While the Tokyo Olympics remains the ultimate event in the global sporting calendar, 2020 promises lots of thrilling moments. England is already looking to go all the way in the euros, and the Tiger Roll may be attempting his third consecutive win at the Grand National event in what appears to be a historic moment.
Here are all the major sports events you don’t want to miss in 2020.
Six Nations (1st February – 14th March)
With the Six nations being an ever-fascinating tournament, it’s expected to be thrilling provided it delivers a post-World Cup reboot. Will South Africa dominate the tournament after defeated rugby powerhouses like England in Japan? Will the 2019Grand Slam winners, Wales, hit the ground without the leadership of Warren Gatland? This action is set to go live in just a matter of weeks, with France Vs. England being the standout game of the opening round.
Women’s T20 World Cup (21st February – 8th March)
The seventh edition of the women’s T20 World Cup will be hosted in Australia, with the finals scheduled for International Women’s Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It will be the first time that the event is happening as a standalone tournament, with the hosts, Australia opening the stage in a game against India.
Formula 1 World Championships (15th March – 29th November)
This year, Lewis Hamilton will attempt to join Michael Schumacher as the only other driver to have won the Formula One drivers’ title seven times. It’s also hard to find someone who seems motivated enough to stop the 34-year-old from making his ambition come true in what might be his final season with Mercedes.
Charles Leclerc might threaten Hamilton’s ambitions, but he’ll also need the luck to stop him successfully. The 24-year-old Monegasque impressed in his debut season with Ferrari and he looks like the star of the future.
The Grand National (4th April)
Until after the Cheltenham Festival, it’s hard to tell whether Tiger Roll will be going to Aintree to try and clinch his third consecutive Grand National win. The event promises to be as thrilling as always, with Roll’s famous unflappability making him a hero during turbulent times amid the Aintree melee.
London Marathon (26th April)
Though Mo Farah will sit this one out after deciding to return to the tracks and attempt to grab his third 10,000m gold medal during the Tokyo Olympics. However, other big names are expected at the event, including 2019 Champions Bridgit Kosgei and Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya.
Euro 2020 (12th June – 12th July)
This year, the competition will be like no other European Championship, with 24 teams going from city to city while competing. The host cities will include Baku, Rome, Amsterdam, Bilbao and Dublin, while the semi-finals will be staged at Wembley.
England will be trying to go all the way in the Euro 2020, and you can expect them to at least get out of their group. That seems easy for them to achieve, given they’ve been drawn alongside the Czech Republic and Croatia, though one team is yet to be confirmed.
Tokyo Olympics (24th July – 9th August)
With Tokyo hosting the event for the first time since 1964, the Olympics are the most awaited sporting event this year. The participants will compete for medals in 33 sports categories, including five new sports (Karate, softball, surfing, skateboarding, and climbing sports.