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2016 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. The main highlight for this year is the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Years in sports: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
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ArcheryEdit

  • November 21, 2015 – September 17, 2016: 2015–16 World Archery Federation Events Page[1]

2016 Summer Olympics (WA)Edit

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FIBA AmericasEdit

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Beach volleyballEdit

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BocciaEdit

  • March 19 – 26: BISFed 2016 World Individual Championships in   Beijing[73]
  • April 26 – May 2: BISFed 2016 World Open #1 in   Montreal[74]
    • Individual BC1 winner:   Lee Dong-won
    • Individual BC2 winner:   Lee Young-jin
    • Individual BC3 winner:   Jeong Ho-won
    • Individual BC4 winner:   Seo Hyeon-seok
    • Pairs BC3 winners:   South Korea
    • Pairs BC4 winners:   Slovakia
    • Team BC1–BC2 winners:   South Korea
  • May 17 – 24: BISFed 2016 World Open #2 in   Dubai[75][76]
    • Individual BC1 winner:   LEUNG Mei Yee
    • Individual BC2 winner:   Abilio Valente
    • Individual BC3 winner:   HO Yuen Kei
    • Individual BC4 winner:   Samuel Andrejcik
    • Pairs BC3 winners:   Russia
    • Pairs BC4 winners:   China
    • Team BC1–BC2 winners:   Portugal
  • June 14 – 19: BISFed 2016 World Open #3 in   Póvoa de Varzim
    • Individual BC1 winner:   David Smith
    • Individual BC2 winner:   Maciel de Sousa Santos
    • Individual BC3 winner:   José Carlos Macedo
    • Individual BC4 winner:   Samuel Andrejcik
    • Pairs BC3 winners:   Russia
    • Pairs BC4 winners:   Brazil
    • Team BC1-BC2 winners:   Japan

