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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]

February[edit]

March[edit]

Main article: March 2016 in sports

April[edit]

Main article: April 2016 in sports

May[edit]

Main article: May 2016 in sports

June[edit]

Main article: June 2016 in sports

July[edit]

Main article: July 2016 in sports

August[edit]

Main article: August 2016 in sports

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Air sports[edit]

Main article: 2016 in air sports

Alpine skiing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

Amateur boxing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in combat sports

American football[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Archery[edit]

  • November 21, 2015 – September 17, 2016: 2015–16 World Archery Federation Events Page[1]

2016 Summer Olympics (WA)[edit]

Indoor archery[edit]

Outdoor archery[edit]

Association football[edit]

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Badminton[edit]

Main article: 2016 in badminton

Bandy[edit]

Main article: 2016 in ice sports

Baseball[edit]

Main article: 2016 in baseball

Major League Baseball[edit]

WBSC[edit]

Little League Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Main article: 2016 in basketball

2016 Summer Olympics (FIBA)[edit]

International FIBA championships[edit]

NBA[edit]

WNBA[edit]

NCAA[edit]

FIBA Americas[edit]

FIBA Europe[edit]

FIBA Asia[edit]

FIBA Africa[edit]

FIBA Oceania[edit]

Beach volleyball[edit]

Main article: 2016 in volleyball

Biathlon[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

BMX racing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in cycling

Bobsleigh and skeleton[edit]

Main article: 2016 in ice sports

Boccia[edit]

  • March 19 – 26: BISFed 2016 World Individual Championships in China Beijing[73]
  • April 26 – May 2: BISFed 2016 World Open #1 in Canada Montreal[74]
    • Individual BC1 winner: South Korea Lee Dong-won
    • Individual BC2 winner: South Korea Lee Young-jin
    • Individual BC3 winner: South Korea Jeong Ho-won
    • Individual BC4 winner: South Korea Seo Hyeon-seok
    • Pairs BC3 winners:  South Korea
    • Pairs BC4 winners:  Slovakia
    • Team BC1–BC2 winners:  South Korea
  • May 17 – 24: BISFed 2016 World Open #2 in United Arab Emirates Dubai[75][76]
    • Individual BC1 winner: Hong Kong LEUNG Mei Yee
    • Individual BC2 winner: Portugal Abilio Valente
    • Individual BC3 winner: Hong Kong HO Yuen Kei
    • Individual BC4 winner: Slovakia Samuel Andrejcik
    • Pairs BC3 winners:  Russia
    • Pairs BC4 winners:  China
    • Team BC1–BC2 winners:  Portugal
  • June 14 – 19: BISFed 2016 World Open #3 in Portugal Póvoa de Varzim
    • Individual BC1 winner: United Kingdom David Smith
    • Individual BC2 winner: Brazil Maciel de Sousa Santos
    • Individual BC3 winner: Portugal José Carlos Macedo
    • Individual BC4 winner: Slovakia Samuel Andrejcik
    • Pairs BC3 winners:  Russia
    • Pairs BC4 winners:  Brazil
    • Team BC1-BC2 winners:  Japan

Bowling[edit]

Main article: 2016 in bowling

Canoeing[edit]

Chess[edit]

  • February 10–December 18: 2016 FIDE (World Chess Federation) Calendar

World Events[edit]

European Events[edit]

