22Bet’s Ultimate Sports Calendar 2021: Major Sporting Events of the Upcoming Year (Updated May 2021)
2020 wasn’t a great year for anything, including sports. Fans watched in utter amazement as, one after another, their favorite tournaments were crossed out of the sporting events calendar of 2020.
Looking at the other side of the coin, however, we see that a lackluster 2020 sports calendar was the direct cause of an absolutely loaded one in 2021. Because, while some of the smaller events of 2020 were canceled, nearly all of the major ones were postponed to this year.
With enough major sporting events to fill two whole years, it can be overwhelming to keep track of everything. Which is why our team created this ultimate sports calendar containing all the major sporting events of the year 2021. Also, don’t forget to check out our eSports Calendar for the year.
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February 2021 Sports Calendar
Super Bowl LV (NFL, American Football)
Update: Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, 31–9.
Date: February 7, 2021
2021 started off with a bang as the 55th edition of the NFL championship game took place on February 7, 2021.
Despite the fact that the sport of American football is not overly popular in most countries outside of the US, the Super Bowl continues to be the most-watched sporting event every year. This year was no exception as 96,400,000 viewers tuned in to watch the big game.
Super Bowl LV Location
Super Bowl LV was held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The home turf of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the USF Bulls (NCAA, FBS Independent). The venue can seat up to 75,000 people. This was the fourth Super Bowl hosted at the stadium.
Super Bowl LV Winner
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Kansas City Chiefs and won Super Bowl LV, giving Tom Brady his seventh Super Bowl ring.
2020 FIFA Club World Cup (Association Football)
Update: FC Bayern Munich won in the final match of the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup against Tigres UANL, 1-0.
Dates: 1–11 February 2021
Turning to the other kind of football, the next big event on our sporting event calendar for 2021 started on the first day of February when the 17th FIFA Club World Cup was held in Qatar.
Which Teams Played in the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup?
The tournament featured representatives from all six continental sports federations, as well as the winners of the Qatar Star League. Here are the teams that qualified and their respective federations:
- UEFA: Bayern Munich
- CAF: Al Ahly
- AFC: Ulsan Hyundai
- CONCACAF: UANL
- OFC: Auckland City
- CONMEBOL: Palmeiras
- Qatar: Al-Duhail
2020 FIFA Club World Cup Winner
FC Bayern Munich competed against Tigres UANL in the final match and won the FIFA Club World Cup title.
April 2021 Sports Events
2021 Masters Tournament (PGA, Golf)
Update: Hideki Matsuyama won the 2021 Masters, becoming the first Japanese athlete to do so.
April 8–11, 2021
The Masters is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The 2021 edition was an invitation-only tournament held at the Augusta National Golf Club in the US state of Georgia. It was the 85th edition of the tournament.
2021 Masters Results
These 5 golfers got to the top of the leaderboard:
- Hideki Matsuyama
- Will Zalatoris
- Xander Schauffele
- Jordan Spieth
- Marc Leishman
May 2021 Major Sporting Events
2021 Monaco Grand Prix (FIA Formula 1)
Dates: May 20 – May 23, 2021
Formula 1 is, without a doubt, the king of all motorsports.
And the most prestigious Formula 1 Grand Prix on our sporting events calendar of 2021 is the legendary Monaco Grand Prix, which will be held on May 23 (with the qualifying rounds beginning on May 20).
2021 Monaco Grand Prix Favorites
The current favorite to win the Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton. Other names to look out for include Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen, and Valterri Bottas.
June 2021 Sports Calendar
UEFA Euro 2020 (Association Football)
Dates: 11 June – 11 July
The 2020 edition of Europe’s most prestigious international football competition is scheduled to take place in June-July 2021. The tournament will be held in 12 separate countries, with the final game taking place at Wembley Stadium in London.
UEFA Euro 2020 Favorites
As of January 2021, England are favorites to lift the Euro 2020 trophy.
With the tournament being held at Wembley Stadium in London, England will have a home-field advantage if they do advance to the championship game.
Wimbledon 2021 (Tennis)
Dates: June 28 – July 11
This year’s edition of the Championships (aka Wimbledon), the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament will take place between June 28 and July 11. Tennis fans all over the world will tune in and watch.
