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For the sports fan, the major international sporting events that only come around once or a year or every few years are highly anticipated, and worth waiting for. There are major events held for each of the hundreds of major sports around the world.
International Sporting Events
1. FIFA World Cup
The greatest sporting event FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup. It is an international association football competition contested by the senior men’s national teams of the members of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body.
The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.
2. Olympic Games
Olympic Games are a major international event. It is one of the greatest sports events. It features summer and winter sports in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.
The Games are currently held biennially, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating, meaning they each occur every four years. Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympics in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The first, second, and third-place finishers in each event receive Olympic medals: gold, silver, and bronze, respectively. The Olympic Games over the past 50 years the most costly Games have been London 2012 (USD14.8 billion), Barcelona 1992 (USD11.4 billion), and Montreal 1976 (USD6 billion).
3. Cricket World Cup
It is also known as ICC Cricket World Cup as it is organized by ICC, International Cricket Council. It is an international cricket tournament in which of men’s one day 50 overs’ cricket matches are played. The teams are required to qualify preliminary qualification rounds to become eligible to participate in this tournament that is held every four years, however, T20 is held every two years. The next Cricket World Cup will be held in India in 2021.
Cricket is the world’s second most popular sport—by one estimate, 3 billion people around the world watch or plays cricket (just not in the United States).
4. Rugby World Cup
It is also known as the rugby union world cup. It is an international rugby union competition organized by the International Rugby Board. In 1987, the first rugby world cup was being played. It was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia since then it is organized every four years. As per the current format of the tournament twenty countries participate in this event that lasts for a month in the host nation.
The event comprises two stages, a group, and a knock-out. The winner of the event receives the William Webb Ellis Cup. The rugby world cup is organized by World Rugby that is an international body to govern the sport of rugby. France will play host to the next Rugby World Cup in 2023.
5. The UEFA Champions League
It is a continental club football competition that was formerly called the European Champion Clubs’ Cup or European Cup. Since 1955, it is held every year by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The top football clubs of Europe contest in this event for the title and to emerge as the best club in European soccer.
Around 32 teams compete in this tournament in five rounds. The teams are divided into eight groups. One team has to compete with the other three teams in its group in a double round-robin format. The winner and runner-up from each group are selected for the round of 16 and thereafter the knock-out stage begins and winners move to the quarterfinal, semi-finals, and final at the end.
6. Wimbledon Tennis
The Wimbledon Championships officially called “The Lawn Tennis Championships”, is the oldest and arguably most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. It is held annually at the All England Club in Wimbledon, a suburb of London, in June or July every year.
The tournament starts six weeks before the first Monday in August and lasts for two weeks subject to extensions for rain. From 2015, the event start date was extended to one week later so that there were three weeks break after the French Open.
7. Tour de France Cycling
The Tour de France (French for “Tour of France”), is often referred to as La Grande Boucle, Le Tour, or The Tour.
Whatever you call it, the Tour de France is the world’s most high profile bicycle race. It is a very demanding event, held for three weeks every July, and is comprised of approximately 20 professional teams of nine riders per team.
The competitors race a total distance of approximately 3,600 km (2,235 miles) traveling through France and surrounding countries.
8. Formula One Racing
Formula One racing, which is also known as F1 racing, is an international level professional auto racing sport. The vehicles used in this sport are single-seat, open-wheel, and open-cockpit type. It is technically the most advanced and rich, and intense international racing event in the world. The wheels are fitted outside of the car’s body, unlike normal cars.
This event is organized by the FIA (Federation Internationale de I’Automobile) or the International Automobile Federation. The name formula is derived from the guidelines that the participants are required to follow during the race.
The race is conducted on special tracks called circuits. However, sometimes closed public roads are also used for the race. It is not only a competition between drivers but also a competition between technologies of different teams.