These Are the Highlights of the New Year!
After the thrills and spills of 2019, which featured three World Cups, the 2020 sporting calendar promises to be even more dramatic.
Already in winter there are three highlights: the Men's Handball European Championships in Austria, Sweden and Norway (9 to 26 January), the Biathlon World Championships in Antholz (12 to 23 February) and the annual Super Bowl.
From mid-June, Europe will be back in football fever. For the first time ever, the tournament will be staged not only in one or two host countries, but in 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
The biggest sporting highlight in 2020, however, will be the Summer Olympics in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August. In a total of 339 competitions, athletes from all over the world will compete for medals. Five sports will celebrate their Olympic premiere:
- - Climbing
- - Skateboarding
- - Karate
- - Surfing
- - Baseball/Softball
With the subsequent European Athletics Championships in Paris, the Paralympics and finally the Women's Handball World Championships in December, the sports year still has some more highlights to offer in its second half.
Headline events include football’s European Championship, golf’s Ryder Cup and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. There’s also the annual four tennis grand slams, men’s and women’s golf majors and various football finals.