2020 in sports

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2020 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. Many sporting events around the world were postponed or cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, which eventually took place in 2021.[1]

Calendar by month edit

Air sports edit

Aeromodelling edit

  • March 26 – 29: 2020 FAI F1D World Championship for Indoor Model Aircraft in Romania Slanic Prahova
  • July 27 – August 1: 2020 FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft in Norway Tønsberg
  • August 3 – 8: 2020 FAI F3J World Championship for Model Gliders in Slovakia Tekovsky Hradok
  • August 10 – 15: 2020 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft in Poland Włocławek
  • August 21 – 29: 2020 FAI S World Championships for Space Models in Romania Buzău
  • September 12 – 19: 2020 FAI F5B World Championship for Electric Model Aircraft in Bulgaria Dupnitsa
  • October 5 – 10: 2020 FAI F3F World Championship for Model Gliders in France Limoux

Air Racing edit

  • TBD: 2020 Air Race 1 World Cup (location TBA)
  • TBD: 2020 Air Race E World Cup (locations TBA)

Ballooning edit

  • August 11 – 15: 2020 FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Poland Nałęczów
  • September 20 – 26: 2020 FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Slovenia Murska Sobota

Drone racing edit

FAI World Drone Racing Championships
  • TBD: FAI World Drone Racing Championships (location TBA)
FAI Drone Racing World Cup
  • March 13: Race of Drones Oulu (WCC #1) in Finland Oulu
  • May 16 & 17: Seoul Drone Race World Cup (WCC #2) in South Korea Seoul
  • May 16 & 17: MajFlaj (WCC #3) in North Macedonia Skopje
  • June 5 – 7: Drone World Cup El Yelmo (WCC #4) in Spain El Yelmo
  • June 27 & 28: Drone Extreme Racing (WCC #5) in Serbia Bela Crkva
  • July 4 & 5: Partouche Drone Race II (WCC #6) in France Forges-les-Eaux
  • July 11 & 12: World Cup Cubillos Del Sil (WCC #7) in Spain Cubillos del Sil
  • July 11 & 12: DRWC in Belgium (WCC #8) Lier
  • July 17 & 19: Drone Race San Marino World Cup F9U (WCC #9) in San Marino Serravalle
  • July 25 & 26: Mitteldeutscher FPV Race Cup (WCC #10) in Germany Bitterfeld
  • July 25 & 26: Belarus Drone Racing World Cup (WCC #11) in Belarus Minsk
  • August 29 & 30: F9U World Cup (WCC #12) in United Kingdom RAF Barkston Heath
  • September 5 & 6: F9U World Cup Italy (WCC #13) in Italy Magreta di Sassuolo
  • September 5 & 6: PAM Cup (WCC #14) in Bulgaria Plovdiv
  • September 19 & 20: Daegu Drone Race World Cup (WCC #15) in South Korea Daegu
  • October 3 & 4: Danish Drone Nationals (WCC #16) in Denmark Central Jutland
  • October 10 & 11: Argentina Open World Cup F9U (WCC #17) in Argentina Buenos Aires
  • October 10: Dutch Drone Race World Cup (WCC #18) in Netherlands Assen
  • October 10 & 11: Phoenix Drone Racing - Trophy of Prilep (WCC #19) in North Macedonia Prilep

General aviation edit

  • November 15 – 20: 2020 FAI World Air Navigation Race Championship in South Africa Stellenbosch

Gliding edit

Parachuting edit

  • August 8 – 22: 2020 World Parachuting Championships in Russia Novosibirsk

Alpine skiing edit

American football edit

Aquatics edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Aquatics) edit

  • April 21 – 26: 2020 FINA Diving World Cup in Japan Tokyo
  • April 30 – May 3: FINA Artistic Swimming Olympic Games Qualification Tournament 2020 in Japan Tokyo
  • May 30 – 31: FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier 2020 in Japan Fukuoka

2020 Summer Paralympics (Swimming) edit

Archery edit

International and continental competitions edit

2020 Archery World Cup edit

  • May 11 – 17: AWC #1 in Turkey Antalya
  • June 21 – 28: AWC #2 in Germany Berlin
  • September 26 & 27: AWC #3 (final) in China Shanghai

Association football edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Association football) edit

FIFA edit

International
Clubs

UEFA edit

National teams
Clubs

CONMEBOL edit

National teams
Clubs

AFC edit

Clubs

CAF edit

National teams
Clubs

CONCACAF edit

National teams
Clubs

OFC edit

National teams
Clubs

Athletics edit

International and continental events edit

World Marathon Majors edit

2020 Diamond League edit

2020 Race walking Challenge edit

Aussie rules edit

Badminton edit

2020 International badminton events (Grade 1) edit

2020 Continental badminton events edit

2020 BWF season (Grade 2) edit

Level Two (Super 1000) edit

Bandy edit

Baseball edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Baseball) edit

  • March 22 – 26: Americas Qualifying Event in United States Arizona
  • April 1 – 5: Final Qualifying Tournament in  Taiwan

