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2015 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. This year, some sporting events listed below are qualifying ones, for athletes, to compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. From July 2015 to May 2016, the venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics will be tested, by hosting various events in them.[1]

Contents

Calendar by month[edit]

January[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
26 December 2014–6 Ice hockey Canada 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship International  Canada
28 December 2014–6 Ski jumping Germany/Austria 2014–15 Four Hills Tournament Continental Austria Stefan Kraft
1 Ice hockey United States 2015 NHL Winter Classic Domestic Washington, D.C. Washington Capitals
3–11 Cross-country skiing Germany/Switzerland/Italy 2015 Tour de Ski Continental Men: Norway Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Women: Norway Marit Bjørgen
4–10 Ice hockey France 2015 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship – Division I International  France is promoted to Top Division
 Austria is relegated to Division I Qualification
4–10 Tennis Australia 2015 Hopman Cup International  Poland
4–17 Rallying Argentina/Bolivia/Chile 2015 Dakar Rally International Bikes: Spain Marc Coma (Austria KTM)
Quads: Poland Rafał Sonik (Japan Yamaha)
Cars: Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah / France Matthieu Baumel (United Kingdom Mini)
Trucks: Russia Ayrat Mardeev / Aydar Belyaev / Dmitriy Svistunov (Russia Kamaz)
5–12 Ice hockey United States 2015 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship International  United States
8–12 Table tennis United Arab Emirates 2015 World Team Cup International Men:  China
Women:  China
9–24 Association football Jamaica 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship Continental  Mexico
9–31 Association football Australia 2015 AFC Asian Cup Continental  Australia
10–11 Speed skating Russia 2015 European Speed Skating Championships Continental Men: Netherlands Sven Kramer
Women: Netherlands Ireen Wüst
11–18 Snooker United Kingdom 2015 Masters International England Shaun Murphy
12 American football United States 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Domestic Ohio Ohio State Buckeyes
13–26 Association football American Samoa 2015 OFC U-17 Championship Continental  New Zealand
14–7 February Association football Uruguay 2015 South American Youth Football Championship Continental  Argentina
15–25 Freestyle skiing & Snowboarding Austria FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2015 International Freestyle Ski:  Canada
Snowboarding:  United States
Overall:  United States
15–1 February Handball Qatar 2015 World Men's Handball Championship International  France
16–17 Luge Norway 2015 FIL Junior World Luge Championships International Men: Russia Roman Repilov
Women: Germany Jessica Tiebel
Men's Doubles: Germany Florian Loeffler / Manuel Stiebing
Team Relay: Latvia Ulla Zirne, Kristers Aparjods, and Kristens Putins & Karlis Kriss Matuzels
17–8 February Association football Equatorial Guinea 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Continental  Ivory Coast
19–25 Ice hockey New Zealand 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III International  China is promoted to Division II Group B
19–25 Ice hockey Poland 2015 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship – Division I Qualification International  Denmark is promoted to Division I
19–1 February Tennis Australia 2015 Australian Open International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: United States Serena Williams
22–1 February Nordic skiing United States 2015 IPC Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing World Championships International For cross-country results, click here.
For biathlon results, click here.
23–25 Speed skating Netherlands 2015 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships Continental Men's Overall winner: Netherlands Sjinkie Knegt
Men's medal tally:  Netherlands and  Russia (2 gold medals each.)
Women's Overall winner: United Kingdom Elise Christie
Women's medal tally:  Great Britain and  Russia (2 gold medals each.)
24–25 Luge Germany 2015 Junior European Luge Championships International Men's winner: Germany Sabastian Bley
Women's winner: Germany Jessica Tiebel
Men's Doubles winners: Germany Florian Loeffler / Manuel Stiebing
Team Relay winners: Russia Victoria Demchenko, Roman Repilov, Evgeny Evdokimov & Alexei Groshev
24–1 February Multi-sport Slovakia 2015 Winter Universiade (co-host with  Spain) International  Russia (Venues: Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie)
25 American football United States 2015 Pro Bowl Domestic Team Irvin
Offensive MVP: Florida Matthew Stafford (Michigan Detroit Lions)
Defensive MVP: Wisconsin J. J. Watt (Texas Houston Texans)
25 Ice hockey United States 2015 NHL All-Star Game Domestic Team Toews
MVP: Canada Ryan Johansen (Ohio Columbus Blue Jackets)
25–15 November Rallying European Union/Mexico/Argentina/Australia 2015 World Rally Championship season International WRC #1: France Sébastien Ogier / France Julien Ingrassia
WRC #2: Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah / France Matthieu Baumel
WRC #3: France Quentin Gilbert / Belgium Renaud Jamoul
26–1 February Figure skating Sweden 2015 European Figure Skating Championships Continental Men: Spain Javier Fernández
Ladies: Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Pairs: Russia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov
Ice Dance: France Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron
27–3 February Biathlon Estonia 2015 IBU Open European Championships Continental Junior:  Russia
Senior:  Russia
31 Triathlon Spain 2015 ETU Winter Triathlon European Championships Continental Men: Russia Pavel Andreev
Women: Russia Olga Parfinenko
31–1 February Cyclo-cross Czech Republic 2015 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships International Men's Elite: Netherlands Mathieu van der Poel
Women's Elite: France Pauline Ferrand-Prévot
31–8 February Multi-sport Canada 2015 Winter World Masters Games International For results, click here.