BowlingEdit

CanoeingEdit

ChessEdit

  • February 10–December 18: 2016 FIDE (World Chess Federation) Calendar

World EventsEdit

European EventsEdit

American EventsEdit

  • February 19 – 28: American Continental Women's Championship in   Lima
  • March 24 – 29: CARIFTA Chess Championships U20 in   Saint Croix
    • U20 winners:   Orlando Husbands (m) /   Annelaine Jacobs (f)
    • U18 winners:   Yu Tien Poon (m) /   Hazel Acosta (f)
    • U16 winners:   Alan-Safar Ramoutar (m) /   Catherine Kaslan (f)
    • U14 winners:   Alan-Safar Ramoutar (m) /   Catherine Kaslan (f)
    • U12 winners:   Nathan Smith (m) /   Azaria Jonhson (f)
    • U10 winners:   Kishan Clarke (m) /   Thamara Sagastegui (f)
    • U8 winner:   Jayden Barry
  • April 27 – May 3: American Subzonal 2.3.5 Open & Women in   Bridgetown
    • Winners:   Mark Machin Rivera (m) /   Deborah Richards (f)
  • May 28 – June 5: 11th American Continental Chess Championship in   San Salvador
    • Winner:   Emilio Córdova Daza
  • June 19 – 26: Panamerican U20 Chess Championship 2016 in   Bogotà
    • Winners:   Luis Paulo Supi (m) /   Lilia Ivonne Fuentes Godoy (f)
  • July 1 – 6: Panamerican University Championship 2016 in   Tegucigalpa
    • Winners:   Mattey Emanuel Vaglio (m) /   Maria Elena Rodriguez Arrieta (f)
  • July 11 – 18: Central American & Caribbean Junior U20 Chess Championships 2016 in   San Salvador
    • Winners:   Bryan Solano Cuya (m) /   Karla July Fernandez Rivero (f)
  • July 24 – 31: Panamerican Youth Festival 2016 in   Montevideo
    • U8 winners:   Marvin Gao (m) /   Sophie Velea (f)
    • U10 winners:   Diego Saul Rod Flores Quillas (m) /   Rianne Ke (f)
    • U12 winners:   Arthur Guo (m) /   Nastassja A Matus (f)
    • U14 winners:   German Gonzalo Quirhuayo Chumbe (m) /   Melanie Dongo (f)
    • U16 winners:   Julian Villca (m) /   Angie Gabriela Velasquez (f)
    • U18 winners:   Franco Villegas (m) /   Nataly A Monroy G (f)
  • August 7 – 11: North American Youth Chess Championship 2016 in   Canada
    • U8 winners:   Kevin Zhong (m) /   Sophie Velea (f)
    • U10 winners:   Rohun Trakru (m) /   Atmika Gorti (f)
    • U12 winners:   Nicholas Vettese (m) /   Claire Cao (f)
    • U14 winners:   Aaron Shlionsky (m) /   Sasha Konovalenko (f)
    • U16 winners:   Zhaozhi Li (m) /   Svitlana Demchenko (f)
    • U18 winner:   Michael Song (m) /   Maili-Jade Ouellet (f)
  • August 15 – 22: Central American & Caribbean Youth Chess Championships 2016 in   Caracas
    •   Venezuela won both the gold and overall medal tallies.
  • October 2 – 9: Panamerican Schools Chess Championship 2016 in   Lima
    • U7 winners:   Matias Vincent Lima Cardenas (m) /   Maria Fernanda Herrada Blanco (f)
    • U9 winners:   Nicola Forno Trujillo (m) /   Fiorella Contreras (f)
    • U11 winners:   Diego Saul Rod Flores Quillas (m) /   Julia Dennis Figueroa Bernal (f)
    • U13 winners:   Ivan Excen Soriano Quispe (m) /   Nicole Celestino (f)
    • U15 winners:   Junior Zambrano (m) /   Mitzy Mishell Caballero Quijano (f)
    • U17 winners:   Kevin Joel Cori Quispe (m) /   Blanca Solis Chimoy (f)
  • October 25 – 30: Panamerican Amateur Chess Championship in   Buenos Aires
    • Sub 1700 winner:   Juan Dalmas Muzi
    • Sub 2000 winner:   Nelson Lujan
    • Sub 2300 winner:   Renzo Gutiérrez
    • Blitz winner:   Cristian Sanhueza
  • October 31 – November 6: American Subzonal 2.3.3 in   Panama City
    • Winners:   Bernal González (m) /   Maria Elena Rodriguez Arrieta (f)
  • November 6 – 13: American Continental Women's Championship in   Colima City
  • December 1 – 6: South American Youth Festival 2016 in   Santiago
    • U8 winners:   Santiago Lopez Rayo (m) /   Mirella Pedro Tereza (f)
    • U10 winners:   Axl Severich (m) /   Juana Rueda Nessi (f)
    • U12 winners:   Jose Gabriel Cardoso Cardoso (m) /   Arianna Sofia Arauco Celestino (f)
    • U14 winners:   Flavio Gonzales Curse (m) /   Stephanie Beatriz Puppi Lazo (f)
    • U16 winners:   Lucas Coro (m) /   Mitzy Mishell Caballero Quijano (f)
    • U18 winners:   Franco Villegas (m) /   Anahi Ortiz Verdesoto (f)

