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2018 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. The main events for this year are the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Contents

Calendar by month[edit]

January[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
14 December 2017–1 Darts England 2018 PDC World Darts Championship International England Rob Cross
1 Ice hockey United States 2018 NHL Winter Classic Domestic New York (state) New York Rangers
26 December 2017–5 Ice hockey United States 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships International  Canada
5–7 Speed skating Russia 2018 European Speed Skating Championships Continental  Netherlands
29 December 2017–6 Ski jumping Germany/Austria 2017–18 Four Hills Tournament International Poland Kamil Stoch
30 December 2017–6 Tennis Australia 2018 Hopman Cup International   Switzerland (Belinda Bencic & Roger Federer)
6–12 Ice hockey Poland 2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Division I – Group B International  Denmark was promoted to Division I – Group A
 Australia was relegated to Division I – Group B Qualification
6–13 Ice hockey Russia 2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship International  United States
6–14 Darts England 2018 BDO World Darts Championship International Men: England Glen Durrant
Women: England Lisa Ashton
6–14 Rugby sevens Uruguay/Chile 2018 Sudamérica Rugby Sevens Continental  South Africa Academy (invitational team)
6–20 Rally raid Peru/Bolivia/Argentina 2018 Dakar Rally International Cars: Spain Carlos Sainz (France Team Peugeot Total)
Bikes: Austria Matthias Walkner (Austria Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
Quads: Chile Ignacio Casale (Chile Casale Racing)
Trucks: Russia Eduard Nikolaev (Russia Kamaz)
UTV: Brazil Reinaldo Varela (South Racing Can-Am)
30 December 2017–7 Cross-country skiing Switzerland/Germany/Italy 2017–18 Tour de Ski International Men: Switzerland Dario Cologna
Women: Norway Heidi Weng
8 American football United States 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Domestic Alabama Alabama Crimson Tide
8–14 Ice hockey Italy 2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Division I – Group A International  Japan was promoted to Top Division
 Norway was relegated to Division I – Group B
8–20 Cricket Pakistan/United Arab Emirates 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup International India India
9–27 Association football China 2018 AFC U-23 Championship Continental  Uzbekistan
10–16 Ice hockey Serbia 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division II – Group B International  Spain was promoted to Division II – Group A
 Turkey was relegated to Division III
11–14 Bandy China 2018 Women's Bandy World Championship International  Sweden
11–14 Curling Canada 2018 Continental Cup of Curling International Canada/United States Team North America
11–28 Bowls England 2018 World Indoor Bowls Championship International Open: England Mark Dawes
Women: England Katherine Rednall
12–14 Golf Malaysia 2018 EurAsia Cup International  Europe
12–14 Indoor field hockey Belgium 2018 Men's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship Continental  Austria
12–14 Speed skating Germany 2018 European Short Track Speed Skating Championships Continental Men: Netherlands Sjinkie Knegt
Women: Italy Arianna Fontana
12–28 Handball Croatia 2018 European Men's Handball Championship Continental  Spain
13 Formula E Morocco 2018 Marrakesh ePrix (FE #3) International Sweden Felix Rosenqvist (India Mahindra Racing)
13–31 Association football Ecuador 2018 South American Under-20 Women's Football Championship Continental  Brazil
13–3 February Cricket New Zealand 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup International  India
13–4 February Association football Morocco 2018 African Nations Championship Continental  Morocco
14–21 Snooker England 2018 Masters (Triple Crown #2) International Northern Ireland Mark Allen
15–21 Figure skating Russia 2018 European Figure Skating Championships Continental Men: Spain Javier Fernández
Ladies: Russia Alina Zagitova
Pairs:  Russia (Evgenia Tarasova & Vladimir Morozov)
Ice dance:  France (Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron)
15–28 Tennis Australia 2018 Australian Open (Grand Slam #1) International Men: Switzerland Roger Federer
Women: Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
17–27 Handball Gabon 2018 African Men's Handball Championship Continental  Tunisia
18–28 Association football Trinidad and Tobago 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship Continental  Mexico
18–28 Handball South Korea 2018 Asian Men's Handball Championship Continental  Qatar
19–21 Indoor field hockey Czech Republic 2018 Women's EuroHockey Indoor Nations Championship Continental  Germany
19–21 Ski jumping Germany FIS Ski Flying World Championships 2018 International Individual: Norway Daniel-André Tande
Team:  Norway
19–25 Surfing China 2018 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship International Men's open: Hawaii Kai Sallas
Women's open: United States Tory Gilkerson
Aloha Cup:  United States
Team points:  United States
20–21 Luge Germany 2018 Junior European Luge Championships Continental  Germany
20–28 Netball England/South Africa 2018 Netball Quad Series (January) International  Australia
22–27 Figure skating Chinese Taipei 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships International Men: China Jin Boyang
Ladies: Japan Kaori Sakamoto
Pairs:  United States (Tarah Kayne & Danny O'Shea)
Ice dance:  United States (Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker)
22–28 Biathlon Italy 2018 IBU Open European Championships Continental  France
22–28 Ice hockey Bulgaria 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division III International  Israel was promoted to Division II – Group B
 New Zealand was relegated to Division III Qualification
25–28 Bobsleigh & Skeleton Switzerland 2018 IBSF Junior & U23 World Championships International  Germany
25–28 Multi-sport United States Winter X Games XXII International  United States
25–28 Rallying Monaco 2018 Monte Carlo Rally (WRC #1) International France Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (United Kingdom M-Sport)
25–20 October Rallying European Union 2018 FIA R-GT Cup Continental
