2024 is set to be a huge year for sport. The upcoming months will provide no shortage of action across the world, with a host of major events this year, such as the Paris Olympics, Euros and T20 World Cup. Whether you are a rugby, cricket, tennis, or motorsport fan or interested in any other annual sporting events, there are plenty of amazing events to experience.
Below are some of the biggest events to watch out for:
The Six Nations occupies an incredibly special place in the sporting calendar, with fans anticipating its return each year. Four months after suffering various forms of heartbreak at the Rugby World Cup, it's time for the northern hemisphere’s biggest and best to gather and compete for the Six Nations.
Reining Champions Ireland kick off their campaign against France in the opening match in Marseille on February 2nd, but they must do so without their fly-half and captain Johnny Sexton, who retired at the end of the World Cup. But that's not the only big name missing from this year's tournament, England will return without captain Owen Farrell as he prioritises family issues.
With Ireland and France as the current bookies’ favourites, do we expect England to be the underdogs once again and pull through…?
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24 races for the 2024 season! The new Formula One season will be one of significant changes. A return to China, new sprint race venues and multiple renamed teams.
For the first time in Formula 1 history every driver who finished last year's final round at Abu Dhabi will take the track for the season opener with the same team. From Max Verstappen, who had a record-breaking year, to Logan Sargeant, all 20 drivers have retained their seats from 2023 to 2024.
The opening two races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are being held on back-to-back Saturdays, the two opening races start in Bahrain, 29th February and Saudi Arabia, 7th March.
To find out more about the Formula 2024 season, click here to read more.
For more information on Motorsport, click here.
T20 Cricket World Cup
The World Cup will be bigger and better than ever before as 20 teams are heading to the USA, where this year’s tournament will be hosted for the first time. They will do so alongside the West Indies as they extend the game beyond traditional boarders.
England will aim to avoid the horrors of the recent 50-over tournament in India back in November, and hope to retain their T20 crown.
The groups are the following:
· Group A: India, Pakistan, Ireland, Canada, and the USA
· Group B: England, Australia, Namibia, Scotland, and Oman
· Group C: New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Uganda, and Papua New Guinea
· Group D: South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Netherlands, and Nepal
This year includes not one, but two cricket T20 World Cups, with the men's tournament kicking off from 1st - 29th June and the women's event being held in Bangladesh in September and October. With this in mind, cricket enthusiasts around the world are gearing up for a thrilling month of intense matches and unforgettable moments.
For more information on Cricket, click here.
Three-time winners Germany will host the UEFA European Championship in 2024. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 14 June to 14 July.
England, with the likes of skipper Harry Kane and Real Madrid star Jude Bellingham, will face Slovenia, Denmark and Serbia in their group and are among the favourites to lift the trophy in Berlin on 14 July.
The road to Berlin has begun, so find out more in our previous blog.
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The 2024 Championships will have to go some way to match the drama of the 2023 edition. The 2023 edition saw Marketa Vondrousova becoming the first unseeded player to win the women’s singles, and 24 hours later, Carlos Alcaraz secured his second Grand Slam title in an epic final against Djokovic.
It could be an exciting year for the new era of tennis as Alcarez will try to retain his men's singles title, while the tournament could also offer the opportunity to witness American star Coco Gauff lift her first Wimbledon trophy after her amazing show last year.
Meanwhile, for the big four, this could be their last chance. As Nadal enters the New Year, does he see this as his final farewell tour of the Grand Slam venues? And could this be the final appearance of both Andy Murray and Nadal on centre court… Displaying unforgettable moments, Wimbledon 2024 could be an emotional one.
For more information on Tennis, click here.
The excitement is building as Paris prepares to host the 2024 Olympics, promising a unique and unforgettable experience for athletes and spectators alike.
The city itself will become the stage for various events, scheduled to start on Friday 26th July, it will run through Sunday 11th August. Athletes will make their grand entrances in the Opening Ceremony on the Seine, the river that crosses the centre of Paris.
What's new for the 2024 Olympics? 4 new sports have been introduced in this year's Olympics including surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing and breaking. These additional events aim to add a fresh and youthful dimension to the Olympic programme.
2024 Sporting Events Calendar
Six Nations | 2nd Feb - 16th Mar | Various Locations
The Showdown | 23rd Mar | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
The Cheltenham Festival | 12th - 15th May | Cheltenham Racecourse
Monaco Grand Prix | 24th - 26th May | Monte Carlo
EPCR Finals Weekend | 24th - 25th May | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
French Open | 26th May – 9th Jun | Roland-Garros
cinch Championships | 17th - 23rd Jun | Queen's Club
Royal Ascot | 18th - 22nd Jun | Ascot Racecourse
Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic | 25th - 28th Jun | Hurlingham Club
Henley Royal Regatta | 2nd - 7th Jul | Henley-on-Thames
British Grand Prix | 5th - 7th Jul | Silverstone
The Championships, Wimbledon | 1st - 14th Jul | AELTC
England v West Indies Test | 10th - 14th Jul | Lord's
Goodwood Festival of Speed | 11th - 14th Jul | Goodwood Estate
Goodwood Revival | 6th - 8th Sept | Goodwood Circuit
For DTB's full events calendar, click here.
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