February[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 American football United States Super Bowl XLIX Domestic Massachusetts New England Patriots
MVP: California Tom Brady (Massachusetts New England Patriots)
2–15 Alpine skiing United States FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015 International  Austria
3–5 August Association football 2015 Copa Libertadores Continental Argentina River Plate
4–8 Snooker Germany 2015 German Masters International England Mark Selby
4–14 Multi-sport Spain 2015 Winter Universiade (co-host with  Slovakia) International  Russia (Venue: Granada)
4–21 November Association football 2015 AFC Champions League Continental China Guangzhou Evergrande
6 & 11 Association football Argentina 2015 Recopa Sudamericana Continental Argentina River Plate
6–13 Curling Finland 2015 World Wheelchair Curling Championship International  Russia (Skip: Andrey Smirnov)
7–15 November Tennis 2015 Fed Cup International  Czech Republic
9–15 Figure skating South Korea 2015 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships International Men: Kazakhstan Denis Ten
Ladies: United States Polina Edmunds
Pairs: Canada Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Ice dance: Canada Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
9–31 October Association football 2015 AFC Cup Continental Malaysia Johor Darul Ta'zim
12–15 Badminton Belgium 2015 European Mixed Team Badminton Championships Continental Denmark Denmark
12–15 Speed skating Netherlands 2015 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships International Netherlands Netherlands
13–14 Air racing United Arab Emirates 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season – Abu Dhabi International Master Class: United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme (Aircraft: Zivko Edge 540 from United States Zivko Aeronautics)
Challenger Class: Chile Cristian Bolton (Aircraft: Extra 330LX from Germany Extra Flugzeugbau)
13–8 November Association football 2015 CAF Champions League Continental Democratic Republic of the Congo TP Mazembe
13–29 November Association football 2015 CAF Confederation Cup Continental Tunisia Étoile du Sahel
14–15 Luge Latvia 2015 FIL World Luge Championships International  Germany
14–29 March Cricket Australia/New Zealand 2015 Cricket World Cup International  Australia
15 Basketball United States 2015 NBA All-Star Game Domestic Game winners: Western Conference
Shooting Stars Competition winners: Team Bosh
Texas Chris Bosh (Florida Miami Heat), Pennsylvania Swin Cash (New York (state) New York Liberty), and France Dominique Wilkins (retired)
Skills Challenge winner: Illinois Patrick Beverley (Texas Houston Rockets)
Three-Point Contest winner: Ohio Stephen Curry (California Golden State Warriors)
Slam Dunk Contest winner: Washington (state) Zach LaVine (Minnesota Minnesota Timberwolves)
15–1 March Association football Niger 2015 African U-17 Championship Continental  Mali
16–22 Snooker Wales 2015 Welsh Open International Scotland John Higgins
17–24 Biathlon Belarus 2015 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships International  Russia
18–21 Ice hockey Hong Kong 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group B Qualification International  Turkey is promoted to Division II Group B
18–22 Track cycling France 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships International  France
18–1 March Nordic skiing Sweden FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 International  Norway
20–22 Speed skating Poland 2015 World Junior Speed Skating Championships International  Netherlands
20–20 November Motorsport United States 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Domestic Champion: Michigan Erik Jones
Manufacturer: Japan Toyota
21 Association football Algeria 2015 CAF Super Cup Continental Algeria ES Sétif
21 Triathlon Australia 2015 OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships Continental Men: Australia Jacob Birtwhistle
Women: Australia Jaz Hedgeland
21 Ice hockey United States 2015 NHL Stadium Series Domestic California Los Angeles Kings
21–21 November Motorsport United States 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Domestic Champion: Texas Chris Buescher
Manufacturer: United States Chevrolet
22 Marathon Japan 2015 Tokyo Marathon (WMM #1) International Men: Ethiopia Endeshaw Negesse
Women: Ethiopia Berhane Dibaba
22 NASCAR United States 2015 Daytona 500 Domestic Connecticut Joey Logano (North Carolina Team Penske)
22–22 November Motorsport United States 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Domestic Champion: Nevada Kyle Busch
Manufacturer: United States Chevrolet
23–8 March Bobsleigh and Skeleton Germany FIBT World Championships 2015 International  Germany
27–1 March Speed skating Japan 2015 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships International  South Korea
27–15 March Association football Honduras 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Continental  Mexico
28–1 March Luge Russia 2015 FIL European Luge Championships Continental Men: Russia Semen Pavlichenko
Women: Germany Dajana Eitberger
Men's Doubles: Germany Tobias Wendl / Tobias Arlt
Team Relay: Germany Dajana Eitberger / Felix Loch / Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt
28–1 March Speed skating Kazakhstan 2015 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships International Overall Men's winner: Russia Pavel Kulizhnikov
Overall Women's winner: United States Brittany Bowe
Medal tally:  United States
28–8 March Curling Estonia 2015 World Junior Curling Championships International Men:  Canada (Skip: Braden Calvert)
Women:  Canada (Skip: Kelsey Rocque)

March[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–10 Alpine skiing Canada 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships International  Russia
2–8 Figure skating Estonia 2015 World Junior Figure Skating Championships International Men: Japan Shoma Uno
Ladies: Russia Evgenia Medvedeva
Pairs: China Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang
Ice dance: Russia Anna Yanovskaya / Sergey Mozgov
3–15 Biathlon Finland Biathlon World Championships 2015 International  France and  Germany (three gold medals each)
4–29 Association football Paraguay 2015 South American Under-17 Football Championship Continental  Brazil
5–8 Golf United States 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship International United States Dustin Johnson
5–4 October Rugby league Australia 2015 NRL season Continental North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
6–7 Triathlon United Arab Emirates World Triathlon Series #1 International Men: Spain Mario Mola
Women: United States Gwen Jorgensen
6–8 Athletics Czech Republic 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships Continental  Russia
6–25 October Association football United States 2015 Major League Soccer season Domestic Eastern Conference (MLS): United States New York Red Bulls
Western Conference (MLS): United States FC Dallas
Supporters' Shield: New York Red Bulls
6–29 November Tennis 2015 Davis Cup International  Great Britain
7–8 Speed skating Canada 2015 World Allround Speed Skating Championships International Men: Netherlands Sven Kramer
Women: Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková
7–13 Ice hockey Spain 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group B International  Slovenia is promoted to Division II Group A
 Belgium is relegated to Division II Group B Qualification
8–22 Association football Senegal 2015 African U-20 Championship Continental  Nigeria
9–22 Tennis United States 2015 BNP Paribas Open International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: Romania Simona Halep
10–14 Snooker India 2015 Indian Open International Wales Michael White
13–15 Speed skating Russia 2015 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships International  South Korea
14–15 Triathlon Australia Triathlon World Cup #1 International Men: France David Hauss
Women: Spain Tamara Gómez Garrido
14–22 Curling Japan 2015 World Women's Curling Championship International   Switzerland (Skip: Alina Pätz)
15 Formula One Australia 2015 Australian Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
15–22 Ice hockey Serbia 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II – Group B International  Romania is promoted to Division II Group A
 Australia is relegated to Division III Group A
17–19 Ice hockey New Zealand 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III – Group B International  Turkey is promoted to Division III – Group A
17–6 April Basketball United States 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic North Carolina Duke Blue Devils
20–22 Amateur wrestling Marshall Islands 2015 Oceania Wrestling Championships Regional  Marshall Islands
20–7 April Basketball United States 2015 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic Connecticut Connecticut Huskies
21–22 Triathlon New Zealand Triathlon World Cup #2 International Men: South Africa Richard Murray
Women: United States Kaitlin Donner
22–28 Ice hockey Estonia 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II – Group A International  South Korea is promoted to Division I Group B
 Estonia is relegated to Division II Group B
22–28 Ice hockey Chinese Taipei 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III – Group A International  Iceland is promoted to Division II Group B
 South Africa is relegated to Division III Group B
23–29 Figure skating China 2015 World Figure Skating Championships International Men: Spain Javier Fernández
Ladies: Russia Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Pairs: Canada Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Ice Dance: France Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron
24–5 April Tennis United States 2015 Miami Open International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: United States Serena Williams
26–29 Track cycling Netherlands 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships International Men:  China
Women:  China and  Great Britain (3 gold medals each)
28 Athletics China 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships International  Ethiopia
28–29 Triathlon New Zealand 2015 World Triathlon Series #2 International Men: United Kingdom Jonathan Brownlee
Women: United States Gwen Jorgensen
28–4 April Ice hockey Sweden 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship International  United States
28–5 April Multi-sport Russia 2015 Winter Deaflympics International  Russia
28–5 April Curling Canada 2015 Ford World Men's Curling Championship International  Sweden (Skip: Niklas Edin)
28–5 April Squash Czech Republic 2015 European Junior Squash Championships Continental Men: England George Parker
Women: England Georgina Kennedy
Team:  England
29–4 April Bandy Russia 2015 Bandy World Championship International  Russia
29 Formula One Malaysia 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix International Germany Sebastian Vettel (Italy Ferrari)
29 Motorcycle racing Qatar Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Italy Valentino Rossi (Japan Yamaha)
Moto2: Germany Jonas Folger (Spain AGR Team)
Moto3: France Alexis Masbou (Germany SaxoPrint–RTG)
29–30 August IndyCar United States/Canada 2015 IndyCar Series season International New Zealand Scott Dixon
30–5 April Snooker China 2015 China Open International England Mark Selby
30–5 April Ice hockey United Kingdom 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group A International  Kazakhstan is promoted to Division I Group B
 New Zealand is relegated to Division II Group B

