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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
annual Jan? Tennis Australian Open Melbourne, Australia
annual Jan ? Extreme Sports Winter X Games usually Aspen
annual Feb ? Football (American) Super Bowl USA
4-yearly (2018, 2022, 2026, 2030) Feb ? Multi-sports Winter Olympics  
biennial (odd years) Feb? Alpine Skiing Alpine World Ski Championships  
biennial (odd years) Feb? Nordic Skiing Nordic World Ski Championships  
annual Feb-Mar? Rugby Six Nations UK, Ireland, France & Italy
4-yearly (2018, 2022, 2026, 2030) March ? Multi-sports Winter Paralympics  
every 4 years, 2023, 2026? Mar ? Water Polo FINA Water Polo World Cup (Men) ?
every 2 years (2026, 2028) Mar? Athletics World Indoor Athletics Championship  
annual March Basketball NCAA finals (March Madness) USA
every 4 years, 2023, 2026? Apr ? Water Polo FINA Water Polo World Cup (Women) ?
annual Apr ? Golf Masters Augusta, USA
4-yearly (2018, 2022, 2026, 2030) April ? Multi-sports Commonwealth Games  
biennial (2023, 2025 ...) Apr? Table Tennis World Championships various
annual Apr ? Horse Racing Grand National Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool
annual Apr-ends on the 1st Monday in May Snooker World Snooker Championship Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England
every 4 years, 2021, 2026 May Sailing America's Cup ?
annual May Auto Racing Indy 500 Indianapolis, USA
annually, first Saturday in May May ? Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
annually May ? Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship  
every 4 years, 2026, 2030, May ? Multi-Sports South American Games  
annual May ? Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
annual May ? Auto Racing Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo, Monaco
annual May ? Tennis French Open Paris, France
annual May ? Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals USA/Canada
annual May ? Basketball NBA Finals USA
4-yearly (2026, 2030, 2034, 2038) Jun ? Football (Soccer) FIFA World Cup various
every 4 years: 2027, 2031, ? Rugby Union Rugby World Cup (men) Australia
every 4 years: 2024, 2028, 32 Jun ? Football (Soccer) Euros  
annual Jun ? Football (Soccer) UEFA Champions League Final various Europe
annual Jul ? Cycling Tour de France Femmes France
annual Jul ? Cycling Tour de France mostly France
annual Jun ? Auto Racing 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
annual Jun ? Golf US Open  
biennial 2021, 23, 25, 27 Jun - Jul? Football (Soccer) African Cup of Nations Africa
every 4 years, 2023, 2026? Jun? Lacrosse World Lacrosse Championship (men) ?
every 4 years, 2027, 2031 Jun-Jul? Football (Soccer) Women's World Cup ?
every few years, 2025, Jun - Jul? Football (Soccer) FIFA Club World Cup ?
annual Jul ? Tennis Wimbledon London, England
annual Jul ? Golf The Open Championship  
annual Jul ? Extreme Sports Summer X Games usually Minneapolis, USA
every 4 years, 2022, 2026 July ? Rugby 7s Rugby World Cup Sevens  
every 4 years (2022, 2026) Jul ? Hockey (Field) World Cup — Women  
every 4 years: 2027, 2031, 2035 ? Netball Netball World Cup  
odd years July ? Swimming + World Aquatics Championships  
every 4 years (2022, 2026) July or Nov ? Hockey (Field) World Cup — Men  
every 4 years, 2022, 2026 Aug ? Multi-sports European Sports Championships  
every 4 years, 2023, 2027 Aug ? Multi-Sports Central Amerian & Caribbean Games  
every 4 years, 2022, 2026 Aug ? Multi-sports Gay Games  
annual Aug ? Golf US PGA  
every 4 years (2026, 2030, ) Aug ? Multi-sports Asian Games  
annual Aug ? Tennis US Open New York, USA
annual ? Table Tennis World Championship ?
biennial ? Multi-sports World Beach Games various
biennial (2025, 2027 ...) Aug & Dec Multi-sports Summer & Winter FISU World University Games various
every 4 years (2022, 2026 ...) Sep ? Equestrian FEI World Equestrian Games  
biennial, even years Late Sept/ Early Oct Golf Ryder Cup various, USA or Europe
biennial, even years Sep/Oct Golf Solheim Cup various, USA or Europe
annual Sep? Rowing World Rowing Championships ?
every 4 years (2024, 2028, ...) Sep/Oct Sailing America's Cup Barcelona, Spain
annual ? Cycling UCI Cycling World Championships ?
annual Sep ? Australian Football Grand Final Melbourne, Australia
annual Sep? Rugby League Grand Final Sydney
every 4 years (2021, 2025, 2029) Oct? Rugby League World Cup ?
annual Oct? Weightlifting World Championships  
biennial (2023, 2025 ...) Sep ? Golf Ryder Cup  
biennial (2022, 2024 ...) Sep ? Golf Presidents Cup  
every 4 years (2022, 2026, 2030 ...) Sep ? Volleyball World Volleyball Championship  
every 4 years (2026, 2030 ...) Oct ? Multi-sports Summer Youth Olympics  
annual Oct ? Baseball World Series  
every 4 years, 2027 Oct ? Multi-sports Summer Military World Games ?
  Oct ? Multi-sports Invictus Games  
every 4 years (2023, 2027 Oct? Rugby League World Cup 9s ?
annual (except Olympic years) Oct ? Gymnastics World Championships (Artistic)  
annual Nov ? Weightlifting IWF World Championships  
annual Nov ? Horse Racing Melbourne Cup Victoria, Australia
annual (except Olympic years?) Nov ? Boxing IBA World Championships (men)  
annual (except Olympic years?) Nov ? Boxing IBA World Championships (women)  
even years Dec ? Swimming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)  

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