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

Contents

Calendar by month[edit]

January[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Ice hockey United States 2016 NHL Winter Classic Domestic Canada Montreal Canadiens
1–10 Cross-country skiing Switzerland/Germany/Italy 2016 Tour de Ski International Men: Norway Martin Johnsrud Sundby
Women: Norway Therese Johaug
17 December 2015–3 Darts England 2016 PDC World Darts Championship International Scotland Gary Anderson
3–9 Tennis Australia 2016 Hopman Cup International  Australia (Nick Kyrgios / Daria Gavrilova)
3–12 Association football Russia 2016 Granatkin Memorial International  Slovenia
3–16 Rallying Argentina/Bolivia 2016 Dakar Rally International Bikes: Australia Toby Price
Quads: Argentina Marcos Patronelli
Cars: France Stéphane Peterhansel
Trucks: Netherlands Gerard de Rooy
26 December 2015–5 Ice hockey Finland 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships International  Finland
29 December 2015–6 Ski jumping Germany/Austria 2015–16 Four Hills Tournament International Slovenia Peter Prevc
7–14 Squash United States Tournament of Champions 2016
United States Women's Tournament of Champions 2016
International Men: Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy
Women: Egypt Nour El Sherbini
8–15 Ice hockey Canada 2016 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship International  United States
8–24 Bowls England 2016 World Indoor Bowls Championship International Men: England Nick Brett
Women: England Ellen Falkner
Pairs: Scotland Stewart Anderson / Darren Burnett
9–10 Speed skating Belarus 2016 European Allround Speed Skating Championships Continental Men: Netherlands Sven Kramer
Women: Czech Republic Martina Sáblíková
10–16 Ice hockey Hungary 2016 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship – Division I International  Japan was promoted to the Top Division
 Denmark was relegated to Division I Qualification
10–17 Snooker England 2016 Masters International England Ronnie O'Sullivan
10–22 Water polo Serbia 2016 Women's European Water Polo Championship Continental  Hungary
10–23 Water polo Serbia 2016 Men's European Water Polo Championship Continental  Serbia
11 American football United States 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Domestic Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide
12–30 Association football Qatar 2016 AFC U-23 Championship Continental  Japan
13–23 Association football Cook Islands 2016 OFC U-17 Women's Championship Continental  New Zealand
14–17 Ski flying Austria FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2016 International Individual: Slovenia Peter Prevc
Team:  Norway
15–24 Ice hockey Mexico 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III International  Mexico was promoted to Division II – Group B
15–28 Handball Bahrain 2016 Asian Men's Handball Championship Continental  Qatar
15–31 Handball Poland 2016 European Men's Handball Championship Continental  Germany
16 Rowing Hungary 2016 European Rowing Indoor Championships Continental  Poland
16–7 February Association football Rwanda 2016 African Nations Championship Continental  DR Congo
17–23 Ice hockey Serbia 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II – Group B International  Romania was promoted to Division II – Group A
 China was relegated to Division III
17–23 Association football Russia 2016 CIS Cup International  Russia
18–31 Tennis Australia 2016 Australian Open (Grand Slam #1) International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: Germany Angelique Kerber
19–24 Road bicycle racing Australia 2016 Tour Down Under International Australia Simon Gerrans (Australia Orica-GreenEDGE)
21–30 Handball Egypt 2016 African Men's Handball Championship Continental  Egypt
22–24 Rallying Monaco 2016 Monte Carlo Rally (WRC #1) International France Sébastien Ogier / Julien Ingrassia
(Germany Volkswagen Motorsport)
22–24 Speed skating Russia 2016 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships Continental Men: Russia Semen Elistratov
Women: United Kingdom Elise Christie
25–31 Figure skating Slovakia 2016 European Figure Skating Championships Continental Men: Spain Javier Fernández
Ladies: Russia Evgenia Medvedeva
Pairs: Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
Ice Dance: France Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron
26–30 Track cycling Japan 2016 Asian Cycling Championships Continental  South Korea
26–2 February Biathlon Romania 2016 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships International  Norway
26–23 April Association football 2016 OFC Champions League Continental
27–26 November Association football 2016 AFC Champions League Continental
29–31 Luge Germany 2016 FIL World Luge Championships International Men's Singles: Germany Felix Loch
Men's Sprint: Germany Felix Loch
Women's Singles: Germany Natalie Geisenberger
Women's Sprint: Switzerland Martina Kocher
Doubles: Germany Tobias Wendl / Tobias Arlt
Doubles Sprint: Germany Tobias Wendl / Tobias Arlt
29–31 Speed skating Bulgaria 2016 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships International Men:China Ren Ziwei
Women: China Qu Chunyu
Medal tallies:  China
30–31 Cyclo-cross Belgium 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships International Men: Belgium Wout Van Aert (Belgium Vastgoedservice-Golden Palace)
Women: Netherlands Thalita de Jong (Netherlands Rabo–Liv Women Cycling Team)
30–31 Darts England 2016 Masters International Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
30–31 Rugby sevens New Zealand 2016 Wellington Sevens (WRSS #3) International New Zealand New Zealand
31 American football United States 2016 Pro Bowl Domestic Team Irvin
Offensive MVP: Ohio Russell Wilson (Washington (state) Seattle Seahawks)
Defensive MVP: Louisiana Michael Bennett (Washington (state) Seattle Seahawks)
31 Ice hockey United States 2016 NHL All-Star Game Domestic Team Pacific
MVP: Alberta John Scott (Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's IceCaps)

February[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–13 Futsal Serbia UEFA Futsal Euro 2016 Continental
3–7 Snooker Germany 2016 German Masters International England Martin Gould
5–16 Multi-sport India 2016 South Asian Games International
6 Formula E Argentina 2016 Buenos Aires ePrix International United Kingdom Sam Bird (United Kingdom Virgin Racing)
6–7 Luge Germany 2016 FIL Junior World Championships International Men: Russia Roman Repilov
Women: Germany Julia Taubitz
Doubles: Austria David Trojer/Philip Knoll
Team:  Germany
6–7 Rugby sevens Australia 2016 Sydney Sevens (WRSS #4) International  New Zealand
6–6 March Rugby union Argentina/Brazil/Canada/Chile/United States/Uruguay 2016 Americas Rugby Championship Continental
6–19 March Rugby union England/France/Republic of Ireland/Italy/Scotland/Wales 2016 Six Nations Championship Continental
7 American football United States Super Bowl 50 Domestic Colorado Denver Broncos
MVP: Texas Von Miller (Denver Broncos)
8–14 Tennis Netherlands 2016 Rotterdam Open International
8–21 Bobsleigh & Skeleton Austria IBSF World Championships 2016 International
11–14 Speed skating Russia 2016 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships International
12–14 Canoe sprint Australia 2016 Oceania Canoe Sprint Championships Continental
12–14 Rallying Sweden 2016 Rally Sweden (WRC #2) International
12–21 Multi-sport Norway 2016 Winter Youth Olympics International
12–23 October Association football 2016 CAF Champions League Continental
12–6 November Association football 2016 CAF Confederation Cup Continental
13–14 Luge Germany FIL European Luge Championships 2016 Continental
14 Basketball Canada 2016 NBA All-Star Game Domestic
15–19 Ice hockey South Africa 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III – Group B International
15–21 Snooker Wales 2016 Welsh Open International
15–21 Tennis Brazil 2016 Rio Open International
16–21 Figure skating Chinese Taipei 2016 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships International
17–21 Amateur wrestling Thailand 2016 Asian Wrestling Championships Continental
19–21 Association football Democratic Republic of the Congo 2016 CAF Super Cup Continental
19–21 Whitewater slalom Australia 2016 Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships Continental
21–28 Curling Switzerland 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship International
22–28 Biathlon Russia 2016 IBU Open European Championships Continental
22–28 Shooting Hungary 10m European Shooting Championships Continental
22–28 Tennis United Arab Emirates 2016 Dubai Tennis Championships International
22–28 Tennis Mexico 2016 Mexican Open International
26–28 Amateur wrestling United States 2016 Pan-American Wrestling Championships Continental
27–28 Speed skating South Korea 2016 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships International
28 Marathon Japan 2016 Tokyo Marathon (WMM #1) International
28–6 March Table tennis Malaysia 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships International
29–6 March Ice hockey Turkey 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group B International