26–28 Darts England 2018 Masters International Netherlands Michael van Gerwen
26–28 Rugby sevens Australia 2018 Sydney Sevens (WRSS #3)
Australia 2018 Sydney Women's Sevens (WRWSS #2)
International Men:  Australia
Women:  Australia
27 Horse racing United States 2018 Pegasus World Cup International Horse: United States Gun Runner
Jockey: France Florent Geroux
Trainer: United States Steve Asmussen
27–28 Ice hockey United States 63rd National Hockey League All-Star Game Domestic Pacific Division (NHL)
MVP: Minnesota Brock Boeser (British Columbia Vancouver Canucks)
27–28 Luge Latvia FIL European Luge Championships 2018 Continental  Russia
27–4 February Nordic skiing Switzerland 2018 Nordic Junior World Ski Championships International  Norway
27–3 March Rugby union Argentina/Brazil/Canada/Chile/United States/Uruguay 2018 Americas Rugby Championship Continental  United States
28 American football United States 2018 Pro Bowl Domestic American Football Conference (AFC)
Offensive MVP: California Delanie Walker (Tennessee Tennessee Titans)
Defensive MVP: Texas Von Miller (Colorado Denver Broncos)
28–4 February Bandy Russia/China 2018 Bandy World Championship International Division A:  Russia
Division B:  Netherlands
30–4 February Biathlon Slovenia 2018 IBU Junior Open European Championships Continental  Russia
30–4 February Ice hockey Mexico 2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Division I – Group B Qualification International  Netherlands was promoted to Division I – Group B
30–8 February Alpine skiing Switzerland World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships 2018 International   Switzerland
30–10 February Futsal Slovenia UEFA Futsal Euro 2018 Continental  Portugal

February[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–3 Athletics Iran 2018 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships Continental  Kazakhstan
1–4 Roller derby England 2018 Roller Derby World Cup International  United States
1–11 Futsal Chinese Taipei 2018 AFC Futsal Championship Continental  Iran
2–3 Luge Germany 2018 Junior World Luge Championships International  Germany
2–3 Motorsport Saudi Arabia 2018 Race of Champions International Race of Champions: United Kingdom David Coulthard
Nations' Cup:  Germany (Timo Bernhard & René Rast)
2–8 Baseball Mexico 2018 Caribbean Series Regional Puerto Rico Criollos de Caguas
2–18 March Rugby union England/France/Ireland/Italy/Scotland/Wales 2018 Women's Six Nations Championship Continental  France
3 Formula E Chile 2018 Santiago ePrix (FE #4) International France Jean-Éric Vergne (China Techeetah)
3–4 Cyclo-cross Netherlands 2018 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships International Men: Belgium Wout van Aert
Women: Belgium Sanne Cant
3–4 Rugby sevens New Zealand 2018 New Zealand Sevens (WRSS #4) International  Fiji
3–4 Table tennis Switzerland 2018 Europe Top 16 Cup Continental Men: Germany Timo Boll
Women: Romania Bernadette Szőcs
3–17 March Rugby union England/France/Ireland/Italy/Scotland/Wales 2018 Six Nations Championship Continental  Ireland
4 American football United States Super Bowl LII Domestic Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles
5–7 Ice hockey South Africa 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division III Qualification International  South Africa was promoted to Division III
6–11 Badminton Malaysia 2018 Badminton Asia Team Championships Continental Men:  Indonesia
Women:  Japan
6–11 Badminton New Zealand 2018 Oceania Badminton Championships Continental Men: New Zealand Abhinav Manota
Women: Australia Chen Hsuan-yu
7–11 Amateur wrestling Nigeria 2018 African Wrestling Championships Continental Freestyle:  Nigeria
Greco-Roman:  Egypt
Women's freestyle:  Nigeria
7–11 Indoor field hockey Germany 2018 Men's Indoor Hockey World Cup
Germany 2018 Women's Indoor Hockey World Cup
International Men:  Austria
Women:  Germany
8–20 Cycling Myanmar/Malaysia 2018 Asian Cycling Championships Continental Road:  Japan
Track:  Japan
9–25 Multi-sport South Korea 2018 Winter Olympics International  Norway (NOR)
10–18 March Rugby union Belgium/Georgia (country)/Germany/Romania/Russia/Spain 2018 Rugby Europe Championship Continental  Georgia
11 Triathlon South Africa 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #1 International Men: South Africa Richard Murray
Women: United Kingdom Vicky Holland
12–15 Badminton Algeria 2018 All Africa Team Badminton Championships Continental Men:  Algeria
Women:  Mauritius
13–18 Badminton Russia 2018 European Team Badminton Championships Continental Men:  Denmark
Women:  Denmark
14–19 Archery United States 2018 World Indoor Archery Championships International  United States
14–21 Association football Argentina/Brazil 2018 Recopa Sudamericana Continental Brazil Grêmio
15–18 Badminton Trinidad and Tobago 2018 Pan Am Badminton Championships (Team Event) Continental Men:  Canada
Women:  Canada
15–18 Rallying Sweden 2018 Rally Sweden (WRC #2) International Belgium Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (South Korea Hyundai)
16 Rugby league Australia 2018 World Club Challenge International Australia Melbourne Storm
16–18 Badminton Algeria 2018 African Badminton Championships Continental Men: Mauritius Georges Paul
Women: Mauritius Kate Foo Kune
16–26 Shooting sport Hungary 2018 10m European Shooting Championships Continental  Russia
16–27 October Rallying European Union/Russia/United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Kazakhstan/Morocco 2018 World Cup for Cross Country Rallies International
16–16 November NASCAR United States 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Domestic
16–17 November Rallying European Union 2018 European Rally Trophy Continental
17–17 November NASCAR United States 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Domestic
18 NASCAR United States 2018 Daytona 500 Domestic North Carolina Austin Dillon (North Carolina Richard Childress Racing)
18 Basketball United States 2018 NBA All-Star Game Domestic All-Star Game: Team LeBron
MVP: Ohio LeBron James (Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers)
18–18 November NASCAR United States 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Domestic
19–25 Snooker England 2018 World Grand Prix International England Ronnie O'Sullivan
21–25 Ski orienteering Estonia 2018 World University Ski Orienteering Championship International  Norway
