2021 sporting calendar: What’s coming up?

The Covid-19 pandemic caused immense disruption to virtually every sport in 2020. We’re keeping our fingers firmly crossed for a less disruptive 2021, as there’s some huge sporting events in the pipeline for the forthcoming months.

Check out what we can look forward to – pandemic permitting of course!

The Euros

Football fans are getting their fix with a busy raft of fixtures within the League and other Cups. The football drama is set to continue into the spring and summer, with the Euros starting on June 11. A total of 51 matches will take place across 12 European cities. One of the most eagerly anticipated games is England hosting Scotland at Wembley on June 18.

Wimbledon Championships

Vying for the attention of football fans will be the Wimbledon Championships, with the men’s final due to take place on July 11, the same day as the Euros final. What is one of the most prestigious events on the tennis calendar will begin on June 28, marking a much welcome return after it was cancelled in 2020.

Tour de France 2021

The iconic Tour de France was one sporting event that managed to go ahead in 2020 but that won’t stop cycling fans looking forward to this year’s Tour, due to run from June 26 to July 18.

Formula 1 British Grand Prix

One of the most thrilling events on the sporting calendar this year promises to be the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. From July 16 – July 18, Lewis Hamilton will have his eyes on winning an eighth British Formula 1 Grand Prix title.

Olympic Games

One of the gloomiest sporting causalities of 2020 was the postponing of the 2020 Summer Olympics, also known as Tokyo 2020. What is arguably the world’s biggest international multi-sport event is poised to be held from July 23 to August 8.

Paralympic Games

Following the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games will take place, running from August 24 until September 5. The highly awaited multi-sport Games for athletes with disabilities is also taking place in Tokyo.

Rugby Union

As the drama of the Olympics unfolds in Tokyo, the British and Irish Lions will be battling to beat world champions South Africa in a three-Test series in the South Africa Tour 2021.

And that’s just for starters! There’s a whole host of other exciting sporting tournaments and fixtures in the pipeline for the whole year – it’s exhausting just thinking about it!

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