  • April 1 – 11: 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship in Luxembourg Luxembourg City
  • April 18 – 27: European Senior Team Chess Championship 2016 in  Greece
  • May 11 – 24: European Individual Chess Championship 2016 in Kosovo Gjakova
  • May 26 – June 8: European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 in Romania Mamaia
  • June 4 – 14: European Senior Individual Championship 2016 in  Armenia
    • 50+ winners: Georgia (country) Zurab Sturua (m) / Russia Galina Strutinskaia (f)
    • 65+ winners: Ukraine Valentin Bogdanov (m) / Georgia (country) Nona Gaprindashvili (f)
  • June 6 – 12: European Amateur Chess Championship 2016 in Slovakia Ruzomberok
    • Winner: Ukraine Anatoly Borodavkin
  • June 16 – 26: European School Chess Championship 2016 in Greece Chalkidiki
    • U7 winners: Azerbaijan Ziya Mammadov (m) / Russia Sofya Svergina (f)
    • U9 winners: Turkey Taha Ozkan (m) / Russia Alexandra Shvedova (f)
    • U11 winners: Turkey Isik Can (m) / Russia Margarita Zvereva (f)
    • U13 winners: Moldova Ilie Martinovici (m) / Russia Alexandra Afanasieva (f)
    • U15 winners: Finland Toivo Keinanen (m) / Russia Alexandra Obolentseva (f)
    • U17 winner: Russia Timur Trubchaninov (m)
  • July 9 – 17: European Youth Team Chess Championship 2016 in Slovenia Celje
  • July 13 – 24: European Universities Games 2016 in Croatia Zagreb
    • Winners: Armenia Hovhannes Gabuzyan (m) / Serbia Adela Velikić
    • Blitz winners: Armenia Zaven Andriasian (m) / Russia Anastasia Travkina
  • July 24 – August 1: 1st IBCA European Team Chess Championship in Poland Warsawa
  • August 3 – 11: 2016 EU Youth Championships in Austria Mureck
    • EU U8 winner: Bulgaria Simeon Todev
    • EU U10 winner: Slovenia Vesna Mihelič
    • EU U12 winner: Bulgaria Momchil Petkov
    • EU U14 winner: Germany Maximilian Paul Maetzkow
  • August 17 – 28: European Youth Chess Championship 2016 in Czech Republic Prague
    • U8 winners: Russia Artem Pingin (m) / Russia Alexandra Shvedova (f)
    • U10 winners: Russia Volodar Murzin (m) / Hungary Zsóka Gaál (f)
    • U12 winners: Armenia Mamikon Gharibyan (m) / Turkey Sila Çağlar (f)
    • U14 winners: Spain Salvador Guerra Rivera (m) / Russia Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (f)
    • U16 winners: Russia Timur Fakhrutdinov (m) / Germany Fiona Sieber (f)
    • U18 winners: Armenia Manuel Petrosyan (m) / Georgia (country) Nino Khomeriki (f)
  • November 5 – 13: European Chess Club Cup 2016 for men and for women Serbia Novi Sad
    • Winners: Republic of Macedonia Alkaloid (m) / Monaco Cercle d’Echecs Monte Carlo
  • December 14 – 18: European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2016 in Estonia Tallinn
  • December 26 – 30: European Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2016 in Serbia Novi Sad

American Events[edit]

  • February 19 – 28: American Continental Women's Championship in Peru Lima
  • March 24 – 29: CARIFTA Chess Championships U20 in United States Virgin Islands Saint Croix
    • U20 winners: Barbados Orlando Husbands (m) / Aruba Annelaine Jacobs (f)
    • U18 winners: Barbados Yu Tien Poon (m) / United States Virgin Islands Hazel Acosta (f)
    • U16 winners: Trinidad and Tobago Alan-Safar Ramoutar (m) / Suriname Catherine Kaslan (f)
    • U14 winners: Trinidad and Tobago Alan-Safar Ramoutar (m) / Suriname Catherine Kaslan (f)
    • U12 winners: The Bahamas Nathan Smith (m) / Barbados Azaria Jonhson (f)
    • U10 winners: Jamaica Kishan Clarke (m) / Aruba Thamara Sagastegui (f)
    • U8 winner: United States Virgin Islands Jayden Barry
  • April 27 – May 3: American Subzonal 2.3.5 Open & Women in Barbados Bridgetown
    • Winners: Puerto Rico Mark Machin Rivera (m) / Jamaica Deborah Richards (f)