22–25 Table tennis England 2018 ITTF Team World Cup International Men:  China
Women:  China
23–23 September Rallying Ivory Coast/Kenya/South Africa/Zambia/Uganda/Tanzania/Rwanda 2018 African Rally Championship Continental
24 Association football Morocco 2018 CAF Super Cup Continental Morocco Wydad Casablanca
25 Marathon Japan 2018 Tokyo Marathon (WMM #1) International Men: Kenya Dickson Chumba
Women: Ethiopia Birhane Dibaba
25–28 Ice hockey Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 IIHF World Championship Division III – Qualification International  Turkmenistan was promoted to Division III
26–4 March Biathlon Estonia 2018 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships International  Russia
27–4 March Amateur wrestling Kyrgyzstan 2018 Asian Wrestling Championships Continental Men's freestyle:  Uzbekistan
Men's Greco-Roman:  Kyrgyzstan
Women's freestyle:  China
28–4 March Track cycling Netherlands 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships International  Netherlands

March[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–4 Golf Mexico 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship International United States Phil Mickelson
1–4 Athletics United Kingdom 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships International  United States
2 Triathlon United Arab Emirates 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #1 International Men: South Africa Henri Schoeman
Women: Netherlands Rachel Klamer
2–4 Short track speed skating Poland 2018 World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships International  South Korea
2–4 Pool Gibraltar 2018 World Pool Masters International Netherlands Niels Feijen
2–4 Rugby sevens United States 2018 USA Sevens (WRSS #5) International  United States
3 Formula E Mexico 2018 Mexico City ePrix (FE #5) International Germany Daniel Abt (Germany Abt Sportsline)
3–4 Speed skating China 2018 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships International Men: Norway Håvard Lorentzen
Women: Netherlands Jorien ter Mors
3–10 Beach soccer Peru 2018 Copa América de Beach Soccer Continental  Brazil
3–10 Curling Scotland 2018 World Junior Curling Championships International Men:  Canada (Skip: Tyler Tardi)
Women:  Canada (Skip: Kaitlyn Jones)
3–25 November Motorsport Australia/New Zealand 2018 Supercars Championship Regional
4–25 March Cricket Zimbabwe 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier International  Afghanistan
5–11 Figure skating Bulgaria 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships International Men: Russia Alexey Erokhov
Ladies: Russia Alexandra Trusova
Pairs:  Russia (Daria Pavliuchenko & Denis Khodykin)
Ice dance:  Russia (Anastasia Skoptsova & Kirill Aleshin)
5–18 Tennis United States 2018 Indian Wells Masters International Men: Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
Women: Japan Naomi Osaka
7–25 Association football Argentina 2018 South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship Continental  Brazil
8–11 Rallying Mexico 2018 Rally Mexico (WRC #3) International France Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT)
8–11 Table tennis Belarus 2018 European Under-21 Table Tennis Championships Continental Men: Czech Republic Tomáš Polanský
Women: Russia Mariia Tailakova
8–25 November Rallying Mexico/Canada/Venezuela 2018 NACAM Rally Championship Regional
9–11 Speed skating Netherlands 2018 World Allround Speed Skating Championships International Men: Netherlands Patrick Roest
Women: Japan Miho Takagi
9–11 Speed skating United States 2018 World Junior Speed Skating Championships International Men: Norway Allan Dahl Johansson
Women: Netherlands Joy Beune
9–18 Multi-sport South Korea 2018 Winter Paralympics International  United States
9–18 Ski jumping Norway Raw Air 2018 International Poland Kamil Stoch
10 Triathlon Australia 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #2 International Men: South Africa Richard Murray
Women: Australia Emma Jeffcoat
10–11 Rugby sevens Canada 2018 Canada Sevens (WRSS #6) International  Fiji
10–11 Athletics Portugal 2018 European Throwing Cup Continental  Germany
10–28 Chess Germany Candidates Tournament 2018 International United States Fabiano Caruana
11–16 September IndyCar United States/Canada 2018 IndyCar Series International
11–20 December Surfing Australia/Brazil/Indonesia/South Africa/French Polynesia/United States/France/Portugal/Hawaii 2018 World Surf League International Men:
Women:
13–2 April Basketball United States 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Domestic Pennsylvania Villanova Wildcats
MOP: Delaware Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova)
14–18 Shooting sport Malaysia 2018 World University Shooting Championship International  Italy
15–19 Table tennis Australia 2018 Oceania Table Tennis Championships Continental Men: Australia Chris Yan
Women: Australia Jian Fang Lay
15–25 November Rallying Paraguay/Argentina/Brazil/Bolivia/Uruguay 2018 Codasur South American Rally Championship Continental
16–17 Synchronized skating Croatia 2018 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships International Russia Spartak-Junost
16–18 Speed skating Canada 2018 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships International Men: Canada Charles Hamelin
Women: South Korea Choi Min-jeong
16–29 Chess Georgia (country) 2018 European Individual Chess Championship Continental Croatia Ivan Šarić
16–1 April Basketball United States 2018 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament Domestic Indiana Notre Dame Fighting Irish
MOP: Wisconsin Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame)
17 Formula E Uruguay 2018 Punta del Este ePrix (FE #6) International France Jean-Éric Vergne (China Techeetah)
17 Road bicycle racing Italy 2018 Milan–San Remo (Monument #1) International Italy Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Bahrain–Merida)
17–18 Freestyle wrestling Japan 2018 Wrestling World Cup - Women's freestyle International  Japan
17–23 Ice hockey Spain 2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group B International  Spain was promoted to Division II – Group A
 Romania was relegated to Division III
17–25 Curling Canada 2018 Ford World Women's Curling Championship International  Canada (Skip: Jennifer Jones)