International and continental events edit

Major League Baseball edit

Caribbean Series edit

CEB edit

  • June: 2020 European Champions Cup in Czech Republic Ostrava

Basketball edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Basketball) edit

2020 Summer Paralympics (Wheelchair basketball) edit

FIBA edit

FIBA Europe edit

FIBA Africa edit

FIBA Asia edit

FIBA Americas edit

National Basketball Association edit

WNBA edit

FIBA 3X3 edit

  • June 26 – 28: 2020 FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup in Belgium Antwerp
  • TBD: 2020 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup in China Changsha
  • TBD: 2020 FIBA 3x3 Africa Cup (location TBA)

FIBA 3x3 World Tour edit

  • April 10 & 11: 3x3 WT #1 in Qatar Doha
  • May 30 & 31: 3x3 WT #2 in China Chengdu
  • August 1 & 2: 3x3 WT #3 in Czech Republic Prague
  • August 21 & 22: 3x3 WT #4 in Switzerland Lausanne
  • August 29 & 30: 3x3 WT #5 in Hungary Debrecen
  • November 14 – 20: 3x3 WT #6 (Final) in United States Los Angeles

Beach volleyball edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Beach volleyball) edit

International and continental events edit

2020 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour edit

  • TBD: FIVB World Tour Finals (location TBA)

2020 World Tour Five Star BV events edit

  • June 10 – 14: Five Star #1 in Italy Rome
  • July 7 – 12: Five Star #2 in Switzerland Gstaad
  • August 12 – 16: Five Star #3 in Austria Vienna
  • August 19 – 23: Five Star #4 in Germany Hamburg

Biathlon edit

Bobsleigh & Skeleton edit

Boules edit

Boccia edit

2020 Summer Paralympics edit

Boule Lyonnaise edit

  • September 23 – 26: 2020 Women's Boule Lyonnaise World Championships in Italy Alassio

Pétanque edit

  • July 16 – 19: 2020 Petanque World Championships in Switzerland Lausanne

Boxing edit

Canadian football edit

Canoeing edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Canoeing) edit

  • March 26 – 29: 2020 Canoe Sprint Asian Olympic Qualifier in Thailand Pattaya[4]
  • May 6 & 7: 2020 Canoe Sprint European Olympic Qualifier in Czech Republic Račice[5]
  • May 21 – 24: 2020 ICF Canoe Sprint Final Olympic Qualifier in Germany Duisburg[6]

2020 Summer Paralympics (Paracanoeing) edit

Cheerleading edit

  • April 27 – 29: 2020 ICU World Cheerleading Championships (location TBA)

Chess edit

International events edit

FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2019–20 edit

Cricket edit

World Cups edit

Cross-country skiing edit

Cue sports edit

Curling edit

2019–20 International curling championships edit

2019–20 World Curling Tour & Grand Slam of Curling edit

Cycle ball edit

World cup
  • February 29: UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup #1 in Austria Koblach
    • Mixed Artistic Cycling ACT4 Winner: Germany Germany
    • Women Pair Artistic Cycling Women Winner: Germany Germany
    • Mixed Pair Artistic Cycling Mix Winner: Germany Germany
    • Men Single Artistic Cycling Men Winner: Germany Lukas Kohl
    • Women Single Artistic Cycling Women Winner: Germany Maren Hasse
  • April 4: UCI Cycle-ball World Cup #1 in Switzerland Winterthur
  • April 25: UCI Cycle-ball World Cup #2 in Germany Wendlingen
  • June 20: UCI Cycle-ball World Cup #3 in Czech Republic Svitávka
  • June 27: UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup #2 in Slovakia Komárno
  • September 5: UCI Cycle-ball World Cup #4 in Austria Dornbirn
  • September 19: UCI Cycle-ball World Cup #5 in Germany Hardt
  • October 10: UCI Cycle-ball World Cup #6 in Switzerland St. Gallen
  • October 31: UCI Cycle-ball World Cup #7 in Germany Sangerhausen
  • November 21: UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup (final) in Germany Erlenbach
  • December 5: UCI Cycle-ball World Cup (final) in Czech Republic Prague
International competitions
  • July 4 & 5: Champions Cup in Japan Osaka
  • August 1: 15th Asian Indoor Cycling Championships in  Hong Kong
  • November 21: 2020 U23 Cycle-ball European Championship in Switzerland Mosnang
  • November 27 – 29: UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships - Cycle-ball in Germany Stuttgart
  • November 27 – 29: UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships - Artistic Cycling in Germany Stuttgart

