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As any sports fan will know, 2023 is set to be a huge and exciting year filled with some of the world’s biggest sporting events. From rugby and football to basketball and golf, 2023 will feature annual competitions as well as quadrennial tournaments.
The Biggest World Events in 2023
Whether you’re planning your weekends around the latest fixtures or travelling overseas to enjoy the action, we’ve looked ahead to the biggest world events of 2023 and mapped out the details below.
The Australian Open is one of the biggest events in the first month of 2023. It’s the first of the four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments and will take place between 16 January and 29 January 2023. With the competition just around the corner, we predict all eyes will be on Iga Świątek, who enjoyed a phenomenal season in 2022.
The Super Bowl LVII will be the highlight of February. The 2023 game is scheduled for 12 February and while fans will be looking forward to the football, the world is already excited for the famous halftime show. This time it’s Rhianna’s turn to take to the stage in what will be her first live performance in five years.
The 87th edition of The Masters tournament will take place from 6 to 9 April 2023. It’s the first of the big four men’s golf competitions and as usual, it will be held at Augusta National Golf Club. The current champion is Scottie Scheffler who was ranked at world number one between March and October 2022.
May is an exciting month for sports. One of the highlights will be the 2023 French Open. Held annually at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, this year the tennis tournament will start on 28 May and finish on 11 June 2023. Additionally, the US PGA Championship will run from 18 to 21 May.
If you’re a diehard football fan, then June will be your favourite month of 2023. There’s the FA Cup Final on 3 June and the UEFA Champions League Final on 10 June. Alternatively, if golf is your game, the US Open is scheduled to take place between 15 and 18 June.
July is an action-packed month with everything from cycling and tennis to football and golf. Catch the skill and speed of the 2023 Tour de France from 1 to 23 July; enjoy two weeks of strawberries and cream at Wimbledon between 3 and 16 July; tune into the FIFA Women’s World Cup from 20 July to 20 August; or watch some of the world’s finest golf at The Open between 20 and 23 July.
August is another sport-filled month. See feats of human strength at the 2023 World Athletics Championships from 19 to 27 August; watch talented players at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup between 25 August and 10 September; or enjoy the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, the 2023 US Open, from 28 August to 10 September.
Onto September and there’s plenty to keep you entertained. The Rugby World Cup starts on 8 September with the final rugby fixtures on 28 October 2023. While for golf fans, there’s the 2023 Solheim Cup between 18 and 24 September, as well as the 2023 Ryder Cup from 29 September to 1 October.
One of the biggest events towards the end of the year is the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Held every four years, this time the tournament will be hosted by India between October and November. Although England won in 2019, it seems there could be stiff competition this time, with both England and India topping the bookies favourites.
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