18 Motorcycle racing Qatar 2018 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Italy Andrea Dovizioso (Italy Ducati Team)
Moto2: Italy Francesco Bagnaia (Italy Sky Racing Team VR46)
Moto3: Spain Jorge Martín (Italy Del Conca Gresini Moto3)
19–25 Figure skating Italy 2018 World Figure Skating Championships International Men: United States Nathan Chen
Ladies: Canada Kaetlyn Osmond
Pairs:  Germany (Aliona Savchenko & Bruno Massot)
Ice dance:  France (Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron)
19–25 Snooker Wales 2018 Players Championship International England Ronnie O'Sullivan
19–1 April Tennis United States 2018 Miami Open International Men: United States John Isner
Women: United States Sloane Stephens
21–25 Golf United States 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play International United States Bubba Watson
21–25 Handball Brazil 2018 Pan American Women's Junior Handball Championship Continental  Brazil
22–24 Water polo Spain 2018 LEN Women's Europa CupSuper Final Continental  Greece
22–25 Speed skating Belarus 2018 World University Speed Skating Championship International  Japan
22–14 October Rallying European Union 2018 European Rally Championship Continental
24 Athletics Spain 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships International Men: Kenya Geoffrey Kamworor
Women: Ethiopia Netsanet Gudeta
24–30 Ice hockey Croatia 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division II – Group B International  Spain was promoted to Division II – Group A
 Iceland was relegated to Division III – Group A
25 Formula One Australia 2018 Australian Grand Prix International Germany Sebastian Vettel (Italy Ferrari)
25 Triathlon New Zealand 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #3 International Men: Australia Declan Wilson
Women: United States Kirsten Kasper
26–1 April Weightlifting Romania 2018 European Weightlifting Championships Continental  Georgia
26–1 April Ice hockey Turkey 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III – Group A International  Belgium was promoted to Division II – Group B
 Chinese Taipei was relegated to Division III – Group B
29–30 September Baseball United States/Canada 2018 Major League Baseball season Domestic
29–2 April Golf United States 2018 ANA Inspiration International Sweden Pernilla Lindberg
31 Horse racing United Arab Emirates 2018 Dubai World Cup International Horse: Republic of Ireland Thunder Snow
Jockey: Belgium Christophe Soumillon
Trainer: United Arab Emirates Saeed bin Suroor
31 Professional boxing United Kingdom Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker International United Kingdom Anthony Joshua
31–6 April Ice hockey Slovenia 2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II – Group A International  Netherlands was promoted to Division I – Group B
 Mexico was relegated to Division II – Group B
31–8 April Curling United States 2018 World Men's Curling Championship International  Sweden (Skip: Niklas Edin)

April[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Road bicycle racing Belgium 2018 Tour of Flanders (Monument #2) International Netherlands Niki Terpstra (Belgium Quick-Step Floors)
1–7 Ice hockey Estonia 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division II – Group A International  Great Britain was promoted to Division I – Group B
 Australia was relegated to Division II – Group B
1–9 Fencing Italy 2018 Junior World Fencing Championships International  Russia
2–8 Basketball China 2018 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship Continental  Australia
2–8 Ice hockey Latvia 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division I – Group A International  Latvia was promoted to Top Division
 Slovenia was relegated to Division I – Group B
2–8 Snooker China 2018 China Open International England Mark Selby
3–8 Handball Mexico 2018 Nor.Ca. Men's Handball Championship Continental  Cuba
3–8 Ice hockey Philippines 2018 IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia — Top Division Continental  Mongolia
4–15 Multi-sport Australia 2018 Commonwealth Games International  Australia (AUS)
4–22 Association football Chile 2018 Copa América Femenina Continental  Brazil
5–8 Golf United States 2018 Masters Tournament International United States Patrick Reed
5–8 Rallying France 2018 Tour de Corse (WRC #4) International France Sébastien Ogier & Julien Ingrassia (United Kingdom M-Sport Ford WRT)
5–8 Water polo Croatia 2018 LEN Men's Europa CupSuper Final Continental  Croatia
6–7 Synchronized skating Sweden 2018 ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships International Finland Marigold IceUnity
6–8 Judo France/New Caledonia 2018 Oceania Judo Championships Continental  Australia
6–8 Rugby sevens Hong Kong 2018 Hong Kong Sevens (WRSS #7) International  Fiji
6–8 Table tennis Japan 2018 ITTF-ATTU Asian Cup Continental Men: China Fan Zhendong
Women: China Zhu Yuling
6–16 Ultramarathon Morocco 2018 Marathon des Sables International Men: Morocco Rachid El Morabity
Women: United States Magdalena Boulet
6–20 Association football Jordan 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup Continental  Japan
7 Athletics Switzerland 2018 World University Cross Country Championships International Men: Algeria El Hocine Zourkane
Women: Germany Caterina Granz
7–8 Freestyle wrestling United States 2018 Wrestling World Cup - Men's freestyle International  United States
7–15 Volleyball Czech Republic/Slovakia 2018 Boys' U18 Volleyball European Championship Continental  Germany
7–16 Modern pentathlon Portugal 2018 World Youth A Modern Pentathlon Championships International Men: Egypt Ahmed El-Gendy
Women: Italy Alice Rinaudo
7–20 Chess Slovakia 2018 European Women's Chess Championship Continental Russia Valentina Gunina
7–25 November Motorsport Council of Europe/Bahrain/United Arab Emirates 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship International
4 October 2017–8 Ice hockey United States/Canada 2017–18 NHL season Domestic Presidents' Trophy: Tennessee Nashville Predators
Art Ross Trophy: Ontario Connor McDavid (Alberta Edmonton Oilers)
8 Formula One Bahrain 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix International Germany Sebastian Vettel (Italy Ferrari)
8 Motorcycle racing Argentina 2018 Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow (Monaco LCR Honda)
Moto2: Italy Mattia Pasini (Italy Italtrans Racing Team)
