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2018 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. The main events for this year were the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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JanuaryEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
14 December 2017–1 Darts   2018 PDC World Darts Championship International   Rob Cross
1 Ice hockey   2018 NHL Winter Classic Domestic   New York Rangers
26 December 2017–5 Ice hockey   2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships International   Canada
5–7 Speed skating   2018 European Speed Skating Championships Continental   Netherlands
29 December 2017–6 Ski jumping  /  2017–18 Four Hills Tournament International   Kamil Stoch
30 December 2017–6 Tennis   2018 Hopman Cup International    Switzerland (Belinda Bencic & Roger Federer)
6–12 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Division I – Group B International   Denmark was promoted to Division I – Group A
  Australia was relegated to Division I – Group B Qualification
6–13 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship International   United States
6–14 Darts   2018 BDO World Darts Championship International Men:   Glen Durrant
Women:   Lisa Ashton
6–14 Rugby sevens  /  2018 Sudamérica Rugby Sevens Continental   South Africa Academy (invitational team)
6–20 Rally raid  / /  2018 Dakar Rally International Cars:   Carlos Sainz (  Team Peugeot Total)
Bikes:   Matthias Walkner (  Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
Quads:   Ignacio Casale (  Casale Racing)
Trucks:   Eduard Nikolaev (  Kamaz)
UTV:   Reinaldo Varela (South Racing Can-Am)
30 December 2017–7 Cross-country skiing  / /  2017–18 Tour de Ski International Men:   Dario Cologna
Women:   Heidi Weng
8 American football   2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Domestic   Alabama Crimson Tide
8–14 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Division I – Group A International   Japan was promoted to Top Division
  Norway was relegated to Division I – Group B
8–20 Cricket  /  2018 Blind Cricket World Cup International   India
9–27 Association football   2018 AFC U-23 Championship Continental   Uzbekistan
10–16 Ice hockey   2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II – Group B International   Spain was promoted to Division II – Group A
  Turkey was relegated to Division III
11–14 Bandy   2018 Women's Bandy World Championship International   Sweden
11–14 Curling   2018 Continental Cup of Curling International  /  Team North America
11–28 Bowls   2018 World Indoor Bowls Championship International Open:   Mark Dawes
Women:   Katherine Rednall
12–14 Golf   2018 EurAsia Cup International   Europe
12–14 Indoor field hockey   2018 Men's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship Continental   Austria
12–14 Speed skating   2018 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships Continental Men:   Sjinkie Knegt
Women:   Arianna Fontana
12–28 Handball   2018 European Men's Handball Championship Continental   Spain
13 Formula E   2018 Marrakesh ePrix (FE #3) International   Felix Rosenqvist (  Mahindra Racing)
13–31 Association football   2018 South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship Continental   Brazil
13–3 February Cricket   2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup International   India
13–4 February Association football   2018 African Nations Championship Continental   Morocco
14–21 Snooker   2018 Masters (Triple Crown #2) International   Mark Allen
15–21 Figure skating   2018 European Figure Skating Championships Continental Men:   Javier Fernández
Ladies:   Alina Zagitova
Pairs:   Russia (Evgenia Tarasova & Vladimir Morozov)
Ice dance:   France (Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron)
15–28 Tennis   2018 Australian Open (Grand Slam #1) International Men:   Roger Federer
Women:   Caroline Wozniacki
17–27 Handball   2018 African Men's Handball Championship Continental   Tunisia
18–28 Association football   2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Continental   Mexico
18–28 Handball   2018 Asian Men's Handball Championship Continental   Qatar
19–21 Indoor field hockey   2018 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship Continental   Germany
19–21 Ski jumping   FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2018 International Individual:   Daniel-André Tande
Team:   Norway
19–25 Surfing   2018 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship International Men's open:   Kai Sallas
Women's open:   Tory Gilkerson
Aloha Cup:   United States
Team points:   United States
20–21 Luge   2018 Junior European Luge Championships Continental   Germany
20–28 Netball  /  2018 Netball Quad Series (January) International   Australia
22–27 Figure skating   2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships International Men:   Jin Boyang
Ladies:   Kaori Sakamoto
Pairs:   United States (Tarah Kayne & Danny O'Shea)
Ice dance:   United States (Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker)
22–28 Biathlon   2018 IBU Open European Championships Continental   France
22–28 Ice hockey   2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division III International   Israel was promoted to Division II – Group B
  New Zealand was relegated to Division III Qualification
25–28 Bobsleigh & Skeleton   2018 IBSF Junior & U23 World Championships International   Germany