Asian EventsEdit

  • March 27 – April 8: Asian Nations Cup (Men and Women) 2016 in   Abu Dhabi
  • April 5 – 15: Asian Youth U6, U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Championship 2016 in   Ulaanbaatar
    • U6 winners:   Khumoyun Begmuratov (m) /   Gantsolmon Enkh-Uyanga (f)
    • U8 winners:   Artin Ashraf (m) /   Tôn Nữ Quỳnh Dương (f)
    • U10 winners:   Ochirbat Lkhagvajamts (m) /   Davaakhuu Munkhzul (f)
    • U12 winners:   R. Praggnanandhaa (m) /   Divya Deshmukh (f)
    • U14 winners:   Nodirbek Yakubboev (m) /   Mishra Anwesha (f)
    • U16 winners:   Arash Tahbaz (m) /   Mobina Alinasab (f)
    • U18 winners:   Mersad Khodashenas (m) /   Nguyễn Thanh Thủy Tiên (f)
  • April 6: Asian Nations Cup Rapid Championship 2016 in   Abu Dhabi
  • April 7: Asian Nations Cup Blitz Championship 2016 in   Abu Dhabi
  • April 9: Asian Youth Blitz Championship 2016 in   Ulaanbaatar
    • U6 winners:   Chin-Erdem Batbaatar (m) /   Pagamdulam Munkhdemberel (f)
    • U8 winners:   Dang Anh Minh (m) /   Vu My Linh (f)
    • U10 winners:   Yesuntumur Tugstumur (m) /   Nguyễn Hồng Nhung (f)
    • U12 winners:   R. Praggnanandhaa (m) /   Divya Deshmukh (f)
    • U14 winners:   Nodirbek Yakubboev (m) /   Turmunkh Munkhzul (f)
    • U16 winners:   Ortik Nigmatov (m) /   R. Vaishali (f)
    • U18 winners:   Arystanbek Urazayev (m) /   V Varshini (f)
  • April 10: Asian Youth Rapid Championship 2016 in   Ulaanbaatar
    • U6 winners:   Amarbat Baatar (m) /   Gantsolmon Enkh-Uyanga (f)
    • U8 winner:   Artin Ashraf (m) /   Vu My Linh (f)
    • U10 winners:   Yesuntumur Tugstumur (m) /   Davaakhuu Munkhzul (f)
    • U12 winners:   Duc Tri Ngo (m) /   Nazerke Nurgali (f)
    • U14 winners:   Yondonjamts Erdemdalai (m) /   Turmunkh Munkhzul (f)
    • U16 winners:   Byambasuren Garidmagnai (m) /   R. Vaishali (f)
    • U18 winners:   Erdenepurev Boldoo (m) /   Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya (f)
  • May 2 – 11: Asian Juniors and Girls U-20 Championships 2016 in   New Delhi
  • May 3: Asian Juniors and Girls Rapid Championship 2016 in   New Delhi
  • May 11: Asian Juniors and Girls Blitz Championship 2016 in   New Delhi
  • May 25 – June 5: Asian Individual Championship (Men and Women) 2016 in   Tashkent
  • May 29 – June 8: 17th ASEAN+ Age Group Open Chess Championships 2016 in   Pattaya
    •   Vietnam won both the gold and overall medal tallies.
  • June 4: Asian Individual Blitz Championship (Men and Women) 2016 in   Tashkent
  • July 9 – 18: Asian Schools Chess Championships 2016 in   Tehran
    • U7 winners:   Alikhon Avazkhonov (m) /   Afruza Khamdamova (f)
    • U9 winners:   Yousefi Kafshgarkola Seyed Roh (m) /   Daren Dela Cruz (f)
    • U11 winners:   Seyed Kian Poormosavi (m) /   Parnian Ghomi (f)
    • U13 winners:   Azat Nurmamedov (m) /   Motahare Asadi (f)
    • U15 winners:   Stephen Rome Pangilinan (m) /   Sedigheh Kalantari (f)
    • U17 winners:   Arash Tahbaz (m) /   Doroy Allaney Jia G (f)
  • July 10: Asian Schools Rapid Championships 2016 in   Tehran
    • U7 winners:   Khumoyun Sindarov (m) /   Afruza Khamdamova (f)
    • U9 winners:   Roshan S (m) /   Erdenebat Enkhjin (f)
    • U11 winners:   Bardiya Daneshvar (m) /   Zahra Heydari (f)
    • U13 winners:   Mahan Saberi (m) /   Nikta Nadernia (f)
    • U15 winners:   Soltan Myradow (m) /   Kylen Joy Mordido (f)
    • U17 winners:   Mohammadamin Molaei (m) /   Mitra Asgharzadeh (f)
  • July 17: Asian Schools Blitz Championships 2016 in   Tehran
    • U7 winners:   Sunle Gong (m) /   Afruza Khamdamova (f)
    • U9 winners:   Jagadeesh Siddharth (m) /   Ehsha Mishela Pallie (f)
    • U11 winners:   Bardiya Daneshvar (m) /   Lala Shohradowa (f)
    • U13 winners:   Daniel Quizon (m) /   Saba Jalali (f)
    • U15 winners:   Daler Vakhidov (m) /   Sedigheh Kalantari (f)
    • U17 winners:   Mohammadamin Molaei (m) /   Doroy Allaney Jia G (f)
  • August 5 – 10: East Asian Youth Chess Championship in   Gangwon Province
    • U8 mixed winner:   Enkh-Amgalan Amgalantengis
    • U10 winners:   Richard Meng (m) /   Munkhtur Tergel (f)
    • U12 mixed winner:   Ganzorig Amartuvshin
    • U14 mixed winner:   Ochirkhuyag Ulziikhishigjargal
    • U16 mixed winner:   Nguyễn Đặng Hồng Phúc
    • U20 mixed winner:   Muhammad Lutfi Ali
  • September 1 – 6: South Asian Amateur Championship 2016 in   Srinagar
    • Winner:   V Raghav Srivathsav
  • October 26 – November 5: Asian Seniors Chess Championship 2016 in   Mandalay
    • 50 years winner:   Han Myint
    • 65 years winner:   Wazeer Ahmad Khan
  • November 16 – 25: Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2016 in   Kuwait City