April[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–5 Golf United States 2015 ANA Inspiration International United States Brittany Lincicome
3–12 Ice hockey Turkey 2015 IIHF World Championship Division III International  North Korea is promoted to Division II Group B
5–4 October Baseball United States/Canada 2015 Major League Baseball season Domestic American League: Missouri Kansas City Royals
American League MVP: Florida Josh Donaldson (Ontario Toronto Blue Jays)
National League: Missouri St. Louis Cardinals
National League MVP: Nevada Bryce Harper (Washington, D.C. Washington Nationals)
6–12 Ice hockey China 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I – Group B International  Slovakia is promoted to Division I Group A
 North Korea is relegated to Division II Group A
8–24 May Cricket India 2015 Indian Premier League Domestic India Mumbai Indians
9–11 Wrestling United States 2015 Wrestling World Cup International  Iran
9 & 11 Ice hockey United States 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament Frozen Four Domestic Rhode Island Providence Friars
9–12 Golf United States 2015 Masters Tournament International United States Jordan Spieth
9–18 Weightlifting Georgia (country) 2015 European Weightlifting Championships Continental  Ukraine
8 October 2014–11 Ice hockey United States/Canada 2014–15 NHL season Domestic Presidents' Trophy: New York (state) New York Rangers
MVP: British Columbia Carey Price (Quebec Montreal Canadiens)
Top scorer: British Columbia Jamie Benn (Texas Dallas Stars)
11–12 Triathlon Australia 2015 World Triathlon Series #3 International Men: United Kingdom Jonathan Brownlee
Women: United States Gwen Jorgensen
12 Motorcycle racing United States Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Japan Repsol Honda)
Moto2: United Kingdom Sam Lowes (Italy Speed Up)
Moto3: United Kingdom Danny Kent (Germany Leopard Racing)
12 Formula One China 2015 Chinese Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
12–18 Ice hockey Hungary/Slovenia 2015 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I International  Denmark is promoted to the Top Division
 Hungary is relegated to Division I Group B
 Austria is promoted to Division I Group A
 Lithuania is relegated to Division II Group A
12–18 Ice hockey France 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I – Group A International  Czech Republic is promoted to the Top Division
 Latvia is relegated to Division I Group B
12–19 Tennis Monaco 2015 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters International Serbia Novak Djokovic
12–21 November Motorsport European Union/United States/Japan/China/Bahrain 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship season International LMP1: Germany Timo Bernhard, Australia Mark Webber, and New Zealand Brendon Hartley (Germany Porsche)
LMP2: Russia Roman Rusinov, France Julien Canal, and United Kingdom Sam Bird (France OAK Racing)
LMGTE Pro: Austria Richard Lietz and Denmark Michael Christensen (Germany Porsche)
LMGTE Am: Russia Viktor Shaitar, Russia Aleksey Basov, and Italy Andrea Bertolini (Italy AF Corse)
13 Association football Switzerland 2014–15 UEFA Youth League Final Continental England Chelsea
13–18 Ice hockey Canada 2015 Allan Cup Domestic Manitoba South East Prairie Thunder
13–19 Artistic gymnastics France 2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships Continental Overall:  Russia
Men:  Great Britain
Women:  Russia
13–19 Ice hockey Netherlands 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group B International  South Korea is promoted to Division I Group A
 Netherlands is relegated to Division II Group A
13–19 Ice hockey Iceland/South Africa 2015 IIHF World Championship Division II International  Romania is promoted to Division I Group B
 Australia is relegated to Division II Group B
 China is promoted to Division II Group A
 South Africa is relegated to Division III
28 October 2014–15 Basketball United States/Canada 2014–15 NBA season Domestic Season's Top Seed: California Golden State Warriors
Season MVP: North Carolina Stephen Curry (California Golden State Warriors)
Top Scorer: California Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma Oklahoma City Thunder)
15–15 June Ice hockey Canada/United States 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs Domestic Illinois Chicago Blackhawks
Playoffs MVP: Manitoba Duncan Keith (Illinois Chicago Blackhawks)
16 Basketball United States 2015 WNBA draft Domestic #1 pick: Illinois Jewell Loyd, Indiana University of Notre Dame (Washington (state) Seattle Storm)
16–19 Figure skating Japan 2015 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating International  United States
16–26 Ice hockey Switzerland 2015 IIHF World U18 Championships International  United States
17–26 Fencing Chile 2015 Pan American Fencing Championships Continental  United States
18–25 Curling Russia 2015 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship International Hungary Dorottya Palancsa / Zsolt Kiss
18–25 Curling Russia 2015 World Senior Curling Championships International Men:  United States (Skip: Lyle Sieg)
Women:  Canada (Skip: Lois Fowler)
18–16 June Basketball United States/Canada 2015 NBA Playoffs Domestic California Golden State Warriors
Finals MVP: Illinois Andre Iguodala (California Golden State Warriors)
19 Formula One Bahrain 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
19 Motorcycle racing Argentina Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Italy Valentino Rossi (Japan Yamaha Motor Racing)
Moto2: France Johann Zarco (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: United Kingdom Danny Kent (Germany Leopard Racing)
19–25 Ice hockey Poland 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group A International  Kazakhstan and  Hungary are promoted to Top Division
 Ukraine is relegated to Division I Group B
20 Marathon United States 2015 Boston Marathon (WMM #2) International Men: Ethiopia Lelisa Desisa
Women: Kenya Caroline Rotich
24–26 Judo Canada 2015 Pan American Judo Championships Continental  Brazil
24–26 Amateur wrestling Chile 2015 Pan American Wrestling Championships Continental Men's Freestyle:  United States
Women's Freestyle:  Canada,  Cuba, and the  United States (2 gold medals each)
Greco-Roman:  Cuba
24–3 May Sledge hockey United States 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships International  United States
25–26 Triathlon South Africa 2015 World Triathlon Series #4 International Men: United Kingdom Alistair Brownlee
Women: United Kingdom Vicky Holland
25–29 Powerlifting Mexico 2015 IPC Powerlifting Americas Open Championships Continental  Mexico
7 October 2014–26 Association football 2014–15 OFC Champions League Continental New Zealand Auckland City
26 Marathon United Kingdom 2015 London Marathon (WMM #3) International Men: Kenya Eliud Kipchoge
Women: Ethiopia Tigist Tufa
26–3 May Table tennis China 2015 World Table Tennis Championships International  China
5 August 2014–29 Association football 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League Continental Mexico Club América
29–3 May Golf United States 2015 WGC-Cadillac Match Play International Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
29–3 May Rhythmic gymnastics Belarus 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships Continental  Russia
30–2 May American football United States 2015 NFL Draft Domestic #1 pick: Alabama Jameis Winston, Florida Florida State University (Florida Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

