A very happy new year and a brand new decade for us all. 2020 is certainly going to an exciting year for sport. With 20 main fixtures spanning across the year, here is just a snapshot of the main events. It’s going to be a busy one!
Six Nations Rugby, 1 February – 14 March
It all gets going in a matter of weeks, with England’s trip to Paris the standout match of the opening round.
Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, 21 February – 8 March, Australia
Ten teams are involved, split into two groups, with England’s campaign starting against South Africa on 23 February.
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury II, 22 February, Las Vegas
The big rematch between the two biggest personalities in boxing! Be sure to set your alarm.
Formula One world championship, 15 March – 29 November
Will Lewis Hamilton join Michael Schumacher in being the only driver to have won seven Formula One drivers’ titles?
The Grand National, 4 April, Aintree
Will Tiger Roll win for the 3rd time? If he does, it will be a moment to match anything else in the 180th year history of the race.
Women’s FA Cup final, 9 May, Wembley
Manchester City will be aiming to win the trophy for a second season in a row.
England v West Indies Test series, 4 June – 29 June
England will be taking on West Indies in three matches that form part of the World Test Championship. Pakistan also arrive in England for a three-match Test series in July.
Euro 2020, 12 June – 12 July
A European Championship like no other! 24 teams competing across a host of cities, including Rome, Baku, Amsterdam, Dublin and Bilbao with the semi-finals and final taking place at Wembley.
Wimbledon, 29 June – 12 July
Will Andy Murray return to singles action? Troubled by injury, it could be another year in which he is unable to take on Nadal, Federer and Djokovic. Simona Halep will also be defending her title.
Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics, 24 July – 6 September, Japan
The standout event of the year and the second time Tokyo will host the summer Games, having first done so in 1964. Medals will be up for grabs in 33 different sports, including five new sports – baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing. Sportsafe’s ambassador gymnast, Alice Kinsella (who had her senior debut at the Stuttgart World Cup in March 2017) will hopefully be chosen to accompany the UK Gymnast team this summer, good luck Alice!