, 2030) Multi-sports Winter Olympics  
Feb?   Cycling World Track Championships  
Feb? biannual (odd years) Alpine Skiing Alpine World Ski Championships  
Feb? biannual (odd years) Nordic Skiing Nordic World Ski Championships  
Feb-Mar? annual Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
March ? 4-yearly (2018, 2022, 2026, 2030) Multi-sports Winter Paralympics  
Apr ? annual Golf Masters Augusta, USA
April ? 4-yearly (2018, 2022, 2026, 2030) Multi-sports Commonwealth Games  
Apr ? annual Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
Apr-ends on the 1st Monday in May annual Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
May annual Auto Racing Indy 500 Indianapolis, USA
May ? annual Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May ?   Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship  
May ?   Multi-Sports South American Games  
May ? annual Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May ?   Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final  
May ? annual Auto Racing Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo, Monaco
May ? annual Tennis French Open Paris, France
May ? annual Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals USA/Canada
May ? annual Basketball NBA Finals USA
Jun ? 4-yearly (2020, 2024, 2028, 2032) Football (Soccer) FIFA World Cup various
Jun ? annual Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final various Europe
Jul ? annual Cycling Tour de France mostly France
Jun ? annual Auto Racing 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Jun ? annual Golf US Open  
Jun - Jul? biannual 2021, 23, 25, 27 Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Africa
Jul ? annual Tennis Wimbledon London, England
Jul ? annual Golf British Open  
Jul ? annual Extreme Sports Summer X Games usually Minneapolis, USA
July ?   Rugby 7s Rugby World Cup Sevens  
Jul ?   Hockey (Field) World Cup - Women  
Aug ?   Multi-sports European Sports Championships  
Aug ?   Multi-Sports Central Caribbean Games  
Aug ?   Multi-sports Gay Games  
Aug ? annual Golf US PGA  
Aug ?   Multi-sports Asian Games  
Aug ? annual Tennis US Open New York, USA
Sep ?   Rowing 2018 World Rowing Championships  
Sep ?   Equestrian FEI World Equestrian Games  
Late Sept/ Early Oct biannual, even years Golf Ryder Cup various, USA or Europe
Sep ?   Volleyball World Women's Volleyball Championship  
Sep 9-16 annual Rowing World Rowing Championships ?
Sep ?   Cycling UCI Road World Championships  
Sep ? annual Australian Football Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
Sep? annual Rugby League Grand Final Sydney
Oct? every 4 years (2021, 2025, 2029) Rugby League World Cup  
Sep ? annual Golf Ryder Cup  
Sep ?   Volleyball World Women's Volleyball Championship  
Oct ?   Multi-sports Summer Youth Olympics  
Oct ? annual Baseball World Series  
Oct ?   Multi-sports Invictus Games  
Oct ?   Gymnastics World Championships (Artistic)  
Nov ?   Weightlifting IWF World Championships  
Nov ? annual Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
Nov ?   Boxing AIBA World Championships (women)  
Nov ? every 4 years (2022, 2026) Hockey (Field) World Cup - Men  
Dec ?   Swimming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)  

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The biggest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out calendar of major sporting events.

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