25–28 Multi-sport   Winter X Games XXII International   United States
25–28 Rallying   2018 Monte Carlo Rally (WRC #1) International   Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (  M-Sport)
25–20 October Rallying   2018 FIA R-GT Cup Continental   France (Raphaël Astier & Frédéric Vauclaire)
26–28 Darts   2018 Masters International   Michael van Gerwen
26–28 Rugby sevens   2018 Sydney Sevens (WRSS #3)
  2018 Sydney Women's Sevens (WRWSS #2)
International Men:   Australia
Women:   Australia
27 Horse racing   2018 Pegasus World Cup International Horse:   Gun Runner
Jockey:   Florent Geroux
Trainer:   Steve Asmussen
27–28 Ice hockey   63rd National Hockey League All-Star Game Domestic Pacific Division (NHL)
MVP:   Brock Boeser (  Vancouver Canucks)
27–28 Luge   FIL European Luge Championships 2018 Continental   Russia
27–4 February Nordic skiing   2018 Nordic Junior World Ski Championships International   Norway
27–3 March Rugby union  / / / / /  2018 Americas Rugby Championship Continental   United States
28 American football   2018 Pro Bowl Domestic American Football Conference (AFC)
Offensive MVP:   Delanie Walker (  Tennessee Titans)
Defensive MVP:   Von Miller (  Denver Broncos)
28–4 February Bandy  /  2018 Bandy World Championship International Division A:   Russia
Division B:   Netherlands
30–4 February Biathlon   2018 IBU Junior Open European Championships Continental   Russia
30–4 February Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Division I – Group B Qualification International   Netherlands was promoted to Division I – Group B
30–8 February Alpine skiing   World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships 2018 International    Switzerland
30–10 February Futsal   UEFA Futsal Euro 2018 Continental   Portugal

FebruaryEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–3 Athletics   2018 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships Continental   Kazakhstan
1–4 Roller derby   2018 Roller Derby World Cup International   United States
1–11 Futsal   2018 AFC Futsal Championship Continental   Iran
2–3 Luge   2018 Junior World Luge Championships International   Germany
2–3 Motorsport   2018 Race of Champions International Race of Champions:   David Coulthard
Nations' Cup:   Germany (Timo Bernhard & René Rast)
2–8 Baseball   2018 Caribbean Series Regional   Criollos de Caguas
2–18 March Rugby union  / / / / /  2018 Women's Six Nations Championship Continental   France
3 Formula E   2018 Santiago ePrix (FE #4) International   Jean-Éric Vergne (  Techeetah)
3–4 Cyclo-cross   2018 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships International Men:   Wout van Aert
Women:   Sanne Cant
3–4 Rugby sevens   2018 New Zealand Sevens (WRSS #4) International   Fiji
3–4 Table tennis   2018 Europe Top 16 Cup Continental Men:   Timo Boll
Women:   Bernadette Szőcs
3–17 March Rugby union  / / / / /  2018 Six Nations Championship Continental   Ireland
4 American football   Super Bowl LII Domestic   Philadelphia Eagles
5–7 Ice hockey   2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division III Qualification International   South Africa was promoted to Division III
6–11 Badminton   2018 Badminton Asia Team Championships Continental Men:   Indonesia
Women:   Japan
6–11 Badminton   2018 Oceania Badminton Championships Continental Men:   Abhinav Manota
Women:   Chen Hsuan-yu
7–11 Amateur wrestling   2018 African Wrestling Championships Continental Freestyle:   Nigeria
Greco-Roman:   Egypt
Women's freestyle:   Nigeria
7–11 Indoor field hockey   2018 Men's Indoor Hockey World Cup
  2018 Women's Indoor Hockey World Cup
International Men:   Austria
Women:   Germany
8–20 Cycling  /  2018 Asian Cycling Championships Continental Road:   Japan
Track:   Japan
9–25 Multi-sport   2018 Winter Olympics International   Norway (NOR)
10–18 March Rugby union  / / / / /  2018 Rugby Europe Championship Continental   Georgia
11 Triathlon   2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #1 International Men:   Richard Murray
Women:   Vicky Holland
12–15 Badminton   2018 All Africa Team Badminton Championships Continental Men:   Algeria
Women:   Mauritius
13–18 Badminton   2018 European Team Badminton Championships Continental Men:   Denmark
Women:   Denmark
14–19 Archery   2018 World Indoor Archery Championships International   United States
14–21 Association football  /  2018 Recopa Sudamericana Continental   Grêmio
15–18 Badminton   2018 Pan Am Badminton Championships (Team Event) Continental Men:   Canada
Women:   Canada
15–18 Rallying   2018 Rally Sweden (WRC #2) International   Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (  Hyundai)
16 Rugby league   2018 World Club Challenge International   Melbourne Storm
16–18 Badminton   2018 African Badminton Championships Continental Men:   Georges Paul
Women:   Kate Foo Kune
16–26 Shooting sport   2018 10m European Shooting Championships Continental   Russia
16–27 October Rallying  / / / / /  2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies International   Jakub Przygoński (driver) &   Tom Colsoul (co-driver)
16–16 November NASCAR   2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Domestic   Brett Moffitt (  Hattori Racing Enterprises)
16–17 November Rallying   2018 European Rally Trophy Continental Overall:   Portugal (Alexandre Camacho & Rui Rodrigues)
For detailed results on various rallies, click here.
