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What Sport Events are on in 2018

Your 2018 Sporting Events Bible – What Sport Events are on in 2018

The footy codes are in full swing and the Commonwealth Games are behind us. So what do we have in store for the rest of the year in sport?

As it turns out, plenty. With preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in full swing, as well as the regular events around the world, there is plenty to look forward to. Here is your complete guide to sport for the remainder of 2018

The sports events for 2018

May 5: Kentucky Derby

The 144th running of the iconic horse racing event

May 4-20: IIHF World Championship

The Ice Hockey World Championships will be held in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark

May 9-20: South American Games

Formerly known as the Southern Cross Games, this is a regional multi-sport event held between nations from South America

May 19: FA Cup final

Who will crowned kings of English football in the The Football Association Challenge Cup?

May 26: UEFA Champions League Final

The best of the top-division European clubs will do battle for glory

May 27-June 10: French Open

Rafael Nadal at the French Open

The French Open is the clay court slam and sport legend Rafael Nadal is its king

Known as Roland Garros to the locals, this is the second Grand Slam event for the year

June: Australia cricket tour of England

The Aussies will square off against the Old Enemy in 5 ODI matches and 1 T20 match.

June 14-July 15: FIFA World Cup

The Socceroos will be looking to make history in the 21st FIFA World Cup in Russia

June: Stanley Cup finals

American and Canadian teams from the National Hockey League do battle for the massive trophy

June: NBA Finals

NBA stars LeBron James and Steph Curry

LeBron James and Steph Curry are legends in their sport

Can anyone stop the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers from taking their places in the Finals?

July: Australia cricket tour of Zimbabwe

The two nations will be joined by Pakistan for a T20 tri-series

July: Bangladesh cricket tour of Australia

2 Tests and 3 ODIs are scheduled, with final confirmation and venues to come 

July 7-29: Tour de France

We assume Lance Armstrong's invitation to this year's event will be lost in the mail

June 16-17: 24 Hours of Le Mans

The world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing

June 14-17: US Open Golf

Shooter McGavin is the best in his sport

Only sport legends like this guy can contest the US Open (and Happy Gilmore)

Can anyone stop Shooter McGavin from claiming victory?

July 2-15: Wimbledon

The most prestigious of the tennis Grand Slams, with Nick Kyrgios flying the flag for Australia

July 19-22: British Open Golf

The oldest of the four major championships in professional golf

July 19-22: Summer X Games

For the first time in history, Australia will host an event at these extreme games in Sydney

July 20-22: Rugby World Cup Sevens

Australia will look to take on the might of Fiji and New Zealand in the abbreviated version of rugby

July 21-August 5: Women's Hockey World Cup

The Hockeyroos will be looking to back up their Commonwealth Games gold medal against the best in the world

August 1-12: European Sports Championships

Europe's premier multi-sport event

August 3-19: Central Caribbean Games

Central American and Caribbean will tune up for the Olympics here

August 4: Super Rugby Grand Final

The finale of the Super Rugby season, if we're lucky there might even be an Aussie team in action. Probs not, though

August 4-12: Gay Games

Gay Games is about sport and culture

All the sport colours of the rainbow will be at the Gay Games

An LGBT multi-sport and cultural event celebrating sexual diversity

August 16-19: US PGA Golf

The PGA Championship will be held at the Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis

August 18-September 2: Asian Games

Asian nations will do battle in their preparation for Tokyo, 2020

August 27: US Open

The world's best tennis players hit Flushing Meadows in New York for the American grand slam

September 6: NFL season commences

All the action of the NFL without the distraction of Jarryd Hayne

September 1-9: 2018 World Rowing Championships

To be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

September 10-23: FEI World Equestrian Games

This event is held every four years in preparation for the Olympics and will be in North Carolina, USA in 2018

September 10-30: World Women's Volleyball Championship

To be held in Japan

September 11-23: Summer Youth Olympics

The rising stars of sport will be looking to make a name for themselves

September 23-30: UCI Road World Championships

Road race, team time trials and individual time trials

September 29: AFL Grand Final

St Kilda, not a great sport team

St Kilda - unlikely to be present at the pinnacle sport event for AFL

Can anyone stop Brisbane and St Kilda from making the big dance? Um, probably

September 28-30: Ryder Cup Golf

The biennial men's golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States

September 30: NRL Grand Final

25 rounds of gruelling NRL action all culminates in this

September 30-October 21: World Women's Volleyball Championship

The women will line up for their chance at world domination

October: Australia cricket tour of Pakistan

Likely to be held in neutral Malaysia, the two sides will play 5 ODIs and 1 T20

October-November: South Africa cricket tour of Australia

5 ODI matches and 3 T20 fixtures are scheduled with venues and dates to be confirmed

October: NBL season commences

Melbourne will be looking to defend their title, but Brisbane has put together a stacked roster

October: A-League season commences

The domestic football season will feature plenty of thrills and spills

October: MLB World Series

The only World Series to only feature teams from two countries

October 20-27: Invictus Games

Prince Harry founded the sport event for wounded veterans

Prince Harry created the sport event for wounded veterans

The brainchild of Prince Harry which features wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans. To be held in Sydney

October 25-November 3: Gymnastics World Championships (Artistic)

Another strong lead up event to the 2020 Olympics

November-January: India cricket tour of Australia

The two nations will square off in a 4 Test series

November 6: Melbourne Cup

The race that stops a nation will hit Flemington once more

November: AIBA Boxing World Championships (women)

With womens boxing now an Olympic sport, these championships will carry plenty of meaning

November 24-December 16: IWF Weightlifting World Championships

Large humans lift really heavy things over their heads

December: BBL season commences

The domestic T20 competition which promises plenty of 'maximums' and hilarious Andrew Symonds commentary

December 7-11: FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

The premier swimming meet ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

About the Author Josh Alston

Josh Alston is a hack with over 12 years industry experience, covering sport across all codes for newspapers and online agencies. Known to frequent grade matches because of their cheap tinnies. Eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism and a Masters in sitting on the hill when the local cricket side was playing. Softball premiership winner, rugby league legend in Year 10 and no stranger to Doomben Racecourse.

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