  • May 28 – June 5: 11th American Continental Chess Championship in El Salvador San Salvador
    • Winner: Peru Emilio Córdova Daza
  • June 19 – 26: Panamerican U20 Chess Championship 2016 in Colombia Bogotà
    • Winners: Brazil Luis Paulo Supi (m) / Mexico Lilia Ivonne Fuentes Godoy (f)
  • July 1 – 6: Panamerican University Championship 2016 in Honduras Tegucigalpa
    • Winners: Costa Rica Mattey Emanuel Vaglio (m) / Costa Rica Maria Elena Rodriguez Arrieta (f)
  • July 11 – 18: Central American & Caribbean Junior U20 Chess Championships 2016 in El Salvador San Salvador
    • Winners: Costa Rica Bryan Solano Cuya (m) / Cuba Karla July Fernandez Rivero (f)
  • July 24 – 31: Panamerican Youth Festival 2016 in Uruguay Montevideo
    • U8 winners: United States Marvin Gao (m) / United States Sophie Velea (f)
    • U10 winners: Peru Diego Saul Rod Flores Quillas (m) / United States Rianne Ke (f)
    • U12 winners: United States Arthur Guo (m) / United States Nastassja A Matus (f)
    • U14 winners: Peru German Gonzalo Quirhuayo Chumbe (m) / Peru Melanie Dongo (f)
    • U16 winners: Argentina Julian Villca (m) / Colombia Angie Gabriela Velasquez (f)
    • U18 winners: Argentina Franco Villegas (m) / Bolivia Nataly A Monroy G (f)
  • August 7 – 11: North American Youth Chess Championship 2016 in  Canada
    • U8 winners: Canada Kevin Zhong (m) / United States Sophie Velea (f)
    • U10 winners: United States Rohun Trakru (m) / United States Atmika Gorti (f)
    • U12 winners: Canada Nicholas Vettese (m) / United States Claire Cao (f)
    • U14 winners: United States Aaron Shlionsky (m) / United States Sasha Konovalenko (f)
    • U16 winners: United States Zhaozhi Li (m) / Canada Svitlana Demchenko (f)
    • U18 winner: Canada Michael Song (m) / Canada Maili-Jade Ouellet (f)
  • August 15 – 22: Central American & Caribbean Youth Chess Championships 2016 in Venezuela Caracas
    •  Venezuela won both the gold and overall medal tallies.
  • October 2 – 9: Panamerican Schools Chess Championship 2016 in Peru Lima
    • U7 winners: Peru Matias Vincent Lima Cardenas (m) / Peru Maria Fernanda Herrada Blanco (f)
    • U9 winners: Peru Nicola Forno Trujillo (m) / Peru Fiorella Contreras (f)
    • U11 winners: Peru Diego Saul Rod Flores Quillas (m) / Chile Julia Dennis Figueroa Bernal (f)
    • U13 winners: Peru Ivan Excen Soriano Quispe (m) / Peru Nicole Celestino (f)
    • U15 winners: Ecuador Junior Zambrano (m) / Peru Mitzy Mishell Caballero Quijano (f)
    • U17 winners: Peru Kevin Joel Cori Quispe (m) / Peru Blanca Solis Chimoy (f)
  • October 25 – 30: Panamerican Amateur Chess Championship in Argentina Buenos Aires
    • Sub 1700 winner: Argentina Juan Dalmas Muzi
    • Sub 2000 winner: Argentina Nelson Lujan
    • Sub 2300 winner: Peru Renzo Gutiérrez
    • Blitz winner: Argentina Cristian Sanhueza
  • October 31 – November 6: American Subzonal 2.3.3 in Panama Panama City
    • Winners: Costa Rica Bernal González (m) / Costa Rica Maria Elena Rodriguez Arrieta (f)
  • November 6 – 13: American Continental Women's Championship in Mexico Colima City
  • December 1 – 6: South American Youth Festival 2016 in Chile Santiago
    • U8 winners: Colombia Santiago Lopez Rayo (m) / Brazil Mirella Pedro Tereza (f)
    • U10 winners: Bolivia Axl Severich (m) / Argentina Juana Rueda Nessi (f)
    • U12 winners: Colombia Jose Gabriel Cardoso Cardoso (m) / Peru Arianna Sofia Arauco Celestino (f)
    • U14 winners: Peru Flavio Gonzales Curse (m) / Peru Stephanie Beatriz Puppi Lazo (f)
    • U16 winners: Argentina Lucas Coro (m) / Peru Mitzy Mishell Caballero Quijano (f)
    • U18 winners: Argentina Franco Villegas (m) / Ecuador Anahi Ortiz Verdesoto (f)

