With delays, postponements and cancellations affecting the sports calendar in 2020, fans have had a lot to deal with this year. It’s been tough not to see our favourite events take place. But there’s plenty to look forward to in the upcoming months for sports enthusiasts – these are the best sporting events we hope we don’t miss in 2021, whether you’re just looking forward to watching the live events or you’re excited about betting on the top athletes and teams that sport has to offer.
The lack of a crowd at this year’s Royal Ascot was a disappointment to fans of the world-renowned horse racing event. The buzz and excitement of Ascot is what makes it such an incredible experience, for new and old fans alike, so everyone is hoping that 2021’s June offering will be more like the Ascot’s of old and allow eager fans to bet by the track with the help of horse racing cards. Many are expecting Stradivarius to be the second horse in history to win the Gold Cup for the fourth time in a row.
Postponed until next year, Euro 2020 was a highly anticipated fixture that fans will need to wait until next year for now. But that hasn’t stopped footie fans from being just as excited about the numerous matches they have to look forward to. Bookmakers are suggesting that England are the number one contender for the title, while others are putting their money on Belgium, Germany and France.
The Olympics have always been something to look forward to, and the 32nd Olympics are no exception. This time, they will be taking place in Tokyo and there will be 200 regions around the world participating and more than 11,000 athletes hoping to succeed. Japan hasn’t hosted the games since 1964 and, in 2021, the very same venue will be used for the games as it was 50 years ago, with a few upgrades.
2021’s rugby tournament will take place between February and March, so fans of the adrenalin-fuelled sport will be able to get their fix early on in the year. England are the reigning champions and will kick off their campaign against Scotland at Twickenham, following Italy v France in Rome. There will be three home fixtures for Eddie Jones’ men, which fans can look forward to, with Scotland, Italy and France all having to make their way to HQ.
The US PGA Championship will take place at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, in May next year. It’s the season’s second major golf tournament and only the second time that the PGA Championship has been staged at this particular course – it first hosted the tournament back in 2012 when Rory McIlroy snagged the Wanamaker Trophy after securing eight shots. There will be speculations leading up to the event as to who will be victorious this time around, including the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or McIlroy once again.