Moto3: Italy Marco Bezzecchi (Germany Redox PrüstelGP)
8 Road bicycle racing France 2018 Paris–Roubaix (Monument #3) International Slovakia Peter Sagan (Germany Bora–Hansgrohe)
8–14 Ice hockey France 2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I – Group A International  France was promoted to Top Division
 Slovakia was relegated to Division I – Group B
8–14 Ice hockey Italy 2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division I – Group B International  Italy was promoted to Division I – Group A
 Poland was relegated to Division II – Group A
8–18 November Motorsport European Union/Morocco/Argentina/China/Japan/Macau 2018 World Touring Car Cup International
10–14 Handball Argentina 2018 Pan American Women's Youth Handball Championship Continental  Brazil
10–15 Equestrianism France 2018 FEI World Cup Show Jumping and Dressage Finals International Show Jumping: United States Beezie Madden
Dressage: Germany Isabell Werth
17 October 2017–11 Basketball United States/Canada 2017–18 NBA season Domestic Top Seed: Texas Houston Rockets
Top Scorer: California James Harden (Houston Rockets)
12–15 Judo Tunisia 2018 African Judo Championships Continental  Tunisia
12–15 Trampolining Azerbaijan 2018 European Trampoline Championships Continental  Russia
13–15 Acrobatic gymnastics Belgium 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships International  Russia
13–21 Volleyball Bulgaria 2018 Girls' U17 Volleyball European Championship Continental  Russia
14 Formula E Italy 2018 Rome ePrix (FE #7) International United Kingdom Sam Bird (United Kingdom DS Virgin Racing)
14 Horse racing United Kingdom 2018 Grand National International Horse: Republic of Ireland Tiger Roll
Jockey: Republic of Ireland Davy Russell
Trainer: Republic of Ireland Gordon Elliott
14–20 Ice hockey Ukraine 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division I – Group B International  Ukraine was promoted to Division I – Group A
 Romania was relegated to Division II – Group A
14–20 Ice hockey Spain 2018 IIHF World Championship Division II – Group B International  Spain was promoted to Division II – Group A
 Luxembourg was relegated to Division III
14–21 October Motorsport European Union 2018 International GT Open International
14–24 November Motorsport Council of Europe/Canada/United States/South Africa 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship International
15 Formula One China 2018 Chinese Grand Prix International Australia Daniel Ricciardo (Austria Red Bull Racing)
15–19 Fencing Armenia 2018 European Fencing Under 23 Championships Continental  Italy
15–22 Tennis Monaco 2018 Monte-Carlo Masters International Spain Rafael Nadal
15–28 October Motorsport European Union 2018 European Le Mans Series International
16 Marathon United States 2018 Boston Marathon (WMM #2) International Men: Japan Yuki Kawauchi
Women: United States Desiree Linden
16–22 Ice hockey South Africa 2018 IIHF World Championship Division III International  Georgia was promoted to Division II – Group B
 Hong Kong was relegated to Division III – Qualification
19–29 Ice hockey Russia 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships International  Finland
20–22 Judo Costa Rica 2018 Pan American Judo Championships Continental  Cuba
21–22 Rugby sevens Japan 2018 Japan Women's Sevens (WRWSS #3) International  New Zealand
21–28 Curling Sweden 2018 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Sweden 2018 World Senior Curling Championships
International Mixed Doubles:   Switzerland (Michèle Jäggi & Sven Michel)
Senior Men:  Canada (Skip: Wade White)
Senior Women:  Canada (Skip: Sherry Anderson)
21–7 May Snooker England 2018 World Snooker Championship (Triple Crown #3) International Wales Mark Williams
22 Marathon United Kingdom 2018 London Marathon (WMM #3) International Men: Kenya Eliud Kipchoge
Women: Kenya Vivian Cheruiyot
22 Motorcycle racing United States 2018 Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Japan Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2: Italy Francesco Bagnaia (Italy Sky Racing Team VR46)
Moto3: Spain Jorge Martín (Italy Del Conca Gresini Moto3)
22 Road bicycle racing Belgium 2018 Liège–Bastogne–Liège (Monument #4) International Luxembourg Bob Jungels (Belgium Quick-Step Floors)
22–28 Ice hockey Hungary 2018 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group A International  Great Britain and  Italy were promoted to Top Division
 Poland was relegated to Division I – Group B
22–28 Ice hockey Lithuania 2018 IIHF World Championship Division I – Group B International  Lithuania was promoted to Division I – Group A
 Croatia was relegated to Division II – Group A
23 Association football Switzerland 2017–18 UEFA Youth League Final Continental Spain Barcelona
23–29 Ice hockey Netherlands 2018 IIHF World Championship Division II – Group A International  Netherlands was promoted to Division I – Group B
 Iceland was relegated to Division II – Group B
24–29 Badminton China 2018 Badminton Asia Championships Continental Men: Japan Kento Momota
Women: Chinese Taipei Tai Tzu-ying
24–29 Badminton Spain 2018 European Badminton Championships Continental Men: Denmark Viktor Axelsen
Women: Spain Carolina Marín
24–5 May Association football Liberia 2018 WAFU/FOX U-20 Tournament Regional  Gambia
26–28 Ice hockey New Zealand 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships Division III – Group B International  New Zealand was promoted to Division III – Group A
26–28 American football United States 2018 NFL draft Domestic #1 pick: Texas Baker Mayfield (to the Ohio Cleveland Browns from the Oklahoma Oklahoma Sooners)
26–28 Judo Israel 2018 European Judo Championships Continental  Russia
26–29 Badminton Guatemala 2018 Pan Am Badminton Championships Continental Men: Brazil Ygor Coelho de Oliveira
Women: Canada Michelle Li
26–29 Rallying Argentina 2018 Rally Argentina (WRC #5) International Estonia Ott Tänak & Martin Järveoja (Japan Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT)
28 Formula E France 2018 Paris ePrix (FE #8) International France Jean-Éric Vergne (China Techeetah)
28 Triathlon Bermuda 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #2 International Men: Norway Casper Stornes
Women: Bermuda Flora Duffy
28–29 Rugby sevens Singapore 2018 Singapore Sevens (WRSS #8) International  Fiji