Asian Events[edit]

  • March 27 – April 8: Asian Nations Cup (Men and Women) 2016 in United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
  • April 5 – 15: Asian Youth U6, U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Championship 2016 in Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
    • U6 winners: Uzbekistan Khumoyun Begmuratov (m) / Mongolia Gantsolmon Enkh-Uyanga (f)
    • U8 winners: Iran Artin Ashraf (m) / Vietnam Tôn Nữ Quỳnh Dương (f)
    • U10 winners: Mongolia Ochirbat Lkhagvajamts (m) / Mongolia Davaakhuu Munkhzul (f)
    • U12 winners: India R. Praggnanandhaa (m) / India Divya Deshmukh (f)
    • U14 winners: Uzbekistan Nodirbek Yakubboev (m) / India Mishra Anwesha (f)
    • U16 winners: Iran Arash Tahbaz (m) / Iran Mobina Alinasab (f)
    • U18 winners: Iran Mersad Khodashenas (m) / Vietnam Nguyễn Thanh Thủy Tiên (f)
  • April 6: Asian Nations Cup Rapid Championship 2016 in United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
  • April 7: Asian Nations Cup Blitz Championship 2016 in United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
  • April 9: Asian Youth Blitz Championship 2016 in Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
    • U6 winners: Mongolia Chin-Erdem Batbaatar (m) / Mongolia Pagamdulam Munkhdemberel (f)
    • U8 winners: Vietnam Dang Anh Minh (m) / Vietnam Vu My Linh (f)
    • U10 winners: Mongolia Yesuntumur Tugstumur (m) / Vietnam Nguyễn Hồng Nhung (f)
    • U12 winners: India R. Praggnanandhaa (m) / India Divya Deshmukh (f)
    • U14 winners: Uzbekistan Nodirbek Yakubboev (m) / Mongolia Turmunkh Munkhzul (f)
    • U16 winners: Uzbekistan Ortik Nigmatov (m) / India R. Vaishali (f)
    • U18 winners: Kazakhstan Arystanbek Urazayev (m) / India V Varshini (f)
  • April 10: Asian Youth Rapid Championship 2016 in Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
    • U6 winners: Mongolia Amarbat Baatar (m) / Mongolia Gantsolmon Enkh-Uyanga (f)
    • U8 winner: Iran Artin Ashraf (m) / Vietnam Vu My Linh (f)
    • U10 winners: Mongolia Yesuntumur Tugstumur (m) / Mongolia Davaakhuu Munkhzul (f)
    • U12 winners: Vietnam Duc Tri Ngo (m) / Kazakhstan Nazerke Nurgali (f)
    • U14 winners: Mongolia Yondonjamts Erdemdalai (m) / Mongolia Turmunkh Munkhzul (f)
    • U16 winners: Mongolia Byambasuren Garidmagnai (m) / India R. Vaishali (f)
    • U18 winners: Mongolia Erdenepurev Boldoo (m) / Mongolia Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya (f)
  • May 2 – 11: Asian Juniors and Girls U-20 Championships 2016 in India New Delhi
    • Winners: India V R Aravindh Chithambaram (m) / Mongolia Uurtsaikh Uuriintuya (f)
  • May 3: Asian Juniors and Girls Rapid Championship 2016 in India New Delhi
  • May 11: Asian Juniors and Girls Blitz Championship 2016 in India New Delhi
  • May 25 – June 5: Asian Individual Championship (Men and Women) 2016 in Uzbekistan Tashkent
  • May 29 – June 8: 17th ASEAN+ Age Group Open Chess Championships 2016 in Thailand Pattaya
    •  Vietnam won both the gold and overall medal tallies.
  • June 4: Asian Individual Blitz Championship (Men and Women) 2016 in Uzbekistan Tashkent
  • July 9 – 18: Asian Schools Chess Championships 2016 in Iran Tehran
    • U7 winners: Uzbekistan Alikhon Avazkhonov (m) / Uzbekistan Afruza Khamdamova (f)
    • U9 winners: Iran Yousefi Kafshgarkola Seyed Roh (m) / Philippines Daren Dela Cruz (f)
    • U11 winners: Iran Seyed Kian Poormosavi (m) / Iran Parnian Ghomi (f)
    • U13 winners: Turkmenistan Azat Nurmamedov (m) / Iran Motahare Asadi (f)
    • U15 winners: Philippines Stephen Rome Pangilinan (m) / Iran Sedigheh Kalantari (f)
    • U17 winners: Iran Arash Tahbaz (m) / Philippines Doroy Allaney Jia G (f)
  • July 10: Asian Schools Rapid Championships 2016 in Iran Tehran
    • U7 winners: Uzbekistan Khumoyun Sindarov (m) / Uzbekistan Afruza Khamdamova (f)
    • U9 winners: India Roshan S (m) / Mongolia Erdenebat Enkhjin (f)
    • U11 winners: Iran Bardiya Daneshvar (m) / Iran Zahra Heydari (f)
    • U13 winners: Iran Mahan Saberi (m) / Iran Nikta Nadernia (f)
    • U15 winners: Turkmenistan Soltan Myradow (m) / Philippines Kylen Joy Mordido (f)
    • U17 winners: Iran Mohammadamin Molaei (m) / Iran Mitra Asgharzadeh (f)
  • July 17: Asian Schools Blitz Championships 2016 in Iran Tehran
    • U7 winners: China Sunle Gong (m) / Uzbekistan Afruza Khamdamova (f)
    • U9 winners: Singapore Jagadeesh Siddharth (m) / Sri Lanka Ehsha Mishela Pallie (f)
    • U11 winners: Iran Bardiya Daneshvar (m) / Turkmenistan Lala Shohradowa (f)
    • U13 winners: Philippines Daniel Quizon (m) / Iran Saba Jalali (f)
    • U15 winners: Uzbekistan Daler Vakhidov (m) / Iran Sedigheh Kalantari (f)
    • U17 winners: Iran Mohammadamin Molaei (m) / Philippines Doroy Allaney Jia G (f)
  • August 5 – 10: East Asian Youth Chess Championship in South Korea Gangwon Province
    • U8 mixed winner: Mongolia Enkh-Amgalan Amgalantengis
    • U10 winners: New Zealand Richard Meng (m) / Mongolia Munkhtur Tergel (f)
    • U12 mixed winner: Mongolia Ganzorig Amartuvshin
    • U14 mixed winner: Mongolia Ochirkhuyag Ulziikhishigjargal
    • U16 mixed winner: Vietnam Nguyễn Đặng Hồng Phúc
    • U20 mixed winner: Indonesia Muhammad Lutfi Ali
  • September 1 – 6: South Asian Amateur Championship 2016 in India Srinagar
    • Winner: India V Raghav Srivathsav
  • October 26 – November 5: Asian Seniors Chess Championship 2016 in Myanmar Mandalay
    • 50 years winner: Myanmar Han Myint
    • 65 years winner: India Wazeer Ahmad Khan
  • November 16 – 25: Asian Amateur Chess Championship 2016 in Kuwait Kuwait City

