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20 Biggest Sporting Events of 2022 To Watch-Out For

2022 is turning out to be one of the greatest sporting year. From Football’s world cup to some iconic heavyweight boxing fights. We breakdown 20 biggest sports event which you don’t want to miss this year.

The year of Thrilling sports events started with the Australian Open, and Winter Olympics, and then carry on with the Africa Cup of Nation in the first 3 months. The world of sports will have World Cup in November and December, world championships in athletics, and the Women’s Euros. 2022 promises to be another exciting year of sports. Based on that, let’s take a look at the Biggest Sports events of 2022.

2022’s Biggest Sporting Events.

Three months into 2022, we have already had the Winter Olympics, Africa Cup of Nations, Women’s Cricket Worldcup, and the Australian Open. Now moving into the sports calendar, The Remaining Biggest Sports events of 2022 are:

1). The Masters 2022 – Golf

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  • When: 4-10 April 2022 
  • Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, US

Men’s golf major tournament, The Masters will start on April 7 and will end on April 10 with the declaration of the champion. Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia is the host of the 2022 Masters. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Tiger Woods, and many other known golfers will head the tournament.

2). Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte – Heavyweight Boxing

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  • Date: Saturday 23 April 2022
  • Location: Wembley Stadium, London 

Dillian Whyte is finally getting his big break when he takes on Tyson Fury in a British heavyweight title clash on Saturday, 23 April 2022. The Fight will take place at the Wembley Stadium in London, UK. Tyson Fury vs Whyte will headline the PPV card which will be broadcasted by BT Sports in the UK and ESPN in the US via PPV. This fight has the potential to be financially very successful.

3). Betfred World Snooker Championship

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  • Date: 16 April to 2 May 2022
  • Location: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England

The World Snooker Championships will consist of a field of 122 Professional Players. Betfred World Snooker Championship will start on April 16th and ends on May 2nd, 2022. The Whole tournament will be hosted at The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England.

4). Extreme Sports – Summer X Games

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  • Date: April 22-24
  • Location: Chiba, Japan

Extreme sports are the yearly sports event. The event is controlled and managed by the American sports broadcasting channel, ESPN, which focuses on extreme sports. The first X Games were held in 1995 in Newport, Rhode Island. This Year Summer X games will headline from Chiba, Japan from April 22-24. The X Games gained big media exposure due to their big sponsors, top-tier athletes, and regular sports fan attendance.

5). IIHF World Championship – (Ice Hockey)

  • Date: May 13-29
  • Location: Finland

The fast-paced, physical sport, Ice Hockey, is often cited as the nickname “The Fastest Game on Earth.” Ice hockey World cup is an annual event that is hosted across the world. This Year, Find is credited to host the event. The tournament will start on May 13 and ends on 29 with a potential winner. The recent IHWC has been split into divisions where Divisions I and II have 12 teams each.

6). French Open – Tennis

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  • Date: 16 May-5 June 2022
  • Location: Roland Garros, Paris, France 

Roland Garros or French Open is one of the four major grand slams in a tennis calendar year. Authorities have confirmed that French Open 2022 will take place from 16 May-5 June 2022. Rafal Nadal won the french cup the most number of times.

7). Uefa Europa League Final – Football

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  • Date: Wednesday 18 May 2022
  • Location: Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium, Seville, Spain

UEFA Europa League final will take place on 18 May 2022, at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium, Seville, Spain. Winning teams from the two-leg Semifinals will qualify for the final.

8).  Uefa Champions League – Football

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  • Date: Saturday 28 May 2022
  • Location: Stade de France, Paris, France

UEFA announced that UEFA Champions League 2022 Final will take place in Paris, France at the Stade de France instead of Russia. The decision was made after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This years final was supposed to take place in the city of St Petersburg in Russia on 28th May 2022.

9). F1 British Grand Prix – Formula 1

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  • Date: 1st July- 3rd July 2022
  • Location: Silverstone Circuit, England

A total of 52 laps, consisting of a 5.891 Km circuit lap will take place at Silverstone Circuit. The race coverage starts on the 1st of July with practice sessions, later followed by qualifying fixtures on Saturday, the 2nd of July. The final race will be on Sunday, the 3rd of July

10). Wimbledon – Tennis

  • Date: 27 June – 10 July 2022
  • Location: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London SW19, England

Wimbledon Championship is an annual tennis tournament that takes place at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London. Grand Slam, Wimbledon 2022 will take place from 27 June to 10 July 2022. Wimbledon is widely considered the most prestigious tennis event in the calendar year due to its longevity and the admiration it has among tennis players.