Cycling — BMX edit

International BMX events edit

  • May 26 – 31: 2020 UCI BMX World Championships in United States Houston

2020 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup edit

  • February 1 & 2: SCWC #1 & #2 in Australia Shepparton
    • Men Elite Winner: Netherlands Niek Kimmann (#1) & United States Connor Fields (#2)
    • Women Elite Winner: United States Alise Willoughby (#1 & #2)
  • February 8 & 9: SCWC #3 & #4 in Australia Bathurst
    • Men Elite Winner: United States Connor Fields (#3 & #4)
  • April 18 & 19: SCWC #5 & #6 in United Kingdom Manchester
  • May 2 & 3: SCWC #7 & #8 in Netherlands Papendal
  • May 16 & 17: SCWC #9 & #10 (final) in United States Rock Hill

Cycling – Cyclo-cross edit

2019–20 International Cyclo-cross events edit

  • November 9 & 10, 2019: 2019 Pan American Cyclo-cross Championships in Canada Midland
    • Elite winners: United States Kerry Werner (m) / Canada Maghalie Rochette (f)
    • Juniors winners: United States Andrew Strohmeyer (m) / United States Madigan Munro (f)
    • U23 winners: United States Gage Hecht (m) / Canada Ruby West (f)
  • November 9 & 10, 2019: 2019 UEC Cyclo-cross European Championships in Italy Silvelle
  • November 29 & 30, 2019: 2019 UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships in Belgium Mol
    • 35–39 years winners: Netherlands Eddy van IJzendoorn (m) / France Viviane Rognant (f)
    • 40–44 years winners: France Thibaut Vassal (m) / United Kingdom Kate Eedy (f)
    • 45–49 years winners: Belgium Arne Daelmans (m) / Belgium Cindy Bauwens (f)
    • 50–54 years winners: Netherlands Erik Dekker (m) / Netherlands Marianne Van Leeuwen (f)
    • 55–59 years winners: Belgium Dirk Mertens (m) / Luxembourg Suzie Godart (f)
    • 60–64 years winners: Belgium Marc Verloo (m) / United Kingdom Nicola Davies (f)
    • 65–69 years winners: United Kingdom Dave McMullen (m) / Canada Patricia Konantz (f)
    • Men's 70–74 years winner: France Jean Bernard Galissaire
    • 70+ years winners: United Kingdom Victor Barnett (m) / United States Julie Lockhart (f)
  • February 1 & 2: 2020 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Switzerland Dübendorf

2019–20 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup edit

2019–20 Cyclo-cross Superprestige edit

2019–20 DVV Trophy edit

Cycling – Mountain Bike edit

International mountain biking events edit

2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup edit

Cycling – Road edit

2020 Grand Tour events edit

2020 UCI World Tour edit

2020 UCI Women's World Tour edit

Cycling – Track edit

International track cycling events edit

2019–20 UCI Track Cycling World Cup edit

Darts edit

Professional Darts Corporation edit

British Darts Organisation edit

Equestrianism edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Equestrianism) edit

2020 Summer Paralympics (Equestrianism) edit

2019–20 FEI World Cup Jumping edit

  • April 4, 2019 – November 24, 2019: 2019 FEI World Cup Jumping – South League
    • Winner: Brazil José Roberto Reynoso Fernandez Filho with horse Azrael W
  • April 18, 2019 – December 1, 2019: 2019 FEI World Cup Jumping –  Japan League
    • Winner: Japan Masami Kawaguchi with horse Samurai Blue
  • April 25, 2019 – November 10, 2019: 2019 FEI World Cup Jumping – Central Asian League
    • Winner: Uzbekistan Gairat Nazarov with horse Quatro Junior
  • April 28, 2019 – October 7, 2019: 2019 FEI World Cup Jumping –  China League
    • Winner: China Jirigala Erdeng with horse Brikibo Vd Bosbeek
  • May 2, 2019 – February 7, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Jumping – Caucasus-Caspian League
  • May 2, 2019 – March 15, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Jumping – Central European League
    • North CEL winner:
    • South CEL winner:
      • March 12 – 15: 2020 Central European League Final in Poland Warsaw
        • Winner:
      • Overall winner:
  • May 8, 2019 – October 27, 2019: 2019 FEI World Cup Jumping – South Africa South African League
    • Winner: South Africa Christopher Van Der Merwe with horse Chantilly
  • July 12, 2019 – November 10, 2019: 2019 FEI World Cup Jumping – South East Asian League
    • Winner: Thailand Jaruporn Limpichati with horse Irregular Choice
  • July 27, 2019 – February 2, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Jumping – Australia Australian League
  • August 20, 2019 – March 8, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Jumping – North American League
    • Western winner:
    • Eastern winner:
  • October 3, 2019 – February 8, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Jumping – Arab League Arab League
    • North African winner:
    • Middle East winner:
  • October 16, 2019 – February 23, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Jumping – European Union Western European League
  • October 25, 2019 – January 5, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Jumping –  New Zealand League