May[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Athletics China 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge International Men: China Chen Ding
Women: China DUAN Dandan
1–17 Ice hockey Czech Republic 2015 IIHF World Championship International Canada Canada
2 Horse racing United Kingdom 2015 2000 Guineas Stakes Domestic Horse: Republic of Ireland Gleneagles
Jockey: United Kingdom Ryan Moore
Trainer: Republic of Ireland Aidan O'Brien
2 Horse racing United States 2015 Kentucky Derby Domestic Horse: United States American Pharoah
Jockey: Mexico Victor Espinoza
Trainer: United States Bob Baffert
2 Rugby union England 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Final Continental France Toulon
2–3 Athletics The Bahamas 2015 IAAF World Relays International  United States
3 Motorcycle racing Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: Germany Jonas Folger (Spain AGR Team)
Moto3: United Kingdom Danny Kent (Germany Leopard Racing)
3 Road running Wings for Life World Run 2015 International Austria Lemawork Ketema
Japan Yuuko Watanabe
3–10 Tennis Spain 2015 Mutua Madrid Open International Men: United Kingdom Andy Murray
Women: Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
6–10 Volleyball Switzerland 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship International Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA
6–10 Amateur wrestling Qatar 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships Continental Men's Freestyle:  Iran
Men's Greco-Roman:  Iran
Women's Freestyle:  Japan
Overall winners:  Iran
6–22 Association football Bulgaria 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Continental  France
7–10 Golf United States 2015 Players Championship International United States Rickie Fowler
8–18 Multi-sport South Korea 2015 IBSA World Championships and Games International  Russia
9–10 Triathlon China Triathlon World Cup #3 International Men: Australia Ryan Fisher
Women: United States Renee Tomlin
9–31 Road Cycling Italy 2015 Giro d'Italia International Spain Alberto Contador (Russia Tinkoff-Saxo)
11–17 Tennis Italy 2015 Internazionali BNL d'Italia International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: Russia Maria Sharapova
10 Formula One Spain 2015 Spanish Grand Prix International Germany Nico Rosberg (Germany Mercedes)
14 Association football Germany 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League Final Continental Germany Frankfurt
12–18 Taekwondo Russia 2015 World Taekwondo Championships International Men:  Iran
Women:  South Korea
12–20 Volleyball Myanmar 2015 Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championship Continental  Iran
14–17 Golf United States The Tradition International United States Jeff Maggert
14–24 Amateur boxing Chinese Taipei 2015 Women's Junior/Youth World Boxing Championships International Junior:  Russia
Youth:  Russia
15 Athletics Qatar Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix International  United States
15–24 Amateur boxing Ukraine 2015 EUBC European Confederation Junior Boxing Championships Continental  Ukraine
16 Horse racing United States 2015 Preakness Stakes Domestic Horse: United States American Pharoah
Jockey: Mexico Victor Espinoza
Trainer: United States Bob Baffert
16–17 Triathlon Japan 2015 World Triathlon Series #5 International Men: Spain Javier Gómez Noya
Women: United States Gwen Jorgensen
16–17 Air racing Japan Red Bull Air Race World Championship – Chiba International Master Class: United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme (Aircraft: Zivko Edge 540 from United States Zivko Aeronautics)
Challenger Class: Czech Republic Petr Kopstein (Aircraft: Extra 330LX from Germany Extra Flugzeugbau)
17 Athletics China Shanghai Golden Grand Prix International  Kenya
17 Motorcycle racing France French motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: Switzerland Thomas Lüthi (Switzerland Derendinger Racing Interwetten)
Moto3: Italy Romano Fenati (Italy Sky Racing Team by VR46)
17–19 September Motosport Canada 2015 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season Domestic Ontario Scott Steckly
21–24 Golf United States Senior PGA Championship International Scotland Colin Montgomerie
21–24 Golf England 2015 BMW PGA Championship International South Korea An Byeong-hun
22–31 Ice hockey Canada 2015 Memorial Cup Domestic Ontario Oshawa Generals
23–24 Rowing Czech Republic 2015 European Rowing Junior Championships Continental  Italy
24 Formula One Monaco 2015 Monaco Grand Prix International Germany Nico Rosberg (Germany Mercedes)
24 IndyCar United States 2015 Indianapolis 500 Domestic Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya (United States Team Penske)
24–7 June Tennis France 2015 French Open International Men: Switzerland Stan Wawrinka
Women: United States Serena Williams
27 Association football Poland 2015 UEFA Europa League Final Continental Spain Sevilla
27–30 Squash Slovakia 2015 European Squash Individual Championships Continental Men: France Grégory Gaultier
Women: France Camille Serme
27–31 Amateur wrestling Egypt 2015 African Wrestling Championships Continental Men's Freestyle:  Egypt
Women's Freestyle:  Tunisia
Greco-Roman:  Egypt
29–31 Rowing Poland 2015 European Rowing Championships Continental United Kingdom Great Britain
30 Athletics United States Prefontaine Classic International  United States
30–31 Air racing Croatia Red Bull Air Race World Championship – Rovinj International Master Class: Austria Hannes Arch (Aircraft: Zivko Edge 540 from United States Zivko Aeronautics)
Challenger Class: Sweden Daniel Ryfa (Aircraft: Extra 330LX from Germany Extra Aircraft)
30–31 Triathlon United Kingdom 2015 World Triathlon Series #6 International Men: United Kingdom Alistair Brownlee
Women: United States Gwen Jorgensen
30–20 June Association football New Zealand 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup International  Serbia
31 Motorcycle racing Italy Italian motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: Spain Esteve Rabat (Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS)
Moto3: Portugal Miguel Oliveira (Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo)

June[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–6 Multi-sport Iceland 2015 Games of the Small States of Europe International  Iceland
2–20 Rugby union Italy 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship International  New Zealand
4 Athletics Italy Golden Gala International  United States
4–7 3x3 (basketball) Hungary 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships International Men:  New Zealand
Women:  France
5–16 Multi-sport Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games International  Thailand
5–13 September Basketball United States 2015 WNBA season Domestic Eastern Conference (WNBA): New York (state) New York Liberty
Western Conference (WNBA): Minnesota Minnesota Lynx
6 Association football Germany 2015 UEFA Champions League Final Continental Spain Barcelona
6 Horse racing United Kingdom 2015 Epsom Derby Domestic Horse: United Kingdom Golden Horn
Jockey: Italy Frankie Dettori
Trainer: United Kingdom John Gosden
6 Horse racing United States 2015 Belmont Stakes Domestic Horse: United States American Pharoah
Jockey: Mexico Victor Espinoza
Trainer: United States Bob Baffert
Triple Crown winner
6–11 Fencing Switzerland 2015 European Fencing Championships Continental  Italy,  Russia, and  France (3 gold medals)
Overall: Italy
6–14 Weightlifting Poland 2015 Junior World Weightlifting Championships International  China
6–5 July Association football Canada 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup International  United States
7 Athletics United Kingdom British Grand Prix (Birmingham) International  Kenya
7 Formula One Canada 2015 Canadian Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
7–14 Amateur boxing Uzbekistan 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships Continental  Uzbekistan
8–10 Baseball United States 2015 Major League Baseball Draft Domestic #1 pick: Georgia (U.S. state) Dansby Swanson (to the Arizona Arizona Diamondbacks from Tennessee Vanderbilt)
8–14 Archery United States 2015 World Archery Youth Championships International  South Korea
9–14 Water polo China 2015 FINA Women's Water Polo World League International  United States
11 Athletics Norway Bislett Games International  Kenya
11–14 Golf United States Senior Players Championship International Germany Bernhard Langer
11–14 Golf United States 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship International South Korea Inbee Park
11–16 Fencing Egypt 2015 African Fencing Championships Continental  Tunisia
11–28 Basketball Hungary/Romania EuroBasket Women 2015 Continental  Serbia
11–4 July Association football Chile 2015 Copa América Continental  Chile
12–28 Multi-sport Azerbaijan 2015 European Games Continental  Russia
13 Athletics United States Adidas Grand Prix International  United States
13–29 Association football United Kingdom 2015 CPISRA Football 7-a-side World Championships International  Russia
14 Motorcycle racing Spain Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: France Johann Zarco (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: United Kingdom Danny Kent (Germany Leopard Racing)
14 Triathlon Mexico Triathlon World Cup #4 International Men: Mexico Irving Perez
Women: Chile Valentina Carvallo
17–30 Association football Czech Republic 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Continental  Sweden
18–21 Golf United States U.S. Open International United States Jordan Spieth
20–26 July Twenty20 West Indies Cricket Board 2015 Caribbean Premier League Regional Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
21 Formula One Austria 2015 Austrian Grand Prix International Germany Nico Rosberg (Germany Mercedes)
22–4 July Association football Iceland 2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship Continental  Spain
23–28 Water polo Italy 2015 FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final International  Serbia
25 Basketball United States 2015 NBA Draft International #1: New Jersey Karl-Anthony Towns (to the Minnesota Minnesota Timberwolves from the Kentucky University of Kentucky)
25–28 Golf United States U.S. Senior Open International United States Jeff Maggert
26–27 Ice hockey United States 2015 NHL Entry Draft International #1 pick: Ontario Connor McDavid (to the Alberta Edmonton Oilers from the Pennsylvania Erie Otters)
26–5 July Multi-sport United States 2015 World Police and Fire Games International  United States
26–5 July Beach volleyball Netherlands 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships International Men: Brazil AlisonBruno
Women: Brazil BárbaraÁgatha
27 Motorcycle racing Netherlands Dutch TT International MotoGP: Italy Valentino Rossi (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: France Johann Zarco (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: Portugal Miguel Oliveira (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
27 Mountain bike racing Italy 2015 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships International Men: Austria Alban Lakata
Women: Norway Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå
27 Triathlon Germany 2015 ETU Aquathlon European Championships Continental Men: Czech Republic Tomáš Svoboda
Women: United Kingdom Hannah Kitchen
27 Triathlon Sweden 2015 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships International Men: France Cyril Viennot
Women: United States Mary Beth Ellis
27–3 July Multi-sport Jersey 2015 Island Games International  Jersey
27–5 July Basketball Greece 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship International  United States
29–12 July Tennis United Kingdom 2015 Wimbledon Championships International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: United States Serena Williams