11). Tour de France – Cycling

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  • Date: Jul 1-24
  • Location: Denmark (Grand Départ) and France

Tour de France is an annual cycling event. The 109th edition of the world’s biggest cycling race will open with an individual time-trial in Copenhagen on July 1. The following two stages will also be in Denmark before the riders are transferred to France for the rest of the 3,328-kilometer race. Tadej Pogacar dominated the 2021 Tour.

12). Uefa Women’s Euro 2022 – Football

  • Date: 6-31 July 2022 
  • Location: England

For just the second time since 2005, England is set to host the Women’s Football European Championship, which kicks off on July 6. Alongside Sweden and Netherland, the Lionesses are among the favorites. Germany and Lea Schüller are also eyes for a comeback after their horrendous campaigns at Euros 2017 and the 2019 World Cup, where they failed to make it past the quarterfinals.

13). World Athletics Championships

  • Date: 15-24 July 2022
  • Location: Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, USA

The World Athletics Championships will be held in Eugene, Oregon starting on July 15, unlike in 2019 in Doha. This time big crowds and more comfortable temperatures are expected. However, some have criticized the fact that the US city was named host of the event without having had to go through a traditional bidding process. The city also happens to be home to sporting goods giant Nike.

14). US Open 

  • Date: 29 August – 11 September 2022
  • Location:  USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York City, US

The U.S. Open is officially called the United States Open tennis tournament. It is the fourth and final event of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The tournament is held in August and September each year.

The final Grand Slam of the year will start on 29 August. The event will end with a potential winner on September 11. The tournament is played at Flushing Meadows and is currently played on a Decoturf II (acrylic cement) surface.

15). 19th Asian Games 

  • Date: 10-25 September 2022
  • Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Asian games are considered to be the 2nd largest multi-sport competition in the world. The Asian Games are officially known as Asiad. The first game was held in 1951. Now the 19th Asian Game will take place from 10 September to 25 September 2022. 36 total sports are included in the program, comprising 28 Olympic Events and 8 Non-Olympic Events

16). Rugby League World Cup

  • Date: Saturday 15 October 2022 to Saturday 19 November 2022
  • Location: England

The Rugby League World Cup is an international rugby league tournament, played between national teams of the Rugby League International Federation. The tournament was postponed to 2021 aimed Covid-19. This year it will return on the dates of 15 October 2022 to 19 November 2022. It will include Men’s, women’s and wheelchair World Cups. A total of 61 matches will be played across the three tournaments.

17). ICC World T20 (Men’s) – Cricket

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  • Date: Oct 16 – Nov 13
  • Location: Australia

ICC Wolrd T20 is set to take place this year in Australia. The ICC World T20 is scheduled to take place every two years. However, from 2016 to 2021, no tournaments were played. Australia will defend the title against 9 nations. The world cup will start from Oct 16 – Nov 13.

18). F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Formula 1

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  • Date: 18-20 November 2022
  • Location: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

It will be the last race of F1 season. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is taking place from 18-20 November at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island. The race coverage will be starting from the 18th of November with 2 practice sessions. Later it will be followed by qualifying fixtures on Saturday, 19th of November. The final race will be on Sunday, the 20th of November. A total of 55 laps, consisting of a 5.281 km circuit lap will take place at Yas Marina Circuit.

19). Fifa World Cup 2022 – Football

  • Date: 21 November to 18 December 2022
  • Location: Qatar 

FIFA World Cup 2022 is set to take place in Doha, Qatar this year from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This for the first time when the dates changed from summer to winter season. Qatar has invested a huge amount into constructing new stadiums and infrastructure. The final of this first World Cup to be held late in the calendar year is slated for December 18.

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High on sports since forever, aspiring sports journalist and a FC Barcelona fan. Enjoys writing articles on any sport. Can also be considered a F1 bandwagoner.

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