March[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–6 Archery Turkey 2016 WA Indoor Archery World Championships International
1–12 Cross-country skiing Canada 2016 Ski Tour Canada International
2–6 Track cycling United Kingdom 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships International
2–27 November Tennis 2016 Davis Cup International See 25-27 November
3–6 Golf United States 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship International
3–13 Association football Grenada 2016 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship Continental
3–13 Biathlon Norway Biathlon World Championships 2016 International
4–5 Triathlon United Arab Emirates World Triathlon Series #1 International
4–6 Amateur wrestling Egypt 2016 African Wrestling Championships Continental
4–6 Darts England 2016 UK Open International
4–6 Rallying Mexico 2016 Rally Mexico (WRC #3) International
4–6 Rugby sevens United States 2016 USA Sevens (WRSS #5) International
5–6 Speed skating Germany 2016 World Allround Speed Skating Championships International
5–13 Curling Turkey 2016 World Junior Curling Championships International
6–12 Multi-sport Denmark/Greenland 2016 Arctic Winter Games Regional
6–13 Road bicycle racing France Paris–Nice International
8–13 Amateur wrestling Latvia 2016 European Wrestling Championships Continental
8–13 Snooker Wales 2016 World Grand Prix International
8–3 April Cricket India 2016 ICC World Twenty20 International
9–15 Road bicycle racing Italy Tirreno–Adriatico International
10–30 Chess Russia World Championships - Candidates Tournament 2016 International
11–12 Amateur wrestling New Zealand 2016 Oceania Wrestling Championships Continental
11–13 Athletics Italy 2016 World University Cross Country Championships International
11–13 Speed skating China 2016 World Junior Speed Skating Championships International
11–13 Speed skating South Korea 2016 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships International
12–13 Rugby sevens Canada 2016 Canada Sevens (WRSS #6) International
12–13 Triathlon Australia ITU Triathlon World Cup #1 International
13–18 September INDYCAR United States/Canada 2016 IndyCar Series season Regional
14–20 Figure skating Hungary 2016 World Junior Figure Skating Championships International
14–20 Ice hockey Bulgaria 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III – Group A International
15–3 April Cricket India 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20 International
15–4 April Basketball United States 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic
16–20 Modern pentathlon Argentina 2016 Pan American Modern Pentathlon Championships Continental
17–20 Athletics United States 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships International
19 Road bicycle racing Italy Milan–San Remo International
19–27 Curling Canada 2016 Ford World Women's Curling Championship International
19–5 April Basketball United States 2016 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic
20 Formula One Australia 2016 Australian Grand Prix International
20 Motorcycle racing Qatar 2016 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix International
20 WTCC Russia FIA WTCC Race of Russia International
20–24 Table tennis Australia 2016 Oceania Table Tennis Championships Continental
21–27 Road bicycle racing Spain Volta a Catalunya International
23–27 Golf United States 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play Championship International
25 Road bicycle racing Belgium E3 Harelbeke International
25–27 Rowing Chile 2016 South American Rowing Championship Continental
26 Athletics United Kingdom 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships International
26 Horse racing United Arab Emirates 2016 Dubai World Cup International
26–1 April Ice hockey Spain 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships Division II – Group B International
26–2 April Ice hockey Denmark 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I – Group A International
27 Road bicycle racing Belgium Gent–Wevelgem International
28–3 April Figure skating United States 2016 World Figure Skating Championships International
28–3 April Snooker China 2016 China Open International
28–4 April Ice hockey Canada 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship International
29–2 April Canoe sprint South Africa 2016 African Canoe Sprint Championships Continental
31–9 April Ice hockey Turkey 2016 IIHF World Championship Division III International
31–3 April Golf United States 2016 ANA Inspiration International

April[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–7 Ice hockey Slovenia 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group A International
2 Formula E United States 2016 Long Beach ePrix International
2–3 Triathlon New Zealand ITU Triathlon World Cup #2 International
2–10 Curling Switzerland 2016 World Men's Curling Championship International
3 Formula One Bahrain 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix International
3 Motorcycle racing Argentina 2016 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix International
3 Road bicycle racing Belgium Tour of Flanders International
3 WTCC France FIA WTCC Race of France International
3–2 October Baseball United States/Canada 2016 Major League Baseball season Domestic
15 March–4 Basketball United States 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic
4–9 Road bicycle racing Spain Tour of the Basque Country International
4–10 Ice hockey Romania 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships Division II – Group A International
4–10 Ice hockey Italy 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I – Group B International
19 March–5 Basketball United States 2016 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic
7–10 Golf United States 2016 Masters Tournament International
7 October 2015–9 Ice hockey United States/Canada 2015-16 NHL season Domestic
8–10 Rugby sevens Hong Kong 2016 Hong Kong Sevens (WRSS #7) International
9 Horse racing England 2016 Grand National International
9–10 Triathlon Australia World Triathlon Series #2 International
9–15 Ice hockey Spain 2016 IIHF World Championship Division II – Group A International
9–15 Ice hockey Belarus 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships Division I – Group A International
10 Motorcycle racing United States 2016 Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas International
10 Road bicycle racing France Paris–Roubaix International
10–16 Ice hockey Mexico 2016 IIHF World Championship Division II – Group B International
10–16 Weightlifting Norway 2016 European Weightlifting Championships Continental
27 October 2015–13 Basketball United States/Canada 2015–16 NBA season Domestic
13–18 Fencing China 2016 Asian Fencing Championships Continental
14–24 Ice hockey United States 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships International
16–17 Rugby sevens Singapore 2016 Singapore Sevens (WRSS #8) International
16–17 Triathlon China ITU Triathlon World Cup #3 International
16–23 Curling Sweden 2016 World Senior Curling Championships International
16–23 Curling Sweden 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship International
16–24 Croquet United States 2016 Association Croquet World Championship International
16–2 May Snooker United Kingdom 2016 World Snooker Championship International
17 Formula One China 2016 Chinese Grand Prix International
17 Road bicycle racing Netherlands Amstel Gold Race International
17 WTCC Slovakia FIA WTCC Race of Slovakia International
17–23 Ice hockey Croatia 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group B International
18 Association football Switzerland 2016 UEFA Youth League Final Continental
18 Marathon United States 2016 Boston Marathon (WMM #2) International
18–24 Ice hockey Italy 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships Division I – Group B International
20 Road bicycle racing Belgium La Flèche Wallonne International
21–24 Judo Russia 2016 European Judo Championships Continental
22–24 Rallying Argentina 2016 Rally Argentina (WRC #4) International
23 Formula E France 2016 Paris ePrix International
23–24 Triathlon South Africa World Triathlon Series #3 International
23–24 Whitewater slalom Japan 2016 Asian Canoe Slalom Championships Continental
23–29 Ice hockey Poland 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group A International
23–30 Squash Malaysia 2015 Women's World Open Squash Championship International
24 Marathon United Kingdom 2016 London Marathon (WMM #3) International
24 Motorcycle racing Spain 2016 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix International
24 Road bicycle racing Belgium Liège–Bastogne–Liège International
24 WTCC Hungary FIA WTCC Race of Hungary International
25–27 Fencing Brazil 2016 World Fencing Championships International
25–30 Weightlifting Uzbekistan 2016 Asian Weightlifting Championships Continental
26–1 May Badminton China 2016 Badminton Asia Championships Continental
26–1 May Badminton France 2016 European Badminton Championships Continental
26–1 May Road bicycle racing Switzerland Tour de Romandie Continental
4 August 2015–27 Association football 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League Continental
28–30 Table tennis United Arab Emirates 2016 Asian Cup Table Tennis Tournament Continental
28–1 May Triathlon Japan 2016 ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships Continental
30 Speedway Slovenia 2016 FIM Grand Prix of Slovenia International