17–4 August Rugby union  / / / /  2018 Super Rugby season International   Crusaders
17–17 November NASCAR   2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Domestic   Tyler Reddick (  JR Motorsports)
18 NASCAR   2018 Daytona 500 Domestic   Austin Dillon (  Richard Childress Racing)
18 Basketball   2018 NBA All-Star Game Domestic All-Star Game: Team LeBron
MVP:   LeBron James (  Cleveland Cavaliers)
18–18 November NASCAR   2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Domestic   Joey Logano (  Team Penske)
19–25 Snooker   2018 World Grand Prix International   Ronnie O'Sullivan
21–25 Ski orienteering   2018 World University Ski Orienteering Championship International   Norway
22–25 Table tennis   2018 ITTF Team World Cup International Men:   China
Women:   China
23–7 October Rallying  / / / / / /  2018 African Rally Championship Continental   Manvir Baryan (driver) &   Drew Sturrock (co-driver)
24 Association football   2018 CAF Super Cup Continental   Wydad Casablanca
25 Marathon   2018 Tokyo Marathon (WMM #1) International Men:   Dickson Chumba
Women:   Birhane Dibaba
25–28 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Championship Division III – Qualification International   Turkmenistan was promoted to Division III
26–4 March Biathlon   2018 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships International   Russia
27–4 March Amateur wrestling   2018 Asian Wrestling Championships Continental Men's freestyle:   Uzbekistan
Men's Greco-Roman:   Kyrgyzstan
Women's freestyle:   China
28–4 March Track cycling   2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships International   Netherlands

MarchEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–4 Golf   2018 WGC-Mexico Championship International   Phil Mickelson
1–4 Athletics   2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships International   United States
2 Triathlon   2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #1 International Men:   Henri Schoeman
Women:   Rachel Klamer
2–4 Short track speed skating   2018 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships International   South Korea
2–4 Pool   2018 World Pool Masters International   Niels Feijen
2–4 Rugby sevens   2018 USA Sevens (WRSS #5) International   United States
3 Formula E   2018 Mexico City ePrix (FE #5) International   Daniel Abt (  Abt Sportsline)
3–4 Speed skating   2018 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships International Men:   Håvard Lorentzen
Women:   Jorien ter Mors
3–10 Beach soccer   2018 Copa América de Beach Soccer Continental   Brazil
3–10 Curling   2018 World Junior Curling Championships International Men:   Canada (Skip: Tyler Tardi)
Women:   Canada (Skip: Kaitlyn Jones)
3–25 November Motorsport  /  2018 Supercars Championship Regional   Scott McLaughlin (  DJR Team Penske)
4–25 March Cricket   2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier International   Afghanistan
5–11 Figure skating   2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships International Men:   Alexey Erokhov
Ladies:   Alexandra Trusova
Pairs:   Russia (Daria Pavliuchenko & Denis Khodykin)
Ice dance:   Russia (Anastasia Skoptsova & Kirill Aleshin)
5–18 Tennis   2018 Indian Wells Masters International Men:   Juan Martín del Potro
Women:   Naomi Osaka
7–25 Association football   2018 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship Continental   Brazil
8–11 Rallying   2018 Rally Mexico (WRC #3) International   Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (  M-Sport Ford WRT)
8–11 Table tennis   2018 European Under-21 Table Tennis Championships Continental Men:   Tomáš Polanský
Women:   Mariia Tailakova
8–25 November Rallying  / /  2018 NACAM Rally Championship Regional   Ricardo Triviño (driver) &   Marc Martí (co-driver)
9–11 Speed skating   2018 World Allround Speed Skating Championships International Men:   Patrick Roest
Women:   Miho Takagi
9–11 Speed skating   2018 World Junior Speed Skating Championships International Men:   Allan Dahl Johansson
Women:   Joy Beune
9–18 Multi-sport   2018 Winter Paralympics International   United States
9–18 Ski jumping   Raw Air 2018 International   Kamil Stoch
10 Triathlon   2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #2 International Men:   Richard Murray
Women:   Emma Jeffcoat
10–11 Rugby sevens   2018 Canada Sevens (WRSS #6) International   Fiji
10–11 Athletics   2018 European Throwing Cup Continental   Germany
10–28 Chess   Candidates Tournament 2018 International   Fabiano Caruana
11–16 September IndyCar  /  2018 IndyCar Series International   Scott Dixon (  Chip Ganassi Racing)
11–20 December Surfing  / / / / / / / /  2018 World Surf League International Men:   Gabriel Medina
Women:   Stephanie Gilmore
13–2 April Basketball   2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Domestic   Villanova Wildcats
MOP:   Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova)
14–18 Shooting sport   2018 World University Shooting Championship International   Italy
