Major sporting events Calendar

April 4, 2017
Sports | VISIT Milwaukee

Here is a list of the major international sports events in which teams from different countries battle it out, both for individual sports and multi-sport events.

In these events countries of the world are brought together in competition - in some of these most countries of the world are represented, in others only a select few. For some of these events there is more information available, follow the links.

The World Baseball Classic is an international baseball tournament for national baseball teams from around the world, sanctioned by the IBAF and includes Major League Baseball players playing for their home country. It is held every four years (next in 2013). This event was (sort of) preceded by the baseball World Cup.
Baseball World Series The so-called World Series is only played by teams of the USA, though elite players from around the world play in the US, and the World Series would be considered a major event for baseball fans all around the world.
World Cup The FIBA Basketball World Cup is an international basketball competition for the men's national teams of the members of the International Basketball Federation
NBA Finals National Basketball Association Finals held in June each year.
Cricket An international one-day cricket tournament contested by all Test-playing nations plus some qualifiers.
World Twenty20 World Cup of the twenty over game
Winners of this event are considered the World Cycling Champion for which they receive the right to wear the Rainbow Jersey for a full year in the respective discipline they are world champion
Ryder Cup Annual tournament between teams from USA v Europe. The event is contested every two years, the venue alternating between courses in the US and Europe (usually UK)
Hockey (Ice) Stanley Cup finals of North American league (NHL) in June each year
Football (American) The Championship game of the National Football League (NFL)
Football (soccer)
Motorsports F1 Grand Prix a series of events held around the world, such as the British, Monaco and Italian Grand Prix.
Rowing World Championships
an international rugby union competition played every four years
Swimming The world championships for aquatic sports (diving, swimming-50m, open water swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming), held every 2 years.
Davis Cup An annual international team tennis competition for men.
Hopman Cup annual international mixed team tennis competition played in Perth, Australia
Federation Cup annual international team tennis competition for women
event notes
The world's premier multi-sport and multi-country sporting competition, held every four years.
the winter sports version of the Olympic Games, held every four years, two years after the Summer Olympics.
A major event for athletes with disabilities, now run in conjunction with the Summer Olympic Games, every four years.
the next being held in Glasgow, in 2014. It is held every four years.

The Asian Games, officially known as Asiad, is a multi-sport event along the lines of the Olympics, though only for Asian countries. They were first held in 1951.

The Gay Games, held every 4 years, is open to all who wish to participate, without regard to sexual orientation.
For military athletes from over 100 countries.
A mulitsport event along the lines of the Summer Olympic Games, though limited to athletes from European nations. The inaugural European Games are scheduled to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2015.

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