May[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Formula One Russia 2016 Russian Grand Prix International
4–16 Association football Belarus 2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship Continental
5–21 Association football Azerbaijan 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Continental
6 Athletics Qatar Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix (DL #1) International
6–8 Rowing Germany 2016 European Rowing Championships Continental
6–22 Ice hockey Russia 2016 IIHF World Championship International
6–29 Road bicycle racing Italy 2016 Giro d'Italia International
7 Horse racing United States 2016 Kentucky Derby Domestic
7–8 Athletics Italy 2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships International
7–8 Triathlon Mexico ITU Triathlon World Cup #4 International
8 Motorcycle racing France 2016 French motorcycle Grand Prix International
8 WTCC Morocco FIA WTCC Race of Morocco International
9–22 Aquatics United Kingdom 2016 European Aquatics Championships Continental
11–16 Beach volleyball Switzerland 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships International
12–15 Basketball Germany 2016 Euroleague Final Four Continental
12–15 Golf United States 2016 Players Championship International
12–20 Weightlifting South Africa 2016 African Weightlifting Championships Continental
13–15 Whitewater slalom Slovakia 2016 European Canoe Slalom Championships Continental
14 Athletics China Shanghai Golden Grand Prix (DL #2) International
14 Speedway Poland 2016 FIM Warsaw Grand Prix of Poland International
14–15 Rugby sevens France 2016 France Sevens (WRSS #9) International
14–15 Triathlon Japan World Triathlon Series #4 International
14–15 Amateur wrestling United States 2016 Wrestling World Cup - Men's freestyle International
15 Formula One Spain 2016 Spanish Grand Prix International
15–22 Badminton China 2016 Thomas & Uber Cup International
18 Association football Switzerland 2016 UEFA Europa League Final Continental
19–22 Canoe sprint United States 2016 Pan American Canoe Sprint Championships Continental
19–22 Golf United States The Tradition International
19–27 Amateur boxing Kazakhstan 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships International
20–22 Rallying Portugal 2016 Rally de Portugal (WRC #5) International
20–22 Rugby sevens England 2016 London Sevens (WRSS #10) International
21 Formula E Germany 2016 Berlin ePrix International
21 Horse racing United States 2016 Preakness Stakes Domestic
21–22 Amateur wrestling Iran 2016 Wrestling World Cup - Men's Greco-Roman International
22 Motorcycle racing Italy 2016 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix International
22–29 Modern pentathlon Russia 2016 World Modern Pentathlon Championships International
22–5 June Tennis France 2016 French Open (Grand Slam #2) International
23–29 Archery United Kingdom 2016 European Archery Championships Continental
25–29 BMX racing Colombia 2016 UCI BMX World Championships International
26 Association football Italy 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final Continental
26–29 Golf United States Senior PGA Championship International
26–29 Golf England 2016 BMW PGA Championship International
26–29 Triathlon Portugal 2016 ETU Triathlon European Championships Continental
28 Association football Italy 2016 UEFA Champions League Final Continental
28 Athletics United States Prefontaine Classic (DL #3) International
28–29 Athletics Austria 2016 Hypo-Meeting International
28–11 June Association football Papua New Guinea 2016 OFC Nations Cup Continental
29 Formula One Monaco 2016 Monaco Grand Prix International
29 INDYCAR United States 2016 Indianapolis 500 Domestic
29 WTCC Germany FIA WTCC Race of Germany International
31–5 June Amateur wrestling Philippines 2016 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships Continental

June[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2 Athletics Italy Golden Gala (DL #4) International
2–5 Darts Germany 2016 PDC World Cup of Darts International
3–26 Association football United States Copa América Centenario Continental
4 Formula E Russia 2016 Moscow ePrix International
4 Horse racing England 2016 Epsom Derby International
4–5 Triathlon Spain 2016 ITU Duathlon World Championships International
4–11 Weightlifting Colombia 2016 Pan American Weightlifting Championships Continental
5 Athletics United Kingdom British Grand Prix (DL #5) International
5 Motorcycle racing Spain 2016 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix International
5–12 Road bicycle racing France Critérium du Dauphiné International
7–12 Water polo China 2016 FINA Women's Water Polo World League Superfinal International
9 Athletics Norway Bislett Games (DL #6) International
9–12 Golf United States 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship International
9–12 Golf United States Senior Players Championship International
10–12 Amateur wrestling Venezuela 2016 Pan-American Junior Wrestling Championships Continental
10–12 Rallying Italy 2016 Rally di Sardegna (WRC #6) International
10–10 July Association football France UEFA Euro 2016 Continental
11 Horse racing United States 2016 Belmont Stakes Domestic
11 Speedway Denmark 2016 FIM Grand Prix of Denmark International
11–12 Triathlon United Kingdom World Triathlon Series #5 International
11–19 Field hockey Argentina 2016 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy International
11–19 Road bicycle racing Switzerland Tour de Suisse International
12 Formula One Canada 2016 Canadian Grand Prix International
12 WTCC Portugal FIA WTCC Race of Portugal International
13–19 Basketball France 2016 Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament International
13–19 Shooting Estonia 2016 European Junior Shooting Championships Continental
14–18 Horse racing England Royal Ascot 2016 International
16 Athletics Sweden Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics (DL #7) International
16–19 Golf United States 2016 U.S. Open International
17–26 Baseball Mexico 2016 WBSC 21U Baseball World Cup International
18 Athletics United States Adidas Grand Prix (DL #8) International
18–19 Rugby sevens Monaco 2016 Men's Olympic Qualification Tournament International
18–19 Triathlon Austria ITU Triathlon World Cup #5 International
18–19 WEC France 24 Hours of Le Mans International
18–26 Field hockey United Kingdom 2016 Women's Hockey Champions Trophy International
19 Formula One Azerbaijan 2016 European Grand Prix International
20–25 Fencing Poland 2016 European Fencing Championships Continental
21–26 Amateur wrestling Romania 2016 European Junior Wrestling Championships Continental
23 Basketball United States 2016 NBA draft International
24–26 Canoe sprint Russia 2016 Canoe Sprint European Championships Continental
25 Speedway Czech Republic 2016 FIM Grand Prix of Czech Republic International
25–26 Mountain bike racing France 2016 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships International
25–26 Rugby sevens Republic of Ireland 2016 Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament International
26 Motorcycle racing Netherlands 2016 Dutch TT International
27–10 July Tennis United Kingdom 2016 Wimbledon Championships (Grand Slam #3) International
28–3 July Mountain bike racing Czech Republic 2016 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships (XCO & XCE only) International
30–3 July Golf United States 2016 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational International
30–3 July Amateur wrestling Chinese Taipei 2016 Asian Cadet Wrestling Championships Continental