African Events[edit]

  • March 28 – April 6: African Zonal 4.4 in Ghana Accra (men only)
    • Winner: Nigeria Oladapo Adu
  • April 22 – May 1: African Zonal 4.2 in Tanzania Dar-es-Salaam
  • April 23 – May 2: African Zonal 4.3 in Mauritius Le Morne
    • Winners: South Africa Ryan Pierre Van Rensburg (m) / South Africa Jesse Nikki February (f)
  • May 23 – 31: African Zonal 4.1 in Morocco Taroudant
    • Winners: Algeria Adlane Arab / Morocco Rania Sbai (f)
  • July 16 – 27: African Individual Championships in Uganda Kampala
  • July 25: African Blitz Championships in Uganda Kampala
  • July 26: African Rapid Championships Uganda Kampala
    • Winners: Egypt Samy Shoker (m) / Egypt Shahenda Wafa (f)
  • August 11 – 18: African Amateur Individual Championships in Togo Lome
    • Under 2000 Open winner: Ghana Philip Elikem Ameku
    • Under 2300 Open winner: Morocco Anass Ouazri
  • August 21 – 29: African Youth Championships in South Africa Port Elizabeth
    • U8 winners: Egypt Ahmed Kandil (m) / South Africa Yanti Nunnan (f)
    • U10 winners: Algeria Safin Benyahia (m) / South Africa Aarti Datharam (f)
    • U12 winners: Algeria Wassel Bousmaha (m) / South Africa Nicola Putter (f)
    • U14 winners: Algeria Samy Leffad (m) / Algeria Lina Nassr (f)
    • U16 winners: South Africa Keegan Agulhas (m) / Algeria Rania Nassr (f)
    • U18 winners: Algeria Ahmad Nassr (m) / South Africa Inge Marx (f)
  • December 10 – 18: African Schools Individual Championships in Zambia Lusaka
  • December 27 – January 6, 2017: African Junior Championships in Tunisia Tunis

Arab Events[edit]

  • February 1 – 9: 8th Arab Women Clubs Championship 2016 in Kuwait Kuwait City
    • Overall winner club: United Arab Emirates Golden Team club
  • October 1 – 10: Arab Individual Chess Championship 2016 (Women & Open) in  Sudan
  • October 4: Arab Individual Blitz Championship 2016 (Women & Open) in  Sudan
  • October 5 – 6: Arab Individual Rapid Championship 2016 (Women & Open) in  Sudan
    • Winners: Qatar Husein Aziz Nezad (m) / Jordan Alshaeby Boshra (f)

Cricket[edit]

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in skiing

Curling[edit]

Cyclo-cross bike racing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in cycling

Darts[edit]

BDO[edit]

January
February
March
  • March 4 – 6: Halifax Open in  Canada
    • Men's winner: New Brunswick Jeff Smith
    • Women's winner: Newfoundland and Labrador Patricia Farrell
  • March 10 – 13: Isle of Man Classic and Open in Isle of Man
  • March 11 – 13: Greater Vancouver Open in  Canada
    • Men's winner: Canada Shawn Burt
    • Women's winner: Canada Kim Bellay-Rouselle
  • March 12 – 13: 2016 Iceland Open in  Iceland
    • Men's winner: Sweden Göran Eriksson
    • Women's winner: Denmark Elin Mortensen
  • March 12 – 13: West Coast Classic in  Australia
    • Men's winner: New Zealand Koha Kokiri
    • Women's winner: Australia Kim Kelly
    • Boys' winner: Australia Bobby Mckeig
    • Girls' winner: Australia Erin Dawson
  • March 13 – Torremolinos Festival of Darts in Spain Torremolinos
  • March 18 – 20: Saint John Port City Open Dart Shoot in New Brunswick Saint John
  • March 19: HAL Masters in Netherlands Venray
    • Men's winner: Belgium Geert De Vos
    • Women's winner: England Lisa Ashton
    • Boys' winner: Netherlands Justin van Tergouw
    • Girls' winner: Netherlands Kyana Frauenfelder
  • March 20: Hal Open in Netherlands Venray
    • Men's winner: Netherlands Wesley Harms
    • Women's winner: England Lisa Ashton
    • Boys' winner: Netherlands Maikel Verberk
    • Girls' winner: Netherlands Kyana Frauenfelder
  • March 26: South Island Masters in  New Zealand
  • March 26 – 27: Victorian Easter Open in  Australia
    • Men's winner: Australia Harley Kemp
    • Women's winner: Australia Natalie Carter
    • Boys' winner: Australia Colby Dodge
    • Girls' winner: Australia Kassandra Lee
  • March 26: Napoleon Games Top Of Waregem in  Belgium
  • March 27: Napoleon Games Masters Of Waregem in  Belgium
    • Men's winner: Netherlands Danny Noppert
    • Women's winner: England Deta Hedman
    • Boys' winner: Netherlands Justin van Tergouw
    • Girls' winner: Netherlands Kyana Frauenfelder
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
  • November 4 – 6: Chris Hatter Memorial in  Canada
    • Winners: United States Jim Edwards (m) / Canada Ivy Wieshlow (f)
  • November 5 & 6: Hungarian Open in Hungary Budapest
  • November 10 – 13: Jersey Festival of darts in Jersey Jersey
  • November 12: Seacoast Open in Massachusetts Andover
    • Winners: Canada David Cameron (m) / Canada Trish Grzesik (f)
  • November 12: Ted Clements Memorial in New Zealand Levin
  • November 15 – 17: 2016 Malta Open darts in Malta Buġibba
    • Winners: England Paul Williams (m) / England Christine Readhead (f)
  • November 18 – 20: Czech Open in Czech Republic Prague
  • November 30 – December 4: World Masters (TBD)
December