July[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–8 Multi-sport Netherlands 2015 IWAS World Junior Games International Results: click here.
3–14 Multi-sport South Korea 2015 Summer Universiade International  South Korea
4 Association football Republic of Ireland 2015 UEFA Regions' Cup Final Continental Republic of Ireland Irish Eastern Region
4 Athletics France Meeting Areva International  Kenya
4–5 Air racing Hungary Red Bull Air Race World Championship – Budapest International Master Class: Austria Hannes Arch (Aircraft: Zivko Edge 540 from United States Zivko Aeronautics)
Challenger Class: Sweden Daniel Ryfa (Aircraft: Extra 330LX from Germany Extra Aircraft)
4–18 Multi-sport Papua New Guinea 2015 Pacific Games Continental  Papua New Guinea
4–26 Road bicycle racing France 2015 Tour de France International United Kingdom Chris Froome (United Kingdom Team Sky)
5 Formula One United Kingdom 2015 British Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
6–19 Association football Greece 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Continental  Spain
7–26 Association football Canada/United States 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Continental  Mexico
8–24 August Cricket Wales/England 2015 Ashes series International  England
8–18 American football United States 2015 IFAF World Championship International  United States
9 Athletics Switzerland Athletissima International  United States
9–12 Golf United States 2015 U.S. Women's Open International South Korea Chun In-gee
9–12 Triathlon Switzerland 2015 European Triathlon Championships Continental Men: France David Hauss
Women: Switzerland Nicola Spirig
9–19 Beach soccer Portugal 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup International  Portugal
10–26 Multi-sport Canada 2015 Pan American Games Continental United States
12 Motorcycle racing Germany German motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Japan Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2: Belgium Xavier Siméon (Italy Gresini Racing)
Moto3: United Kingdom Danny Kent (Germany Leopard Racing)
13–19 Fencing Russia 2015 World Fencing Championships International  Russia and  Italy (4 gold medals)
Overall: Russia
13–19 Swimming United Kingdom 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships International  Russia
14 Baseball United States 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Domestic All-Star Game: American League
Home Run Derby: New Jersey Todd Frazier (Ohio Cincinnati Reds)
15–19 Volleyball Brazil 2015 FIVB Volleyball World League Final Rounds International  France
15–19 Athletics Colombia 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics International  United States
15–27 Association football Israel 2015 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Continental  Sweden
16–20 Golf Scotland 2015 Open Championship International United States Zach Johnson
17 Athletics Monaco Herculis International  United States
18–19 Triathlon Germany 2015 World Triathlon Series #7 International Men: France Vincent Luis
Women: United States Gwen Jorgensen
18–19 Triathlon Germany 2015 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships International  France
18–26 Basketball Russia 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women International  United States
19–1 August Handball Brazil 2015 Men's Junior World Handball Championship International  France
21–25 BMX racing Belgium 2015 UCI BMX World Championships International Men: Netherlands Niek Kimmann
Women: Venezuela Stefany Hernandez
22–26 Volleyball United States 2015 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Final Rounds International  United States
22–26 Rowing Bulgaria 2015 World Rowing U23 Championships International  Italy
23–26 Golf England Senior Open Championship International United States Marco Dawson
24–25 Athletics United Kingdom London Grand Prix International  United States
24–2 August Baseball Chinese Taipei 12U Baseball World Cup International United States United States
24–9 August Aquatics Russia 2015 World Aquatics Championships International  China
25–2 August Multi-sport United States 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games International For results, click here.
26 Formula One Hungary 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix International Germany Sebastian Vettel (Italy Ferrari)
26–30 Powerlifting Kazakhstan 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships Continental  China
26–2 August Multi-sport events Georgia (country) 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival International  Russia
26–2 August Archery Denmark 2015 World Archery Championships International  South Korea
28–2 August Beach volleyball Austria 2015 European Beach Volleyball Championships Continental Men: Latvia SamoilovsŠmēdiņš
Women: Germany LudwigWalkenhorst
30 Athletics Sweden DN Galan International  United States
30–2 August Golf Scotland 2015 Women's British Open International South Korea Inbee Park