28–1 May 3x3 basketball China 2018 FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup Continental Men:  Australia
Women:  New Zealand
28–2 June Rugby union Hong Kong/Malaysia/South Korea 2018 Asia Rugby Championship Continental  Hong Kong
29 Formula One Azerbaijan 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
29–6 May Table tennis Sweden 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships International Men:  China
Women:  China
30–6 May Amateur wrestling Russia 2018 European Wrestling Championships Continental  Russia

May[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–12 Futsal Thailand 2018 AFC Women's Futsal Championship Continental  Iran
2–20 Chess China Women's World Chess Championship 2018 International China Ju Wenjun
3–6 Amateur wrestling Peru 2018 Pan-American Wrestling Championships Continental  United States
3–17 November Rallying Jordan/Cyprus/Lebanon/Iran/Kuwait/Qatar 2018 Middle East Rally Championship Regional
4 Athletics Qatar Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix (Diamond League #1) International  United States
4–6 Basketball Greece 2018 Basketball Champions League Final Four Continental Greece AEK Athens
4–20 Ice hockey Denmark 2018 IIHF World Championship International  Sweden
4–20 Association football England 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Continental  Netherlands
4–27 Road bicycle racing Italy 2018 Giro d'Italia (Grand Tour #1) International United Kingdom Chris Froome (United Kingdom Team Sky)
5 Horse racing United States 2018 Kentucky Derby International Horse: United States Justify
Jockey: United States Mike Smith
Trainer: United States Bob Baffert
5–6 Athletics China 2018 IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships International  China
5–6 Triathlon China 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #5 International Men: Azerbaijan Rostyslav Pevtsov
Women: Australia Emma Jeffcoat
5–13 Tennis Spain 2018 Madrid Open International Men: Germany Alexander Zverev
Women: Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
5–2 December Rallying New Zealand/Australia/Malaysia/Japan/China/India 2018 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship Regional
5–16 June 2019 Motorsport European Union/Japan/China/United States 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship International
6 Motorcycle racing Spain 2018 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Belgium Repsol Honda)
Moto2: Italy Lorenzo Baldassarri (United Kingdom Pons Racing)
Moto3: Germany Philipp Öttl (Germany Südmetall Schedl GP Racing)
6–21 October Motorsport European Union 2018 TCR Europe Series Continental
9–21 Association football Lithuania 2018 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship Continental  Spain
10–13 Taekwondo Russia 2018 European Taekwondo Championships Continental  Russia
10–13 Karate Serbia 2018 European Karate Championships Continental  Spain
10–13 Golf United States 2018 Players Championship International United States Webb Simpson
12 Athletics China Shanghai Golden Grand Prix (Diamond League #2) International  China
12 Rugby union Spain 2018 European Rugby Champions Cup Final Continental Ireland Leinster
12 Triathlon Japan 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #3 International Men: Spain Mario Mola
Women: Bermuda Flora Duffy
12–13 Rugby sevens Canada 2018 Canada Women's Sevens (WRWSS #4) International  New Zealand
12–14 October Motorsport European Union 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship International
13 Formula One Spain 2018 Spanish Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
13–20 Field hockey South Korea 2018 Asian Women's Hockey Champions Trophy Continental  South Korea
14–20 Tennis Italy 2018 Italian Open International Men: Spain Rafael Nadal
Women: Ukraine Elina Svitolina
15–20 Pool China 2018 World Cup of Pool International  China (Wu Jia-qing & Liu Haitao)
16 Association football France 2018 UEFA Europa League Final Continental Spain Atlético Madrid
16–19 Golf Philippines 2018 World University Golf Championship International Men: Japan Daiki Imano
Women: South Korea Ma Da-som
17–20 Rallying Portugal 2018 Rally de Portugal (WRC #6) International Belgium Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT)
17–20 Golf United States The Tradition International Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
18–19 Table tennis Vanuatu 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup Continental Men: Australia Hu Heming
Women: Australia Jian Fang Lay
18–20 Basketball Serbia 2018 EuroLeague Final Four Continental Spain Real Madrid
19 Athletics United Kingdom 2018 European 10,000m Cup Continental Men: Germany Richard Ringer
Women: Israel Lonah Chemtai Salpeter
19 Formula E Germany 2018 Berlin ePrix (FE #9) International Germany Daniel Abt (Germany Abt Sportsline)
19 Horse racing United States 2018 Preakness Stakes Domestic Horse: United States Justify
Jockey: United States Mike Smith
Trainer: United States Bob Baffert
19 Triathlon Kazakhstan 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #6 International Men: Russia Dmitry Polyanski
Women: France Sandra Dodet
20 Motorcycle racing France 2018 French motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Japan Repsol Honda Team)
Moto2: Italy Francesco Bagnaia (Italy Sky Racing Team VR46)
Moto3: Spain Albert Arenas (Spain Ángel Nieto Team Moto3)
20–27 Badminton Thailand 2018 Thomas & Uber Cup International Thomas Cup:  China
Uber Cup:  Japan
20–27 Volleyball Thailand 2018 Asian Girls' U17 Volleyball Championship Continental  Japan
20–29 September NASCAR Canada 2018 NASCAR Pinty's Series Domestic
24 Association football Ukraine 2018 UEFA Women's Champions League Final Continental France Lyon
24–27 Golf England 2018 BMW PGA Championship International Italy Francesco Molinari
24–27 Golf United States Senior PGA Championship International England Paul Broadhurst
26 Association football Ukraine 2018 UEFA Champions League Final Continental Spain Real Madrid
26 Athletics United States Prefontaine Classic (Diamond League #3) International  United States
26 Rugby union Republic of Ireland 2018 Pro14 Grand Final International Ireland Leinster
26–27 Rowing France 2018 European Rowing Junior Championships Continental  Czech Republic
26–8 June Multi-sport event Bolivia 2018 South American Games Continental  Colombia