July[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–3 Rallying Poland 2016 Rally Poland (WRC #7) International
2–3 Triathlon Sweden World Triathlon Series #6 International
2–24 Road bicycle racing France 2016 Tour de France International
3 Formula One Austria 2016 Austrian Grand Prix International
4–10 Basketball Italy/Philippines/Serbia 2016 Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournaments International
4–11 Modern pentathlon Bulgaria 2016 European Modern Pentathlon Championships Continental
4–13 Shooting Italy 2016 European Shotgun Championships Continental
6–10 Athletics Netherlands 2016 European Athletics Championships Continental
7–10 Golf United States 2016 U.S. Women's Open International
8–10 Amateur wrestling Peru 2016 Pan-American Cadet Wrestling Championships Continental
8–10 BMX racing Italy 2016 European BMX Racing Championships Continental
8–17 Table tennis Croatia 2016 Table Tennis European Youth Championships Continental
9 Speedway Wales 2016 FIM Grand Prix of Great Britain International
9–10 Rowing Lithuania 2016 European Rowing Junior Championships Continental
9–10 Triathlon Hungary ITU Triathlon World Cup #6 International
10 Formula One United Kingdom 2016 British Grand Prix International
11–24 Association football Germany 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Continental
12 Baseball United States 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Domestic
12–17 Beach volleyball Brazil 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball U17 World Championships International
12–18 Road bicycle racing Poland Tour de Pologne International
14–17 Golf Scotland 2016 Open Championship International
14–17 Whitewater slalom Poland 2016 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships International
14–18 Modern pentathlon Republic of Ireland 2016 World Youth A Modern Pentathlon Championships International
15 Athletics Monaco Herculis (DL #9) International
15–23 Shooting Germany 2016 World Running Target Championships International
15–24 Softball Canada 2016 Women's Softball World Championship International
16–17 Triathlon Germany World Triathlon Series #7 International
16–17 Triathlon Germany 2016 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships International
16–24 Darts England 2016 World Matchplay International
17 Motorcycle racing Germany 2016 German motorcycle Grand Prix International
19–24 Athletics Poland 2016 World Junior Championships in Athletics International
19–24 Golf United States 2016 International Crown International
19–24 Amateur wrestling Sweden 2016 European Cadet Wrestling Championships Continental
19–31 Association football Slovakia 2016 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Continental
21–24 Golf Scotland Senior Open Championship International
22–23 Athletics United Kingdom London Grand Prix (DL #10) International
23 Speedway Denmark 2016 World Cup Event 1 International
23–24 Triathlon Netherlands 2016 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships International
24 Formula One Hungary 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix International
26 Speedway Sweden 2016 World Cup Event 2 International
26–31 Beach volleyball Cyprus 2016 FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships International
27–2 August Modern pentathlon Egypt 2016 World Junior Modern Pentathlon Championships International
28–31 Golf United States 2016 PGA Championship International
28–31 Golf England 2016 Women's British Open International
29 Speedway England 2016 World Cup Race Off International
29–31 Rallying Finland 2016 Rally Finland (WRC #8) International
29–7 August Baseball Japan 2016 WBSC 15U Baseball World Cup International
30 Road bicycle racing Spain Clásica de San Sebastián International
31 Speedway England 2016 World Cup Final International
31 Formula One Germany 2016 German Grand Prix International

August[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
4–7 Canoe sprint Belarus 2016 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships International
5–21 Multi-sport Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics International
6–7 Triathlon Canada ITU Triathlon World Cup #7 International
7 WTCC Argentina FIA WTCC Race of Argentina International
9 Association football Norway 2016 UEFA Super Cup Continental
10–14 Modern pentathlon Spain 2016 European Youth A Modern Pentathlon Championships Continental
11–14 Golf United States U.S. Senior Open International
13 Speedway Sweden 2016 FIM Grand Prix of Sweden International
14 Motorcycle racing Austria 2016 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix International
19–21 Rallying Germany 2016 Rallye Deutschland (WRC #9) International
20–11 September Road bicycle racing Spain Vuelta a España International
21 Motorcycle racing Czech Republic 2016 Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix International
21 Road bicycle racing Germany Hamburg Cyclassics International
21–28 Rowing Netherlands 2016 World Rowing Championships International
21–28 Rowing Netherlands World Rowing Junior Championships 2016 International
21–28 Rowing Netherlands 2016 World Rowing U23 Championships International
25 Athletics Switzerland Athletissima (DL #11) International
26–3 September Water polo Montenegro 2016 FINA World Men's Youth Water Polo Championships International
27 Speedway Poland 2016 FIM Gorzow Grand Prix of Poland International
27 Athletics France Meeting Areva (DL #12) International
27–8 October Rugby union Argentina/Australia/New Zealand/South Africa 2016 Rugby Championship International
28 Formula One Belgium 2016 Belgian Grand Prix International
28 Road bicycle racing France GP Ouest-France International
29–3 September Trial cycling Italy 2016 UCI Trials World Championships International
29–12 September Tennis United States 2016 US Open (Grand Slam #4) International
30–4 September Amateur wrestling France 2016 World Junior Wrestling Championships International

