The 2020 sporting calendar is packed with interesting and exciting events that sports fans will want to make time in their diary for. These are the top events you won’t want to miss next year, whether you’re a fully-fledged fan or you’re just getting into a particular sport.
Grand National – April
The Grand National is one of the highlights of the National Hunt season and is situated at the famous Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool. This handicap steeplechase covers a distance of over 4 miles 3 ½ furlongs and sees the horses jumping 30 fences over two circuits. Each of the horses in this race carry diverse weights, making this a challenging race – the Grand National is notoriously difficult and the complexity and large number of runners makes it a truly unique race you won’t want to miss, you can also bet on the winners enclosure where hopefully you can find a big winner.
French Open – May
The French Open is one of four Grand Slam tennis events and has been held since 1891. It’s an exciting event that is played at Roland Garros on a clay surface and is a great warm-up to the Wimbledon championships later in the summer for tennis fans.
Wimbledon – June
Known as the ‘Lawn Tennis Championships’ officially, Wimbledon is the most famous tennis tournament in the world. It’s also the oldest and most prestigious event in tennis. Held in the suburb of London of the same name in late June and early July, the competition spans two weeks and showcases the very highest talent of the sport.
Tour de France – June
The Tour de France, which is French for Tour of France, is often labelled La Grande Boucle or ‘The Tour’. Whatever name you choose to give it, it’s without a doubt the highest profile bicycle race in the world. This exhausting and demanding event is held over three weeks in July and is comprised of around 20 professional teams of nine riders in each team.
Olympic Games – July
The Olympics are always highly anticipated and in 2020, the summer games will be held in Tokyo, Japan. If you’re a fan of a host of different sports, the Olympics are a must-see as they offer sport fans the chance to see all different events in one exciting competition.
Ryder Cup – September
The Ryder Cup is a golfing competition between Europe and the US, and it takes place every two years. The venue switches between courses in America and Europe and is a must for golf enthusiasts as it’s one of the highlights of the year for this particular sport.
ICC World Twenty20 – October
The ICC World Twenty20, also referred to as the ICC World T20, is an international cricket championship which takes place ever two years. 2020’s event will take place in Australia and comprises of a number of teams who battle it out for the title. It’s a great competition that showcases the very best players of the world of cricket and is a must for the diary.
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