2022 WILL BE IN BUZZ IN SPORT! – The international sports calendar for Sunday morning 2022

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2022 will feature several major sporting events, including the much-anticipated 2022 World Cup of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in Qatar, which has moved from its usual date of June to November due to adverse weather conditions in the country.

The year will also put Beijing back in the spotlight as the city hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, 14 years after hosting the Summer Olympics and becoming the first city to host both events.

Other major events in 2022 include the postponement of the UEFA Women’s Euro in England, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the 2022 World Cup (International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 in Australia.

Here is a month-by-month guide to the great international sporting event of 2022:

JANUARY

January 9 – February 6: 33rd African Cup of Nations (Football) – Cameroon

January 17-30: 110th Australian Open (Tennis) – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia

FEBRUARY

February 4-20: 24th Winter Olympics – Beijing, China

February 5-March 19: 23rd Six Nations (Rugby Union) – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales

February 6: (56th) Super Bowl LVI (National Football League or NFL) – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California, United States

MARCH

March 4-13: 13th Paralympic Winter Games – Beijing, China

March 4 – April 3: 12th Women’s Cricket World Cup – New Zealand

March 6: Tokyo Marathon – Tokyo, Japan

To be confirmed *: 51st New York Marathon – New York, United States

APRIL

April 7-10: 86th Masters Golf – Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, USA

April 9: 174th Grand National (Horse Racing) – Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England

April 16-22: Fifth Invictus Games – The Hague, Netherlands

April 16 – May 2: World Snooker Championship – Crucible Theater, Sheffield, England

April 18: Boston Marathon – Boston, Massachusetts, United States

April 24: London Marathon – London, England

CAN

May 6-29: 105th Giro d’Italia (Cycling) – Hungary and Italy

May 14: FA Cup Final (Football) – Wembley Stadium, London, England

May 18: UEFA Europa League Final (Football) – Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain

May 19-22: 104th PGA Championship (Golf) – Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

May 22 – June 5: 126th Roland-Garros (Tennis) – Roland-Garros, Paris, France

May 28: 27th European Rugby Champions Cup Final – Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France

May 28: 67th UEFA Champions League final (football) – Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia

JUNE

June 2-19: NBA Finals (Basketball) – to be confirmed

June 11-12: 24 Hours of Le Mans (motorsport) – Circuit de la Sarthe Le Mans, France

June 16-19: 122nd US Open (Golf) – The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

June 27 – July 10: 135th Wimbledon Championships (Tennis) – All England Lawn Tennis Club, London, England

JULY

July 1-24: 109th Tour de France (Cycling) – Denmark and France

July 6-31: 13th UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (Football) – England

July 14-17: 150th The Open 2022 (Golf) – Old Course at St Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

July 15-24: 18th World Athletics Championships – Hayward Field Eugene, Oregon, USA

July 28 – August 8: 22nd Commonwealth Games – Birmingham, England

AUGUST

August 29 – September 11: 142nd US Open (Tennis) – Flushing Meadows New York City, United States

August 19 – September 11: 77th Vuelta a España (Cycling) – Spain

SEPTEMBER

September 18-25: 95th UCI Road World Championships (Cycling) – Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

September 22-25: 14th Presidents Cup (Golf) – Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

September 23-25: Fifth Laver Cup (Tennis) – The O2 Arena, London, England

September 24: 126th AFL Grand Final 2022 (Australian Football League or AFL) – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

OCTOBER:

October 8 – November 12: Ninth or Rugby World Cup 2021 (Rugby Union for Women) – New Zealand

October 9: 44th Chicago Marathon – Chicago, United States

October 15 – November 19: 16th or Rugby Union World Cup 2021 (Men’s Rugby League) – England

October 16 – November 13 – Eighth ICC T20 World Cup (cricket) – Australia

TBD – 118th MLB World Series (Major League Baseball or MLB) – TBD

NOVEMBER

November 1: 162nd Melbourne Cup (Horse Racing) – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia

November 21 – December 18: 22nd or 2022 FIFA World Cup (Football) – Qatar

To be confirmed: 110th Davis Cup Final (Tennis) – To be confirmed

To be confirmed: 53rd ATP Final (Tennis) – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy

TBC: 51st WTA Final (Tennis) – Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, Shenzhen, China

DECEMBER

To be confirmed: 29 or 2022/2023 PDC World Darts (Darts) Championship – Alexandra Palace, London, England

* To be confirmed = to be confirmed


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