August[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–9 Multi-sport France 2015 Indian Ocean Island Games International France Réunion
3–8 Radio-controlled 1:10 off-road United Kingdom 2015 EFRA European 1:10 Off-Road Championship Continental 2WD: United Kingdom Lee Martin (Japan Yokomo)
4WD: Poland Michal Orlowski (United Kingdom Schumacher)
5–9 Rowing Brazil 2015 World Rowing Junior Championships International  Germany
6–9 Road cycling Estonia 2015 European Road Championships (under-23 and juniors only) Continental  Poland
6–9 Golf United States 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational International Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry
6–9 Judo Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 World Cadet Judo Championships International  Japan
6–14 Amateur boxing China 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships Continental  China
6–15 Amateur boxing Bulgaria 2015 EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships Continental  Russia
6–18 Masters athletics France 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships International For results, click here.
7–9 Radio-controlled 1:10 off-road United States 2015 ROAR 1:10 Off-Road National Championship Domestic 2WD: United States Ryan Cavalieri (United States Team Associated)
4WD: United States Ryan Cavalieri (United States Team Associated)
7–15 Multi-sport Canada 2015 Parapan American Games International  Brazil
7–16 Multi-sport England 2015 CPISRA World Games International  England
7–16 Volleyball Peru 2015 FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship International  Italy
7–20 Handball Russia 2015 Men's Youth World Handball Championship International  France
8–9 Triathlon Hungary Triathlon World Cup #5 International Men: Russia Igor Polyanski
Women: Australia Felicity Sheedy-Ryan
8–16 Basketball Canada 2015 FIBA Americas Women's Championship Continental  Canada
9 Motorcycle racing United States Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Japan Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2: Spain Álex Rins (Spain Páginas Amarillas HP 40)
Moto3: Belgium Livio Loi (Netherlands RW Racing GP)
10–16 Tennis Canada 2015 Rogers Cup International Men: United Kingdom Andy Murray
Women: Switzerland Belinda Bencic
10–16 Badminton Indonesia 2015 BWF World Championships International  China
11 Association football Georgia (country) 2015 UEFA Super Cup Continental Spain Barcelona
11–16 Amateur wrestling Brazil 2015 World Junior Wrestling Championships International Men's Freestyle:  Azerbaijan
Women's Freestyle:  Japan
Greco-Roman:  Georgia
Overall:  Azerbaijan
11–21 Gaelic handball Canada 2015 GAA Handball World Championships International Men: Republic of Ireland Paul Brady
Women: Northern Ireland Aisling Reilly
Men's team: Republic of Ireland Robbie McCarthy and Diarmaid Nash
Women's team: Northern Ireland Aisling Reilly and Republic of Ireland Martina McMahon
11–23 Equestrian Germany 2015 FEI European Equestrian Championships Continental For results, click here.
12–19 Volleyball Turkey 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship International  Brazil
12–9 December Association football 2015 Copa Sudamericana Continental Colombia Santa Fe
13–16 Golf United States 2015 PGA Championship International Australia Jason Day
14–23 Volleyball Argentina 2015 FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship International  Poland
15–16 Air racing United Kingdom Red Bull Air Race World Championship – Ascot International Master Class: United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme (Aircraft: Zivko Edge 540 from United States Zivko Aeronautics)
Challenger Class: Czech Republic Petr Kopstein (Aircraft: Extra 330LX from Germany Extra Flugzeugbau)
15–23 Tennis United States 2015 Western & Southern Open International Men: Switzerland Roger Federer
Women: United States Serena Williams
15–23 Amateur boxing Venezuela 2015 AMBC American Confederation Boxing Championships Continental  Cuba
15–23 Water polo Greece 2015 FINA Junior Water Polo World Championships for Women International  United States
15–23 Amateur boxing Hungary 2015 EUBC European Confederation Women’s Junior / Youth Boxing Championships Continental Junior:  Russia
Youth:  Russia
16 Motorcycle racing Czech Republic Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: France Johann Zarco (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: Italy Niccolò Antonelli (Italy Ongetta-Rivacold)
18–24 Amateur boxing Morocco 2015 AFBC African Confederation Boxing Championships Continental  Morocco
19–23 Canoeing Italy 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships International  Belarus
19–29 Association football China 2015 AFC U-19 Women's Championship Continental  Japan
19–30 Basketball Tunisia AfroBasket 2015 Continental  Nigeria
21–23 Fistball Italy 2015 European Women's Fistball Championship Continental  Germany
22–23 Triathlon Sweden 2015 World Triathlon Series #8 International Men: Spain Francisco Javier Gómez Noya
Women: United States Sarah True
22–30 Athletics China 2015 World Championships in Athletics International  Kenya (more silver medals won than  Jamaica)
22–6 September Volleyball Japan 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup International  China
22–13 September Road Cycling Spain 2015 Vuelta a España International Italy Fabio Aru (Kazakhstan Astana Pro Team)
23 Formula One Belgium 2015 Belgian Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
24–31 Volleyball United Arab Emirates 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship International  Russia
25–30 Judo Kazakhstan 2015 World Judo Championships International  Japan
25–30 Swimming Singapore 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships International Gold Medal count:  Australia
Championships Trophy:  United States
Men's overall ranking: Russia Anton Chupkov
Women's overall ranking: Turkey Viktoriya Zeynep Gunes
FINA Trophy: Turkey Viktoriya Zeynep Gunes
25–30 Amateur wrestling Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 World Cadet Wrestling Championships International Men's Freestyle:  Russia
Women's Freestyle:  Japan
Greco-Roman:  Iran
Overall:  Russia
26–5 September Amateur boxing Thailand 2015 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships Continental  Kazakhstan
28–30 1:10 radio-controlled electric touring car Japan 2015 JMRCA All-Japan 1:10 EP Touring Car Championship Domestic Super Expert: Japan Akio Sobue (Japan Tamiya)
28–6 September Baseball Japan 2015 18U Baseball World Cup International  United States
29–1 September Amateur boxing Australia 2015 OCBC Oceania Confederation Boxing Championships Continental  Australia
29–5 September Basketball China 2015 FIBA Asia Women's Championship Continental  Japan
30 Motorcycle racing United Kingdom British motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Italy Valentino Rossi (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: France Johann Zarco (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: United Kingdom Danny Kent (Germany Leopard Racing)
30–6 September Rowing France 2015 World Rowing Championships International  Great Britain (six more silver medals than  New Zealand)
31–6 September Mountain bike racing Andorra 2015 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships International  France
31–12 September Basketball Mexico 2015 FIBA Americas Championship Continental  Venezuela
31–13 September Tennis United States 2015 US Open International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: Italy Flavia Pennetta

September[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–12 Amateur boxing Russia 2015 Junior World Boxing Championships International  Russia
3 Athletics Switzerland Weltklasse Zürich International  Kenya
3–12 Weightlifting Thailand 2015 Asian Weightlifting Championships Continental  China
3–12 December American football United States 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season Domestic The American: Texas Houston Cougars
ACC: South Carolina Clemson Tigers
Big 12: Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners
Big Ten: Michigan Michigan State Spartans
C-USA: Kentucky WKU Hilltoppers
MAC: Ohio Bowling Green Falcons
MW: California San Diego State Aztecs
Pac-12: California Stanford Cardinal
SEC: Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide
Sun Belt: Arkansas Arkansas State Red Wolves
4–12 Water polo Kazakhstan 2015 FINA Junior Water Polo World Championships for Men International  Serbia
4–19 Multi-sport Republic of the Congo 2015 All-Africa Games Continental  Egypt
5–6 Air racing Austria Red Bull Air Race World Championship – Spielberg International Master Class: Australia Matt Hall (Aircraft: MXS-R from United States MX Aircraft)
Challenger Class: France Mikael Brageot (Aircraft: Extra 330LX from Germany Extra Flugzeugbau)
5–6 Triathlon Canada 2015 World Triathlon Series #9 International Men: South Africa Richard Murray
Women: United Kingdom Vicky Holland
5–11 Multi-sport Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games International  Australia
5–20 Basketball Croatia/France/Germany/Latvia Eurobasket 2015 Continental  Spain
6 Formula One Italy 2015 Italian Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
7–12 Wrestling United States 2015 World Wrestling Championships International Men's freestyle:  Russia (medals and points)
Greco-Roman:  Turkey (medals);  Russia (points)
Women's freestyle:  Japan (medals and points)
Overall:  Russia
7–13 Rhythmic gymnastics Germany 2015 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships International  Russia
8–23 Volleyball Japan 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup International  United States
10–13 Golf France 2015 Evian Championship International New Zealand Lydia Ko
10–3 January 2016 American football United States 2015 NFL season Domestic AFC: Colorado Denver Broncos
NFC: North Carolina Carolina Panthers
11 Athletics Belgium Memorial Van Damme International  United States
11–19 Volleyball Puerto Rico 2015 FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship International  Dominican Republic
11–20 Volleyball Mexico 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship International  Russia
12–13 Golf England 2015 Walker Cup International  Great Britain/ Ireland Team
12–19 Curling Switzerland 2015 World Mixed Curling Championship International  Norway (Skip: Steffen Walstad)
13 Motorcycle racing San Marino San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Japan Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2: France Johann Zarco (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: Italy Enea Bastianini (Italy Gresini Racing Team Moto 3)
15–19 Triathlon United States 2015 World Triathlon Series Grand Final International Men: Spain Mario Mola
Women: United States Gwen Jorgensen
15–20 Canoeing United Kingdom 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships International  Czech Republic
16–19 Squash Poland 2015 European Club Championships Continental Men: Germany Black & White Worms
Women: France US Créteil
18–20 Golf Germany 2015 Solheim Cup International  United States
18–31 October Rugby union England 2015 Rugby World Cup International  New Zealand
19–27 Road cycling United States 2015 UCI Road World Championships International United States United States
20 Formula One Singapore 2015 Singapore Grand Prix International Germany Sebastian Vettel (Italy Ferrari)
23–3 October Basketball China 2015 FIBA Asia Championship Continental  China
24–3 October Basketball Cameroon AfroBasket Women 2015 Continental  Senegal
26–27 Air racing United States Red Bull Air Race World Championship – Fort Worth International Master Class: United Kingdom Paul Bonhomme (Aircraft: Zivko Edge 540 from United States Zivko Aeronautics)
Challenger Class: France Mikael Brageot (Aircraft: Extra 330LX from Germany Extra Flugzeugbau)
26–27 Triathlon Italy 2015 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships International Men: Spain Rubén Ruzafa
Women: Bermuda Flora Duffy
26–3 October Multi-sport Russia 2015 IWAS World Games International  Russia
26–4 October Volleyball Belgium/Netherlands 2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship Continental  Russia
27 Formula One Japan 2015 Japanese Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
27 Marathon Germany 2015 Berlin Marathon (WMM #4) International Men: Kenya Eliud Kipchoge
Women: Kenya Gladys Cherono
27 Motorcycle racing Aragon Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: Spain Esteve Rabat (Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS)
Moto3: Portugal Miguel Oliveira (Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo)
27–2 October Volleyball Mexico 2015 Women's NORCECA Volleyball Championship Continental  United States
29–3 October Volleyball Colombia 2015 Women's South American Volleyball Championship Continental  Brazil
30–4 October Volleyball Brazil 2015 Men's South American Volleyball Championship Continental  Brazil

