We have discussed the Wonders of the Sporting World, which are all about stadiums and venues, although the experience of being there to watch sport in these stadiums is what makes it special. Hence the need for a Top-7 Wonders of the Sporting World - Sporting Events List.
I created a more comprehensive list before whittling it down to our top 7 wonders. Do you agree with my selections? Let me know in the comments below. Following feedback from this list, we have also made a list of female sporting event wonders.
Our Final List of the 7 Wonders of the Sporting World (Events)
In no particular order, here they are ...
The FIFA World Cup is the major sporting tournament for the world's most popular sport, held every four years. The soccer World Cup is the most viewed event in the world.
The Summer Olympic Games is the highly anticipated multi-sport event held every four years.
The Tour de France is the most demanding and prestigious cycling event in the world. It lasts for three weeks in July, held in 21 stages throughout the French countryside. It was first held in 1903, and since then it has only been interrupted due to the two World Wars.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), held annually in February. It is one of the most watched annual sporting events.
Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club is one of the four tennis tournaments that make up the grand slam. Wimbledon is considered to be the most prestigious, largely because of its setting and surrounding pomp. It's the only major tournament played on a natural turf surface.
Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is the most popular of the international Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. It is considered one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, and one of the most spectacular as the race winds around a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monte Carlo.
The World Series is the annual championship series of the US Major League Baseball (MLB), the winner determined after a best-of-seven playoff. It is is more than a sporting event; it's a fixture on the American cultural landscape. To get to the baseball's world series, each of the 32 teams in the major leagues must endure a 162-game season, followed by three playoff rounds.
- Wonders of the Sporting World (Female Events)
- Nominations: Our extended list of The Wonders of the Sporting World (Events)
- Wonders of the Sporting World (Venues)
- Wonders of the Sporting World (Athletes)
- More 7 Wonders Lists
- A discussion about the top must see sporting events
- Full list of Robert Tuchman's must see live sporting events
- Current World Events Calendar
- Multi-Sport Events (Games) Calendar
- Book: The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live
- Other world sports lists