September[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Athletics Switzerland Weltklasse Zürich (DL #13) International
3–4 Triathlon Canada World Triathlon Series #8 International
3–11 Baseball South Korea 2016 WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup International
3–10 December American football United States 2016 NCAA Division I FBS season Domestic
4 Formula One Italy 2016 Italian Grand Prix International
4 Motorcycle racing United Kingdom 2016 British motorcycle Grand Prix International
4 WTCC Japan FIA WTCC Race of Japan International
6–11 Mountain bike racing Italy 2016 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships (DHI & 4X only) International
7–18 Multi-sport Brazil 2016 Summer Paralympics International
8–1 January 2017 American football United States 2016 NFL season Domestic
9 Athletics Belgium Memorial Van Damme (DL #14) International
9 Road bicycle racing Canada GP de Québec International
9–11 Rallying China 2016 China Rally (WRC #10) International
10 Speedway Germany 2016 FIM Grand Prix of Germany International
10–1 October Futsal Colombia 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup International
11 Motorcycle racing San Marino 2016 San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix International
11 Road bicycle racing Canada GP de Montréal International
11–18 Triathlon Mexico World Triathlon Series Grand Final International
11–18 Triathlon Mexico 2016 ITU Aquathlon World Championships International
13–18 Amateur wrestling Georgia (country) 2016 World Cadet Wrestling Championships International
13–3 June 2017 Association football European Union 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Continental
15–18 Golf France 2016 Evian Championship International
15–2 October Association football India 2016 AFC U-16 Championship Continental
15–24 May 2017 Association football European Union 2016-17 UEFA Europa League Continental
17–1 October Ice hockey Canada 2016 World Cup of Hockey International
18 Formula One Singapore 2016 Singapore Grand Prix International
19–25 Road bicycle racing Belgium/Netherlands Eneco Tour International
23–25 Amateur wrestling Finland 2016 World Veteran Wrestling Championships (Greco-Roman only) International
24 Speedway Sweden 2016 FIM Stockholm Grand Prix of Sweden International
24–25 Triathlon United States 2016 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships International
24–25 Triathlon Ecuador ITU Triathlon World Cup #8 International
24–3 October Multi-sport Vietnam 2016 Asian Beach Games Continental
25 Marathon Germany 2016 Berlin Marathon (WMM #4) International
25 Motorcycle racing Spain 2016 Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix International
25 WTCC China FIA WTCC Race of China International
30–2 October Golf United States 2016 Ryder Cup International
30–2 October Rallying France 2016 Tour de Corse (WRC #11) International
30–21 October Association football Jordan 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup International

October[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Road bicycle racing Italy Il Lombardia International
1 Speedway Poland 2016 FIM Torun Grand Prix of Poland International
1–3 Table tennis Germany 2016 Men's World Cup International
2 Formula One Malaysia 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix International
2 Horse racing France 2016 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe International
2–6 Shooting Mexico 2016 World University Shooting Championships International
2–8 Darts Republic of Ireland 2016 World Grand Prix International
3–8 Amateur boxing Thailand 2016 World University Boxing Championships International
4–23 Baseball United States 2016 Major League Baseball postseason Domestic
7–9 Amateur wrestling Poland 2016 World Veteran Wrestling Championships (Men's & Women's Freestyle only) International
8 Multi-sport Switzerland Cybathlon International
9 Formula One Japan 2016 Japanese Grand Prix International
9 Marathon United States 2016 Chicago Marathon (WMM #5) International
9–16 Road bicycle racing Qatar 2016 UCI Road World Championships International
11–15 3x3 Basketball China 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championships International
13–30 Association football Bahrain 2016 AFC U-19 Championship Continental
14–16 Rallying Spain 2016 Rally de Catalunya (WRC #12) International
16 Motorcycle racing Japan 2016 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix International
18–23 Table tennis Hungary 2016 European Table Tennis Championships Continental
21–23 Rowing Monaco 2016 World Rowing Coastal Championships International
22 Speedway Australia 2016 FIM Grand Prix of Australia International
22–23 Triathlon South Korea ITU Triathlon World Cup #9 International
23 Formula One United States 2016 United States Grand Prix International
23 Motorcycle racing Australia 2016 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix International
24–30 Table tennis Morocco 2016 African Table Tennis Championships Continental
25–30 Amateur wrestling Turkey 2016 World University Wrestling Championships International
25–30 Karate Austria 2016 World Karate Championships International
25–2 November Baseball United States 2016 Major League Baseball World Series Domestic
27–30 Golf China 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions International
28–30 Darts Belgium 2016 European Championship International
28–30 Rallying United Kingdom 2016 Wales Rally GB (WRC #13) International
29–30 Triathlon Japan ITU Triathlon World Cup #10 International
30 Motorcycle racing Malaysia 2016 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix International
30 Formula One Mexico 2016 Mexican Grand Prix International
30–6 November Squash Egypt 2016 Men's World Open Squash Championship International

November[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Horse racing Australia 2016 Melbourne Cup International
4–5 Horse racing United States 2016 Breeders' Cup International
5 Association football 2016 AFC Cup Final Continental
6 Marathon United States 2016 New York City Marathon (WMM #6) International
6 WTCC Thailand FIA WTCC Race of Thailand International
8–13 Badminton Spain 2016 BWF World Junior Championships International
8–16 Weightlifting Japan 2016 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships Continental
12–20 Darts England 2016 Grand Slam of Darts International
13 Formula One Brazil 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix International
13 Motorcycle racing Spain 2016 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix International
13–17 Weightlifting Mexico 2016 FISU World University Weightlifting Championships International
13–20 Tennis United Kingdom 2016 ATP World Tour Finals International
14–27 Amateur boxing Russia 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships International
18–20 Rallying Australia 2016 Rally Australia (WRC #14) International
19–20 Triathlon Australia 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships International
19–3 December Association football Cameroon 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations Continental
24–4 December Field hockey Chile 2016 Women's Hockey Junior World Cup International
25 WTCC Qatar FIA WTCC Race of Qatar International
25–27 Darts England 2016 Players Championship Finals International
25–27 Tennis 2016 Davis Cup Final International
27 Canadian football Canada 104th Grey Cup Domestic
27 Formula One United Arab Emirates 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix International
27 Horse racing Japan 2016 Japan Cup International
30–7 December Table tennis South Africa 2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championships International

December[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status winner/s
1–11 Field hockey India 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup International
4–18 Handball Sweden 2016 European Women's Handball Championship Continental
5–11 Water polo New Zealand 2016 FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships International
6–9 9-ball pool England Mosconi Cup XXIII International
6–11 Swimming Canada 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) International
8–18 Association football Japan 2016 FIFA Club World Cup International
11 Horse racing Hong Kong 2016 Hong Kong International Races International
26–5 January 2017 Ice hockey Canada 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships International

Alpine skiing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

2016 Winter Youth Olympics (FIS)[edit]

  • February 13 – 20: 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Norway Lillehammer[1]
    • Boy's Slalom winner:
    • Boy's Giant Slalom winner:
    • Boy's Super G winner:
    • Girl's Slalom winner:
    • Girl's Giant Slalom winner:
    • Girl's Super G winner:
    • Parallel Mixed Team winners:

