The year 2023 is anticipated to host some of the world’s most important athletic events. Following delays during the pandemic’s peak, 2022 returned with an action-packed lineup of competitions and fixtures.
The year finished with the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and all major athletic events are gearing up to showcase and cater to the best athletes and spectators from across the world.
Here are the top athletic events in 2023 that we believe you should watch or perhaps attend! If you’re interested to know more, then just keep reading this post!
1. 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup (Hockey)
The 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup will mark the 15th edition of the tournament, which is held every four years. The championship will be held in India from January 13 to 29, 2023, in the towns of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
The Hockey World Cup Qualification decides the 16 national teams that will compete in the FIH Hockey World Cup. Belgium won the 2018 Hockey World Cup after defeating the Netherlands in a penalty shootout (3-2).
2. 2023 Australian Open (Tennis)
The Australian Open is the first of four grand slams that take place throughout the tennis calendar year. From the 16th to the 29th of January 2023, the competition will be held at Melbourne Park. He has won 21 titles, including a nine Australian Open titles.
3. 2023 Carabao Cup Final (Football)
It’s time to grab those retro international football shirts and get ready for The Carabao Cup, commonly known as the EFL/League Cup, which is an English Premier League and Football League competition open to all clubs.
The winner of the competition advances to the UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round in 2023-24. The 2022/23 final will be hosted at London’s Wembley Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 90,000 people.
Liverpool is the defending champion, having won on penalties against Chelsea.
4. 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix (Formula 1)
The 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship will begin in Bahrain on March 3rd, 2023. This will be the fifth occasion that the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir has hosted the season’s first race.
This season, Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing (RBR) will defend their Drivers and Constructors World Championships against Ferrari, Mercedes, and the rest of the teams.
5. 2023 French Open (Tennis)
The French Open, usually known as Roland-Garros, is the year’s second grand slam tournament and one of the world’s most renowned tennis tournaments. The French Open is often regarded as the world’s most physically difficult clay-court tennis competition.
From May 28 to June 11, 2023, the tournament will be held at the iconic Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. Rafael Nadal won the men’s singles tennis championship at the 2022 French Open, defeating Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the final.
6. 2023 UEFA Champions League Final (Football)
The Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the UEFA Champions League final for the 2022-23 season on June 10, 2023.
This will be the 68th season of Europe’s premier club football competition, administered by UEFA.
The stadium, located in the city’s Başakşehir district, west of the Bosphorus, has a seating capacity of over 75,000 people.
Real Madrid was crowned European champions for the 14th time after defeating Liverpool 1-0 in the 2022 Champions League.
7. 2023 Wimbledon Championships (Tennis)
Wimbledon is the famous tennis tournament in the world. Since 1877, the game has been played on outdoor grass courts at the All-England Club in Wimbledon, London.
The 136th Wimbledon Championships will be held from July 3 to July 16, 2023, and will be the first since Queen Elizabeth II’s death. Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Wimbledon gentlemen’s singles title, defeating Nick Kyrgios in the final, to win his 21st major title.
8. 2023 Netball World Cup (Netball)
The Netball World Cup is organised every four years by the World Netball Federation. The event will be held in the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, from Friday, July 28 to Sunday, August 6, 2023.
For the first time, the competition will be held in Africa. England won the 2019 World Cup after defeating New Zealand.
9. 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (Football)
The ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup competition will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand and will take place from July 20 to August 20, 2023.
10. 2023 Men’s Rugby World Cup (Rugby)
Rugby World Cup is scheduled for 2023. It will be Played in France from September 8 to October 28, 2023, in different locations across the country.
South Africa having defeated England 32-12 in the 2019 final.
11. Hangzhou 19th Asian Games (Athletics)
The 19th Asian Games were originally slated for 2022 but were pushed back owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. The revised dates for the mega-event are slated for September 23rd to October 8th, 2023.
The 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, and will feature a variety of sports.
At the Asian Games Hangzhou 2022, there will be 40 sports and 61 disciplines, including swimming, archery, athletics, badminton, baseball and softball, basketball, boxing, and others. Athletes will fight for 482 gold medals over the course of 15 days.
12. 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup (Cricket)
The 13th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup is scheduled to take place in India from October 25th to November 26th, 2023. For the fourth time in its history, India will host the quadrennial competition.
Ten teams will battle for the coveted trophy. Similar to the 2019 competition in England and Wales, there will be a round-robin stage before the knockout rounds. England is the World Cup defending champion. In 2019, they won the championship in a dramatic way against New Zealand.
Australia has won the Cricket World Cup five times, making it the competition’s most successful nation.