If you’ve been paying attention to the calendar, you’ll know that 2020 is set to be a major year for sports fans around the world. There are a number of major events set to occur, including the 20Twenty Cricket World Cup.
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Take a look at some of the sporting events that are set to have fans everywhere on the edge of their seats.
NFL Super Bowl – Feb 2020
It has already come and gone, and you’re probably already watched it, but no sports list would be complete without mentioning the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl. Super Bowl LIII took place on the 2nd February and was hosted at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. The 49ers played the Chiefs, but we won’t talk any spoilers here, just in case you’re catching up and still intend to watch it.
Twenty20 Cricket World Cup – 2020
Cricket fans are in for a treat, with the Twenty20 World Cup coming up. The two events, ladies and men’s, are being held in Australia this year. The women’s tournament will play out from February 21st to March 8th, with the men’s edition following up at the end of the year from October 18th to November 15th. Catch the final at the impressive Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Summer Olympics in Tokyo – July/August
It was in 1964 that Japan previously hosted the Olympics. Now, the games are returning to the Land of the Rising Sun, where an impressive new stadium stands on the site of the old. 339 medals are up for the taking in over 33 different sports, including karate, surfing, skateboarding, and swimming. Around 11,000 athletes from all corners of the globe are expected to be in attendance. The opening ceremony takes place on July 24th, and the event comes to a close on August 9th.
Vietnam Grand Prix – April
The Grand Prix is going to Vietnam in 2020, for the first time in history. The event will take place on an official street circuit, in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. Catch the race on 5th April 2020 and see if Mercedes deserve the honour of being called a favourite to win.
Euro 2020 – June/July
The European Football Championship is hitting its 60th anniversary, and it is going to be a big event to watch. Matches will be taking place in 12 countries around the world, giving everyone a piece of the action. But the finals will be crowning a champion in London, making the UK the hot European football playground of 2020. The Nations League playoffs get the action started in March, with the final games setting the world of football alight between June 12th and July 12th.
Tour de France – June/July
As far as cycling goes, you don’t get much bigger than the Tour de France. The starting line will be in Nice, which is the first time this has occurred since back in 1981, and the second time ever in history. The race will take place over a staggering 3,470 kilometres, broken up into 21 stages. If you love cycling, you can catch the Tour de France between June 27th and July 18th.
Tokyo Paralympics – August/September
The Paralympics are growing quickly in popularity, and 2020’s event in Tokyo is sure to continue that trend. 4,000 athletes are set to participate this time round, although there have been some changes to the proceedings. Badminton and taekwondo are new events, replacing sailing and 7-a-side football from the last event. The action kicks off on August 25th and concludes on September 6th.
US Open – August/September
Last on our list is the hotly anticipated US Open, one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. All eyes will be on favourite Serena Williams, who has a shot at matching the standing Grand Slam title record of 24, currently held by Margaret Court. The tournament will take place at the USTA Tennis Centre, with the first game to be played on August 31st, and the finals taking place on September 13th, and all eyes will be on Serena.