The most important sports competitions in 2023

2023 will not have the Olympic Games or the Men’s Football World Cup, the two most mediatic sporting events on the planet. However, there are a series of exciting tournaments and competitions that deserve the special attention of all sports lovers.

Here is a list of 6 events you shouldn't miss this year:


World Championships Handball

Poland and Sweden: from 11 January until 29 January

The competition will take place in 9 cities, four in Poland and five in Sweden. 32 teams, divided into 8 groups will compete for the title of world champion. The big favourite is Denmark, world champions in 2019 and 2021, but there are other strong opponents like France, Spain or Sweden.


Roland Garros

France: from 28 May until 11 June

Paris hosts a new edition of the mythical tennis tournament, one of the four grand slam tournaments. The perfect opportunity to watch great tennis players in action, like Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, or Stefanos Tsitsipas.


World Aquatics Championship

Japan: from 14 July until 30 July

The most important aquatics sports competition takes place this year in Fukuoka, Japan. Athletes will compete in swimming, diving, water polo, artistic swimming, and open-water swimming categories.


FIFA Women's World Cup

Australia & New Zealand: from 20 July until 20 August

The main women's football competition is held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. The debut is scheduled for the 20th of July, with a New Zealand vs Norway, in Auckland, and the final will take place at Stadium Australia, in Sydney. The United States is the defending champions, having won the previous two tournaments.


IAAF World Championships

Hungary: from 19 August until 27 august

The nineteenth edition of the World Athletics Championships will take place this year in Budapest. Nine days of intense competition in the different disciplines of athletics, such as the 100 meters, the triple jump, the javelin throw, or the emblematic marathon.


World Cup Rugby

France: from 8 September until 28 October

The tournament will take place in the bicentenary year of the invention of the sport by William Webb Ellis. The competition will include 16 national rugby teams and it will be at the Stade de France that the new world champion will be known. The defending champions are South Africa, who defeated England 32–12 in the 2019 final.


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