PDC[edit]

Draughts[edit]

World Draughts Federation International [78]

International[edit]

  • February 14 – 18: 2016 Qatar World Championship Turkish Draughts in Qatar Doha
    • Winner: Turkey Faik Yıldız
  • February 25 – March 3: IMSA Elite Mind Games in China Huai'an
  • April 29 – May 1: World Championship blitz & rapid in Turkey Izmir
  • May 2: 1st Women's World Championship Turkish Draughts in Turkey Izmir
    • Winner: Russia Darya Tkachenko
  • June 9 – 12: Women's World Championship English Draughts (Checkers) in Italy Rome
  • July 8 – 15: World Title Match English Draughts (Checkers) Sergio Scarpetta-Michele Borghetti in Italy Rome
    • Winner: Italy Michele Borghetti
  • July 20 – 30: Asian Championship 2016 in Mongolia Ulaanbaatar
    • 64 Standard Open winners: China Liu Jinxin (m) / China Liu Pei (f)
    • Blitz Open winners: Uzbekistan Alisher Artikov (m) / China Liu Pei (f)
    • 100 Standard Open winners: Mongolia Manlai Ravjir (m) / Mongolia Nyamjargal Munkhbaatar (f)
    • 100 Rapid Open winners: China ZHOU Wei (m) / China You Zhang (f)
    • 100 Blitz Open winners: Mongolia Ganjargal Ganbaatar (m) / China Sai Ya (f)
    • Turkish Open winners: China Chengcheng Tian (m) / Mongolia Batdelger Nandintsetseg (f)
  • July 31 – August 9: European Youth Championship 2016 in Belarus Pinsk
Main
    • U10 winners: Russia Marsel Sharafutdinov (m) / Russia Rufina Tavlykaeva
    • U13 winners: Russia Nikita Volkov (m) / Russia Olga Balukova
    • U16 winners: Russia Marsel Sharafutdinov (m) / Russia Ksenia Nakhova
    • U19 winners: Netherlands Martijn van IJzendoorn (m) / Russia Ayanika Kychkina
    • U26 winners: Belarus Andrei Tolchykau (m) / Belarus Darja Fedorovich
Blitz
    • U10 winners: Russia Savva Zaika (m) / Belarus Nastassia Sakalova
    • U13 winners: Russia Nikita Volkov (m) / Russia Aygiza Muhametyanova
    • U16 winners: Belarus Michael Semyaniuk (m) / Latvia Elena Cesnokova
    • U19 winners: Netherlands Martijn van IJzendoorn (m) / Poland Katarzyna Stańczuk
    • U26 winners: Belarus Andrei Tolchykau (m) / Russia Aygul Idrisova
    • 'Rapid here not played
  • September 1 – 19: Women's World Title Match Sadowska - Kamychleeva in Poland Karpacz
  • September 14 – 29: 2016 African Championship in Mali Bamako
  • September 18 – 27: 2016 European Veteran Championship in Germany Korbach
    • Men's winner: Russia Evgeni Gurkov
    • Women's winner: Lithuania Romualda Shidlauskiene
  • September 20 – 30: Pan American Championship in Brazil Águas de Lindóia
  • September 22 – 29: XIII World Championship (Brazilian 64) in Brazil Águas de Lindóia
  • October 2 – 6: 2016 European Team Championship in Estonia Tallinn
  • October 18 – 24: 2016 European Championship in Turkey Izmir
  • October 25: 2016 European Rapid Championship in Turkey Izmir
  • October 26: 2016 European Blitz Championship in Turkey Izmir
    • Winners: Russia Ainur Shaibakov (m) / Russia Matrena Nogovitsyna (f)
  • October 27: 2016 European Super-Blitz Cup in Turkey Izmir

Major[edit]

