Sport calendar 2016: Major events of the year

June

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9-13: Cricket – England v Sri Lanka, third Test, Lord’s

10 (until 10 July): Football – Euro 2016, France

10-12: Formula 1 – Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

10-17: Hockey – Men’s Champions Trophy, London

11: Rugby Union – summer series get under way – Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland

11-12: Triathlon – World Triathlon Series, Leeds

13-19: Tennis – Queen’s Club, London

14-18: Horse Racing – Royal Ascot

16-19: Golf – US Open, Oakmont CC, Pennsylvania

17-19: Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku

18: Rugby Union – Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland, Japan v Scotland

18-26: Hockey – Women’s Champions Trophy, London

21, 24, 26, 29 and 2 July: Cricket – England v Sri Lanka one-day internationals

24-26: Athletics, British Athletics Championships & Olympic Trials, Birmingham

25: Rugby Union – Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland, Japan v Scotland

25: Boxing- Anthony Joshua v Dominic Breazeale (IBF world heavyweight title fight), London

27-10 July: Tennis – Wimbledon

July

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1-3: Formula 1 – Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg

2-24: Cycling – Tour de France

5: England v Sri Lanka Twenty20, Southampton

9: Boxing – Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko (WBA Super and WBO heavyweight titles), Manchester

6-10: Athletics – European Athletics Championships, Amsterdam

8-10: Formula 1 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone

10: Football – Euro 2016 final, Paris

14-17: Golf – Open Championship, Troon

14-18: Cricket – England v Pakistan, first Test, Lord’s

15-17: Tennis – Davis Cup quarter-finals including Serbia v Great Britain

22-24: Formula 1 – Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest

22-24: Athletics – London Anniversary Games, Olympic Stadium

22-24: Sailing – America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth

22-26: Cricket, England v Pakistan, second Test, Old Trafford

23: Horse racing – King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ascot

26-30: Horse racing – Glorious Goodwood

28-31: Golf – US PGA Championship, New Jersey

28-31: Golf – Women’s British Open, Woburn

29-31: Formula 1, German Grand Prix, Hockenheim

August

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3-7: Cricket – England v Pakistan, third Test, Edgbaston

5-21: Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(Key dates: 6-13 swimming and rowing, 6-16 track and road cycling, 11-20 golf, 12-21 athletics)

11-15: Cricket – England Pakistan, fourth Test, The Oval

13: Football – Premier League season starts

20: Cricket – T20 Blast Finals Day, Edgbaston

20-11 Sept: Cycling – Vuelta a Espana

21-28: Rowing – World Rowing Championships (non-Olympic events), Rotterdam

24, 27, 30 and 1 & 4 Sept: Cricket – England v Pakistan ODIs

26-28: Formula 1 – Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps

27: Rugby League – Challenge Cup final, Wembley

29-11 Sep: Tennis – US Open, New York

September

2: Rugby Union – Premiership and Pro12 seasons start

2-4: Formula 1 – Italian Grand Prix, Monza

4-5: Football – World Cup Qualifying begins

4-11: Cycling – Tour of Britain

4: MotoGP – British Grand Prix, Silverstone

7-18: Paralympic Games – Rio de Janeiro

7: Cricket – England v Pakistan Twenty20, Old Trafford

9: Athletics – Final Diamond League meeting of the season, Brussels

11: Athletics – Great North Run, Gateshead

13-14: Football – Champions League group stage starts

16-18: Tennis – Davis Cup semi-finals

16-18: Formula 1 – Singapore Grand Prix, Marina Bay

17: Cricket – One-Day Cup final, Lord’s

20: Cricket – County Championship final round

24-25: Darts – The Champions League of Darts, Cardiff

30-2 Oct: Formula 1 – Malaysian Grand Prix, Kuala Lumpar

30-2 Oct: Golf – Ryder Cup, Minnesota, US

October

2: Horse racing – Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

6-8: Football – World Cup qualifying

8: Rugby League – Super League Grand Final, Old Trafford

7-9: Formula 1 – Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka

9-16: Cycling – Road World Cycling Championships, Doha

15: Horse racing – British Champions Day, Ascot

21-23: Formula 1 – USA Grand Prix, Austin

28-30: Formula 1 – Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City

28: Rugby League: Four Nations – Australia v Scotland, KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull, 20:00 BST

28-30: Motorsport – Wales Rally GB

29: Rugby League: England v New Zealand, John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, 14:30

November

5: Rugby Union – Wales v Australia, Ireland v New Zealand

5: Rugby League: Four Nations – England v Scotland, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 17:30

5: Rugby League: Four Nations – New Zealand v Australia, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 20:00

11-12: Football – World Cup qualifying

11: Rugby League: Four Nations – New Zealand v Scotland, Zebra Claims Stadium, Workington, 20:00

11-13: Formula 1 – Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo

12: Rugby Union – England v South Africa, Scotland v Australia, Ireland v Canada, Wales v Argentina

13: Rugby League: Four Nations – England v Australia, Olympic Stadium, 15:30

14-20: Tennis – ATP World Tour Finals, London

17-20: Golf – World Tour Championship, Dubai

19: Rugby Union – England v Fiji, Ireland v New Zealand, Scotland v Argentina, Wales v Japan

20: Rugby League: Four Nations – Final, Anfield, Liverpool, 14:30

25-27: Tennis – Davis Cup Final

25-27: Formula 1 – final race of the season, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina

26: Rugby Union – Wales v South Africa, England v Argentina, Ireland v Australia, Scotland v Georgia

December

3: Rugby Union – England v Australia

6-7: Football – Champions League group stage ends

6-11: Swimming – World Short Course Championships, Windsor, Canada

13-19: Equestrian – London International Horse Show, Olympia

26: Horse racing – King George VI Chase, Kempton

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