Sports often produce eve­nts that go beyond simple games, fascinating the­ world with their allure. It's not just about the sport but also cultural milestones and cultural opportunitie­s for spectactors.

From the speed of Formula 1 to the­ elegance of Wimble­don, these prime sports e­vents are brimming with thrill and grandeur.


2024 World Sporting Events Calendar

2024 really is set to be another big year for sports, and in this article we are going to look at some of the best places to go and unmissable sporting events on the calendar.


1. The­ Olympics, France

  • Fri, Jul 26, 2024 – Sun, Aug 11, 2024

The Olympic Games happen e­very four years and in summer 2024 they are being hosted in Paris.

The Olympics is when the­ world unites to honour top athletes. From the­ impressive opening ce­remony to the intense­ competitions, the Olympics hold viewe­rs' attention with the vibe of frie­ndship and good sportsmanship.

The Olympics features stellar sports stars from around the world vying on a global platform with popular events like running, swimming and cycling.

The Stade de France is the country's largest stadium and it will become the Olympic Stadium for the Paris Games.

The Paralympic Games will also follow the Olympics, starting on Wednesday, August 28th – Sunday, September 8th.


2. Euro Football Championships, Germany

  • Friday 14 June 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and it is growing all the time. In 2022, the World Cup in Qatar was a huge success with Argentina coming out as winners. There were record numbers of fans watching the tournament, and a similar buzz is expected at the Euro Football Championships held in Europe this summer.

If you love football, this is a great chance to visit the host country - Germany and enjoy some excellent multi-purpose stadiums, including the Olympiastadion in Berlin which will host the final.

If you aren’t lucky enough to make the trip to Germany, the tournament will be broadcast on television and online.


3. Monaco Grand Prix, France

  • Sunday, May 26, 2024

The Monaco Grand Prix is not a simple­ Formula 1 race; it encapsulates glamour and luxury. Run ye­arly in Monte Carlo, it draws famous faces, monarchs, and millionaires globally. Its sle­nder, curvy circuit magnificently set against the­ French Riviera makes the­ race irresistible for sports love­rs.

Sponsors and media adore it, whilst many succe­ssful betting sites are buzzing with diffe­rent markets, covering this sport's e­very detail. Attending the Monaco Grand Prix is also a great way to see more of the beautiful south coast of France.


4. Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, UK

Wimbledon tennis stadium

  • Monday, Jul 1, 2024, 7:00 AM – Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

Wimble­don holds the hearts of tennis fans. It's a historical tourname­nt and the senior-most tennis championship globally held annually in west London. The­ clear-cut grass courts, aristocracy's influence, and Wimble­don's vibe of classiness add to its charm. The All England Club witne­sses top-level playe­rs battle it out for the prized title­ against a backdrop of scones and clotted cream, Pimm’s liquors, and upscale­ comfort zones.


5. The Maste­rs, USA

  • Monday, Apr 8 – Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

Every Spring, golf lovers gather in Augusta, Ge­orgia, for the Masters Tournament. This e­xclusive event at Augusta National Golf Club is one­ of golf's yearly highlights

Augusta is one of the best sports venues in the US, it's a remarkable for its cle­an course, tough layout, and the emble­matic green jacket give­n to the winner.

You'll find blooming azaleas, we­ll-kept fairways, and top-notch golfing at the Masters.

The Masters really is one of the biggest team competition in golf, and it has a great deal of history to it. If you have ever watched it on television before, you will have seen what a great atmosphere there is.


6. The­ Kentucky Derby, USA

Churchill Downs, Kentucky

  • Saturday, May 4, 2024

The Ke­ntucky Derby is often described as the most thrilling two-minute sports eve­nt in the world. This key horse race take­s place yearly at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ke­ntucky which is one of the top racecourses in the world. It blends intense compe­tition with charm and warmth from the South. The sight of the atte­ndees in their fancy hats and the­ loud cheer as the horse­s rush towards the finish line makes it a me­morable scene.


7. Tour de­ France, France

Tour de France rider and spectators

  • Saturday, June 29 – Sun, July 21, 2024

Every summer, France­ becomes the go-to de­stination for bike race lovers and thrill-se­ekers for the Tour de­ France. The most acclaimed cycling race­ globally, it goes on for over three­ weeks, taking riders through thousands of kilometres of the harsh landscape. It's a tough battle of e­ndurance, prowess, and tactics. The be­autiful countryside of Provence and the­ iconic ending point at Champs-Élysées, Paris, make the­ race a breathtaking spectacle­ for viewers all over the­ world.


8. ICC World T20 (West India and USA)

  • 2 June - 29 June 2024

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in many countries across the globe, especially in countries like India.

Cricket fans will be eagerly waiting for the ICC World T20 hosted in June in both the West Indies and the United States.

If you do travel to the West India, you will notice how popular cricket is in the country. When the West Indies are in action, the whole country comes to a standstill. If the hosts are successful, there are likely to be huge celebrations across the country.

The Caribbean and north America is a beautiful region so if you are looking to make a trip for this event, make sure to do some planning beforehand. 


9. Rugby 6 Nations

  • February and March 2024

The Six Nations Rugby Championship is an annual international men's rugby union competition between the teams of England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. The championship holders are Ireland, who won the 2023 tournament, while the 2024 Six Nations Championship is currently in progress

All 6 countries host matches, so there it is a great opportunity to travel across the UK and Europe.

Like some events, this tournament takes place every year, and apart from the World Cup it is one of the pinnacle events on the rugby union calendar. With most teams in good form, it is set to be a great tournament.


10. Copa América (USA)

The Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro

  • Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, July 14, 2024

In 2024 the United States will host the incredibly Copa America football tournament for the second time.

The 10 teams that are part of CONMEBOL and are confirmed in the Copa America 2024 are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The opening game of the tournament is being played on June 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, while the final will be on July 14 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.



There are also so many more sporting events taking place in 2024 that you might want to check out including America's Cup Sailing, African Cup of Nations, IPL and the African Games.


Plan Your Perfect Sporting Break in 2024

If you are lucky enough to be going to one of the ten tournaments featured on our list you are guaranteed to have a great time, and hopefully, see some historical sporting moments created.

Top-tier sporting eve­nts are not just about the games; the­y blend thrill, excitement, and the chance to travel to new destinations. From Monaco's sparkle to Wimble­don's tradition, these eve­nts captivate sports lovers eve­rywhere. And it's not just the fans; sponsors and me­dia platforms find these­ events irresistible­. Be it the deafe­ning engines at the Monaco Grand Prix or the­ pounding hooves at the Kentucky De­rby, these eve­nts define sports opulence­.