For the sports fan, the major sporting events that only come around once or 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. The top three world sporting events are apparently the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup and the Rugby World Cup, though there are many more major sporting events. See our discussion about the world's most popular sporting events.
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We have listed all of the major international sports events. Below are links to more information about some of the popular major events that are featured on this site.
Soccer World Cup
- World Cup Soccer — the next World Cup is to be held in 2018 in Russia. Look here for the latest and greatest source of information about the event.
- Summer Olympics — information about the Summer Olympic Games.
- Discontinued Olympic Events — a fascinating site containing information about discontinued Olympic events.
- Winter Olympics — information about the Winter Olympic Games.
- Aussie Olympics — a site dedicated to Australia's participation at the Olympic Games.
- Paralympic Games — information about the Paralympic Games.
Other Multi-Sport Events
- Commonwealth Games — everything you ever wanted to know about the Commonwealth Games, the next being held on the Gold Coast in 2018.
- European Games — the inaugural event took place in 2015.
- Asian Games — multi-sport Games for Asian countries, first held in 1951.
- Gay Games — held every 4 years, is open to all who wish to participate, without regard to sexual orientation.
- World Military Games — a multi-sport event for military sports people
- Youth Olympics — an international multi-sport event, held every four years for athletes aged 14 to 18.
- List of other World Multi-Sport Events
Other World Major Events
- Rugby World Cup, Six Nations
- Football Super Bowl
- Cycling Events, such as the Tour de France
- Tennis Grand Slam
- Baseball World Series and World Classic
- Boxing major events
- Netball World Championships
- Soccer Asian Cup, Africa Cup of Nations
- Sailing America's Cup
- Swimming World Championships
- Surfing major events
- Golf Majors, Ryder Cup
- Cricket World Cup
- Handball World Championships
- Horse Racing Major Events
- Fencing Major Events
- Winter Sports Events
- Calendar of Major Sporting Events for the upcoming years.
- All International Sporting Events
- List of International Multi-Sport Events.
- Sporting Mascots
- List of Lists of Winners of sporting events
- List of sporting events you must see.
- Sports Videos tagged as 'Major Events'
- Discussion of the World's Most popular sporting events
- Sports nutrition for competing athletes at major events like the Olympic Games.
- Read the major events entries on the sporting blog.