2022 will feature several huge sports events, including the highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar which has moved from its usual June date to November due to the adverse weather conditions in the country. The year will also put Beijing back in the spotlight as the city hosts the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, 14 years after it hosted the Summer Olympics and becomes the first city to host both events. Other major events in 2022 includes the postponed UEFA Women’s Euros in England, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
2023 will see some of world sport’s biggest events feature in a bumper calendar year. The 2023 Cricket World Cup will be held in India, the first time the cricket loving nation has solely hosted the competition and will briefly overlap with the 2023 Rugby World Cup taking place in France. The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the first Women’s World Cup to be jointly hosted, as Australia and New Zealand will be in the spotlight. Golf’s Ryder Cup will also return to Europe for the first time in 5 years, being played in Italy for the first time as Rome’s Marco Simone Golf and Country Club hosts the biennial event.
2024 features the biggest sports event of them all, as the 2024 Olympic Games takes place in Paris – with the city becoming just the second after London to host three Summer Olympics, having previously hosted in 1900 and 1924. 2024 will also be a bumper year for international football, with the postponed 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany and 2024 Copa América in Ecuador all taking place. The United States will host its first major cricket tournament, by co-hosting the 2024 T20 World Cup along with the West Indies. The biggest event in Sailing, the America’s Cup will take place on the waters of Barcelona in Spain and to be defended by Team New Zealand.
2025 is sure to be a great year of Sport, with women’s sport very much at the forefront – the Women’s Cricket World Cup is due to take place in the cricket mad India in May, UEFA Women’s Euro 2025 takes place across June and July and the Women’s Rugby World Cup is held in its spiritual home of England in September. The World Athletics Championships returns to the host of the 2020 Olympic Games, the National Stadium in Tokyo (pictured), with this time the hope spectators can grace its stands after the Covid-19 pandemic. In golf, the United States will host the 2025 Ryder Cup at the Bethpage Black Course in New York whilst France will host the 2025 Rugby League World Cup. Meanwhile in Football, the planned expanded FIFA Club World Cup is due to finally become a reality.
2026 has one of the world’s biggest sport’s events as the 2026 FIFA World Cup is to be jointly hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The event has much to live up to, with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar having one of the most unforgettable ever Final’s, whilst Mexico and the US have both previously hosted memorable World Cup’s. The year begins with Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in February, the third time Italy has hosted the event. Other major events include the 2026 Commonwealth Games being held in the Australian state of Victoria in March, whilst the 2026 Asian Games takes place in Aichi and Nagoya in Japan in September.
2027 will feature some of the world’s biggest sports events including the 2027 Rugby World Cup in Australia, 24 years after it last hosted – most fondly remembered by England fans for Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal in extra time against the Wallabies as England became the first northern hemisphere team to win the Webb Ellis Cup. Also 24 years since they hosted the 2003 Cricket World Cup, South Africa and Zimbabwe will co-host the 2027 Cricket World Cup along with neighbours Namibia. The 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup will also take place (hosts to be confirmed) and the 2027 Ryder Cup will see the action return to Ireland for the first time since 2006, as the Adare Manor in County Limerick hosts.
2028 will see the return of the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles, the City of Angels in California becoming the third city to host the biggest sports events of them all for a third time (1932 and 1984) after London and Paris. International football will also take centre stage in June as the 2028 Copa América will be held in Paraguay and UEFA Euro 2028 takes place (hosts to be confirmed). Australia and New Zealand will jointly host the 2028 T20 World Cup, whilst in Golf the Presidents Cup and Solheim Cup take place in September.
2029 will feature some great sporting action, with the 2029 (Women’s) Rugby World Cup being held in Australia, along with the 2029 Women’s Cricket World Cup (hosts TBC), UEFA Women’s Euro 2029 (hosts TBC), 2029 World Athletics Championships (hosts TBC) and 2029 Rugby League World Cup (hosts TBC).
2030 will feature two huge sporting events, with the 2030 FIFA World Cup (hosts TBC) and 2030 Winter Olympics due to take place. Other exciting events to look forward to include both the Men’s T20 World Cup (jointly hosted by England, Ireland & The Netherlands) and Women’s T20 World Cup (hosts TBC), the centenary edition of the Commonwealth Games, the 2030 Asian Games in Doha, the 2030 Presidents Cup and 2030 Solheim Cup.
2031 will feature several great sports events including the 2031 FIFA Women’s World Cup (hosts TBC), the 2031 Rugby World Cup in uncharted territory in the United States, the 2031 Ryder Cup (hosts TBC) and the 2031 Cricket World Cup jointly hosted in India and Bangladesh.
2032 is a massive year for Sports events with the Olympic Games returning to Australia for the first time since 2000 as Brisbane hosts the 2032 Summer Olympics. Other huge events include the 2032 Copa América, UEFA Euro 2032, 2032 T20 World Cup, 2032 Presidents Cup and 2032 Solheim Cup.
Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by Sports Tourist