15–19 Table tennis   2018 Oceania Table Tennis Championships Continental Men:   Chris Yan
Women:   Jian Fang Lay
15–25 November Rallying  / / / /  2018 Codasur South American Rally Championship Continental   Gustavo Saba (driver) &   Fernando Mussano (co-driver)
16–17 Synchronized skating   2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships International   Spartak-Junost
16–18 Speed skating   2018 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships International Men:   Charles Hamelin
Women:   Choi Min-jeong
16–29 Chess   2018 European Individual Chess Championship Continental   Ivan Šarić
16–1 April Basketball   2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament Domestic   Notre Dame Fighting Irish
MOP:   Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame)
17 Formula E   2018 Punta del Este ePrix (FE #6) International   Jean-Éric Vergne (  Techeetah)
17 Road bicycle racing   2018 Milan–San Remo (Monument #1) International   Vincenzo Nibali (  Bahrain–Merida)
17–18 Freestyle wrestling   2018 Wrestling World Cup - Women's freestyle International   Japan
17–23 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group B International   Spain was promoted to Division II – Group A
  Romania was relegated to Division III
17–25 Curling   2018 Ford World Women's Curling Championship International   Canada (Skip: Jennifer Jones)
18 Motorcycle racing   2018 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:   Andrea Dovizioso (  Ducati Team)
Moto2:   Francesco Bagnaia (  Sky Racing Team VR46)
Moto3:   Jorge Martín (  Del Conca Gresini Moto3)
19–25 Figure skating   2018 World Figure Skating Championships International Men:   Nathan Chen
Ladies:   Kaetlyn Osmond
Pairs:   Germany (Aliona Savchenko & Bruno Massot)
Ice dance:   France (Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron)
19–25 Snooker   2018 Players Championship International   Ronnie O'Sullivan
19–1 April Tennis   2018 Miami Open International Men:   John Isner
Women:   Sloane Stephens
21–25 Golf   2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play International   Bubba Watson
21–25 Handball   2018 Pan American Women's Junior Handball Championship Continental   Brazil
22–24 Water polo   2018 LEN Women's Europa CupSuper Final Continental   Greece
22–25 Speed skating   2018 World University Speed Skating Championship International   Japan
22–14 October Rallying   2018 European Rally Championship Continental   Aleksey Lukyanuk & Alexey Arnautov (  Russian Performance Motorsport)
24 Athletics   2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships International Men:   Geoffrey Kamworor
Women:   Netsanet Gudeta
24–30 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division II – Group B International   Spain was promoted to Division II – Group A
  Iceland was relegated to Division III – Group A
25 Formula One   2018 Australian Grand Prix International   Sebastian Vettel (  Ferrari)
25 Triathlon   2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #3 International Men:   Declan Wilson
Women:   Kirsten Kasper
26–1 April Weightlifting   2018 European Weightlifting Championships Continental   Georgia
26–1 April Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III – Group A International   Belgium was promoted to Division II – Group B
  Chinese Taipei was relegated to Division III – Group B
29–30 September Baseball  /  2018 Major League Baseball season Domestic AL 2018 Season:   Boston Red Sox
NL 2018 Season:   Milwaukee Brewers
29–2 April Golf   2018 ANA Inspiration International   Pernilla Lindberg
31 Horse racing   2018 Dubai World Cup International Horse:   Thunder Snow
Jockey:   Christophe Soumillon
Trainer:   Saeed bin Suroor
31 Professional boxing   Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker International   Anthony Joshua
31–6 April Ice hockey   2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group A International   Netherlands was promoted to Division I – Group B
  Mexico was relegated to Division II – Group B
31–8 April Curling   2018 World Men's Curling Championship International   Sweden (Skip: Niklas Edin)

AprilEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Road bicycle racing   2018 Tour of Flanders (Monument #2) International   Niki Terpstra (  Quick-Step Floors)
1–7 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division II – Group A International   Great Britain was promoted to Division I – Group B
  Australia was relegated to Division II – Group B
1–9 Fencing   2018 Junior World Fencing Championships International   Russia
2–8 Basketball   2018 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship Continental   Australia
2–8 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division I – Group A International   Latvia was promoted to Top Division
  Slovenia was relegated to Division I – Group B
2–8 Snooker   2018 China Open International   Mark Selby
3–8 Handball   2018 Nor.Ca. Men's Handball Championship Continental   Cuba
