Sports calendar 2020: the highlights of the new year
Sports calendar 2020: the highlights of the new year
Background informationSport

Sports calendar 2020: the highlights of the new year

Patrick Bardelli
Zurich, on 13.01.2020
Translation: Eva Francis
The Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, a European Football Championship in twelve cities and a European Handball Championship to kick off the year: the sports year 2020 is full of highlights. Read on to find out what it has in store for you.

The Men's European Handball Championships in Austria, Sweden and Norway, the Youth Olympics in Switzerland and France and the Super Bowl are three highlights tat the very start of the new year.

From mid-June, Europe will be all about football, as the UEFA EURO 2020 kick off on 12 June. For the first time ever, the tournament isn’t hosted by one or two countries, but a total of twelve cities across the continent. The two semi-finals and the final on 12 July will take place at London's Wembley Stadium.

Olympic Games with five new sports

However, the biggest sporting highlight of 2020 will be the Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August. Athletes from all over the world will compete for medals in a total of 339 competitions. It’s the first time these five sports are part of the Olympics:

With the subsequent European Athletics Championships in Paris, the Paralympics and the Women's Handball World Championships in December, the sports year also has some highlights to offer after the Olympic Games.

Overview of the sports calendar 2020

MONTHDATEEVENTCOUNTRY
January9. - 22.

9. - 26.
Winter Youth Olympic Games
Men's European Handball Championship
Switzerland, France

Austria, Sweden, Norway
February2.
12. - 23.

14. - 16.

17. - 1.3.
Super Bowl LIV
Biathlon World Championship
World Luge Championship
Bob/Skelett World Luge Championship
USA
Italy

Russia

Germany
March14. - 22.


22. - 29.

28. - 5.4.
Women's World Curling Championship
World Table Tennis Championship
Men's World Curling Championship
Canada


South Korea

Scotland
April20.
26.
Boston Marathon
London Marathon
USA
England
May8. - 24.


9. - 31.
25. - 1.6.
Men's Ice Hockey World Championship
Giro d'Italia
World Skateboarding Championship
Switzerland


Italy
England, China
June12.- 12.7.


26. - 28.
27. - 19.7.
Men's European Football Championship
MTB and Cross Country World Championship
Tour de France
12 cities


Germany
France
July24. - 9.8.Summer OlympicsJapan
August14. - 28.


14. - 6.9.
25. - 6.9.
26. - 30.
DOTA 2: The International (eSports)
Vuelta a Espana
Paralympic Games
European Athletics Championship
Sweden


Spain
Japan
France
September12.


25. - 27.
27.
100k Ultrarun World Championship
Ryder Cup (golf)
Berlin Marathon
Netherlands


USA
Germany
October10.
26./27.
Ironman Hawaii
24-hour Ultrarun World Championship
USA
France
November1.
2. - 21.
New York Marathon
U17 Women's World Cup
USA
India
December4. - 20.


30.
Women's Handball World Championship
Four Hills Tournament
Denmark, Norway


Germany, Austria

Overview of my articles on Galaxus: here.

14 people like this article


Patrick Bardelli
Patrick Bardelli
Senior Editor, Zurich
What matters isn’t how well you play when you’re playing well. What matters is how well you play when you’re playing badly.

These articles might also interest you