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2022 WILL BE ABUZZ IN SPORTS! – The Sunday Morning International Sports Calendar 2022




2022 will feature several major sports events, including the highly anticipated 2022 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (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 include the postponed UEFA Women’s Euros in England, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and the 2022 (International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup in Australia.

Here is a month-by-month guide to 2022’s major international sporting event:


9 January – 6 February: 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (Football) – Cameroon

17-30 January: 110th Australian Open (Tennis) – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia


4-20 February: 24th Winter Olympics – Beijing, China

5 February-19 March: 23rd Six Nations (Rugby Union) – England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales

6 February: (56th) Super Bowl LVI (National Football League or NFL) – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California, USA


4-13 March: 13th Winter Paralympics – Beijing, China

4 March – 3 April: 12th Women’s Cricket World Cup – New Zealand

6 March: Tokyo Marathon – Tokyo, Japan

TBC*: 51st New York City Marathon – New York City, USA


7-10 April: 86th Masters Golf – Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, USA

9 April: 174th Grand National (Horse Racing) – Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England

16-22 April: Fifth Invictus Games – The Hague, The Netherlands

16 April – 2 May: World Snooker Championship – Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England

18 April: Boston Marathon – Boston, Massachusetts, USA

24 April: London Marathon – London, England


6-29 May: 105th Giro d’Italia (Cycling) – Hungary and Italy

14 May: FA Cup Final (Football) – Wembley Stadium, London, England

18 May: UEFA Europa League Final (Football) – Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville, Spain

19-22 May: 104th PGA Championship (Golf) – Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

22 May – 5 June: 126th French Open (Tennis) – Roland-Garros, Paris, France

28 May: 27th European Rugby Champions Cup Final – Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France

28 May: 67th UEFA Champions League Final (Football) – Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia


2-19 June: NBA Finals (Basketball) – TBC

11-12 June: 24 Hours of Le Mans (Motorsport) – Circuit de la Sarthe Le Mans, France

16-19 June: 122nd U.S. Open (Golf) – The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

27 June – 10 July: 135th Wimbledon Championships (Tennis) – All England Lawn Tennis Club, London, England


1-24 July: 109th Tour de France (Cycling) – Denmark and France

6-31 July: 13th UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (Football) – England

14-17 July: 150th The Open 2022 (Golf) – Old Course at St Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland

15-24 July: 18th World Athletics Championships – Hayward Field Eugene, Oregon, USA

28 July – 8 August: 22nd Commonwealth Games – Birmingham, England


29 August – 11 September: 142nd US Open (Tennis) – Flushing Meadows New York City, USA

19 August – 11 September: 77th Vuelta a España (Cycling) – Spain


18-25 September: 95th UCI Road World Championships (Cycling) – Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

22-25 September: 14th Presidents Cup (Golf) – Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

23-25 September: Fifth Laver Cup (Tennis) – The O2 Arena, London, England

24 September: 126th AFL Grand Final 2022 (Australian Football League or AFL) – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia


8 October – 12 November: Ninth or 2021 Rugby World Cup (Rugby Union for Women) – New Zealand

9 October: 44th Chicago Marathon – Chicago, USA

15 October – 19 November: 16th or 2021 Rugby League World Cup (Rugby League for men) – England

16 October – 13 November – Eighth ICC T20 World Cup (Cricket) – Australia

TBC – 118th MLB World Series (Major League Baseball or MLB) – TBC


1 November: 162nd Melbourne Cup (Horse Racing) – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia

21 November – 18 December: 22nd or 2022 FIFA World Cup (Football) – Qatar

TBC: 110th Davis Cup Finals (Tennis) – TBC

TBC: 53rd ATP Finals (Tennis) – Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy

TBC: 51st WTA Finals (Tennis) – Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, Shenzhen, China


TBC: 29th or 2022/2023 PDC World Darts Championship (Darts) – Alexandra Palace, London, England

* TBC=To Be Confirmed