3–8 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia — Top Division Continental   Mongolia
4–15 Multi-sport   2018 Commonwealth Games International   Australia (AUS)
4–22 Association football   2018 Copa América Femenina Continental   Brazil
5–8 Golf   2018 Masters Tournament International   Patrick Reed
5–8 Rallying   2018 Tour de Corse (WRC #4) International   Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (  M-Sport Ford WRT)
5–8 Water polo   2018 LEN Men's Europa CupSuper Final Continental   Croatia
6–7 Synchronized skating   2018 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships International   Marigold IceUnity
6–8 Judo  /  2018 Oceania Judo Championships Continental   Australia
6–8 Rugby sevens   2018 Hong Kong Sevens (WRSS #7) International   Fiji
6–8 Table tennis   2018 ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup Continental Men:   Fan Zhendong
Women:   Zhu Yuling
6–16 Ultramarathon   2018 Marathon des Sables International Men:   Rachid El Morabity
Women:   Magdalena Boulet
6–20 Association football   2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Continental   Japan
7 Athletics   2018 World University Cross Country Championships International Men:   El Hocine Zourkane
Women:   Caterina Granz
7–8 Freestyle wrestling   2018 Wrestling World Cup - Men's freestyle International   United States
7–15 Volleyball  /  2018 Boys' U18 Volleyball European Championship Continental   Germany
7–16 Modern pentathlon   2018 World Youth A Modern Pentathlon Championships International Men:   Ahmed El-Gendy
Women:   Alice Rinaudo
7–20 Chess   2018 European Women's Chess Championship Continental   Valentina Gunina
7–25 November Motorsport  / /  2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship International   George Russell (  ART Grand Prix)
4 October 2017–8 Ice hockey  /  2017–18 NHL season Domestic Presidents' Trophy:   Nashville Predators
Art Ross Trophy:   Connor McDavid (  Edmonton Oilers)
8 Formula One   2018 Bahrain Grand Prix International   Sebastian Vettel (  Ferrari)
8 Motorcycle racing   2018 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:   Cal Crutchlow (  LCR Honda)
Moto2:   Mattia Pasini (  Italtrans Racing Team)
Moto3:   Marco Bezzecchi (  Redox PrüstelGP)
8 Road bicycle racing   2018 Paris–Roubaix (Monument #3) International   Peter Sagan (  Bora–Hansgrohe)
8–14 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I – Group A International   France was promoted to Top Division
  Slovakia was relegated to Division I – Group B
8–14 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I – Group B International   Italy was promoted to Division I – Group A
  Poland was relegated to Division II – Group A
8–18 November Motorsport  / / / / /  2018 World Touring Car Cup International   Gabriele Tarquini (  BRC Racing Team)
10–14 Handball   2018 Pan American Women's Youth Handball Championship Continental   Brazil
10–15 Equestrianism   2018 FEI World Cup Show Jumping and Dressage Finals International Show Jumping:   Beezie Madden
Dressage:   Isabell Werth
17 October 2017–11 Basketball  /  2017–18 NBA season Domestic Top Seed:   Houston Rockets
Top Scorer:   James Harden (Houston Rockets)
12 Basketball   2018 WNBA draft International #1:   A'ja Wilson (to the   Las Vegas Aces from the   South Carolina Gamecocks)
12–15 Judo   2018 African Judo Championships Continental   Tunisia
12–15 Trampolining   2018 European Trampoline Championships Continental   Russia
13–15 Acrobatic gymnastics   2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships International   Russia
13–21 Volleyball   2018 Girls' U17 Volleyball European Championship Continental   Russia
14 Formula E   2018 Rome ePrix (FE #7) International   Sam Bird (  DS Virgin Racing)
14 Horse racing   2018 Grand National International Horse:   Tiger Roll
Jockey:   Davy Russell
Trainer:   Gordon Elliott
14–20 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division I – Group B International   Ukraine was promoted to Division I – Group A
  Romania was relegated to Division II – Group A
14–20 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Championship Division II – Group B International   Spain was promoted to Division II – Group A
  Luxembourg was relegated to Division III
14–21 October Motorsport   2018 International GT Open International Overall:   Mikkel Mac
Pro AM:   Tom Onslow-Cole
AM:   Andrzej Lewandowski
14–24 November Motorsport  / / /  2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship International   Johan Kristoffersson (  Volkswagen RX Sweden)
15 Formula One   2018 Chinese Grand Prix International   Daniel Ricciardo (  Red Bull Racing)
15–19 Fencing   2018 European Fencing Under 23 Championships Continental   Italy
15–22 Tennis   2018 Monte-Carlo Masters International   Rafael Nadal
15–28 October Motorsport   2018 European Le Mans Series International LMP2:   Andrea Pizzitola &   Roman Rusinov
LMP3:   Job van Uitert,   John Farano, &   Rob Garofall
LMGTE:   Gianluca Roda &   Giorgio Roda
