Top sporting events around the world
Throughout the year, there is a vast collection of sporting events that fans can attend around the world.
For top sports fans, these are the events that are not to be missed.
The Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia
Tennis has been a big part of Australian sport since its formal inception in 1904. The tournament is held in late January at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, and is the first of the four major Grand Slams that include the French Open (May), Wimbledon (July), and the US Open (September).
Thousands of people turn out to watch the coveted event and have seen legendary players such as Novak Djokovic, Roy Emerson, Monica Seles, Margaret Court, and Adrian Quist win the event.
Prize money is currently at $80,000,000AUD so there is much incentive to win this tournament. The main game takes place at the Rod Laver Arena which has a capacity of nearly 15,000 people and has a retractable roof, which was the first of its kind for a tennis court in Australia.
NBA, United States
One of the most popular sports in the United States that is also beloved around the world is basketball. There have been numerous champion athletes that have played the game over the years including such legends as players like Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, and Kevin Durant. The NBA playoffs betting odds must be checked out before making a bet to give you the inside track on the most likely winners of the season.
The NBA playoffs attract millions of viewers both in the United States and around the world and the final is one of the most-watched games every year. The popularity of the sport has waned a little since its heyday in the 90s but it is making a comeback due to the performances and personalities of players such as LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Russell Westbrook.
Tour de France, France, and multiple countries
Although it is known as the Tour de France, this race also has stages in multiple countries including Luxembourg, Monaco, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. It was first officially raced in 1903 and was won by Italian-born Frenchman Maurice Garin.
The most recent winner was Tadej Pogačar, a Slovenian who won the race in both 2020 and 2021. It has been a consistently popular event since its inception and has millions of people all over the world tuning in to watch the biggest international cycling event in the world. Thousands of people also camp out at various places along the track to get the best view of certain parts of the race.
Formula1 Grand Prix, multiple countries
From Australia to Saudi Arabia, Formula1 is one of the greatest examples of motorsport, worldwide. Many countries around the world are host to the event throughout the world including the United States, Singapore, Italy, France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.
Anyone who attends one of these events will tell you how breathtaking and exciting it is, based on sound alone. Some of the top teams include Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull Racing, Mercedes AMG, and Williams Racing. Many famous racers have come out of the sport including the legends like Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Jackie Stewart, Fernando Alonso, Niki Lauda, Jim Clark, and Nigel Mansell.
There are so many popular sports around the world that it is always hard to pick only a few but for those who are seeking a little excitement from a new sport, this list has a lot to offer.