No matter where you live in the world or what sport is your chosen one to watch. The chances are that you will find a sporting event that you will want to watch and support. Around the world, there are a variety of sporting events that are being held throughout the year. So, with this in mind, we thought that we would put together some of them for you to take a look at.
The Indianapolis 500- USA
Held on the Memorial Day weekend to maximise attendance, the Indi 500 is one of the best-known races in the whole of the US (not to mention the world). It isn’t officially known how many people attend the event; however, it is often as many as 400,000.
The Monaco Grand Prix- Monaco
Since 1929, the streets of Monaco have been home to one of the most significant motorsports events, known to be one of the most demanding courses in Formula One, one that gives drivers a truly unforgettable experience as well as a challenge for newcomers and veterans alike.
The Open Championship- The UK
Golf has several events held around the world; however, the biggest in the UK (and one of the biggest in the world as a whole) has to be the Open Championships. Either held in England or Scotland, these championships have been around since 1860 and are one of the most popular golf events globally; for fans and players alike.
Rugby World Cup
For rugby fans, there is always one event to look forward to; and that is the Rugby World Cup. Happening every four years, this event allows the best players from around the world to tackle one another and try to prove who is the best.
The Ryder Cup
Another golfing event is the Ryder Cup. This happens every two years and allows the United States to tackle players from across Europe. There is no prize money for this particular sporting event; instead, it is played for respect and a lovely trophy.
UEFA Champions League Final
Founded in 1955, the UEFA Champions League is one of the most celebrated in the whole world. In fact, in 2011, it was thought that 178.7 million fans watched the final of the competition. One that Spanish clubs have dominated for the majority of its creation.
The World Series- United States
For America, the primary sport for many is baseball, which means that The World Series is easily one of the most popular sporting events in the entire country. Rather than being a short event, this one lasts for most of the year. While there may be over a hundred games played as a part of the series, the final 7 are the most celebrated ones.
The Tour De France
For cycling fans, the 2,000-mile race that is the Tour De France is the event of the year. It takes three weeks for the race to play out, and it has a finale held in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Paris.
The NBA Finals
Another popular sport in the USA is basketball, and one of the most significant sporting events in basketball has to be the NBA finals. This particular event has seen some of the greatest names in the sport playing and is a sure-fire way to showcase some of the best talents on the court for all the world to see.
Heading back to England, we have the oldest (and one of the best known) tennis events globally. Wimbledon. Since 1877, Wimbledon is played on the grass on the famous courts and is held from late June to early July. Whether it is the strict dress code, the strawberries and cream or the world-class tennis players, one thing is for sure, Wimbledon is a must-see.
The Grand National
Staying in the UK, we have one of the greatest horse racing events in the world. Held at Aintree since 1839, The Grand National features as many as 40 horses, all racing over a 30 jump course. A favourite with fans and newbies alike, this race is one of the most bet on globally and brings in as many as 600 million viewers worldwide.
The Super Bowl
There are very few sporting events that have as much power as The Super Bowl. A pinnacle of the US football calendar, it isn’t just the game itself that fans look forward to; it is also the parties, the food and of course, the half-time show too.
Want to see the best of the best when it comes to a variety of sports? If you do, then you are going to need to watch the Olympics. Whether it is the Winter or the Summer version, there is little better than watching the Olympics and getting lost in medal fever.
The World Cup
Finally, we have one of the best-known football events in the world—the World Cup. Bringing together teams from around the world, the hopes and dreams of several nations are to be won or lost on the pitch in 90 minutes.