16 Marathon   2018 Boston Marathon (WMM #2) International Men:   Yuki Kawauchi
Women:   Desiree Linden
16–22 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Championship Division III International   Georgia was promoted to Division II – Group B
  Hong Kong was relegated to Division III – Qualification
19–29 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World U18 Championships International   Finland
20–22 Judo   2018 Pan American Judo Championships Continental   Cuba
21–22 Rugby sevens   2018 Japan Women's Sevens (WRWSS #3) International   New Zealand
21–28 Curling   2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
  2018 World Senior Curling Championships
International Mixed Doubles:    Switzerland (Michèle Jäggi & Sven Michel)
Senior Men:   Canada (Skip: Wade White)
Senior Women:   Canada (Skip: Sherry Anderson)
21–7 May Snooker   2018 World Snooker Championship (Triple Crown #3) International   Mark Williams
22 Marathon   2018 London Marathon (WMM #3) International Men:   Eliud Kipchoge
Women:   Vivian Cheruiyot
22 Motorcycle racing   2018 Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas International MotoGP:   Marc Márquez (  Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2:   Francesco Bagnaia (  Sky Racing Team VR46)
Moto3:   Jorge Martín (  Del Conca Gresini Moto3)
22 Road bicycle racing   2018 Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Monument #4) International   Bob Jungels (  Quick-Step Floors)
22–28 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group A International   Great Britain and   Italy were promoted to Top Division
  Poland was relegated to Division I – Group B
22–28 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group B International   Lithuania was promoted to Division I – Group A
  Croatia was relegated to Division II – Group A
23 Association football   2017–18 UEFA Youth League Final Continental   Barcelona
23–29 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Championship Division II – Group A International   Netherlands was promoted to Division I – Group B
  Iceland was relegated to Division II – Group B
24–29 Badminton   2018 Badminton Asia Championships Continental Men:   Kento Momota
Women:   Tai Tzu-ying
24–29 Badminton   2018 European Badminton Championships Continental Men:   Viktor Axelsen
Women:   Carolina Marín
24–5 May Association football   2018 WAFU/FOX U-20 Tournament Regional   Gambia
26–28 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III – Group B International   New Zealand was promoted to Division III – Group A
26–28 American football   2018 NFL draft Domestic #1 pick:   Baker Mayfield (to the   Cleveland Browns from the   Oklahoma Sooners)
26–28 Judo   2018 European Judo Championships Continental   Russia
26–29 Badminton   2018 Pan Am Badminton Championships Continental Men:   Ygor Coelho de Oliveira
Women:   Michelle Li
26–29 Rallying   2018 Rally Argentina (WRC #5) International   Ott Tänak & Martin Järveoja (  Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT)
28 Formula E   2018 Paris ePrix (FE #8) International   Jean-Éric Vergne (  Techeetah)
28 Triathlon   2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #2 International Men:   Casper Stornes
Women:   Flora Duffy
28–29 Rugby sevens   2018 Singapore Sevens (WRSS #8) International   Fiji
28–1 May 3x3 basketball   2018 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup Continental Men:   Australia
Women:   New Zealand
28–2 June Rugby union  / /  2018 Asia Rugby Championship Continental   Hong Kong
29 Formula One   2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix International   Lewis Hamilton (  Mercedes)
29–6 May Table tennis   2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships International Men:   China
Women:   China
30–6 May Amateur wrestling   2018 European Wrestling Championships Continental   Russia

MayEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–12 Futsal   2018 AFC Women's Futsal Championship Continental   Iran
2–20 Chess   Women's World Chess Championship Match 2018 International   Ju Wenjun
3–6 Amateur wrestling   2018 Pan-American Wrestling Championships Continental   United States
3–17 November Rallying  / / / / /  2018 Middle East Rally Championship Regional   Nasser Al-Attiyah &   Matthieu Baumel (  M-Sport)
4 Athletics   Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix (Diamond League #1) International   United States
4–6 Basketball   2018 Basketball Champions League Final Four Continental   AEK Athens
4–20 Ice hockey   2018 IIHF World Championship International   Sweden
4–20 Association football   2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Continental   Netherlands
4–27 Road bicycle racing   2018 Giro d'Italia (Grand Tour #1) International   Chris Froome (  Team Sky)
5 Horse racing   2018 Kentucky Derby International Horse:   Justify
Jockey:   Mike Smith
Trainer:   Bob Baffert
5–6 Athletics   2018 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships International   China
