World Sports Calendar 2018 Schedule of Major Sporting Events of the Year

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There's so much excitement as the new year is here with some of the most awaited sporting events that you would want to shout about. Major events for this year to look out for include the FIFA World Cup, Winter Olympics, and Commonwealth Games. For all you sports-crazy fans out there, here is the complete 2018 sports calendar which includes key dates and venue information.
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If you glance through the schedule of the major sporting events that are being held this year, you'd have a hard time keeping track of things. Such is the enormity of important sporting events that are being held this year. From cycling to golf to football, there's variety galore, and venues covering the whole globe. Get that popcorn and soda out, sit back on your couch, and enjoy some of the best sporting events all year round in 2018. Without wasting any time, let's have a look at the world sports calendar of 2018.
January
Event Sport Date Venue
PDC World Darts Championship Darts 14 Dec – 1 Jan England
BDO World Darts Championship Darts Jan 6 – 14 England
Dakar Rally Rally raid Jan 6 – 20 Peru, Argentina & Bolivia
2018 Masters Snooker Jan 14 – 21 England
Australian Open Tennis Jan 15–28 Australia
Asian Men's Handball Championship Handball Jan 18–28 South Korea
FIS Ski Flying World Championships Ski jumping Jan 19–21 Germany
ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship Surfing Jan 19–25 China
Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Figure Skating Jan 22–27 Taiwan
Sydney Women's Sevens & Sydney Sevens Rugby sevens Jan 26–28 Australia
Pegasus World Cup Horse racing Jan 27 United States
Pro Bowl American football Jan 28 United States
UEFA Futsal Euro Futsal Jan 30–10 Feb Slovenia
February
Event Sport Date Venue
Santiago ePrix Formula E Feb 3 Chile
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Cyclo-cross Feb 3–4 Netherlands
Super Bowl LII American football Feb 4 United States
Winter Olympics Multi-sports Feb 9–25 South Korea
10m European Shooting Championship Shooting sport Feb 16–26 Hungary
Daytona 500 NASCAR Feb 18 United States
NBA All-Star Game Basketball Feb 18 United States
Team Table Tennis World Cup Table tennis Feb 22–25 England
UCI Track Cycling World Championships Track cycling Feb 28–4 Mar Netherlands
March
Event Sport Date Venue
IAAF World Indoor Championships Athletics Feb 2–4 United Kingdom
USA Sevens Rugby sevens Mar 2–4 United States
Mexico City ePrix Formula E Mar 3 Mexico
Winter Paralympics Multi-sports Mar 9–18 South Korea
World Women's Curling Championship Curling Mar 17–25 Canada
World Figure Skating Championships Figure skating Mar 19–25 Italy
IAAF World Half Marathon Championships Athletics Mar 24 Spain
World Men's Curling Championship Curling Mar 31–8 Apr United States
Australia has won 2218 medals, acquiring the best position in Commonwealth Games history.
April
Event Sport Date Venue
Commonwealth Games Multi-sports Apr 4–15 Australia
Masters Tournament Golf Apr 5–8 United States
Pan American Judo Championships Jodo Apr 20–22 Costa Rica
World Snooker Championship Snooker Apr 21–7 May England
European Judo Championships Judo Apr 26–29 Israel
World Team Table Tennis Championships Table tennis Apr 29–6 May Sweden
May
Event Sport Date Venue
World Shooting Para Sport Championships Shooting sport (disability) May 1–12 South Korea
IIHF World Championship Ice hockey May 4–20 Denmark
Kentucky Derby Horse racing May 5 United States
UEFA Europa League Final Association football May 16 France
Preakness Stakes Horse racing May 19 United States
Thomas & Uber Cup Badminton May 20–27 Thailand
UEFA Champions League Final Association football May 26 Ukraine
The Netherlands holds a record for making the most FIFA World Cup appearances without ever winning the title.
June
Event Sport Date Venue
Belmont Stakes Horse racing Jun 9 United States
U.S. Open Golf Jun 14–17 United States
FIFA World Cup Association football Jun 14–15 Jul Russia
Mediterranean Games Multi-sport Jun 22–1 Jul Spain
KMPG Women's PGA Championships Golf Jun 28–1 Jul United States
July
Event Sport Date Venue
Wimbledon Championships Tennis Jul 2–15 United Kingdom
Major League Baseball All-Star Game Baseball Jul 17 United States
Open Championship Golf Jul 19–22 Scotland
Rugby World Cup Sevens Rugby sevens Jul 20–22 United States
BWF World Championships Badminton Jul 30–5 Aug China
Sailing World Championships Sailing Jul 30–12 Aug Denmark
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August
Event Sport Date Venue
European Rowing Championships Rowing Aug 2–5 United Kingdom
Women's Softball World Championship Softball Aug 2–12 Japan
Gay Games Multi-sports Aug 4-12 France
PGA Championship Golf Aug 9–12 United States
UEFA Super Cup Association football Aug 15 Estonia
Asian Games Multi-sports Aug 18–2 Sep
US Open Tennis Aug 27–10 Sep United States
ISSF World Shooting Championships Shooting sport Aug 31–14 Sep South Korea
September
Event Sport Date Venue
UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Mountain bike racing Sep 4–9 Switzerland
NFL season American football Sep 6–30 Dec United States
Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships Rhythmic gymnastics Sep 7–16 Bulgaria
FEI World Equestrian Games Equestrianism Sep 11–23 United States
World Triathlon Series Grand Final Triathlon Sep 12–16 Australia
World Judo Championships Judo Sep 20–27 Azerbaijan
Ryder Cup Golf Sep 28–30 France
FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Volleyball Sep 30-21 Oct Japan
October
Event Sport Date Venue
Summer Youth Olympics Multi-sports Oct 6–18 Argentina
Shanghai Masters Tennis Oct 7–14 China
Men's Hockey Asia Cup Field Hockey Oct 11–21 Bangladesh
Men's Table Tennis World Cup Table tennis Oct 19–21 France
United States Grand Prix Formula One Oct 21 United States
World Series Baseball Oct 23–31 United States
World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Artistic gymnastics Oct 25–3 Nov Qatar
November
Event Sport Date Venue
Breeders' Cup Horse racing Nov 2–3 United States
Shooting Championship of the Americas Shooting sport Nov 2–12 Mexico
ICC Women's World Twenty20 Cricket Nov 2–25 West Indies
Melbourne Cup Horse racing Nov 7 Australia
World Weightlifting Championships Weightlifting Nov 24–3 Dec Peru
Men's Hockey World Cup Field hockey Nov 28–16 Dec India
December
Event Sport Date Venue
FINA World Swimming Championships Swimming Dec 7-11 China
FIFA Club World Cup Association football Dec 12–22 United Arab Emirates
Now you know! Whichever sport you follow or play, you can see that 2018 provides us with something of everything. Yeah, it's the sporting year, if one could say so. So, bookmark this page, and keep a track of the schedule of all the sports that you are into.
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