2016 Alpine Skiing World Cup[edit]

  • October
  • November
    • November 14 & 15, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #2 in Finland Levi, Kittilä
      • Event cancelled, due to lack of snow and unfavorable weather conditions.[2]
    • November 25 – 29, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #3 in Canada Lake Louise Ski Resort #1
    • November 28 & 29, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #4 in United States Aspen, Colorado
      • Women's Giant Slalom winner: Switzerland Lara Gut
      • Women's Slalom winner #1: United States Mikaela Shiffrin
      • Women's Slalom winner #2: United States Mikaela Shiffrin
  • December
    • December 1 – 6, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #5 in Canada Lake Louise Ski Resort #2
      • Women's Downhill #1 winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
      • Women's Downhill #2 winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
      • Women's Super G winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
    • December 1 – 6, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #6 in United States Beaver Creek Resort, Avon, Colorado
      • Men's Downhill winner: Norway Aksel Lund Svindal
      • Men's Super G winner: Austria Marcel Hirscher
      • Men's Giant Slalom winner: Austria Marcel Hirscher
    • December 12 & 13, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #7 in France Val-d'Isère #1
    • December 12 & 13, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #8 in Sweden Åre Ski Area, Jämtland
      • Women's Slalom winner: Slovakia Petra Vlhová
      • Women's Giant Slalom winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
    • December 16 – 19, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #9 in Italy Val Gardena
      • Men's Super G winner: Norway Aksel Lund Svindal
      • Men's Downhill winner: Norway Aksel Lund Svindal
    • December 16 – 19, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #10 in France Val-d'Isère #2
      • Women's Alpine Combined winner: Switzerland Lara Gut
      • Women's Combined Disciplines Downhill winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
      • Women's Downhill winner: Switzerland Lara Gut
    • December 20, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #11 in France Courchevel
    • December 20 & 21, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #12 in Italy Alta Badia
      • Men's Giant Slalom winner: Austria Marcel Hirscher
      • Men's Parallel Giant Slalom winner: Norway Kjetil Jansrud
    • December 22, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #13 in Italy Madonna di Campiglio
      • Men's Slalom winner: Norway Henrik Kristoffersen
    • December 27 – 29, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #14 in Italy Santa Caterina di Valfurva #1
    • December 28 & 29, 2015: FIS AS World Cup #15 in Austria Lienz
  • January
    • January 1: FIS AS World Cup #16 in Germany Munich
      • Events cancelled.
    • January 5 & 6: FIS AS World Cup #17 in Italy Santa Caterina di Valfurva #2
      • Men's Slalom winner: Austria Marcel Hirscher
      • Women's Slalom winner: Norway Nina Løseth
    • January 7 – 10: FIS AS World Cup #18 in Austria Altenmarkt–Zauchensee
      • Women's Downhill winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
      • Women's Super G winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
    • January 9 & 10: FIS AS World Cup #19 in Switzerland Adelboden
      • Note: The Men's Giant Slalom event here was cancelled.
      • Men's Slalom winner: Norway Henrik Kristoffersen
      • Men's Downhill winner: Norway Aksel Lund Svindal
    • January 12: FIS AS World Cup #20 in Austria Flachau #1
    • January 12 – 17: FIS AS World Cup #21 in Switzerland Wengen
      • Men's Alpine Combined winner: Norway Kjetil Jansrud
      • Men's Combined Disciplines Downhill winner: Norway Aksel Lund Svindal
      • Men's Downhill winner: Norway Aksel Lund Svindal
      • Men's Slalom winner: Norway Henrik Kristoffersen
    • January 15 & 17: FIS AS World Cup #22 in Austria Flachau #2
      • Note: Was supposed to be held in Ofterschwang, but was cancelled, due to warm weather and lack of snow.
      • Women's Slalom winner: Slovakia Veronika Velez-Zuzulová
      • Women's Giant Slalom winner: Germany Viktoria Rebensburg
    • January 19 – 24: FIS AS World Cup #23 in Austria Kitzbühel
      • Men's Super G winner: Norway Aksel Lund Svindal
      • Men's Alpine Combined winner: France Alexis Pinturault
      • Men's Downhill winner: Italy Peter Fill
      • Men's Slalom winner: Norway Henrik Kristoffersen
    • January 21 – 24: FIS AS World Cup #24 in Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo
      • Women's Super G winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
      • Women's Downhill winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
    • January 26: FIS AS World Cup #25 in Austria Schladming
      • Men's Slalom winner: Norway Henrik Kristoffersen
    • January 28 – 31: FIS AS World Cup #26 in Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen #1
    • January 30 & 31: FIS AS World Cup #27 in Slovenia Maribor
      • Note: The Women's slalom event here was cancelled.
      • Women's Giant Slalom winner: Germany Viktoria Rebensburg
  • February
    • February 3 – 7: FIS AS World Cup #28 in South Korea Jeongseon Alpine Centre (Olympic Test Event for 2018)[3]
      • Men's Downhill winner: Norway Kjetil Jansrud
      • Men's Super G winner: Switzerland Carlo Janka
    • February 4 – 7: FIS AS World Cup #29 in Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen #2
      • Woomen's Downhill winner: United States Lindsey Vonn
      • Women's Super G winner: Switzerland Lara Gut
    • February 11 – 14: FIS AS World Cup #30 in Switzerland Crans-Montana
      • Women's Downhill #1 winner:
      • Women's Downhill #2 winner:
      • Women's Combined Downhill winner:
      • Women's Slalom winner:
    • February 13 & 14: FIS AS World Cup #31 in Japan Naeba Ski Resort
      • Men's Giant Slalom winner:
      • Men's Slalom winner:
    • February 17 – 20: FIS AS World Cup #34 in France Chamonix
    • February 18 – 21: FIS AS World Cup #35 in Italy La Thuile, Aosta Valley
    • February 23: FIS AS World Cup #36 in Sweden Stockholm
    • February 26 – 28: FIS AS World Cup #37 in Austria Hinterstoder
    • February 27 & 28: FIS AS World Cup #38 in Andorra Soldeu-El Tarter
  • March
    • March 5 & 6: FIS AS World Cup #39 in Slovenia Kranjska Gora
    • March 5 & 6: FIS AS World Cup #40 in Slovakia Jasná
    • March 10 – 13: FIS AS World Cup #41 in Norway Kvitfjell
    • March 12 & 13: FIS AS World Cup #42 in Switzerland Lenzerheide
    • March 14 – 20: FIS AS World Cup #43 (final) in Switzerland St. Moritz

2015–16 FIS European Cup[edit]