5–6 Triathlon   2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #5 International Men:   Rostyslav Pevtsov
Women:   Emma Jeffcoat
5–13 Tennis   2018 Madrid Open International Men:   Alexander Zverev
Women:   Petra Kvitová
5–2 December Rallying  / / / / /  2018 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Regional   Yuya Sumiyama (driver) &   Takahiro Yasui (co-driver)
5–16 June 2019 Motorsport  / / /  2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship International
6 Motorcycle racing   2018 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:   Marc Márquez (  Repsol Honda)
Moto2:   Lorenzo Baldassarri (  Pons Racing)
Moto3:   Philipp Öttl (  Südmetall Schedl GP Racing)
6–21 October Motorsport   2018 TCR Europe Series Continental   Mikel Azcona (  PCR Sport)
9–21 Association football   2018 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship Continental   Spain
10–13 Taekwondo   2018 European Taekwondo Championships Continental   Russia
10–13 Karate   2018 European Karate Championships Continental   Spain
10–13 Golf   2018 Players Championship International   Webb Simpson
12 Athletics   Shanghai Golden Grand Prix (Diamond League #2) International   China
12 Rugby union   2018 European Rugby Champions Cup Final Continental   Leinster
12 Triathlon   2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #3 International Men:   Mario Mola
Women:   Flora Duffy
12–13 Rugby sevens   2018 Canada Women's Sevens (WRWSS #4) International   New Zealand
12–14 October Motorsport   2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship International   Mick Schumacher (  Prema Powerteam)
13 Formula One   2018 Spanish Grand Prix International   Lewis Hamilton (  Mercedes)
13–20 Field hockey   2018 Asian Women's Hockey Champions Trophy Continental   South Korea
14–20 Tennis   2018 Italian Open International Men:   Rafael Nadal
Women:   Elina Svitolina
15–20 Pool   2018 World Cup of Pool International   China (Wu Jia-qing & Liu Haitao)
16 Association football   2018 UEFA Europa League Final Continental   Atlético Madrid
16–19 Golf   2018 World University Golf Championship International Men:   Daiki Imano
Women:   Ma Da-som
17–20 Rallying   2018 Rally de Portugal (WRC #6) International   Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (  Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT)
17–20 Golf   The Tradition International   Miguel Ángel Jiménez
18–19 Table tennis   2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup Continental Men:   Hu Heming
Women:   Jian Fang Lay
18–20 Basketball   2018 EuroLeague Final Four Continental   Real Madrid
19 Athletics   2018 European 10,000m Cup Continental Men:   Richard Ringer
Women:   Lonah Chemtai Salpeter
19 Formula E   2018 Berlin ePrix (FE #9) International   Daniel Abt (  Abt Sportsline)
19 Horse racing   2018 Preakness Stakes Domestic Horse:   Justify
Jockey:   Mike Smith
Trainer:   Bob Baffert
19 Triathlon   2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #6 International Men:   Dmitry Polyanski
Women:   Sandra Dodet
20 Motorcycle racing   2018 French motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:   Marc Márquez (  Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2:   Francesco Bagnaia (  Sky Racing Team VR46)
Moto3:   Albert Arenas (  Ángel Nieto Team Moto3)
20-26 Nine-pin bowling   2018 nine-pin bowling Single's World Championships International Single classic:   Vilmoš Zavarko (Men),   Sina Beißer (Women)
Sprint:   Vilmoš Zavarko (Men),   Ines Maričić (Women)
Combination:   Vilmoš Zavarko (Men),   Jasmina Anđelković (Women)
Mixed tandem:   Renáta Navrkalová & Jan Endršt
20–27 Badminton   2018 Thomas & Uber Cup International Thomas Cup:   China
Uber Cup:   Japan
20–27 Volleyball   2018 Asian Girls' U17 Volleyball Championship Continental   Japan
20–29 September NASCAR   2018 NASCAR Pinty's Series Domestic   Louis-Philippe Dumoulin (  Dodge)
24 Association football   2018 UEFA Women's Champions League Final Continental   Lyon
24–27 Golf   2018 BMW PGA Championship International   Francesco Molinari
24–27 Golf   Senior PGA Championship International   Paul Broadhurst
26 Association football   2018 UEFA Champions League Final Continental   Real Madrid
26 Athletics   Prefontaine Classic (Diamond League #3) International   United States
26 Rugby union   2018 Pro14 Grand Final International   Leinster
26–27 Rowing   2018 European Rowing Junior Championships Continental   Czech Republic
26–8 June Multi-sport event   2018 South American Games Continental   Colombia
26–9 June Association football   2018 Toulon Tournament International   England
26–7 October Motorsport   2018 European Truck Racing Championship Continental   Jochen Hahn (  Team Hahn Racing)
27 Formula One   2018 Monaco Grand Prix International   Daniel Ricciardo (  Red Bull Racing)
27 INDYCAR   2018 Indianapolis 500 International   Will Power (  Team Penske)
27–9 June Association football   2018 COSAFA Cup Regional   Zimbabwe