  • February 22 – 28: 2016 Cannes Open World Cup in France Cannes
    • Winners: Cameroon Christian Niami (m) / Lithuania Romualda Šidlauskienė
  • March 19 – 27: Roethof Open World Cup in Suriname Paramaribo
  • May 15 – 23: Salou Open World Cup in Spain Salou
    • Winners: Russia Alexander Georgiev (m) / Poland Natalia Sadowska (f)
  • September 4 – 10: Polish Open World Cup in Poland Karpacz
    • Winner: Russia Aleksandr Getmanski

Open[edit]

  • February 5 – 7: 2016 Riga Open in Latvia Riga
  • March 24 – 28: 2016 Open Guadeloupe in Guadeloupe Baie-Mahault
    • Winner: France Alexander Mogilianski
  • May 6 – 15: 12th Thailand Open in Thailand Pattaya
    • Winner: Russia Ivan Trofimov
  • July 24 – 30: 2016 Nijmegen Open in Netherlands Nijmegen
  • August 5 – 13: 2016 Brunssum Open in Netherlands Brunssum
    • Winner: Netherlands Erno Prosman
  • August 15 – 20: 2016 MTB Open in Netherlands Hoogeveen
    • Winner: Netherlands Martijn van IJzendoorn
  • September 28 – October 5: 2016 Sunny Beach Open in Bulgaria Sunny Beach
  • November 18 – 24: 4th "XingQiu Cup" International Open in China Lishui

Equestrianism[edit]

2016 Summer Olympics (FEI)[edit]

2015–16 FEI World Cup Jumping[edit]

  • March 26, 2015 – January 24, 2016: Australia Australian League
    • Winner: Australia Chris Chugg (with horses Cera Cassiago and Cristalline)[79]
  • April 4, 2015 – October 17, 2015:  Japan League
    • Winner: Japan Tsuyoshi Ueno (with horse Verdi R.)[80]
  • April 23, 2015 – September 27, 2015: Central Asian League
    • Note: This league has now been labelled as incomplete by the FEI. Each winner won 26 total points.[81]
    • Winner #1: Uzbekistan Umid Kamilov (with horse L'Apechio)
    • Winner #2: Uzbekistan Gairat Nazarov (with horse Quatro Junior)
    • Winner #3: Kyrgyzstan Rinat Galimov (with horse Charlize)
  • April 25, 2015 – October 7, 2015:  China League
  • May 14, 2015 – November 15, 2015:  South America South League
    • Winner: Brazil Pedro Junqueira Muylaert (with horse Colorado)[83]
  • May 14, 2015 – November 29, 2015: South Africa South African League
    • Winner: South Africa Lisa Williams (with horse Campbell)[84]
  • May 14, 2015 – December 13, 2015: Central European League
    • May 14, 2015 – November 29, 2015: Central European League (South Subleague)
      • Winner: Hungary Mariann Hugyecz (with horses Chacco Boy and Never Last)[85]
    • June 11, 2015 – December 13, 2015: Central European League (North Subleague)
      • Winner: Poland Michal Kazmierczak (with Que Pasa 5)[86]
      • February 25 – 28: Central European League FINAL in Poland Warsaw
        • Winner: Poland Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski (with horse Crazy Quick)[87]
  • June 11, 2015 – November 21, 2015: Caucasian League
    • Note: Two winners won 15 total points each.[88]
    • Winner #1: Azerbaijan Rahib Ismayilov (with horse ACO's First Boy)
    • Winner #2: Georgia (country) George Kevkhishvili (with horse Raritet)
  • August 5, 2015 – February 28, 2016: North American League (East Coast)
  • August 12, 2015 – February 14, 2016: North American League (West Coast)
    • Winner: United States Karl Cook (with horse Tembla)[90]
  • September 3, 2015 – February 6, 2016:  Arab League
  • September 3, 2015 – November 15, 2015:  South America North League
    • Winner: Venezuela Noel Vanososte (with horse Conrad D)[92]
  • October 2, 2015 – November 15, 2015: Southeast Asian League
    • Note: Three winners won 18 total points each.[93]
    • Winner #1: Thailand Nattapron Triratanachat (with horse Kalindra)
    • Winner #2: Thailand Arinadtha Chavatanont (with horses Apanachi and Looppan)
    • Winner #3: Thailand Dhewin Manathanya (with horse Blue Boy T)
  • October 15, 2015 – February 7, 2016: Western European League
  • October 21, 2015 – January 17, 2016:  New Zealand League
    • Winner: New Zealand Katie Laurie (with horse Breeze)[95]
  • March 23 – 28: Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping FINAL in Sweden Gothenburg

2015–16 FEI World Cup Dressage[edit]