  • Events in Sweden Åre was cancelled
  • December 2 & 3: European Cup #2 in Norway Hemsedal
  • December 5 & 6: European Cup #3 in Norway Trysil
    • Men's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Austria Manuel Feller
    • Men's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Austria Manuel Feller
  • December 7 & 8: European Cup #4 in Norway Trysil
  • December 10–12: European Cup #5 in Norway Kvitfjell
    • Women's Giant Slalom winner: Italy Laura Pirovano
    • Women's Super G #1 winner: Austria Michaela Heider
    • Women's Super G #2 winner: Austria Michaela Heider
    • Women's Alpine combined winner: Norway Maren Skjoeld
  • December 10 & 11: European Cup #6 in Austria Sölden
    • Men's Super G #1 winner: Austria Christopher Neumayer
    • Men's Super G #2 winner: Austria Christian Walder
    • Men's Alpine Combined winner: Norway Bjørnar Neteland
  • December 15 – 18: European Cup #7 in Switzerland St. Moritz
    • This stage was cancelled
  • December 16: European Cup #8 in Italy Obereggen
    • Men's Slalom winner: France Robin Buffet
  • December 19: European Cup #9 in Italy Kronplatz
    • Men's Parallel Slalom winner: Austria Christian Hirschbuehl
  • December 21: European Cup #10 in Italy Pozza di Fassa
  • January 3 & 4: European Cup #11 in France Val Cenis
    • Men's Slalom winner: Switzerland Marc Gini
    • Men's Slalom winner: France Robin Buffet
  • January 4–7: European Cup #12 in Switzerland Zinal
    • Women's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Italy Karoline Pichler
    • Women's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Austria Stephanie Brunner
    • Women's Slalom #1 winner: Slovenia Ana Bucik
    • Women's Slalom #2 winner: Slovenia Ana Bucik
  • January 6–9: European Cup #13 in Switzerland Wengen
    • This stage was cancelled
  • January 11–15: European Cup #14 in Austria Altenmarkt im Pongau
    • Women's Downhill #1 winner: United States Breezy Johnson
    • Women's Downhill #2 winner: Switzerland Joana Hählen
    • Women's Super G it's cancelled
    • Women's Downhill #3 winner: Germany Kira Weidle
  • January 13: European Cup #15 in Italy FolgariaLavarone
    • Men's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Italy Riccardo Tonetti
    • Men's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Italy Simon Maurberger
  • January 14 & 15: European Cup #16 in Austria Radstadt–Reiteralm
    • Men's Super G #1 winner: Italy Emanuele Buzzi
    • Men's Super G #2 winner: Norway Marcus Monsen / Norway Bjørnar Neteland
  • January 16 & 17: European Cup #17 in Austria Zell am See
    • Men's Slalom #1 winner: France François Place
    • Men's Slalom #2 winner: Croatia Matej Vidović
  • January 16 & 17: European Cup #18 in Austria Hochkar–Göstling
    • Women's Giant Slalom winner: Austria Stephanie Brunner
    • Women's Slalom winner: Germany Elisabeth Willibald
  • January 20 & 21: European Cup #19 in France Val-d'Isère
    • Men's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Switzerland Loïc Meillard
    • Men's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Switzerland Loïc Meillard
  • January 21 & 22: European Cup #20 in Germany Bad Hindelang–Oberjoch #1
    • Women's Slalom #1 winner: Austria Katharina Gallhuber
    • Women's Slalom #2 winner: Norway Maren Skjoeld
  • January 23 – 26: European Cup #21 in France Méribel
    • Event's cancelled
  • January 25 & 26: European Cup #22 in France Châtel
    • Women's Super G #1 winner: France Romane Miradoli
    • Women's Super G #2 winner: Italy Lisa Magdalena Agerer
    • Women's Alpine combined winner: Switzerland Rahel Kopp
  • January 25 – 27: European Cup #23 in Switzerland Davos
    • Men's Downhill #1 winner: Italy Emanuele Buzzi
    • Men's Downhill #2 winner: Switzerland Ralph Weber
  • January 28 & 29: European Cup #24 in Italy Sestriere
    • Women's Giant Slalom winner: Austria Stephanie Brunner
    • Women's Slalom winner: Germany Elisabeth Willibald
  • January 28 & 29: European Cup #25 in Switzerland Zuoz
    • Men's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Germany Benedikt Staubitzer
    • Men's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Finland Eemeli Pirinen
  • February 1 – 5: European Cup #26 in Switzerland Davos
    • Women's Downhill #1 winner: Switzerland Beatrice Scalvedi
    • Women's Downhill #2 winner: Italy Anna Hofer
    • Women's Super G winner: Italy Verena Gasslitter
  • February 1 – 5: European Cup #27 in Italy Sarntal–Reinswald
    • Men's Downhill #1 winner: Austria Frederic Berthold
    • Men's Downhill #2 winner: France Nicolas Raffort
    • Men's Alpine combined winner: Italy Paolo Pangrazzi
    • Men's Super G winner: Norway Stian Saugestad
  • February 9 & 10: European Cup #28 in Bulgaria Pamporovo
  • February 12 & 13: European Cup #29 in Bulgaria Borovets
  • March 8 – 12: European Cup #30 in Bulgaria Saalbach-Hinterglemm
  • March 12 & 13: European Cup #31 in Germany Bad Hindelang–Oberjoch #2
  • March 15 – 17: European Cup #32 (final) in Spain La Molina

2015–16 FIS North America Cup of Alpine Skiing[edit]

  • November 24 – 27: FIS North America Cup #1 in United States Jackson
  • November 30 – December 3: FIS North America Cup #2 in United States Copper Mountain
  • December 7–11: FIS North America Cup #3 in Canada Lake Louise
    • Men's Downhill #1 winner: Canada Jeffrey Frisch
    • Men's Downhill #2 winner: Croatia Natko Zrnčić-Dim
    • Women's Downhill #1 winner: United States Cecily Decker
    • Women's Downhill #2 winner: United States Breezy Johnson
  • December 12–17: FIS North America Cup #4 in Canada Panorama
    • Men's Super G winner: Canada Tyler Werry
    • Men's Alpine combined winner: Canada Erik Read
    • Women's Super G winner: United States Anna Marno
    • Women's Alpine combined winner: United States Megan McJames
    • Men's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Canada Erik Read
    • Men's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Andorra Joan Verdu Sanchez
    • Women's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Norway Kristine Gjelsten Haugen
    • Women's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Norway Kristine Gjelsten Haugen
    • Women's Slalom #1 winner: United States Lila Lapanja
    • Women's Slalom #2 winner: United States Lila Lapanja
    • Men's Slalom #1 winner: Canada Erik Read
    • Men's Slalom #2 winner: Canada Erik Read
  • February 4 & 5, 2016: FIS North America Cup #5 in Canada Mont Garceau
  • February 4 – 7, 2016: FIS North America Cup #6 in Canada Mont-Sainte-Anne
  • February 6 & 7, 2016: FIS North America Cup #7 in Canada Mont Tremblant Resort
    • Women's Slalom #1 winner: United States Lila Lapanja
    • Women's Slalom #2 winner: United Kingdom Alexandra Tilley
  • February 9 – 12, 2016: FIS North America Cup #8 in United States Whiteface Mountain
    • Men's Giant Slalom winner: Austria Stefan Brennsteiner
    • Women's Giant Slalom winner: United States Megan McJames
    • Men's Alpine combined winner:
    • Women's Alpine combined winner:
    • Men's Super G #1 winner:
    • Men's Super G #2 winner:
    • Women's Super G #1 winner:
    • Women's Super G #2 winner:

Alpine Skiing FIS Far East Cup 2015–2016[edit]

  • December 15–18, 2015: FIS Far East Cup #1 in China Zhangjiakou
    • Men's Slalom #1 winner: South Korea Kim Hyeon-tae
    • Men's Slalom #2 winner: Japan Ryunosuke Ohkoshi
    • Women's Slalom #1 winner: Czech Republic Martina Dubovská
    • Women's Slalom #2 winner: Czech Republic Martina Dubovská
    • Men's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Russia Dmitrij Ulyanov
    • Men's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Japan Hideyuki Narita
    • Women's Giant Slalom #1 winner: Czech Republic Martina Dubovská
    • Women's Giant Slalom #2 winner: Japan Asa Ando
  • January 14–16, 2016: FIS Far East Cup #2 in South Korea Bear's Town–Seul
    • Women's Slalom winner: Russia Daria Ovchinikova
    • Men's Slalom winner: Japan Ryunosuke Ohkoshi
    • Women's Slalom winner:Japan Asa Ando
    • Men's Slalom winner: South Korea Jung Dong-hyun
  • January 18 & 19, 2016: FIS Far East Cup #3 in South Korea Jisan Resort
  • January 20 – 22, 2016: FIS Far East Cup #4 in South Korea Yongpyong Ski Resort
  • January 25 – 28, 2016: FIS Far East Cup #5 in South Korea Jeongseon Alpine Centre
    • Events cancelled

2016 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup[edit]

  • January 15 & 16: IPC AS World Cup #1 in Slovenia Kranjska Gora[4]
    • Note: Event was moved from Abtenau, Austria, due to lack of snow.
    • For results, click here.
  • January 18 & 19: IPC AS World Cup #2 in Italy Tarvisio[5]
    • For results, click here.
  • January 21 – 23: IPC AS World Cup #3 in Switzerland St. Moritz[6]
    • For results, click here.
  • January 25 – 29: IPC AS World Cup #4 in France Tignes[7]
    • For results, click here.
  • February 24 – 26: IPC AS World Cup #5 in United States Aspen Mountain
  • February 28 – March 4: IPC AS World Cup #6 (final) in United States Aspen Buttermilk

Amateur boxing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in combat sports

2016 Summer Olympics (AIBA)[edit]

World and continental boxing championships[edit]

American football[edit]

2015–16 NCAA bowl games[edit]

2015–16 College Football Playoff Bowl Games[edit]

2016 College Football Playoff National Championship[edit]

2015–16 Non-CFP bowl games[edit]

National Football League[edit]

IFAF[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

2016 Summer Olympics (FINA–Aquatics)[edit]

2016 FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup & World Events[edit]

2016 FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix[edit]

Diving[edit]

2016 FINA Diving World Series[edit]

2016 FINA Diving Grand Prix[edit]

  • January 15 – 17: DGP #1 in Spain Madrid[12]
    • Men's 3m Springboard winner: Austria Constantin Blaha
    • Women's 3m Springboard winner: China Xu Zhihuan
    • Men's 10m Platform winner: China Yang Hao
    • Women's 10m Platform winner: China Xia Bingqing
    • Men's Synchronized 3m Springboard winners: China Zhao Dong / Li Jiawei
    • Women's Synchronized 3m Springboard winners: China Xu Zhihuan / Wang Han
    • Men's Synchronized 10m Platform winners: China Jie Lianjun / Yang Hao
    • Women's Synchronized 10m Platform winners: China Xia Bingqing / Xia Yujie
  • January 29 – 31: DGP #2 in Germany Rostock[13]
    • Men's 3m Springboard winner: Germany Patrick Hausding
    • Women's 3m Springboard winner: China HE Xiaojie
    • Men's 10m Platform winner: China Yang Jian
    • Women's 10m Platform winner: China DING Yaying
    • Men's Synchronized 3m Springboard winners: Canada Philippe Gagné / François Imbeau-Dulac
    • Women's Synchronized 3m Springboard winners: China CHEN Jiayu / HE Xiaojie
    • Men's Synchronized 10m Platform winners: China XU Zewei / TAI Xiaohu
    • Women's Synchronized 10m Platform winners: China DING Yaying / SUO Miya
  • March 31 – April 3: DGP #3 in Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • April 7 – 10: DGP #4 in Canada Gatineau
  • July 15 – 17: DGP #5 in Italy Bolzano
  • October 21 – 23: DGP #6 in Malaysia Kuching
  • October 27 – 30: DGP #7 in Australia Gold Coast, Queensland
  • November 4 – 6: DGP #8 (final) in  Singapore

Other diving events[edit]

  • February 27 – 29: 2016 FINA High Diving World Cup in United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
  • June 28 – July 3: 2016 European Junior Diving Championships in Croatia Rijeka

Swimming[edit]

2016 FINA Swimming World Cup[edit]

  • August 26 & 27: SWC #1 in France Paris-Chartres
  • August 30 & 31: SWC #2 in Germany Berlin
  • September 3 & 4: SWC #3 in Russia Moscow
  • September 30 & October 1: SWC #4 in China Beijing
  • October 4 & 5: SWC #5 in United Arab Emirates Dubai
  • October 8 & 9: SWC #6 in Qatar Doha
  • October 21 & 22: SWC #7 in  Singapore
  • October 25 & 26: SWC #8 in Japan Tokyo
  • October 29 & 30: SWC #9 (final) in  Hong Kong

Synchronized swimming[edit]

  • June 21 – 26: 2016 European Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships in Croatia Rijeka

LEN events[edit]

Archery[edit]

  • November 21, 2015 – September 17, 2016: 2015–16 World Archery Federation Events Page[14]

2016 Summer Olympics (WA)[edit]

Indoor archery[edit]

  • November 21 & 22, 2015: IA World Cup #1 in Morocco Marrakesh (junior & senior individual events)[15]
  • December 9 & 10, 2015: IA World Cup #2 in Thailand Bangkok (senior individual events only)[16]
  • January 15 – 17: IA World Cup #3 in France Nîmes (junior & senior individual events)[17]
    • Men's Recurve winner: Italy Luca Melotto
    • Women's Recurve winner: Italy Guendalina Sartori
    • Men's Compound winner: United States Braden Gellenthien
    • Women's Compound winner: Mexico Linda Ochoa-Anderson
    •  Italy and  France won 2 gold medals each. Italy won the overall medal tally.
  • January 29 – 31: IA World Cup #4 (final) in United States Las Vegas[18]
  • March 1 – 6: 2016 WA Indoor Archery World Championships in Turkey Ankara

Outdoor archery[edit]

Association football[edit]

2016 Summer Olympics (FIFA)[edit]

2016 FIFA tournaments[edit]

UEFA[edit]

CONMEBOL[edit]

CAF[edit]

AFC[edit]

CONCACAF[edit]

OFC[edit]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

2016 Summer Olympics (IAAF)[edit]

World athletics championships[edit]

2016 World Marathon Majors[edit]

2016 IAAF Road Race Label Events (Gold)[edit]

2016 IAAF Road Race Label Events (Silver)[edit]

2016 IAAF Road Race Label Events (Bronze)[edit]

European Athletics Association (EAA)[edit]

Confederation of African Athletics (CAA)[edit]

NACAC[edit]

CONSUDATLE[edit]

Asian Athletics Association (AAA)[edit]

Oceania Athletics Association (OAA)[edit]

2016 IAAF Diamond League[edit]

2016 IAAF World Indoor Tour[edit]

2016 IAAF Cross Country Permit[edit]

2016 IAAF Race Walking Challenge[edit]

2016 IAAF Combined Events Challenge[edit]

2016 IAAF World Challenge & IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge[edit]

2016 IPC Athletics Events[edit]

  • February 5 – 7: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #1 in Australia Canberra[33]
    • For results, click here.
  • March 7 – 12: 2016 IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championships in United Arab Emirates Dubai
  • March 17 – 20: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #2 in United Arab Emirates Dubai
  • March 24 – 26: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #3 in Tunisia Tunis
  • April 8 – 10: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #4 in Italy Grosseto
  • April 22 – 24: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #5 in China Beijing
  • May 13 & 14: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #6 in United States Tempe, Arizona
  • May 19 – 21: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #7 in Brazil Rio de Janeiro
  • May 26 – 29: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #8 in Switzerland Nottwil
  • June 10 – 16: 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships in Italy Grosseto
  • July 16 & 17: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix #9 in Germany Berlin
  • July 23 & 24: 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final in United Kingdom London

Badminton[edit]

Main article: 2016 in badminton

2016 Summer Olympics (BWF)[edit]

International badminton championships[edit]

2016 BWF Super Series[edit]

2016 BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix[edit]