Biggest Sporting Events of 2022
Sports fans worldwide have begun to rejoice by degrees as the health restrictions preventing large gatherings have slowly been lifted. At last, the truly great sporting events are back on the cards, and sports fans of all sorts are flocking to them by the thousands. Whether you’re viewing from the comfort of your own living room or roaming the globe to see your favorite sportspeople in action, we’ve got a list that will keep you in sports viewing all year long. We’ve got everything from the Commonwealth Games to World Cups. Check out our list of the most unmissable sporting events coming your way in 2022.
The French Open Tennis Tournament- Stade Roalnd Garros
22 May to 5 June
The French Open (also referred to as the Tourni de Roland-Garros) is back again to show us what truly sensationan tennis playing looks like. The tournament has been running for men since 1891 and since 1897 for women, and began as a tournament exclusively for French players, as the name implies. This year, the Open will be including night games in its schedule for the verst time ever, and just as well as there are so many incredible matches lined up that fans will be queueing to see them night or day.
Grand National horse race – Aintree
One of the world’s best-known horse races, the Grand National, will take place in Aintree in the UK on the 9th of April. The contenders for the title are incredibly strong this year. Last year’s champion, Minella Times, will be carrying the top weight of 11st 10lbs. To come out on top against their strongest contenders, the horse and rider will have to put up one of the best weight-carrying performances that fans have seen in decades. The duos set to take to the track are mostly set, with only a few potential extras or alternates in play.
FA Cup Final- Wembley
The FA Cup is historically known as the only football tournament that involves every club in the country, so naturally, this competition is a huge draw for fans. There’s a lot at stake in a tournament like this, and there have been some upsets at previous cups that no one could possibly have predicted, so we can’t wait to see what comes down the pike this year. The last FA Cup winners, Leicester City, are more than ready to take on Chelsea, who currently holds the Champion League title and appear to be their biggest competition this year. Luckily for fans who can’t travel to the matches, the whole thing will be streamed live on Freeview and BBC One or iPlayer.
Formula 1 British Grand Prix- Silverstone
Grand Prix fans are in for a real doozy of a competition this year. It appears that Nico Hulkenberg will, in fact, be standing in for Sebastian Vettel in the Aston Martin hot seat this year. A positive COVID test meant that Vettel missed the Bahrain Grand Prix and will miss the Saudi Arabian races as well. Alfa Romeo, Alpha Tauri- Red Bull, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Haas-Ferrari, McLaren-Mercedes, Redbull Racing, and Williams-Mercedes will all be present and accounted for, with the world’s best drivers in tow.
The Golf Open Tournament- St Andrews
The 150th Open Championship will be played out by some of the best golfers in the world on the Old Course at St Andrew’s later this year. The course itself is iconic, and the views are incredible, and that’s without anyone playing! Previous winners of this title include greats like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. If you’re a golf fan, this is undoubtedly one of the most important days on the calendar for you. Ticket packages are already available, thankfully, and the event looks set to break records in terms of the crowds that will come out to see it. If you’re more of a “watch from a distance” person, that’s ok! The event will be streamed live on your favorite sports channels.
Commonwealth Games- Birmingham
28 July- 8 August
The 2022 Commonwealth games, also known as Birmingham 2022, will be taking place later this year in, naturally, Birmingham in the UK. Birmingham was announced as the host way back in 2017, which will make it the third time that England has hosted the games (Manchester in 2002 and London in 1934). Initially, the honor was awarded to Durban in South Africa, but financial issues meant that the city had to withdraw. Forty-eight of the seventy-two Commonwealth Nations have declared that they will be participating in the games.
Book your tickets or set your Tivo because the sporting calendar this year is overflowing with exciting events. Which ones will you be checking out?