27–10 June Tennis   2018 French Open (Grand Slam #2) International Men:   Rafael Nadal
Women:   Simona Halep
28–2 June Water polo   2018 FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final International   United States
28–7 June Ice hockey   2018 Stanley Cup Finals Domestic   Washington Capitals
30–17 June Rugby union   2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship International   France
31 Athletics   Golden Gala (Diamond League #4) International   United States
31–3 June Darts   2018 PDC World Cup of Darts International   Netherlands (Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld)
31–3 June Golf   2018 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship International   Ariya Jutanugarn
31–8 June Basketball   2018 NBA Finals Domestic   Golden State Warriors
31–10 June Association football   2018 ConIFA World Football Cup International   Kárpátalja

JuneEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–3 Canoe slalom   2018 European Canoe Slalom Championships Continental   Germany
1–3 Rhythmic gymnastics   2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships Continental   Russia
1–3 Aerobic gymnastics   2018 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships International   Russia
2 Horse racing   2018 Epsom Derby International Horse:   Masar
Jockey:   William Buick
Trainer:   Charlie Appleby
2 Triathlon   2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #7 International Men:   Delian Stateff
Women:   Lisa Perterer
2–3 Rugby sevens   2018 London Sevens (WRSS #9) International   Fiji
2–9 Motorcycle speedway  / /  2018 Speedway of Nations International   Russia (Artem Laguta, Emil Sayfutdinov & Gleb Chugunov)
3 Motorcycle racing   2018 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:   Jorge Lorenzo (  Ducati Corse)
Moto2:   Miguel Oliveira (  Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3:   Jorge Martín (  Gresini Racing)
3–10 Cricket   2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup Continental   Bangladesh
4–10 Amateur wrestling   2018 European U23 Wrestling Championship Continental   Russia
4–10 Diving   2018 FINA Diving World Cup International   China
5–9 BMX racing   2018 UCI BMX World Championships International Men:   Sylvain André
Women:   Laura Smulders
5–9 Squash   2018 Men's PSA World Series Finals
  2018 Women's PSA World Series Finals
International Men:   Mohamed El Shorbagy
Women:   Nour El Sherbini
5–9 Fencing   2018 African Fencing Championships Continental   Egypt
5–13 Amateur boxing   2018 Women's European Amateur Boxing Championships Continental   Russia
6–12 Association football   2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship Continental   United States
7 Athletics   Bislett Games (Diamond League #5) International   United States
7 Triathlon   2018 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series #1 International   United States (Kirsten Kasper, Eli Hemming, Katie Zaferes, & Matthew McElroy)
7–9 Water polo   2017–18 LEN Champions League Final Eight Continental   Olympiacos
7–10 Athletics   2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships Continental   Japan
7–10 Rallying   2018 Rally Italia Sardegna (WRC #7) International   Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (  Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT)
8–10 Golf   2018 Curtis Cup International   United States
8–10 Rugby sevens   2018 France Women's Sevens (WRWSS #5) International   New Zealand
8–10 Canoe sprint   2018 Canoe Sprint European Championships Continental   Hungary
8–12 3x3 basketball   2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup International Men:   Serbia
Women:   Italy
9 Horse racing   2018 Belmont Stakes Domestic Horse:   Justify
Jockey:   Mike Smith
Trainer:   Bob Baffert
9–10 Rugby sevens   2018 Paris Sevens (WRSS #10) International   South Africa
9–16 Rugby union   2018 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup Regional   Fiji
10 Athletics   Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics (Diamond League #6) International   Great Britain
10 Formula E   2018 Zürich ePrix (FE #10) International   Lucas di Grassi (  Abt Sportsline)
10 Formula One   2018 Canadian Grand Prix International   Sebastian Vettel (  Ferrari)
10 Triathlon   2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #4 International Men:   Richard Murray
Women:   Vicky Holland
10 Triathlon   2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #8 International Men:   Rodrigo González
Women:   Chelsea Sodaro
10–16 Basketball   2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship Continental   United States
10–17 Volleyball   2018 Asian Women's U19 Volleyball Championship Continental   Japan
14–17 Golf   2018 U.S. Open International   Brooks Koepka
14–24 American football   2018 World University American Football Championship International   Mexico
14–15 July Association football   2018 FIFA World Cup International   France
15–17 Table tennis   2018 ITTF Pan-America Cup Continental Men:   Hugo Calderano
Women: