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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
1–10 Cross-country skiing Switzerland/Germany/Italy 2016 Tour de Ski International
3–9 Tennis Australia 2016 Hopman Cup International
26 December 2015–5 Ice hockey Finland 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships International
28 December 2015–6 Ski jumping Germany/Austria 2015–16 Four Hills Tournament International
8–15 Ice hockey Canada 2016 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship International
9–10 Speed skating Belarus 2016 European Allround Speed Skating Championships Continental
10–16 Ice hockey Hungary 2016 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Division I International
11 American football United States 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Domestic
14–17 Ski flying Austria FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2016 International
15–24 Ice hockey Mexico 2016 IIHF World U20 Championship Division III International
15–31 Handball Poland 2016 European Men's Handball Championship Continental
17–23 Ice hockey Serbia 2016 IIHF World U20 Championship Division II – Group B International
18–31 Tennis Australia 2016 Australian Open (Grand Slam #1) International
22–24 Speed skating Russia 2016 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships Continental
24–6 February Amateur boxing Kazakhstan 2016 AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships Internatonal
25–31 Figure skating Slovakia 2016 European Figure Skating Championships Continental
26–2 February Biathlon Romania 2016 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships International
29–31 Speed skating Bulgaria 2016 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships International
30–31 Cyclo-cross Belgium 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships International
30–31 Luge Germany FIL World Luge Championships 2016 International
31 American football United States 2016 Pro Bowl Domestic
31 Ice hockey United States 2016 NHL All-Star Game Domestic

February[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
6–7 Luge Germany 2016 FIL Junior World Championships International
7 American football United States Super Bowl 50 Domestic
8–21 Bobsleigh & Skeleton Austria FIBT World Championships 2016 International
9–14 Figure skating Chinese Taipei 2016 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships International
11–14 Speed skating Russia 2016 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships International
12–21 Multi-sport Norway 2016 Winter Youth Olympics International
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
21–28 Curling Switzerland 2016 World Wheelchair Curling Championship International
22–28 Biathlon Russia 2016 IBU Open European Championships Continental
27–28 Speed skating South Korea 2016 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 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
29–13 March Biathlon Norway Biathlon World Championships 2016 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 Regional
2–6 Track cycling United Kingdom 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships International
4–5 Triathlon United Arab Emirates World Triathlon Series #1 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
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
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
15–4 April Basketball United States 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic
17–20 Athletics United States 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships 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
26 Athletics United Kingdom 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 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
28–3 April Figure skating United States 2016 World Figure Skating Championships International
28–4 April Ice hockey Canada 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship International
31–9 April Ice hockey Turkey 2016 IIHF World Championship Division III 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
2–10 Curling Switzerland 2016 World Men's Curling Championship International
15 March–4 Basketball United States 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic
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
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
10–16 Ice hockey Mexico 2016 IIHF World Championship Division II – Group B International
27 October 2015–13 Basketball United States/Canada 2015–16 NBA season Domestic
14–24 Ice hockey United States 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships International
16–23 Curling Sweden 2016 World Senior Curling Championships International
16–23 Curling Sweden 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship International
17–23 Ice hockey Croatia 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group B International
18 Marathon United States 2016 Boston Marathon International
18–24 Ice hockey Italy 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships Division I – Group B International
23–24 Triathlon South Africa World Triathlon Series #3 International
23–29 Ice hockey Poland 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group A International
25–27 Fencing Brazil 2016 World Fencing Championships International

May[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
6–22 Ice hockey Russia 2016 IIHF World Championship International
7 Horse racing United States 2016 Kentucky Derby Domestic
7–8 Athletics Russia 2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships International
12–15 Golf United States 2016 Players Championship International
14–15 Triathlon Japan World Triathlon Series #4 International
21 Horse racing United States 2016 Preakness Stakes Domestic
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
29 Indycar United States 2016 Indianapolis 500 Domestic

June[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
3–26 Association football United States Copa América Centenario Continental
10–10 July Association football France UEFA Euro 2016 Continental
11 Horse racing United States 2016 Belmont Stakes Domestic
11–12 Triathlon United Kingdom World Triathlon Series #5 International
23 Basketball United States 2016 NBA draft International
25–26 Mountain bike racing France 2016 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships 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

July[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–3 Triathlon Sweden World Triathlon Series #6 International
2–24 Road bicycle racing France 2016 Tour de France International
5–10 Athletics Netherlands 2016 European Athletics Championships Continental
7–10 Golf United States 2016 U.S. Women's Open International
12 Baseball United States 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Domestic
15–23 Shooting Germany 2016 World Running Target Championships International
16–17 Triathlon Germany World Triathlon Series #7 International
19–24 Athletics Russia 2016 World Junior Championships in Athletics International

August[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
5–21 Multi-sport Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics 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
26–3 September Water polo Montenegro 2016 FINA World Men's Youth Water Polo 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
3–4 Triathlon Canada World Triathlon Series #8 International
3–10 December American football United States 2016 NCAA Division I FBS season Domestic
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
11–18 Triathlon Mexico World Triathlon Series Grand Final International
13–18 Amateur wrestling Georgia (country) 2016 World Cadet Wrestling Championships International
17–1 October Ice hockey Canada 2016 World Cup of Hockey International
23–25 Amateur wrestling Finland 2016 World Veteran Wrestling Championships (Greco-Roman only) International
24–3 October Multi-sport Vietnam 2016 Asian Beach Games Continental
30–21 October Association football Jordan 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup International

October[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–6 Shooting Mexico 2016 World University Shooting Championships 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
25–30 Amateur wrestling Turkey 2016 World University Wrestling Championships International
25–2 November Baseball United States 2016 Major League Baseball World Series Domestic

November[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
6 Marathon United States 2016 New York City Marathon International
13–17 Weightlifting Mexico 2016 FISU World University Weightlifting Championships International
14–27 Amateur boxing Russia 2016 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships International
27 Canadian football Canada 104th Grey Cup Domestic
30–7 December Table tennis South Africa 2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championships International

December[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status winner/s
3–11 Field hockey India 2015–16 Men's FIH Hockey World League Final 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
6–11 Swimming Canada 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) International

Alpine skiing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

2016 Winter Youth Olympics (FIS)[edit]

2016 Alpine Skiing World Cup[edit]

2016 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup[edit]

  • January 15 – 17: IPC AS World Cup #1 in Austria Abtenau
  • January 18 & 19: IPC AS World Cup #2 in Italy Tarvisio
  • January 21 – 23: IPC AS World Cup #3 in Switzerland St. Moritz
  • January 25 – 29: IPC AS World Cup #4 in France Tignes
  • 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 Beaver Creek Resort

Amateur boxing[edit]

American football[edit]

Main article: 2016 in ball sports

NCAA Bowl Games[edit]

Other American football events[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Diving[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Synchronized swimming[edit]

Archery[edit]

  • November 21, 2015 – September 17, 2016: WA's 2015–16 Events Season

Indoor archery[edit]

  • November 21 & 22, 2015: IA World Cup #1 in Morocco Marrakesh
  • December 9 & 10, 2015: IA World Cup #2 in Thailand Bangkok
  • January 15 – 17: IA World Cup #3 in France Nîmes
  • January 29 – 31: IA World Cup #4 (final) in United States Las Vegas
  • March 1 – 6: 2016 WA Indoor Archery World Championships in Turkey Ankara

Outdoor archery[edit]

Association football[edit]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Continental and world championships plus Olympic Games[edit]

2016 IAAF Diamond League[edit]

2016 IAAF Indoor Permit Meetings[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Main article: 2016 in badminton

Continental championships and Olympic Games[edit]

  • February 15 – 21: 2016 Pan Am Team Continental Championship (location TBA)
  • February 15 – 21: 2016 Africa Continental Team Championships in Mauritius Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill
  • February 15 – 21: 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championships (location TBA)
  • February 16 – 18: 2016 Oceania Continental Mixed Team Championships (location TBA)
  • February 16 – 21: 2016 European Men's & Women's Team Championships in Russia Kazan
  • February 19 – 21: 2016 Oceania Continental Men's and Women's Team Championships (location TBA)
  • April 25 – 27: 2016 Pan Am Team Championships in Brazil Campinas
  • April 25 – 28: 2016 Oceania Individual Championships in French Polynesia Tahiti
  • April 26 – May 1: 2016 European Championships in France Vendée
  • April 26 – May 1: 2016 Badminton Asia Championships in China Wuhan
  • April 28 – May 1: 2016 Pan Am Individual Championships (location TBA)
  • August 11 – 20: 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil Rio de Janeiro

2016 BWF Super Series[edit]

2016 BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Main article: 2016 in baseball

Major League Baseball[edit]

Other[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Main article: 2016 in basketball

2016 Summer Olympics (FIBA)[edit]

NBA[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Beach volleyball[edit]

Main article: 2016 in volleyball

Biathlon[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

Biathlon championships and Winter Youth Olympics[edit]

2015–16 Biathlon World Cup[edit]

2015–16 Winter IBU Cup[edit]

2015–16 IPC Biathlon World Cup[edit]

  • December 2 – 9, 2015: IPC Biathlon World Cup #1 in Russia Tyumen
  • February 21 – 28: IPC Biathlon World Cup #2 in Germany Finsterau
  • March 15 – 20: IPC Biathlon World Cup #3 (final) in Finland Vuokatti

BMX racing[edit]

Bobsleigh and skeleton[edit]

Main article: 2016 in ice sports

FIBT World championships and Winter Youth Olympics[edit]

2015–16 Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cups[edit]

Boccia[edit]

  • March 19 – 26: BISFed 2016 World Individual Championships in China Beijing

Canoeing[edit]

Canoe sprint (flatwater)[edit]

Whitewater slalom (canoe)[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • February 13–December 18: 2016 FIDE World Chess Federation Calendar

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

2016 Tour de Ski[edit]

2016 Ski Tour Canada[edit]

2015–16 IPC Cross-Country Skiing World Cup[edit]

  • December 2 – 9, 2015: IPC CC World Cup #1 in Russia Tyumen
  • February 21 – 28: IPC CC World Cup #2 in Germany Finsterau
  • March 15 – 20: IPC CC World Cup #3 (final) in Finland Vuokatti

2016 Winter Youth Olympics (CCS)[edit]

2015–16 FIS Cross-Country World Cup[edit]

  • November 27 – 29, 2015: FIS CC World Cup #1 in Finland Rukatunturi, Kuusamo
  • December 5 & 6, 2015: FIS CC World Cup #2 in Norway Lillehammer
  • December 12 & 13, 2015: FIS CC World Cup #3 in Switzerland Davos
  • December 19 & 20, 2015: FIS CC World Cup #4 in Italy Toblach
  • January 16 & 17: FIS CC World Cup #5 in Slovenia Planica
  • January 23 & 24: FIS CC World Cup #6 in Czech Republic Nové Město na Moravě
  • February 3: FIS CC World Cup #7 in Norway Drammen
  • February 6 & 7: FIS CC World Cup #8 in Norway Oslo
  • February 11: FIS CC World Cup #9 in Sweden Stockholm
  • February 13 & 14: FIS CC World Cup #10 in Sweden Falun
  • February 20 & 21: FIS CC World Cup #11 (final) in Finland Lahti

Curling[edit]

World curling championships and Winter Youth Olympics[edit]

Curling Canada season of champions[edit]

Continental championships[edit]

World Curling Tour and Grand Slam of Curling[edit]

Cyclo-cross bike racing[edit]

Equestrianism[edit]

Fencing[edit]

  • September 19, 2015 – August 14, 2016: 2015–16 FIE Events Calendar[5]

2016 Summer Olympics (FIE)[edit]

International fencing championships[edit]

2015–16 Fencing Grand Prix[edit]

  • Épée Grand Prix
    • December 4 – 6, 2015: Qatari Grand Prix in Qatar Doha
    • March 18 – 20: Hungarian Grand Prix in Hungary Budapest
    • April 22 – 24: Brazilian Grand Prix in Brazil Rio de Janeiro (Olympic Test Event)
  • Foil Grand Prix
    • November 27 – 29, 2015: Italian Grand Prix in Italy Turin
    • March 11 – 13: Cuban Grand Prix in Cuba Havana
    • June 3 – 5: Chinese Grand Prix in China Shanghai
  • Sabre Grand Prix
    • December 12 & 13, 2015: American Grand Prix (location TBA)
    • March 25 & 26: Korean Grand Prix in South Korea Seoul
    • May 27 – 29: Russian Grand Prix in Russia Moscow

2015–16 Fencing World Cup[edit]

  • Men's Épée World Cup
    • October 23 – 25, 2015: Swiss World Cup in Switzerland Bern
    • November 13 – 15, 2015: Estonian World Cup in Estonia Tallinn
    • January 21 – 23: German Épée World Cup in Germany Heidenheim an der Brenz
    • February 12 – 14: Canadian World Cup in Canada Vancouver
    • May 20 – 22: French Épée World Cup in France Paris
  • Women's Épée World Cup
    • October 23 – 25, 2015: Italian Épée World Cup in Italy Legnano
    • November 13 – 15, 2015: Chinese Épée World Cup in China Nanjing
    • January 22 – 24: Spanish Épée World Cup in Spain Barcelona
    • February 12 – 14: Argentinian World Cup in Argentina Buenos Aires
    • May 20 – 22: South African World Cup in South Africa Johannesburg
  • Men's Foil World Cup
    • October 16 – 18, 2015: American World Cup in United States San Jose, California
    • November 6 – 8, 2015: Japanese World Cup in Japan Tokyo
    • January 15 – 17: French Men's Foil World Cup in France Paris
    • February 5 – 7: German Men's Foil World Cup in Germany Bonn
    • May 13 – 15: Russian World Cup in Russia Saint Petersburg
  • Women's Foil World Cup
  • Men's Sabre World Cup
    • October 9 – 11, 2015: Tunisian World Cup in Tunisia Tunis
    • October 30 – November 1, 2015: Hungarian World Cup in Hungary Budapest
    • January 29 – 31: Italian Sabre World Cup in Italy Padua
    • February 19 – 21: Polish Sabre World Cup in Poland Warsaw
    • May 13 – 15: Spanish Sabre World Cup in Spain Madrid
  • Women's Sabre World Cup
    • October 9 – 11, 2015: Venezuelan World Cup in Venezuela Caracas
    • October 30 – November 1, 2015: French Sabre World Cup in France Orléans
    • January 29 – 31: Greek World Cup in Greece Athens
    • February 19 – 21: Belgian World Cup in Belgium Ghent
    • May 13 – 15: Chinese Sabre World Cup in China Beijing

Field hockey[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

Main article: 2016 in ice sports

2015–16 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating[edit]

2015–16 ISU Junior Grand Prix[edit]

Other figure skating events[edit]

Freestyle skiing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

2016 Winter Youth Olympics (FS)[edit]

Mogul skiing and Aerials[edit]

Half-pipe skiing and Slopestyle[edit]

Ski cross[edit]

  • December 4 & 5, 2015: FIS SC World Cup #1 in Austria Montafon
  • December 10 – 12, 2015: FIS SC World Cup #2 in France Val Thorens
  • December 18 – 20, 2015: FIS SC World Cup #3 in Italy Innichen
  • January 9 & 10: FIS SC World Cup #4 in Italy Watles
  • January 15 & 16: FIS SC World Cup #5 in France La Plagne
  • January 23 & 24 FIS SC World Cup #6 in Canada Nakiska
  • February 5 & 6: FIS SC World Cup #7 in Switzerland Arosa
  • February 12 – 14: FIS SC World Cup #8 in Sweden Idre
  • February 19 – 21: FIS SC World Cup #9 in Germany Tegernsee
  • February 27 & 28: FIS SC World Cup #10 in South Korea Phoenix Park
  • March 11 & 13: FIS SC World Cup #11 in United States Squaw Valley Ski Resort
  • March 18 & 19: FIS SC World Cup #12 (final) in Canada Blue Mountain

Futsal[edit]

Golf[edit]

Main article: 2016 in golf

Gymnastics[edit]

Main article: 2016 in gymnastics

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

  • February 19 – 21: 2016 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup AGF Trophy in Azerbaijan Baku
  • March 5: AT&T American Cup World Cup 2016 C II in United States Newark, New Jersey
  • March 12: World Cup 2016 C II in United Kingdom Glasgow
  • March 19 & 20: EnBW DTB-POKAL World Cup 2016 C II in Germany Stuttgart
  • March 24 – 26: 9th FIG ART Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Qatar Doha
  • March 31 – April 3: 40th "TURNIER DER MEISTER" FIG World Challenge Cup in Cottbus in  Germany
  • May 5 – 8: Osijek World Challange Cup in  Croatia
  • May 13 – 15: FIG World Challange Cup in Bulgaria Varna
  • May 20 – 22: FIG World Challenge Cup in São Paulo in  Brazil
  • June 23 – 26: FIG World Challenge Cup Artistic Gymnastics in Portugal Anadia, Portugal
  • August 6 – 16: 2016 Summer Olympics (AG) in Brazil Rio de Janeiro

Rhythmic gymnastics[edit]

  • February 26 – 28: World Cup 2016 Cat. B #1 in Finland Espoo
  • April 1 – 3: World Cup 2016 Cat. B #2 in Italy Pesaro
  • May 20 – 22: BSB Bank World Cup 2016 Cat. B (#3) in Belarus Minsk
  • May 27 – 29: World Cup 2016 Cat. B #4 in Bulgaria Sofia
  • June 3 – 5: World Cup 2016 Cat. B #5 in Spain Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha
  • July 1 – 3: Berlin Master 2016. Cat. B (#6) in  Germany
  • July 8 – 10: World Cup 2016 Cat. B #7 in Russia Kazan
  • July 22 – 24: World Cup 2016 Cat. B #8 in Azerbaijan Baku
  • August 19 – 21: 2016 Summer Olympics (RG) in Brazil Rio de Janeiro

Trampolining/Tumbling[edit]

  • March 5 & 6: AGF Trophy World Cup 2016 Cat. A (#1) in Azerbaijan Baku
  • May 14 & 15: World Cup 2016 Cat. A #2 in China Shanghai
  • June 18 & 19: World Cup 2016 Cat. A #3 in Italy Brescia
  • June 24 & 25: World Cup 2016 Cat. A #4 in Switzerland Arosa
  • July 8 & 9: World Cup 2016 Cat. A #5 in Portugal Coimbra
  • August 12 & 13: 2016 Summer Olympics (TRA) in Brazil Rio de Janeiro

Handball[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Main article: 2016 in ice sports

National Hockey League[edit]

2016 NHL Stadium Series[edit]

Kontinental Hockey League[edit]

Other international ice hockey championships[edit]

Judo[edit]

Judo Grand Prix[edit]

Other judo competitions[edit]

Luge[edit]

Main article: 2016 in ice sports

Luge championships and Winter Youth Olympics[edit]

2015–16 Luge World Cup[edit]

  • November 28 & 29, 2015: FIL World Cup #1 in Austria Innsbruck–Igls
  • December 4 & 5, 2015: FIL World Cup #2 in United States Lake Placid, New York
  • December 11 & 12, 2015: FIL World Cup #3 in United States Park City, Utah
  • December 18 & 19, 2015: FIL World Cup #4 in Canada Calgary
  • January 9 & 10: FIL World Cup #5 in Latvia Sigulda
  • January 16 & 17: FIL World Cup #6 in Germany Oberhof, Germany
  • February 6 & 7: FIL World Cup #7 in Russia Sochi
  • February 13 & 14: FIL World Cup #8 in Germany Altenberg
  • February 20 & 21: FIL World Cup #9 (final) in Germany Winterberg

2015–16 Luge Team Relay World Cup[edit]

  • November 28 & 29, 2015: FIL World Team Relay Cup #1 in Austria Innsbruck–Igls
  • December 4 & 5, 2015: FIL World Team Relay Cup #2 in United States Lake Placid
  • January 9 & 10: FIL World Team Relay Cup #3 in Latvia Sigulda
  • January 16 & 17: FIL World Team Relay Cup #4 in Germany Oberhof
  • February 13 & 14: FIL World Team Relay Cup #5 in Germany Altenberg
  • February 20 & 21: FIL World Team Relay Cup #6 (final) in Germany Winterberg

2015–16 Luge Sprint World Cup[edit]

  • December 11 & 12, 2015: FIL Sprint World Cup #1 in United States Park City
  • December 18 & 19, 2015: FIL Sprint World Cup #2 in Canada Calgary
  • February 6 & 7: FIL Sprint World Cup #3 (final) in Russia Sochi

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Motorsport[edit]

FIA[edit]

Formula Racing[edit]

Rallying & Rallycross[edit]

Other FIA racing events[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

Mountain bike racing[edit]

  • April 9 – September 11: 2016 UCI Mountain Biking Events Calendar[6]

2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup[edit]

Other mountain biking events[edit]

Multi-sport events[edit]

Nordic combined[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

2016 Winter Youth Olympics (NC)[edit]

2015–16 FIS Nordic Combined World Cup[edit]

  • August 29 & 30, 2015: FIS NC World Cup #1 in Germany Oberwiesenthal
  • September 2, 2015: FIS NC World Cup #2 in Austria Tschagguns
  • September 4 & 5, 2015: FIS NC World Cup #3 in Germany Oberstdorf
  • October 9 & 10, 2015: FIS NC World Cup #4 in Russia Sochi
  • November 28 & 29, 2015: FIS NC World Cup #5 in Finland Rukatunturi, Kuusamo
  • December 5 & 6, 2015: FIS NC World Cup #6 in Norway Lillehammer
  • December 19 & 20, 2015: FIS NC World Cup #7 in Austria Ramsau am Dachstein
  • January 2 & 3: FIS NC World Cup #8 in Germany Klingenthal
  • January 9 & 10: FIS NC World Cup #9 in Germany Schonach, Creglingen
  • January 16 & 17: FIS NC World Cup #10 in France Chaux-Neuve
  • January 29 – 31: FIS NC World Cup #11 in Austria Seefeld in Tirol
  • February 6: FIS NC World Cup #12 in Norway Oslo
  • February 10: FIS NC World Cup #13 in Norway Trondheim
  • February 19 & 20: FIS NC World Cup #14 in Finland Lahti
  • February 23: FIS NC World Cup #15 in Finland Kuopio
  • February 26 – 28: FIS NC World Cup #16 (final) in Italy Fiemme Valley

International Olympic Committee Olympic Games International Olympic Committee[edit]

International Paralympic Committee Paralympic Games International Paralympic Committee[edit]

Raquetball[edit]

Road cycling[edit]

Rowing[edit]

  • March 19 – October 2: 2016 FISA Events Calendar[7]

Rowing championships and Olympic Games[edit]

2016 World Rowing Cup[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Sailing[edit]

Squash[edit]

Shooting[edit]

  • January 4 – October 6: ISSF Competition Calendar[8]

Shooting championships and Olympic Games[edit]

2016 ISSF World Cup[edit]

  • March 1 – 9: Rifle and Pistol World Cup #1 in Thailand Bangkok
  • March 17 – 25: Shotgun World Cup #1 in Cyprus Nicosia
  • April 14 – 25: All Guns World Cup in Brazil Rio de Janeiro
  • May 1 – 11: Shotgun World Cup #2 in Azerbaijan Baku
  • May 19 – 26: Rifle and Pistol World Cup #2 in Germany Munich
  • June 1 – 11: Shotgun World Cup #3 (final) in the San Marino City of San Marino
  • June 20 – 28: Rifle and Pistol World Cup #3 (final) in Spain Granada

Ski jumping[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

2015–16 Four Hills Tournament[edit]

FIS Ski Flying World Championships[edit]

2016 Winter Youth Olympics (SJ)[edit]

2015–16 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup[edit]

  • July
  • August
  • September
    • September 4 – 6, 2015: FIS SJ World Cup #6 in Russia Chaykovsky, Perm Krai
    • September 11 – 13, 2015: FIS SJ World Cup #7 in Kazakhstan Almaty
    • September 26 & 27, 2015: FIS SJ World Cup #8 in Austria Hinzenbach #1
  • November
  • December
    • December 4 – 6, 2015: FIS SJ World Cup #11 in Norway Lillehammer
    • December 11 – 13, 2015: FIS SJ World Cup #12 in Russia Nizhny Tagil
    • December 18 – 20, 2015: FIS SJ World Cup #13 in Switzerland Engelberg
  • January
    • January 8 – 10: FIS SJ World Cup #14 in Germany Willingen
    • January 16 & 17: FIS SJ World Cup #15 in Japan Sapporo #1
    • January 22 & 23: FIS SJ World Cup #16 in Japan Zaō, Miyagi
    • January 22 – 24: FIS SJ World Cup #17 in Poland Zakopane
    • January 29 – 31: FIS SJ World Cup #18 in Japan Sapporo #2
    • January 30 & 31: FIS SJ World Cup #19 in Germany Oberstdorf
  • February
    • February 4 – 7: FIS SJ World Cup #20 in Norway Oslo
    • February 6 & 7: FIS SJ World Cup #21 in Austria Hinzenbach #2
    • February 9 & 10: FIS SJ World Cup #22 in Norway Trondheim
    • February 12 – 14: FIS SJ World Cup #23 in Norway Vikersund
    • February 13 & 14: FIS SJ World Cup #24 in Slovenia Ljubno ob Savinji
    • February 19 – 21: FIS SJ World Cup #25 in Finland Lahti
    • February 22 & 23: FIS SJ World Cup #26 in Finland Kuopio
    • February 26 – 28: FIS SJ World Cup #27 in Kazakhstan Almaty
  • March
    • March 3 – 5: FIS SJ World Cup #28 in Poland Wisła #2
    • March 5 & 6: FIS SJ World Cup #29 in Romania Râșnov
    • March 11 – 13: FIS SJ World Cup #30 in Germany Titisee-Neustadt
    • March 17 – 20: FIS SJ World Cup #31 (final) in Slovenia Planica

2015–16 FIS Ski Jumping Continental Cup[edit]

  • July 4 – 5: FIS Continental Cup #1 in Slovenia Kranj
    • Men's Individual winner: Poland Dawid Kubacki
    • Men's Individual winner: Poland Dawid Kubacki
  • August 8 – 9: FIS Continental Cup #2 in Poland Wisla
    • Men's Individual winner: Norway Joacim Ødegård Bjøreng
    • Men's Individual winner: Poland Klemens Murańka
  • August 22 – 23: FIS Continental Cup #3 in Finland Kuopio
    • Men's Individual winner: Austria Florian Altenburger
    • Men's Individual winner: Slovenia Andraž Pograjc
  • August 28 – 29: FIS Continental Cup #4 in Germany Oberwiesenthal
  • August 28 – 29: FIS Continental Cup #5 in Czech Republic Frenštát pod Radhoštěm

Snooker[edit]

Players Tour Championship[edit]

Snooker season[edit]

Others in Snooker[edit]

Snowboarding[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

2016 Winter Youth Olympics (SB)[edit]

Alpine snowboarding[edit]

  • December 12, 2015: FIS ASB World Cup #1 in Italy Carezza Dolomites
  • January 9 & 10: FIS ASB World Cup #2 in Austria Bad Gastein
  • January 16 & 17: FIS ASB World Cup #3 in  Austria (location TBA)
  • January 23 & 24: FIS ASB World Cup #4 in Slovenia Rogla Ski Resort
  • January 30: FIS ASB World Cup #5 in Russia Moscow
  • March 5 & 6: FIS ASB World Cup #6 in Germany Winterberg
  • March 12: FIS ASB World Cup #7 (final) in  Japan (location TBA)

Snowboard cross[edit]

  • December 11 – 13, 2015: FIS SBC World Cup #1 in Austria Montafon
  • December 18 & 19, 2015: FIS SBC World Cup #2 in Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • January 22 & 23: FIS SBC World Cup #3 in Germany Feldberg
  • February 19 & 20: FIS SBC World Cup #4 in Russia Solnechnaya Dolina (Sunny Valley Ski Resort) near Miass
  • February 26 & 27: FIS SBC World Cup #5 in South Korea Bokwang Phoenix Park
  • March 4 – 6: FIS SBC World Cup #6 in Switzerland Veysonnaz
  • March 11 – 13: FIS SBC World Cup #7 in United States Squaw Valley Ski Resort
  • March 19 & 20: FIS SBC World Cup #8 (final) in Spain La Molina

Freestyle snowboarding[edit]

IPC 2015–16 Snowboarding World Cup[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

Main article: 2016 in ice sports

2015–16 ISU Speed Skating World Cup[edit]

  • November 13 – 15, 2015: ISU LTSS World Cup #1 in Canada Calgary
  • November 20 – 22, 2015: ISU LTSS World Cup #2 in United States Salt Lake City
  • December 4 – 6, 2015: ISU LTSS World Cup #3 in Germany Inzell
  • December 11 – 13, 2015: ISU LTSS World Cup #4 in Netherlands Heerenveen #1
  • January 29 – 31: ISU LTSS World Cup #5 in Norway Stavanger
  • March 11 – 13: ISU LTSS World Cup #6 (final) in Netherlands Heerenveen #2

Other long track speed skating events[edit]

2015–16 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup[edit]

  • October 30 – November 1, 2015: ISU STSS World Cup #1 in Canada Montreal
  • November 6 – 8, 2015: ISU STSS World Cup #2 in Canada Toronto
  • December 4 – 6, 2015: ISU STSS World Cup #3 in Japan Nagoya
  • December 11 – 13, 2015: ISU STSS World Cup #4 in China Shanghai
  • February 5 – 7: ISU STSS World Cup #5 in Germany Dresden
  • February 12 – 14: ISU STSS World Cup #6 (final) in Netherlands Dordrecht

Other short track speed skating events[edit]

Table tennis[edit]

  • December 30, 2015 – December 18, 2016: 2016 ITTF Events Calendar[11]

Table tennis World Cup & Championship and Olympic Games[edit]

Continental table tennis championships[edit]

2016 ITTF World Tour[edit]

Taekwondo[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Grand Slam[edit]

ATP World Tour 500 series[edit]

ATP World Tour 250 series[edit]

WTA Premier tournaments[edit]

  • January 3 – TBD: 2016 WTA Premier tournaments Events

Premier 5[edit]

Premier[edit]

WTA International tournaments[edit]

Other international tennis competitions[edit]

Track cycling[edit]

  • October 30, 2015 – 2016: 2015–16 UCI Track Cycling Calendar of Events[25]

2015–16 UCI Track Cycling World Cup[edit]

  • October 30, 2015 – November 1, 2015: World Cup #1 in Colombia Cali
  • December 5 & 6, 2015: World Cup #2 in New Zealand Cambridge, New Zealand
  • January 16 & 17: World Cup #3 (final) in  Hong Kong

Other track cycling events[edit]

Triathlon[edit]

Main article: 2016 in triathlon

2016 Summer Olympics (ITU)[edit]

2016 ITU World Triathlon Series[edit]

International triathlon championships[edit]

  • April 28 – May 1: 2016 Hatsukaichi ASTC Triathlon Asian Championships in  Japan
  • May 26 – 29: 2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships in  Portugal
  • June 4 & 5: 2016 Avilés ITU Duathlon World Championships in  Spain
  • July 16 & 17: 2016 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships in  Germany
  • July 23 & 24: 2016 Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in the  Netherlands
  • September 11 – 18: 2016 Cozumel ITU Aquathlon World Championships in  Mexico
  • September 24 & 25: 2016 Oklahoma City ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in the  United States
  • November 19 & 20: 2016 Snowy Mountains ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in  Australia

Volleyball[edit]

Main article: 2016 in volleyball

Water polo[edit]

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

  • January 16 – November 20: 2016 UWW Events Calendar[26]

2016 Summer Olympics (UWW)[edit]

World wrestling championships[edit]

  • August 30 – September 4: 2016 World Junior Wrestling Championships in France Mâcon
  • September 13 – 18: 2016 World Cadet Wrestling Championships in Georgia (country) Tbilisi
  • September 23 – 25: 2016 World Veteran Wrestling Championships (Greco-Roman) in Finland Seinäjoki
  • October 7 – 9: 2016 World Veteran Wrestling Championships (Men's & Women's Freestyle) in Poland Warsaw
  • October 25 – 30: 2016 World University Wrestling Championships in Turkey Çorum

World cup of wrestling[edit]

  • May 14 & 15: 2016 Wrestling World Cup - Men's freestyle in United States Los Angeles
  • May 21 & 22: 2016 Wrestling World Cup - Men's Greco-Roman in Iran Shiraz
  • May 28 & 29: 2016 Wrestling World Cup - Women's freestyle (location TBA)

Continental wrestling championships[edit]

  • February 17 – 21: 2016 Asian Wrestling Championships in Thailand Bangkok
  • February 26 – 28: 2016 Pan-American Wrestling Championships in United States Frisco, Texas
  • March 4 – 6: 2016 African Wrestling Championships in Egypt Alexandria
  • March 8 – 13: 2016 European Wrestling Championships in Latvia Riga
  • March 11 & 12: 2016 Oceania Wrestling Championships in New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand
  • May 31 – June 5: 2016 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in Philippines Manila
  • June 10 – 12: 2016 Pan-American Junior Wrestling Championships in Venezuela Barinas
  • June 16 – 19: 2016 African Junior and Cadet Wrestling Championships (location TBA)
  • June 21 – 26: 2016 European Junior Wrestling Championships in Romania Bucharest
  • June 30 – July 3: 2016 Asian Cadet Wrestling Championships in Chinese Taipei Taichung
  • July 8 – 10: 2016 Pan-American Cadet Wrestling Championships in Peru Lima
  • July 19 – 24: 2016 European Cadet Wrestling Championships in Sweden Stockholm

References[edit]