Sporting Events for the YearPosted on the 17th March, 2017
Spring has officially sprung, summer is just around the corner and the world of sport is heating up alongside the weather. With such a full calendar ahead it’s important that you don’t lose track of all of the important sporting events of 2017.
With that in mind, what sporting events do we have to look forward to for the rest of this year?
18th March – Six Nations – Rugby union will enjoy the final day of the Six Nations where Scotland vs. Italy, France vs. Wales, and Ireland vs. England will fill our screens with rugby delights.
22nd March – Football – Gear up for a great international friendly between Germany and England.
26th March – Formula 1 – Rev your engines, ready to go for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. You’ll need to be an early riser for this one, but it should be the best kind of thrill ride to get you up in the morning!
6th to 9th April – Golf Masters – Also known as the US Masters, this is an annual event that has a smaller field of play due to being invitation-only.
23rd April – London Marathon – People train for months, from all walks of life, to take part in this annual run. It’s a great day out for runners and spectators alike.
5th and 7th May – Cricket One-Day International – England vs. Ireland.
27th May – FA Cup Final – For fans of football this one needs no explanation.
29th May to 5th June – Table Tennis World Championships – Prefer your tennis bitesize? The table tennis championships (or ping pong depending on where you’re from) is the perfect sporting event for your enjoyment.
10th June – Triathlon World Series – Head to head battles in the standard and sprint distance triathlon is an exhilarating athletics competition.
22nd to 30th June – Taekwondo World Championships – A Korean martial art, characterised by head-height kicks, and this year’s competition will take place in Muju, South Korea. Held every two years, it’s a chance to witness some of the best martial artists in the world in motion.
3rd to 16th July – Wimbledon – Two weeks of pure drama are set to begin in July. Will Murray reign supreme again this year? Will anyone knock Serena Williams from her podium? We can’t wait to find out!
14th to 30th July – World Aquatics Championships – Prefer a competition to test man’s ability to be a fish? Then the World Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary, should whet your appetite.
9th to 26th August – Women’s World Cup (Rugby) – Drama, mud and some spectacular sport can be guaranteed at the rugby Women’s World Cup.
27th August – British Moto Grand Prix – Petrol heads should get in gear for the annual motorcycling event held at Silverstone.
3rd to 10th September – Tour of Britain (cycling) – A multi-stage cycling race, for the average man or woman this would be a scenic journey on British roads. For competitors, it is a test to see who can venture through our green Isle in the fastest time possible.
24th September to 1st October – Rowing World Championships – Row, row, row your boat, frantically down the stream… A week-long event, this is the highlight of the rowing calendar during non-Olympic years. So, don’t miss it!
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