26–9 June Association football France 2018 Toulon Tournament International  England
26–7 October Motorsport European Union 2018 European Truck Racing Championship Continental
27 Formula One Monaco 2018 Monaco Grand Prix International Australia Daniel Ricciardo (Austria Red Bull Racing)
27 INDYCAR United States 2018 Indianapolis 500 International Australia Will Power (United States Team Penske)
27–9 June Association football South Africa 2018 COSAFA Cup Regional  Zimbabwe
27–10 June Tennis France 2018 French Open (Grand Slam #2) International Men: Spain Rafael Nadal
Women: Romania Simona Halep
28–2 June Water polo China 2018 FINA Women's Water Polo World League Super Final International  United States
28–7 June Ice hockey United States 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Domestic Washington, D.C. Washington Capitals
30–17 June Rugby union France 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship International  France
31 Athletics Italy Golden Gala (Diamond League #4) International  United States
31–3 June Darts Germany 2018 PDC World Cup of Darts International  Netherlands (Michael van Gerwen & Raymond van Barneveld)
31–3 June Golf United States 2018 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship International Thailand Ariya Jutanugarn
31–8 June Basketball United States 2018 NBA Finals Domestic California Golden State Warriors
31–10 June Association football Flag of Ogaden National Liberation Front(2).svg 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup International  Kárpátalja

June[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–3 Canoe slalom Czech Republic 2018 European Canoe Slalom Championships Continental  Germany
1–3 Rhythmic gymnastics Spain 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships Continental  Russia
1–3 Aerobic gymnastics Portugal 2018 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships International  Russia
2 Horse racing United Kingdom 2018 Epsom Derby International Horse: Republic of Ireland Masar
Jockey: United Kingdom William Buick
Trainer: United Kingdom Charlie Appleby
2 Triathlon Italy 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #7 International Men: Italy Delian Stateff
Women: Austria Lisa Perterer
2–3 Rugby sevens England 2018 London Sevens (WRSS #9) International  Fiji
2–9 Motorcycle speedway Germany/United Kingdom/Poland 2018 Speedway of Nations International  Russia (Artem Laguta, Emil Sayfutdinov & Gleb Chugunov)
3 Motorcycle racing Italy 2018 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Italy Ducati Corse)
Moto2: Portugal Miguel Oliveira (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: Spain Jorge Martín (Italy Gresini Racing)
3–10 Cricket Malaysia 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup Continental  Bangladesh
4–10 Amateur wrestling Turkey 2018 European U23 Wrestling Championship Continental  Russia
4–10 Diving China 2018 FINA Diving World Cup International  China
5–9 BMX racing Azerbaijan 2018 UCI BMX World Championships International Men: France Sylvain André
Women: Netherlands Laura Smulders
5–9 Squash United Arab Emirates 2018 Men's PSA World Series Finals
United Arab Emirates 2018 Women's PSA World Series Finals
International Men: Egypt Mohamed El Shorbagy
Women: Egypt Nour El Sherbini
5–9 Fencing Tunisia 2018 African Fencing Championships Continental  Egypt
5–13 Amateur boxing Bulgaria 2018 Women's European Amateur Boxing Championships Continental  Russia
6–12 Association football United States 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship Continental  United States
7 Athletics Norway Bislett Games (Diamond League #5) International  United States
7 Triathlon United Kingdom 2018 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series #1 International  United States (Kirsten Kasper, Eli Hemming, Katie Zaferes, & Matthew McElroy)
7–9 Water polo Italy 2017–18 LEN Champions League Final Eight Continental Greece Olympiacos
7–10 Athletics Japan 2018 Asian Junior Athletics Championships Continental  Japan
7–10 Rallying Italy 2018 Rally Italia Sardegna (WRC #7) International Belgium Thierry Neuville & Nicolas Gilsoul (South Korea Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT)
8–10 Golf United States 2018 Curtis Cup International  United States
8–10 Rugby sevens France 2018 France Women's Sevens (WRWSS #5) International  New Zealand
8–10 Canoe sprint Serbia 2018 Canoe Sprint European Championships Continental  Hungary
8–12 3x3 basketball Philippines 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup International Men:  Serbia
Women:  Italy
9 Horse racing United States 2018 Belmont Stakes Domestic Horse: United States Justify
Jockey: United States Mike Smith
Trainer: United States Bob Baffert
9–10 Rugby sevens France 2018 Paris Sevens (WRSS #10) International  South Africa
9–16 Rugby union Fiji 2018 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup Regional  Fiji
10 Athletics Sweden Stockholm Bauhaus Athletics (Diamond League #6) International  Great Britain
10 Formula E Switzerland 2018 Zürich ePrix (FE #10) International Brazil Lucas di Grassi (Germany Abt Sportsline)
10 Formula One Canada 2018 Canadian Grand Prix International Germany Sebastian Vettel (Italy Ferrari)
10 Triathlon United Kingdom 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #4 International Men: South Africa Richard Murray
Women: United Kingdom Vicky Holland
10 Triathlon Mexico 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #8 International Men: Mexico Rodrigo González
Women: United States Chelsea Sodaro
10–16 Basketball Canada 2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship Continental  United States
10–17 Volleyball Vietnam 2018 Asian Women's U19 Volleyball Championship Continental  Japan
14–17 Golf United States 2018 U.S. Open International United States Brooks Koepka
14–24 American football China 2018 World University American Football Championship International  Mexico
14–15 July Association football Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup International  France
15–17 Table tennis Paraguay 2018 ITTF Pan-America Cup Continental Men: Brazil Hugo Calderano
Women: Canada Zhang Mo
15–20 Fencing Cuba 2018 Pan American Fencing Championships Continental  United States
16–17 Endurance racing France 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans International Switzerland Sébastien Buemi, Japan Kazuki Nakajima, & Spain Fernando Alonso (Japan Toyota Motorsport GmbH)
