Many of the sporting events of this year have been postponed but that means that 2021 is packed with plenty of rescheduled dates to look forward to. Sports fans have had to adapt to new ways of watching and supporting their favourite teams and players, but with any luck, the upcoming year will provide plenty for fans to get excited about. Here’s your guide to 2021’s sporting events to add to your calendar.
A highlight of the horse racing calendar that betting fans look forward to every year and with the help of race cards and tips, it’s easy for any racegoer to takepart. Cheltenham Festival will take place in March 2021 at the eponymous racecourse. Packed with feature races that are adrenalin-filled and thrilling, from the Queen Mother Champion Chase to the Gold Cup, Cheltenham Festival is sure to be one of the most exciting horse racing events of 2021.
February marks the first Grand Slam of the year and will take place in Melbourne, Australia, where the finest athletes in the world of tennis will battle it out for the title. The event was initially scheduled to take place in January in Melbourne but was postponed. The four-day qualifying event was moved to Doha, Qatar and athletes will arrive in early January in preparation for one of the top events in tennis.
Euro 2020, or Euro 2021 as it will now be, was one of the most anticipated fixtures in sport and it was also set to be one of the tensest. Bookies have been unable to determine who will be the favourite for next year’s tournament but there’s plenty of money on France, Germany and the Netherlands. It looks set to be an incredible event and with England having the home advantage for large parts of it, it could be in their favour.
Taking place in Tokyo next July, the Olympic Games is one of the major sporting events of the year and it’s a great opportunity to see the stars of sport. The biggest names in British sport will be heading to Japan, including Dina Asher-Smith and the Brownlee brothers. The Olympic Games is highly anticipated and the beauty of this event is that there’s something for everyone, no matter what sport you enjoy best.
Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup will be held in New Zealand between 18th September and 16th October 2021 and will be the first women’s Rugby World Cup to take place in the southern hemisphere. England, who have won twice before, have drawn against their Si Nations rivals France in the pool stages, and Wales will face hosts and defending champions New Zealand.
Ashes Test Cricket Series
The next Ashes series is set to take place in Australia, home of the reigning champions, and will begin in November 2021. The five-Test Match tour ends in January 2022, so fans have plenty to look forward to, including the famed Boxing Day Test which is sure to be a spectacle for England cricket fans to enjoy.