2019–20 FEI World Cup Dressage edit

  • March 22, 2019 – December 15, 2019: 2019 FEI World Cup Dressage – Pacific Community Pacific League
    • Winner: New Zealand Wendi Williamson with horse Don Amour MH
  • April 10, 2019 – April 26, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Dressage – North American League
  • April 17, 2019 – April 26, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Dressage – Central European League
  • October 16, 2019 – March 15, 2020: 2019–20 FEI World Cup Dressage – European Union Western European League

2020 Show Jumping World Cup and Dressage World Cup Finals edit

  • April 15 – 19: 2020 FEI World Cup Show Jumping and Dressage Finals in United States Las Vegas[19]

Fencing edit

Field hockey edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Field hockey) edit

Figure skating edit

Figure skating at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics edit

January 10 – 15: in Switzerland Lausanne

International figure skating events edit

2019–20 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating edit

2019–20 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating edit

Floorball edit

Freestyle skiing edit

Futsal edit

International futsal events edit

  • July 19 – 26: 2020 World University Futsal Championships in Poland Poznań

FIFA (futsal) edit

UEFA (futsal) edit

CONMEBOL (futsal) edit

National teams
Clubs

AFC (futsal) edit

CAF (futsal) edit

Golf edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Golf) edit

  • Postponed to 2021

2020 Men's major golf championships edit

Three of the four major championships were rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and one was canceled.

2020 World Golf Championships (WGC) edit

One of the four championships was rescheduled due to the pandemic, and one was canceled.

2020 Women's major golf championships edit

Three of the five major championships were rescheduled due to the pandemic.

2020 Senior major golf championships edit

Two of the five major championships were canceled due to the pandemic.

2020 Legends Tour (Senior women's major golf championships) edit

One of the two major championships were canceled due to the pandemic.

Other major professional golf events edit

Major amateur golf events edit

Gymnastics edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Gymnastics) edit

Acrobatic gymnastics edit

  • May 29 – 31: 2020 FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Switzerland Geneva[38]

Aerobic gymnastics edit

  • May 14 – 16: 2020 FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Azerbaijan Baku

Artistic gymnastics edit

Rhythmic gymnastics edit

Trampolining & Tumbling edit

  • February 15 & 16: FIG TRA World Cup 2020 #1 in Azerbaijan Baku
  • March 14 & 15: Dutch Trampoline Open 2020 in Netherlands Alkmaar
  • April 24 & 25: FIG TRA World Cup 2020 #2 in Italy Brescia
  • July 3 & 4: FIG TRA World Cup 2020 #3 in Switzerland Arosa

Handball edit

2020 Summer Olympics (Handball) edit

International handball events edit

Continental handball championships edit

EHF edit

Other competitions
  • August 30, 2019 –: 2019–2020 MOL Liga
  • September 3, 2019 – April 4: 2019–20 SEHA League
  • September 7, 2019 –: 2019–2020 BeNe League
  • September 22, 2019 –: 2019–2020 Baltic Handball League

South and Central America edit

National teams

Horse racing edit

United States edit

US Triple Crown
Breeders' Cup

United Kingdom edit

British Classic Races

Ice hockey edit

2020 Winter Youth Olympics (Ice hockey) edit

Main world ice hockey championships edit

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships Divisions edit

2020 IIHF World U20 Championships (Junior) Divisions edit

2020 IIHF World U18 Championships Divisions edit

2020 IIHF Women's World Championships Divisions edit

2020 IIHF World Women's U18 Championships Divisions edit

National Hockey League (NHL) edit

North America (Ice hockey) edit

United States (AHL/ECHL/USHL) edit

Junior (OHL/QMJHL/WHL) edit

College (USANCAADivision I) edit

Women (NWHL) edit

Europe (Ice hockey) edit

Finland edit

Asia (Ice hockey) edit

  • August 31, 2019 – February 16: 2019–20 Asia League Ice Hockey season
    • February 22 – March 8: 2019–20 Asia League Ice Hockey Playoffs
  • TBA: 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia
  • TBA: 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Challenge Cup of Asia
  • TBA: 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Challenge Cup of Asia Division I
  • TBA: 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Challenge Cup of Asia
  • TBA: 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Challenge Cup of Asia Division I

Judo edit

Karate edit

Kickboxing edit

Lacrosse edit

International lacrosse events edit

National Lacrosse League edit

Luge edit

Modern pentathlon edit

International modern pentathlon events edit

  • July 7 – 11: 2020 World University Modern Pentathlon Championships in Portugal Vila Real

Motorsport edit

2020 Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe edit

2020 Formula One World Championship edit

2020 Formula 2 Championship edit

2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship edit

2019–20 Formula E season edit

2019–20 FIA World Endurance Championship edit

Dakar Rally edit