It is no secret that COVID-19 threw off the 2020 sporting calendar. With the Euros well underway and several other sporting events fast approaching, we’ve created a list of the big-time sports events you don’t want to miss in Summer 2021.
From football, cricket, and Wimbledon to Formula 1 and the Tour De France, there is no doubt we have a busy sporting schedule ahead.
The Euros started on the 11th of June and in no time at all, we will be watching the first stage of the quarter finals. We might not yet know what channels they’ll be broadcast from, but one thing we do know is that we are not alone when we say, footballs coming home!
July 11th is set the be a busy day with both The Euros final and The Wimbledon Championships men’s finals on the same day. Which will you be watching?
Sunday the 18th of July will see Lewis Hamilton put his pedal to the metal to try and extend his current record-breaking seven British Formula 1 Grand Prix wins. The same day, we will see the Tour De France champion crowned, this really is anyone’s ride.
On the 23rd of July, Tokyo will host the opening ceremony of the 32nd Olympic Games. After its postponement from 2020, our Great British athletes will finally get the opportunity to improve on their impressive 67 medal wins and great 27 golds from Rio in 2016.
The British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa is due to conclude on the 8th of August. The 37-strong squad will play a three-part test for the first time since 1997 and it certainly won’t be one to miss.
With the Paralympic Games starting on the 24th of August, the British team will no doubt be looking to extend their 147 total medal successes from Rio 2016, definitely one for the diary!
Across the pond, the United States Open Tennis Championship (US Open) will begin on Monday the 30th of August. Let’s hope we won’t be asking ‘Is your eyesight as bad as your phone reception? Because that was a terrible call!’.
From the 4th of August to the 14th of September, we will be watching the cricket, England vs India five Test Series – this is bound to be a great watch.
There will be plenty more broadcast in between, and of course throughout the rest of the year. We recommend checking out the BBC Sport site for more information on fixtures and sports news!
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