October[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–11 Multi-sport France 2015 European Masters Games International For results, click here.
2–11 Multi-sport South Korea 2015 Military World Games International  Russia
3–4 Triathlon Mexico Triathlon World Cup #6 International Men: South Africa Richard Murray
Women: Japan Ai Ueda
3–10 Radio-controlled 1:10 off-road Japan 2015 IFMAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road World Championship International 2WD: United States Spencer Rivkin (United States Team Associated)
4WD: Portugal Bruno Coelho (Slovakia XRAY)
3–11 Tennis China 2015 China Open International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
5–10 Volleyball Mexico 2015 Men's NORCECA Volleyball Championship Continental  Canada
5–15 Amateur boxing Qatar 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships International  Cuba
8–11 Golf South Korea 2015 Presidents Cup International  United States
9–18 Volleyball Bulgaria/Italy 2015 Men's European Volleyball Championship Continental  France
10 Association football United States 2015 CONCACAF Cup Continental  Mexico
11 Formula One Russia 2015 Russian Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
11 Marathon United States 2015 Chicago Marathon (WMM #5) International Men: Kenya Dickson Chumba
Women: Kenya Florence Kiplagat
11 Motorcycle racing Japan 2015 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Dani Pedrosa (Japan Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2: France Johann Zarco (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: Italy Niccolò Antonelli (Italy Ongetta-Rivacold)
11–18 Tennis China 2015 Shanghai Rolex Masters International Serbia Novak Djokovic
13–18 Amateur wrestling Greece 2015 World Veterans Wrestling Championships International For results, click here.
14–17 Triathlon Australia 2015 ITU Duathlon World Championships International Men: Spain Emilio Martín
Women: United Kingdom Emma Pallant
14–18 Track cycling Switzerland 2015 UEC European Track Championships Continental  Great Britain
16–18 Table tennis Sweden 2015 Men's World Cup International China Ma Long
17–18 Air racing United States Red Bull Air Race World Championship – Las Vegas International Master Class: Australia Matt Hall (Aircraft: MXS-R from United States MX Aircraft)
Challenger Class: France Mikael Brageot (Aircraft: Extra 330LX from Germany Extra Flugzeugbau)
17–18 Triathlon Turkey Triathlon World Cup #7 International Men: Portugal João José Pereira
Women: Ukraine Yuliya Yelistratova
17–8 November Association football Chile 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup International  Nigeria
18 Motorcycle racing Australia 2015 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Japan Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2: Spain Álex Rins (Spain Páginas Amarillas HP 40)
Moto3: Portugal Miguel Oliveira (Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo)
22–31 Athletics Qatar 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships International  China
23–27 Judo United Arab Emirates 2015 World Junior Judo Championships International  Japan
23–1 November Artistic gymnastics United Kingdom 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships International Men:  Japan
Women:  United States
Overall:  United States
24 Triathlon South Korea Triathlon World Cup #8 International Men: United Kingdom Matthew Sharp
Women: Japan Yuka Sato
25 Formula One United States 2015 United States Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
25 Motorcycle racing Malaysia 2015 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Dani Pedrosa (Japan Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2: France Johann Zarco (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: Portugal Miguel Oliveira (Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo)
25–1 November Tennis Singapore 2015 WTA Finals International Singles: Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Doubles: Switzerland Martina Hingis/India Sania Mirza
27–31 Volleyball Brazil 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship International Brazil Sada Cruzeiro
27–1 November Baseball United States 2015 World Series Domestic Missouri Kansas City Royals
World Series MVP: Venezuela Salvador Pérez (Missouri Kansas City Royals)
29–1 November Table tennis Japan 2015 Women's World Cup International China Liu Shiwen
30–8 November Korfball Belgium 2015 IKF World Korfball Championship International  Netherlands
31–8 November Tennis France 2015 BNP Paribas Masters International Serbia Novak Djokovic

November[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Formula One Mexico 2015 Mexican Grand Prix International Germany Nico Rosberg (Germany Mercedes)
1 Marathon United States 2015 New York City Marathon (WMM #6) International Men: Kenya Stanley Biwott
Women: Kenya Mary Jepkosgei Keitany
2–8 Tennis China 2015 WTA Elite Trophy International Singles: United States Venus Williams
Doubles: China Liang Chen / China Wang Yafan
4–15 Association football China 2015 AFC U-16 Women's Championship Continental  North Korea
5–8 Golf China 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions International Scotland Russell Knox
6–8 Roller derby United States 2015 WFTDA International Championships International United States Division 1: Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice (Portland, Oregon) (MVP: Scald Eagle)
United States Division 2: Sacred City Sacrificers (Sacramento, California)
7–14 Curling Kazakhstan 2015 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships Continental Men:  South Korea (Skip: Kim Soo-hyuk)
Women:  Japan (Skip: Satsuki Fujisawa)
8 Motorcycle racing Spain 2015 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
Moto2: Spain Esteve Rabat (Belgium EG 0,0 Marc VDS)
Moto3: Portugal Miguel Oliveira (Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo)
8–21 Baseball Chinese Taipei/Japan 2015 WBSC Premier12 International  South Korea
14–22 Fistball Argentina 2015 Men's Fistball World Championships International  Germany
15 Formula One Brazil 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix International Germany Nico Rosberg (Germany Mercedes)
15–22 Squash United States 2015 Men's World Open Squash Championship International France Grégory Gaultier
15–22 Tennis United Kingdom 2015 ATP World Tour Finals International Singles: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Doubles: Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer / Romania Horia Tecău
20–28 Curling Denmark 2015 European Curling Championships Continental Men:  Sweden (Skip: Niklas Edin)
Women:  Russia (Skip: Anna Sidorova)
20–28 Weightlifting United States 2015 World Weightlifting Championships International  China
20–29 Amateur boxing Poland 2015 EUBC European Confederation Youth Boxing Championships Continental  Russia
24–28 Powerlifting Hungary 2015 IPC Powerlifting European Open Championships Continental  China
25–29 Trampolining Denmark 2015 Trampoline World Championships International  China
28–6 December Field hockey India 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Final International  Australia
28–12 December Association football Senegal 2015 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Continental  Nigeria
29 Canadian football Canada 103rd Grey Cup Domestic Alberta Edmonton Eskimos
29 Formula One United Arab Emirates 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix International Germany Nico Rosberg (Germany Mercedes)
29–6 December Table tennis France 2015 World Junior Table Tennis Championships International  China

