2014 sporting calendar
What sports are coming up that you must not miss? Here is the complete guide to the major sports events in 2014:
- American football: Super Bowl in New York, United States (February 2) It’s been called the “Ice Bowl” due to the prospect of snow and even a blizzard very, yet it will still be one of world sport`s most watched events.
- Snow Sports: Winter Olympics in Sochi , Russia (February 7 to 23) The city that once hosted Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin`s summer holidays, Sochi will stage Russia`s first Winter Olympics.
- Soccer: FIFA World Cup Rio , Brazil (June 12-July 13) The 20th World Cup will see 32 countries take part in an event known as "the greatest show on earth" in exotic Rio de Janeiro.
- Tennis: Wimbledon , England (June 23) It will be interesting to see if Roger Federer can push his way past Peter Sampras, both on seven Wimbledons, and win an eighth trophy.
- Cycling: Tour de France , France (July 6) There is no sporting event in recent times that has been subjected to as many controversies or to as many drug scandals at this event.
- Athletics: Commonwealth Games in Glasgow , Scotland (July 23-August 3) While the games organizers have insisted they will not pay money to attract Bolt, the man himself has so far insisted that he intends to run.
- Formula One: Italian Grand Prix , Milan, Italy (September 6 to 8) Monza is the heartbeat of Formula One racing in so many ways. It has the history and the hype, and is believed to be the quickest circuit on the F1 circuit.
- Horse Racing: Melbourne Cup , Australia (November 2) This year`s long-range favorite is Puissance de Lune, an Irish-bred grey who did his early racing in France before being brought to Australia.
- Golf: Dubai World Championship , United Arab Emirates (November 14 to 17) The Dubai World Championship is only five years old yet there will be $8 million on the line.
Other key sporting events awaited in 2014:
- Tennis: Australian Open, Melbourne (January 13 to 26)
- Snow Sports: Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia (March 7 to 16)
- Tennis: French Open (Roland Garros), Paris (May 26 to June 8)
- Basketball: NBA Finals, USA/Canada (June)
- Summer Sports: Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China (August 16 to 28)
- Tennis: US Open in New York, (August 25 to September 8)
- Basketball: FIBA Basketball World Cup, Spain (September 14 to 30)
- Canoeing: Canoe Slalom World Championships, USA (September 16-21)
- Baseball: World Series, North America, (October)
- Gymnastics: Artistic World Championships in Nanning, China (October 3 to 12)