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Most of us could describe a sport if asked. It might involve physical exertion of some kind – running, jumping, swimming – an element of competition, and a certain amount of blood, sweat and tears. Having this in mind, then it would be worth having a look at a list of the major sporting events for the year 2019.

If you are living in Australia, USA, Europe or Canada, love your sport and are wondering what is happening in your country in 2019, then have a read on as we have put together some of the major events taking place in your part of the world.

Australia

Australian Open: Melbourne Australia, Jan 14 – 27: Get ready for exciting, fast-paced tennis. The Australian Open is the first of four Grand Slam tennis events held every year, preceding the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

USA

Winter X Games: Aspen, Colorado, USA, Jan 23-29: The X Games are back in Aspen, Colorado’s Buttermilk Mountain. Here you will see the world’s best action sport on snow and enjoy a fantastic music and festival experience. All sporting competitions are free and open to the public.

Grid Iron Super Bowl: Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Feb 3: This is the 53rd Super Bowl and will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The odds are still out on who will be competing in the event, but the Saints currently look unstoppable right now!

Canada

2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships: Canada, December 26 – Jan 5: This will be the 13th time Canada hosts the IHWJC. It will begin on December 26, 2018 and the gold medal game will be played on January 5, 2019.

2018-2019 FIS Cross-Country World Cup, November 24 – March 24: This is the 38th official World Cup season in cross-country skiing for both men and women and began on November 24, 2018 in Kuusamo, Finland and will end on March 24, 2019 in Québec, Canada.

Europe

Handball World Championships, January 9 – 27: The 2019 IHF World Men’s Handball Championships will be held in both Denmark and Germany from January to 27, 2019.

Alpine World Ski Championships, Feb 5 – 17: The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are scheduled in Are, Sweden to inaugurate what promises to be a fantastic ski season. The town center will transform into a festival arena and the Medal Plaza and the Swedish National Arena will become the main stages for a massive celebration of alpine ski racing.

Nordic World Ski Championships, Feb 19 – March 3: The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 include Nordic skiing’s three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping and Nordic combined. Preparations for this major event have been underway since June 2014, when Seefeld was elected as the host. A total of 21 medal decisions, for which more than 200,000 visitors from all over the world are expected, are taking place in Seefeld and at Bergisel in Innsbruck.

Cycling, World Track Championships Feb 27 – March 3: Pruszkow has been named as the host for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2019. Arena Pruszkow is one of the more modern cycling circuits in the world. It is also the only indoor cycling track in Poland.

Upcoming sport events

Apr 27- May 4 Multi-sports Arafura Games Darwin, Australia
May 2 Horse Racing Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentucky, US
May 3-19 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championship Bratislava and Košice, Slovakia
May 16–19 Golf US PGA Bethpage State Park, Black Course, Farmingdale, New York
May 18 Football (Soccer) FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London
May 26 – June 9 Tennis French Open Paris, France
May 30-Jul 15 Cricket World Cup England
Jun 7 – Jul 7 Football (Soccer) Women’s World Cup France
Jun 13–16 Golf US Open Pebble Beach, California
Jun 14-30 Multi-sports European Games Minsk, Belarus
Jun 15-16 Auto Racing 87th 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France
Jun 28 – Jul 7 Beach Volleyball World Championship (men/women) Hamburg, Germany
June Ice Hockey Stanley Cup finals Canada/USA
June Basketball NBA Finals USA/Canada
Jul 1-14 Tennis Wimbledon London, England

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