  • March 26, 2015 – March 28, 2016: 2015–16 FEI World Cup Dressage Schedule[98]
    • March 26, 2015 – December 13, 2015: Asia/Pacific League
      • Werribee #1 winner: Australia Mary Hanna (with horse Umbro)
      • Werribee #2 winner: New Zealand John Thompson (with horse Bates Antonello)
      • Boneo winner: Australia Mary Hanna (with horse Umbro)
      • Sydney winner: Australia Mary Hanna (with horse Umbro)
      • Werribee #3 (final) winner: Australia Mary Hanna (with horse Umbro)
    • April 23, 2015 – March 6, 2016: North American League
    • April 30, 2015 – October 18, 2015: Central European League
    • October 15, 2015 – March 13, 2016: Western European League
  • March 23 – 28: Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Final (Dressage) in Sweden Gothenburg

2016 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Series[edit]

  • February 16 – September 25: 2016 Jumping Calendar of Events[104]

2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Dressage[edit]

  • March 29 – July 17: 2016 Dressage Calendar of Events[109]

2016 FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing[edit]

  • March 23 – October 9: 2016 Eventing Calendar of Events[111]

2016 Spruce Meadows Jumping Tournaments[edit]

  • June 8 – 12: The National[113]
    • Main event: The RBC Grand Prix presented by Rolex
    • Winner: Republic of Ireland Conor Swail (with horse Martha Louise)[114]
  • June 15 – 19: The Continental[115]
    • Main event: The CP Grand Prix
    • Winner: United States Peter Lutz (with horse Robin de Ponthual)[116]
  • June 28 – July 3: The Pan American[117]
    • Main event: The Pan American Cup presented by ROLEX
    • Winner: United States Kent Farrington (with horse Gazelle)[118]
  • July 6 – 10: The North American[119]
    • Main event: The ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup
    • Winner: United States Kent Farrington (with horse Gazelle)[120]
  • September 7 – 11: The Masters[121]
    • Main event #1: The BMO Nations Cup)[122]
      • Winners:   Switzerland
      • Werner Muff (with horse Pollendr)
      • Alain Jufer (with horse Wiveau M)
      • Nadja Peter Steiner (with horse Capuera II)
      • Steve Guerdat (with horse Corbinian)
    • Main event #2: The CP International Grand Prix presented by ROLEX

2016 Longines™ Global Champions Tour[edit]

FISU[edit]

  • June 28 – July 2: 2016 World University Equestrin Championships in Sweden Flyinge
    • Individual Dressage Test winner: Denmark Katja Berg
    • Individual Dressage Freestyle winner: Denmark Katja Berg
    • Individual Jumping winner: Finland Tuuli Sopanen
    • Team Jumping winners:  Sweden (Rebecka Nyhlén, Moa Berrek, Fanny Götesson)
    • Team Dressage winners:  Sweden

Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing[edit]

US Triple Crown[edit]

Canadian Triple Crown[edit]

UK Triple Crown[edit]

Australian Triple Crown[edit]

  • March 5: 2016 Randwick Guineas
    • Horse: Australia Le Romain; Jockey: Australia Christian Reith; Trainer: Australia Kris Lees
  • March 19: 2016 Rosehill Guineas
    • Horse: New Zealand Tarzino; Jockey: Australia Craig Newitt; Trainer: Australia Mick Price
  • April 2: 2016 Australian Derby
    • Horse: New Zealand Tavago; Jockey: Australia Tommy Berry; Trainers: New Zealand Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young

Hong Kong Triple Crown[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Main article: 2016 in combat sports

Field hockey[edit]

  • January 15 – December 11: 2016 FIH Calendar of Events[155]

2016 Summer Olympics (FIH)[edit]

International field hockey events[edit]

European Hockey Federation (EHF)[edit]

  • January 15 – 17: 2016 Men's EuroHockey Indoor Championship in Czech Republic Prague[161]
  • January 22 – 24: 2016 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Championship in Belarus Minsk[162]
  • February 12 – 14: 2016 Men's EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Cup in Germany Hamburg[163]
  • February 12 – 14: 2016 Men's EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Trophy in Russia Pavlovski Posad[164]
  • February 19 – 21: 2016 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Club Champions Trophy in Scotland Dundee[165]
    • Winner: Germany HC Rotweiss Wettingen
    • Second: Belgium Royal Pingouin HC
    • Third: England Bowdon Hightown
  • February 19 – 21: 2016 Women's EuroHockdey Indoor Club Champions Cup in Belarus Minsk[166]
  • May 13 – 16: 2016 EuroHockey Men's Club Champions Trophy in Scotland Glasgow[167]
  • May 13 – 16: 2016 EuroHockey Women's Club Champions Cup in Netherlands Bilthoven[168]
  • May 13 – 16: 2016 EuroHockey Women's Club Champions Trophy in Spain Barcelona[169]
    • Germany Rot-Weiss Köln defeated Belgium Royal Antwerp HC, 4–2, in the final. Belarus HC Minsk took third place.
  • May 14 & 15: 2016 EHL Final Four in Spain Barcelona[170]