Major World Sporting Events Calendar 2023

In this guide, we will take a look at some of the most important sports events taking place in 2022.


The ongoing coronavirus pandemic might delay events from one month to another, depending on where COVID-19 claims its next hotspot. So, consider the dates and locations mentioned below with a bit of caution as they are subject to change.

This list will only cover major events, so lesser-known tournaments may be omitted from the roundup.

An image featuring people cheering on a stadium representing the major world sporting events 2021

Generally speaking, though, there are a handful of universally popular sports events coming up in 2022:

  • Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics
  • Rugby League World Cup
  • FIFA World Cup 2022
  • World Urban Games
  • World Combat Games
  • Invictus Games
In addition to listing all the major sporting events that are worth tuning in to, we will also provide guides on how to watch them from any location on the planet.

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at the best sporting events to follow in 2022.

DateSportEventLocationHow To Watch
Jan 9 – Feb 6 SoccerAfrican Cup of NationsCameroon
Jan. 13–30HandballMen EHF Euro HandballHungary and Slovakia
Jan. 17–30TennisAustralian OpenMelbourne, AustraliaClick here
Jan. 21–23Extreme SportsWinter X Games 26Aspen, Colorado, USA
Feb. 3–12SoccerFIFA Club World CupAbu DhabiClick Here
Feb. 5 – Mar. 19RugbySix NationsUK, Ireland, France, ItalyClick Here
Feb. 13FootballSuper BowlSoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Feb 22 – Mar. 6SkiingNordic Junior World Ski ChampionshipsZakopane, Poland
Mar. 6– 15Multi SportWinter ParalympicsBeijing, China
Mar. 18–20AthleticsWorld Athletics Indoor ChampionshipBelgrade, Serbia
Mar. 22–27Several SportsWinter Military World GamesBerchtesgaden and Ruhpolding, Germany
April 9Horse RacingGrand NationalAintree Racecourse, Liverpool
April 16 – April 22 Multi SportInvictus Games The Hague, Netherlands
April 16 – May 2SnookerWorld Snooker ChampionshipCrucible Theatre Sheffield, England
April 7– April 10GolfMastersAugusta, Georgia, USA
May 7Horse RacingKentucky DerbyLouisville, Kentucky, USA
May 3–9Several SportsWorld Combat Games (Cancelled)Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan
May 6 – May 22Multi-SportsSouth East Asian GamesHanoi, Vietnam
May 14–22Several SportsArafura Games (Cancelled)Darwin, Australia
May 14–30Several SportsWorld Masters Games (delayed)Kansai, Japan
May 14FootballFA Cup FinalWembley Stadium, London
May 13– May 29Ice HockeyIIHF World ChampionshipTampere, Helsinki Finland
May 22 – June 5TennisFrench OpenParis, FranceClick here
May 19– May 22GolfUS PGASouthern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
May 28Soccer/FootballUEFA Champions League FinalStade De France, Saint Denis, France
May 29Auto RacingIndianapolis 500Indianapolis, USA
June 2 – June 16BasketballNBA FinalsChase Center, TD Garden, Boston
June 11–12Car Racing24 Hours of Le Mans 90nth EditionCircuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
June 15 – June 26Ice HockeyStanley CupCanadaClick Here
July 8 – July 22BasketballNBA FinalsUSA and Canada
June 17–20GolfUS OpenTorrey Pines Golf Course, La Jolla, California
June 26 – July 18CyclingTour de FranceFranceClick Here
June 27 – July 10TennisWimbledonLondon, EnglandClick Here
July 7 – July 17Multiple SportsThe World GamesBirmingham, USA
July 7 – July 17BasketballNBA Summer LeagueLas Vegas, NevadaClick here
July 14– July 17GolfBritish OpenSt. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
July 20 – July 24Extreme SportsSummer X GamesSouthern California, USA
July 22 – July 31Several SportsWorld Police and Fire GamesRotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Aug. 8–19 (Delayed to 2023)Several SportsSummer UniversiadeChengdu, China
August (TBD)BoxingAIBA World Championships for menBelgrade, Serbia
August 11SoccerUEFA Super CupHelsinki, Finland
Aug 15 – Aug 21Multiple SportsEuropean Athletics ChampionshipsMunich, Germany
Aug. 29 – Sept. 11TennisUS OpenNew York, USA
Sept 9 – Sept 11RugbyRugby World Cup SevensCape Town, South Africa
September (moved to 2023)Several SportsWorld Urban GamesBudapest, Hungary
Sept. 18– Sept 26CyclingUCI Road World ChampionshipsWollongong, Australia
Sept. 24AFLGrand FinalMelbourne, AustraliaClick here
Sept. 24–26 (Delayed to 2023)GolfRyder CupHaven, Wisconsin
October 2RugbyNRL Grand FinalSydney, Australia Click here
October 7BaseballWorld SeriesDodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Click here
Oct. 13–17CyclingWorld Track ChampionshipsSaint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
Oct. 15– Nov 19RugbyRugby League World CupManchester, England
Oct. 16 – Nov. 13CricketICC World T20Melbourne, AustraliaClick here
Nov. 1Horse RacingMelbourne CupVictoria, Australia
Nov – DecWeightliftingWorld Championships 2022Bogota, Colombia
Nov 21 – Dec 18SoccerFIFA World Cup 2022QatarClick here
Dec 13–18SwimmingFINA World Swimming Championships (25m)Melbourne Australia
Zohair A. Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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