2016 sporting events
29 Feb

2016 Sporting Events You Won’t Want To Miss

Posted by Michael Gorton 29-Feb-2016

2016 is going to be an amazing year for sports enthusiasts! From soccer to cycling to tennis, this year will showcase numerous competitions that avid sports fans have much to celebrate about. Below is a list of top 2016 sporting events which you will definitely want to catch:

Davis Cup (starting March 4)

Widely anticipated by tennis fans all around the world, this year’s Davis Cup is the 105th edition of this long-running tennis tournament. Both Belgium and the United Kingdom head the Draw seeds, and Serbia or Kazakhstan are quarterfinalists. Most seats have already been sold out, and the event will run from March 4 to November 28. The finalist nations will be drawn in halves which are opposite, and some of the countries which will be represented this year include Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Australia.

Euro 2016 (starting June 10)

Euro 2016 is the 15th edition of the European football championship, and is regulated by the UEFA. The event will begin in France and will last from June 10 to July 10. This year is notable because 24 teams will compete in the tournament finale, which is a first for the event. Traditionally the competition is limited to only 16 teams. In 2010, France was selected to host the event for this year, and competitions will be held in the cities of Nice, Marseille, Lyon, Lillie, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux and Toulouse. The winner of this event will also go on to compete in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Tour de France (starting July 2)

This year’s Tour de France is the 103rd annual edition, and will last from July 2 to July 24. The stage finish will be held in Andorra, and for the very first time, the event will begin in Manche. Chris Froome returns as the defending champion and believes that this year’s course will be better than the last. The route for the race was announced last year by Christian Prudhomme, and will consist of two trial events which are timed. The range will consist mostly of mountainous terrains, and fans are excited to see how the competitors will fare.

The Open (starting July 14)

The Open Championship for 2016 is the event’s 145th edition and will be held in Ayrshire, Scotland, in the Royal Troon Golf Club. It will begin on July 14 and last until July 17. This year will also mark the first time the event will be broadcast through Sky Sports, as in the past it has traditionally been broadcast via the BBC.

Olympics (starting August 5)

The 2016 Summer Olympics is quite possibly the year’s most anticipated event. Brazil is the first South American country to host the event and the second in Latin America. It will be held in Rio de Janeiro, and will last from August 5 to August 21. This year’s event will feature a record setting number of both nations and medals, with well over 10,000 athletes flying to Brazil to compete on the world stage. South Sudan and Kosovo will make their first appearance at the Olympics this year, and in addition to Rio de Janeiro’s sports action, related events will be held in Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte.