There are always many sporting events happening around the world, and you will have your favorite sports, but here is a list of major events that any sporting fan should put putting on their sports bucket list.
Here are our top recommended sporting events to look forward to in 2024, and if you get the chance, go and watch it live.
1. Paris Olympic Games
In August the world will again stop to watch the greatest athletes of the world compete at the Olympic Games. Join the celebrations in Paris as 2024 will mark 100 years since they last hosted the event. There will be a unique opportunity to sit on the banks of the River Seine for the Opening Ceremony, with athletes set to travel in boats along a six-kilometer route during the spectacle. As for sports, breakdancing will be making its Olympic debut.
2. Paralympic Games
The Paralympics, a multi-sport event for disabled athletes, are stepping out of the shadow of the Olympic Games. Once seen as a minor sporting event tacked onto the end of the Olympics, the Paralympic Games will see unprecedented exposure and the athletes celebrated for their athletic achievements. Go along and be inspired.
3. Euro 2024
Euro 2024 will be the 17th time the UEFA Euro Championship has been held. The competition will be held in Germany between 24 European national teams. It will just be part of a bumper year for international football, with other major football events including the postponed 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast and the 2024 Copa América in the USA.
4. America's Cup Sailing
The 37th America's Cup, the biggest event in Sailing, will take place on the waters of Barcelona in Spain. Can Team New Zealand defend its title? While the boats have improved greatly over time with the benefit of technology, so has the experience for spectators.
5. T20 World Cup
The United States will host its first major cricket tournament when they co-hosting the 2024 T20 World Cup along with the West Indies. This 9th edition of the tournament will involve 16 teams from around the world. Also in 2024 is the ICC World T20 for women being held in Bangladesh.
6. Australian Open Tennis
What better way to start off the sporting year than with a visit to Melbourne for the Australian tennis open? With the retirement of many superstars of tennis in recent years, you can witness the stars of tomorrow in the first grand slam of the year.
7. Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest and most famous thoroughbred horse races in the world, and is often referred to as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports". The Kentucky Derby is the first race of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, making it an important event in the world of horse racing. The Kentucky Derby is also known for its stylish and elaborate hats, adding to the festive atmosphere of the event. These factors all combine to make the Kentucky Derby a unique and exciting event that appeals to not only fans of horse racing, and any sports fan.
8. Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most popular and iconic races on the F1 calendar, and a must-watch event for fans of motorsports. It is known for its challenging street circuit that runs through the narrow, twisting streets of Monte Carlo, providing a unique and spectacular backdrop for the race. The circuit's tight turns and limited overtaking opportunities make it a true test of driver skill and car performance. The glitz and glamour of Monaco add to the event's prestige, with many celebrities and VIPs attending the race.
9. Winter X-Games
It is not all summer sports, you can get your snow fix at the Winter X Games. World-class Winter sports athletes from around the world battle it out on an annual basis at Aspen Colorado.
10. Tour de France Femmes
The 2024 event will be the 3rd holding of the women's version of the tour de France, which just gets better and better each year. The race will take place after the Tour de France in July 2024, but the route may be modified as there will be preparations for the Olympic Games in Paris.
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