The 2020 vision for sport looks to be throwing up some stellar events for fans.
With 20 huge events already listed, sports fans are in for a real treat.
Kicking off first is the women’s T20 Cricket World Cup on February 21 in Australia – home of the current champions.
The world’s top cricketing nations are all fielding teams – including England, New Zealand and the West Indies. Surprises are the absence of India and Thailand making a show.
Throughout the spring, major events are running. Boxer Tyson Fury takes on rival Deontay Wilder for the WBC world heavyweight title in Las Vegas (February 22).
Annual events take pride of place, including the showpiece race over the sticks, The Grand National at Aintree; the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, USA; the London Marathon and the final matchdays of the English Premier League with Liverpool poised to take the title for the first time in 30 years , followed by the FA Cup Final at Wembley.
The soccer season carries on with the Euro Champions League final followed by the Euro 2020 tournament, which has the final in London. While other matches take place in cities across the continent.
Entertainment comes thick and fast in the summer, with Wimbledon tennis in June, golf’s Open at Royal St George’s, and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
To cap the year, the summer Olympic Games 2020 take place in Tokyo, Japan, starting on July 24 and followed by the Paralympic Games at the same venues.
Ryder Cup grudge match
The build-up to the games – the World Indoor Athletics Championships – take place in Nanjing, China, in March, with gold medal hopefuls competing against high-powered opposition.
September sees the Ryder Cup between the USA and Europe at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, with the US itching to win the grudge match against the European holders.
The year rounds off with a Rugby Union test series between England and the All Blacks in the UK.
Other standards, such as cycling’s Tour de France, pro tennis grand slam opens in the US, France and Australia and the Formula 1 international road show also take place as usual.