Wimbledon 2021 Favorites
The favorites to win the Championships include legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, as well German Alexander Zverev and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Sports Events in July of 2021
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Dates: July 23 – August 8
No sporting event is as big and as prestigious as the Summer Olympic Games, which are held every four years.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will feature different 339 events and different 33 sports. Over 11,000 athletes are expected to take part in this year’s event.
What Sporting Events Will Be Present at Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games will feature the following sports: Artistic Swimming, Diving, Swimming, Water Polo, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Basketball.
As well as 3×3 Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, BMX (freestyle, racing), Mountain biking, Road cycling, Track cycling, Equestrian (Dressage, Eventing, Jumping), Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics Handball, Judo, Karate (Kata, Kumite), Modern pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby sevens, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Sport climbing, Surfing, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Beach volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling (Freestyle, Greco-Roman).
Major Sporting Events in August 2021
2020 Summer Paralympics
August 24 – September 5
AfroBasket 2021 (FIBA, Basketball)
August 24 – September 5
The thirtieth edition of AfroBasket will be held in Rwanda between August 24 and September 5, 2021. All of the games will be held at the Kigali Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, which is the biggest basketball arena in East Africa and can seat up to 10,000 people.
AfroBasket 2021 Favorites
As of today, the following five nations are favored to win AfroBasket 2021:
2021 US Open
Dates: August 30 – September 12, 2021
The US Open is one of the most prestigious tennis Grand Slam tournaments out there, second only to the Wimbledon. A hard court event, the US Open traces its history as far back as 1881.
2021 US Open Purse
The 2021 US Open will feature a prize purse of $12,500,00 USD.
2021 US Open Favorites
The following players are considered favorites to win the 2021 US Open tennis tournament:
- Novak Djokovic
- Daniil Medvedev
- Dominic Them
- Rafael Nadal
October 2021 Sports Events
World Marathon Majors
The 2021 sporting event calendar features seven World Marathon Majors, the six annual events plus the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
2021 World Marathon Majors Dates
Here are all the dates for the 2021 World Marathon Majors:
- Berlin: September 26
- London: October 3
- Chicago: October 10
- Tokyo: October 17
- New York: November 7
- Boston: October 11
2021 Rugby League World Cup
Dates: October 23 – November 27
While nowhere as popular as rugby union, rugby league is nevertheless an incredibly popular sport that is loved by millions of people worldwide. It will be the first World Cup to be played in the new sixteen-team format.
2021 Rugby League World Cup Stadiums
The tournament will be held at 18 different venues across England. These are, in order from largest to smallest: Old Trafford, Emirates Stadium, Anfield, St James’ Park, Elland Road, Riverside Stadium, Bramall Lane, Ricoh Arena, University of Bolton Stadium, KCOM Stadium, Kirklees Stadium, Headingley Stadium, Totally Wicked Stadium, Keepmoat Stadium, Halliwell Jones Stadium, Leigh Sports Village, Kingston Park, and York Community Stadium.
2021 Rugby League World Cup Teams
16 teams will contest this year’s World Cup. In order from highest ranked to lowest ranked, these are: New Zealand, Australia, England, Tonga, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, France, Scotland, Lebanon, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Wales, Jamaica, and Cook Islands.
2021 Rugby League World Cup Dates
2021 Rugby League World Cup will take place in England between October 23 and November 27.
2021 Rugby League World Cup Favorites
According to our experts, the two most likely teams to win the Rugby League World Cup are Australia and New Zealand.
November 2021 Major Sporting Events
2021 Nitto ATP Finals
Dates: November 14 – November 21
While not as prestigious as the Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP Finals are still an incredibly important event for tennis players.
The 2021 Nitto ATP Finals will be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy from November 14 to November 21, 2021 and will feature all the best tennis players in the world. Both singles and doubles events will take place during the same dates.
Postponed and Cancelled 2021 Sports Events
2021 Mediterranean Games
Dates: June 25 – July 5
The 2021 Mediterranean Games were rescheduled to June 25 – July 5, 2022. Despite the rescheduling, the games will still take place in Oran, Algeria.
2021 World Athletics Championships
Dates: July 15 – July 24
2021 World Athletics Championships have been rescheduled to July 15 – July 24, 2022.
2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Cancellation date: December 24, 2020.
The 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup was canceled altogether on December 24, 2020.
UEFA Women’s Euro 2021
Rescheduled to: July 6 – July 31, 2022
The Women’s Euro tournament was postponed to 2022 and will still take place in England.
This article was updated on 13.05.2021