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Sporting and Events Calendar 2016

We have now entered another year and being an even number, we can look forward to a few major global sporting events. Firstly, congratulations to the first champion of the year, Gary Anderson who won the PDC World Darts Championship at the weekend. 2016 sees the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio beginning on 5 August and concluding on 7 September. Although these Games may not be physically accessible as the last one for the majority of the British public, there are events closer to home such as the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix and the Indoor British Championships in Sheffield, both taking place in February.  July sees the London Anniversary Games. For football fans, Euro 2016 starts in France on 10 June, with England perhaps in the strongest position it has ever been to bring home some semblance of glory. Cricket’s summer series starts 19 May with test matches against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and the T20 World Cup taking place in India. Golf fans, watch out for the start of the Open, 14 July and the Ryder Cup, 30 Sept and over the summer, golf is being included in the Olympics for the first time. For sailing fanatics, the ISAF World Cup event at Weymouth and Portland in June is expected to attract great attention, and tennis is well represented with Wimbledon in the summer and the Davis Cup, starting 4 March.

Events Calendar 2016

Date(s)                                                                 Event                                                    Location Jan 14-18             Cricket                                 South Africa v England                  Johannesburg Jan 16                   Boxing                                 David Haye v Mark de Mori          O2 Arena, London Jan 16-7               Football                               African Nations Championships   Rwanda Jan 18-3               Tennis                                  Australian Open                               Melbourne Feb 7                    Gridiron                               Super Bowl                                       Santa Clara, California Feb 3-13               Cricket                                 South Africa v England                   South Africa Feb 6                    Rugby Union                       Start of Six Nations                          UK Feb 12-21             Multi-sports                        Winter Youth Olympics                  Lillehammer, Norway Mar 2-6                Cycling                                  World Track Championships        London, UK Mar 6                   Mothers’ Day Mar 11-Apr 3       Cricket                                  ICC World Twenty20                      India Mar 15-18            Horse Racing                      Cheltenham Festival                       Cheltenham Mar 25-28           Easter Weekend Mar 27                 Running                               IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff Apr 7-10              Golf                                       Masters                                              Augusta, USA Apr 9                    Horse Racing                      Grand National                                 Aintree, Liverpool Apr 24                  Marathon                            London Marathon                           London May 2                   Early May Bank Holiday May 7                   Horse Racing                      Kentucky Derby                               Louisville, Kentucky, US May 8-12             Multi-sports                        Invictus Games                                 Orlando, Florida, USA May 18                 Football                                Europa League Final                       Switzerland May 21                 Football                                FA Cup final                                      Wembley Stadium, London May 22-Jun 5      Tennis                                  French Open                                     Paris, France May 28                 Football                               Champions League Final                Milan May 30                 Spring Bank Holiday Jun 3-26               Football                               Copa América Centenario              United States Jun 10-Jul 10       Football                                Euro 2016                                          France Jun 16-19              Golf                                      US Open                                            Pennsylvania Jun 27-Jul 10       Tennis                                  Wimbledon                                        London, England July 2-24              Cycling                                  Tour de France                                 France July 14-17             Golf                                       British Open                                     Ayrshire, Scotland July 28–31           Golf                                       US PGA Baltusrol                              New Jersey Aug 5-21                Multi-sports                       Summer Olympics                           Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Aug 21-28             Rowing                               World Rowing Championships        Rotterdam Aug 29 – Sep 11    Tennis                                 US Open                                             New York, USA Aug 29                 Summer Bank Holiday Sep 7-18               Multi-sports                       Paralympic Games                             Rio, Brazil Sep 30-Oct 2       Golf                                      Ryder Cup                                            Minnesota Oct 1                      AFL                                      Grand Final                                         Melbourne, Australia Oct 9-16                Cycling                                UCI Road World Championships    Doha, Qatar So from the events calender 2016, it is going to be a busy year for sport and with them opportunities for the catering trade to lay on themed events on top of the all the local celebrations across the South West of England and South Wales.

Published Date: 5th January 2016
Category: Blog, Catering Business, Events, News
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