African EventsEdit

  • March 28 – April 6: African Zonal 4.4 in   Accra (men only)
    • Winner:   Oladapo Adu
  • April 22 – May 1: African Zonal 4.2 in   Dar-es-Salaam
  • April 23 – May 2: African Zonal 4.3 in   Le Morne
    • Winners:   Ryan Pierre Van Rensburg (m) /   Jesse Nikki February (f)
  • May 23 – 31: African Zonal 4.1 in   Taroudant
    • Winners:   Adlane Arab /   Rania Sbai (f)
  • July 16 – 27: African Individual Championships in   Kampala
  • July 25: African Blitz Championships in   Kampala
  • July 26: African Rapid Championships   Kampala
    • Winners:   Samy Shoker (m) /   Shahenda Wafa (f)
  • August 11 – 18: African Amateur Individual Championships in   Lome
    • Under 2000 Open winner:   Philip Elikem Ameku
    • Under 2300 Open winner:   Anass Ouazri
  • August 21 – 29: African Youth Championships in   Port Elizabeth
    • U8 winners:   Ahmed Kandil (m) /   Yanti Nunnan (f)
    • U10 winners:   Safin Benyahia (m) /   Aarti Datharam (f)
    • U12 winners:   Wassel Bousmaha (m) /   Nicola Putter (f)
    • U14 winners:   Samy Leffad (m) /   Lina Nassr (f)
    • U16 winners:   Keegan Agulhas (m) /   Rania Nassr (f)
    • U18 winners:   Ahmad Nassr (m) /   Inge Marx (f)
  • December 10 – 18: African Schools Individual Championships in   Lusaka
  • December 27 – January 6, 2017: African Junior Championships in   Tunis

Arab EventsEdit

  • February 1 – 9: 8th Arab Women Clubs Championship 2016 in   Kuwait City
    • Overall winner club:   Golden Team club
  • October 1 – 10: Arab Individual Chess Championship 2016 (Women & Open) in   Sudan
  • October 4: Arab Individual Blitz Championship 2016 (Women & Open) in   Sudan
  • October 5 – 6: Arab Individual Rapid Championship 2016 (Women & Open) in   Sudan
    • Winners:   Husein Aziz Nezad (m) /   Alshaeby Boshra (f)

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