December[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–20 Tennis Philippines/United Arab Emirates/India/Singapore/Japan 2015 International Premier Tennis League International Singapore Singapore Slammers
3–9 Multi-sport Singapore 2015 ASEAN Para Games Regional  Thailand
5–13 Field hockey Argentina 2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League Final International  Argentina
5–20 Handball Denmark 2015 World Women's Handball Championship International  Norway
7–10 Ice hockey Bulgaria 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship Division II – Group B Qualification International  Romania is promoted to Division II – Group B
10–20 Association football Japan 2015 FIFA Club World Cup International Spain Barcelona
12–18 Ice hockey France 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division I – Group B International  France is promoted to Division I – Group A
 Japan is relegated to Division II – Group A
13–19 Ice hockey Austria 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division I – Group A International  Latvia is promoted to the Top Division
 Italy is relegated to Division I – Group B
13–19 Ice hockey Lithuania 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II – Group A International  Hungary is promoted to Division I – Group B
 South Korea is relegated to Division II – Group B
26–5 January 2016 Ice hockey Finland 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships International  Finland

Air sports[edit]

World Championships[edit]

  • January 13 – 24: AirSports FAI Paragliding World Championships 2015 in Colombia Roldanillo
    • Open Individual Cross Country winner: France Honorin Hamard
    • Women's Individual Cross-Country winner: France Seiko Fukuoka Naville
    • Open Team Cross Country winners:  Germany (Torsten Siegel, Marc Wensauer, Ulrich Prinz, Andreas "Pepe" Malecki, Yvonne Dathe)
  • February 28 – March 13: AirSports FAI Hang Gliding Class 1 World Championships 2015 in Mexico Valle de Bravo
    • Open Individual Hang Gliding winner: Italy Christian Ciech
    • Open Team Hang Gliding winners:  Italy (Christian Ciech, Filippo Oppici, Davide Guiducci, Suan Selenati, Tullio Gervasoni, Valentino Baù)
  • June 27 – July 2: Air Sports FAI Paramotor Slalom World Championships 2015 in Poland Legnica
    • Open Paraglider Control Foot Launched Flown Solo winner: France Jérémy Penone
    • Open Team winners:  Thailand
    • Open Paraglider Control Landplane Flown Solo winner: Poland Wojtek Bógdał
    • Mixed Paraglider Control Landplane Flown winners:  Russia
  • July 20 – 24: Air Sports FAI Precision Flying World Championships 2015 in Denmark Skive
    • Open Individual winner: France Damien Vadon
    • Open Individual Landing Trophy winner: Finland Mauri Hälinen
    • Open Individual Navigation Trophy winner: Poland Marcin Skalik
    • Open Team Trophy winners:  Poland (Marcin Skalik, Bolesław Radomski, Michał Wieczorek)
    • Open Team Landing Trophy winners:  Czech Republic (Tomáš Rajdl, David Černý, Jiří Jakeš)
  • August 2 – 13: Women's Air Sports FAI Gliding World Championships 2015 in Denmark Arnborg
    • Women's 15 meters Class winner: France Anne Ducarouge
    • Women's Club Class winner: Germany Sabrina Vogt
    • Women's Standard Class winner: France Aude Grangeray
  • August 2 – 15: Air Sports FAI 13.5m Class Gliding World Championships 2015 in Lithuania Pociūnai Airport
    • Open 13.5m Class winner: Italy Stefano Ghiorzo
  • August 5 – 15: Air Sports FAI Glider Aerobatic World Championships 2015 in Czech Republic Zbraslavice Airport
    • Open Unlimited winner: Hungary Ferenc Tóth
    • Open Team Unlimited winners:  Czech Republic (Přemysl Vávra, Miroslav Červenka, Lucie Pešková)
    • Open Advanced winner: Czech Republic Miroslav Černý
    • Open Team Advanced winners:  Poland (Sławomir Talowski, Katarzyna Żmudziński, Michał Andrzejewski)
  • August 9 – 16: Air Sports FAI Aerobatic Model Aircraft World Championships 2015 in Switzerland Dübendorf
    • Open F3A winner: France Christophe Paysant-Leroux
    • Open Junior F3A winner: United States Joseph Szczur
    • Open Team F3A winners:  United States
  • August 9 – 17: Air Sports FAI Paragliding Accuracy World Championships 2015 in Indonesia Puncak
    • Men's Individual winner: Indonesia Dede Supratman
  • August 13 – 16: Air Sports FAI Helicopter World Championships 2015 in Poland Przylep
    • Open Helicopter winners:  Russia (Maxim Sotnikov, Oleg Puajukas)
    • Women's Helicopter winners:  Russia (Liudmila Kosenkova, Elena Prokofyeva)
    • Open Team winners:  Russia
  • August 20 – 29: Air Sports FAI Aerobatic World Championships 201 in France Châteauroux
    • Men's Unlimited winner: France Alexandre Orlowski
    • Women's Unlimited winner: France Aude Lemordant
  • August 26 – 28: Air Sports FAI F1E For Free Flight Model Aircraft World Championships 2015 in Serbia Zlatibor
    • Open Junior Individual F1E winner: Slovakia Viktoria Drmlova
    • Open Junior Team F1E winners:  Italy
    • Open Individual F1E winner Czech Republic Jaromir Orel
    • Open Team F1E winners:  Italy
  • September 5 – 12: Air Sports FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Championships 2015 in Italy Varese
    • Open Individual winner: France Maximilian Seis
  • October 21 – 24: Air Sports FAI Indoor Skydiving World Championships 2015 in Czech Republic Prague
    • Open Freestyle winners:  Finland
    • Open Junior Freestyle winners:  Poland
    • Open Formation Skydiving 4-Way winners:  Belgium
    • Women's Formation Skydiving 4-Way winners:  United States
    • Open Vertical Formation Skydiving winners:  France
  • December 1 – 12: Air Sports FAI Junior Gliding World Championships 2015 in Australia Narromine
    • Open Club Class winner: United Kingdom Tom Arscott
    • Open Standard Class winner: Australia Matthew Scutter
  • December 1 – 12: FIA World Air Games 2015 in United Arab Emirates Dubai

Alpine skiing[edit]

Main article: 2015 in skiing

Amateur boxing[edit]

Main article: 2015 in combat sports

American football[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Archery[edit]

Indoor[edit]

  • November 8, 2014 – February 8, 2015: 2014–15 WA Indoor Archery Calendar
    • November 8 & 9, 2014: Indoor Archery World Cup #1 in Morocco Marrakesh
      •  France and  Italy won 2 gold medals each. France won the overall medal tally.[2]
    • December 6 & 7, 2014: Indoor Archery World Cup #2 in Thailand Bangkok
    • January 23 – 25, 2015: Indoor Archery World Cup #3 in France Nîmes
    • February 6 – 8, 2015: Indoor Archery World Cup #4 (final) in United States Las Vegas

Other indoor archery championships[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

  • May 5 – October 25: 2015 WA Outdoor Archery Calendar

Other outdoor archery championships[edit]

Association football[edit]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Main article: 2015 in badminton

Bandy[edit]

Main article: 2015 in ice sports

Baseball[edit]

Main article: 2015 in baseball

Basketball[edit]

Main article: 2015 in basketball

Beach soccer[edit]