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2017 World Sporting Events Calendar

Although 2017 is not an Olympic or World Cup year, there are still plenty of events happening throughout the year from athletics to boxing and horse racing. Here is a 2017 world sporting events calendar listing the major sporting events for the year with other key holidays. Aside from the domestic events, there are also many sporting treats around the world, including the World Baseball Classic, the Winter Military Games and the Invictus Games. Date(s)                 Sport                     Event                                           Location Jan 14-Feb 5       Football                  African Cup of Nations                   Gabon Jan 16-29             Tennis                    Australia Open                                 Melbourne, Australia Jan 26-29             Extreme Sports    Winter X Games 21                          Aspen, Colorado Jan 28                    Boxing                  Carl Frampton v Santa Cruz          Las Vegas Feb 4                     Rugby                   Six Nations Scotland v Ireland, England v France Feb 6-19               Skiing                    World Alpine Ski Championships St. Moritz, Switzerland Feb 11                   Rugby                   Six Nations Wales v England, Feb 12                   Rugby                   Six Nations France v Scotland Feb 25                   Rugby                   Six Nations Ireland v France, Scotland v Wales Feb 26                   Rugby                   Six Nations England v Italy Feb 22-28            Multi-sports         Winter Military World Games       Sochi Mar 9-22              Baseball               World Baseball Classic                    USA Mar 10                  Rugby                   Six Nations Wales v Ireland Mar 11                  Rugby                   Six Nations England v Scotland Mar 14-24            Multi-sports        Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria Mar 14-17            Horse racing       Cheltenham festival                         Cheltenham Mar 18                  Rugby                   Six Nations France v Wales, Scotland v Italy Ireland v England Mar 26                  Mothering Sunday Apr 3-9                  Golf                       Masters                                               Augusta, USA Apr 8                     Horse Racing      Grand National                                   Aintree Racecourse Apr 12-14             Cycling                  World Track Championships           Hong Kong Apr 16                   Easter Sunday Apr 29                   Boxing                  Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko Wembley Stadium Apr 21-30             Multi-sports        World Masters Games (Summer)           Auckland, New Zealand May 3-7                Equestrian           Badminton Horse Trials                           Badminton May 5-21              Ice Hockey            IIHF World Championship                       Germany, France May 6                    Horse Racing       Kentucky Derby                                          Louisville, Kentucky, May 7                    Cricket                  England v Ireland                                       Lords May 12-22           Multi-sports          Islamic Solidarity Games                          Baku, Azerbaijan May 27                 Football                 FA Cup final                                                Wembley Stadium, May 28-Jun 11    Tennis                    French Open                                               Paris, France May 29                                 Spring Bank Holiday Jun 2                      Horse racing       Epsom Derby Festival                                  Epsom Jun 3                      Football                UEFA Champions League final  Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Jun                         Basketball           NBA Finals                                                          USA/Canada Jun 26-Jul 23        Cricket                  ODI World Cup for Women                          England Jun 13-16             Extreme Sports     Summer X Games                                          Minneapolis,  Jun 15-18             Golf                        US Open                                                             Erin Hills, Wisconsin Jun 17-27             Sailing                   America’s Cup                                                    Bermuda Jun 17-Jul 2          Football                Confederations Cup                                          Russia Jun 20-24             Horse racing        Royal Ascot                                                         Ascot Jun 30-Jul 5         Horse racing        Goodwood Festival                                            Goodwood Jul 1–23                Cycling                  2017 Tour de France                                       Germany / France Jul 3-16                Tennis                    Wimbledon                                                       London, England Jul 16                     Motor racing       F1 Grand Prix                                                    Silverstone Jul 14-30               Swimming           World Aquatics Champs                                  Budapest, Hungary Jul 18-30               Multi-sports        Deaflympics                                                      Samsun, Turkey. Jul 18-31               Multi-sports        Maccabiah Games                                            Israel Jul 20-23               Golf                       British Open Royal Birkdale Golf Club        Southport Jul 20-30               Multi-sports        The World Games                                           Wroclaw, Poland Jul 21-30               Multi-sports        Francophone Games                                      Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Aug 4-13              Athletics               IAAF World Championships                          Olympic Stadium Aug 5-18              Multi-sports        World Police and Fire Games                         USA Aug 7-13              Golf                       US PGA Quail Hollow Club                             Charlotte, North Carolina Aug 9-26              Rugby                   Women’s World Cup                                       Ireland Aug 21–27           Badminton          BWF World Championships                           Glasgow, Scotland Aug 28-Sep 10   Tennis                   US Open                                                            New York, USA Aug 28                  Summer Bank Holiday Sep 17-24            Cycling                  UCI Road World Championships                 Bergen, Norway Sep 23-30            Multi-sports        Invictus Games                                                 Toronto, Canada Sep 23-Oct 1       Rowing                 World Rowing Championships                     Sarasota U.S.A. Sep 27-Oct 9       Gymnastics         World Championships (Artistic)                        Montreal Canada Sep 28-Oct 1       Golf                       Presidents Cup Liberty National Golf Club New Jersey Sep 30                   AFL                      Grand Final                                                         Melbourne, Australia Nov 7                    Horse Racing      Melbourne Cup                                                Victoria, Australia

Published Date: 3rd January 2017
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