16–21 Fencing Serbia 2018 European Fencing Championships Continental  Russia
16–24 Handball Greenland 2018 Pan American Men's Handball Championship Continental  Argentina
16–18 August Rugby union Kenya/Morocco/Namibia/Tunisia/Uganda/Zimbabwe 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup Continental
17 Motorcycle racing Catalonia 2018 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Jorge Lorenzo (Italy Ducati Corse)
Moto2: France Fabio Quartararo (Italy Speed Up)
Moto3: Italy Enea Bastianini (Luxembourg Leopard Racing)
17 Triathlon Belgium 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #9 International Men: Belgium Jelle Geens
Women: United States Summer Cook
17–22 Fencing Thailand 2018 Asian Fencing Championships Continental  South Korea
18–23 Water polo Hungary 2018 FINA Men's Water Polo World League Super Final International  Montenegro
18–24 Sailing Germany 2018 Men's Laser Radial World Championship International Australia Zac Littlewood
18–25 Sailing Indonesia 2018 Asian Sailing Championship Continental  China
20–23 Sport climbing Slovakia 2018 World University Climbing Championships International  France
20–24 Volleyball Portugal 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Challenger Cup
Peru 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Challenger Cup
International Men:  Portugal
Women:  Bulgaria
21 Basketball United States 2018 NBA draft International #1: The Bahamas Deandre Ayton (to the Arizona Phoenix Suns from the Arizona Arizona Wildcats)
22–1 July Multi-sport Spain 2018 Mediterranean Games Regional  Italy
23–1 July Field hockey Netherlands 2018 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy International  Australia
24 Formula One France 2018 French Grand Prix International United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (Germany Mercedes)
25–30 Swimming Papua New Guinea 2018 Oceania Swimming Championships Continental  New Zealand
26–30 Floorball Poland 2018 World University Floorball Championship International Men:  Czech Republic
Women:  Finland
26–1 July Basketball San Marino 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries
Republic of Ireland 2018 FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries
Continental Men:  Malta
Women:  Denmark
28–1 July Golf United States 2018 KPMG Women's PGA Championship International South Korea Park Sung-hyun
28–1 July Golf United States U.S. Senior Open International United States David Toms
28–1 July Canoe sprint Italy 2018 European Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint Championships Continental Junior:  Belarus
U23:  Belarus &  Poland (tie)
29–6 July Volleyball Iran 2018 Asian Boys' U18 Volleyball Championship Continental  Japan
14 October 2017–30 Sailing Council of Europe/South Africa/Australia/Hong Kong/China/New Zealand/Brazil/United States 2017–18 Volvo Ocean Race International Overall: China Dongfeng Race Team (Skipper: France Charles Caudrelier)
In-port series: Spain MAPFRE (Skipper: Spain Xabi Fernández)
30 Athletics France Meeting de Paris (Diamond League #7) International  Jamaica
30–8 July Basketball Argentina 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup International  United States

July[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Formula One Austria 2018 Austrian Grand Prix International Netherlands Max Verstappen (Austria Red Bull Racing)
1 Motorcycle racing Netherlands 2018 Dutch TT International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Belgium Repsol Honda)
Moto2: Italy Francesco Bagnaia (Italy Sky Racing Team by VR46)
Moto3: Spain Jorge Martín (Italy Gresini Racing)
1–14 Handball Hungary 2018 Women's Junior World Handball Championship International  Hungary
2–15 Tennis United Kingdom 2018 Wimbledon Championships (Grand Slam #3) International Men: Serbia Novak Djokovic
Women: Germany Angelique Kerber
4–8 Modern pentathlon Hungary 2018 World University Modern Pentathlon Championships International Men: France Brice Loubet
Women: Italy Elena Micheli
4–8 Swimming Finland 2018 European Junior Swimming Championships Continental  Russia
5 Athletics Switzerland Athletissima (Diamond League #8) International  United States
5–8 Athletics Hungary 2018 European Athletics U18 Championships Continental  Great Britain
6–8 Beach soccer Portugal 2018 Women's Euro Beach Soccer Cup Continental  Russia
6–14 Triathlon Denmark 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships International Duathlon: Denmark Andreas Schilling (m) / Austria Sandrina Illes (f)
Cross triathlon: Spain Rubén Ruzafa (m) / United Kingdom Lesley Paterson (f)
Aquathlon: Belgium Emmanuel Lejeune (m) / Iceland Edda Hannesdottir (f)
Long Distance: Spain Pablo Dapena Gonzalez (m) / Denmark Helle Frederiksen (f)
6–15 Road bicycle racing Italy 2018 Giro Rosa International Netherlands Annemiek van Vleuten (Australia Mitchelton–Scott)
6–15 Baseball Flag of Chinese Taipei for Universiade.svg 2018 World University Baseball Championship International  Japan
7–8 Triathlon Hungary 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #10 International Men: Cancelled
Women: United Kingdom Sophie Coldwell
7–14 Weightlifting Uzbekistan 2018 Junior World Weightlifting Championships International Medal Tally:  Uzbekistan
Men's Team:  Iran
Women's Team:  United States
7–15 Basketball Hungary 2018 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship for Women Continental  Spain
7–15 Softball Canada 2018 Junior Men's Softball World Championship International  Australia
7–29 Road bicycle racing France 2018 Tour de France (Grand Tour #2) International
8 Formula One United Kingdom 2018 British Grand Prix International Germany Sebastian Vettel (Italy Ferrari)
8–14 Volleyball Dominican Republic 2018 Women's Pan-American Volleyball Cup Continental  United States
9–13 Beach volleyball Germany 2018 World University Beach Volleyball Championship International Men:  Germany (Dan John & Eric Stadie)
Women:  Canada (Nicole McNamara & Megan McNamara)
10–15 Athletics Finland 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships International  Kenya
10–15 Beach volleyball China 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships International Men:  Russia (Denis Shekunov & Dmitrii Veretiuk)
Women:  Russia (Mariia Bocharova & Maria Voronina)
11–18 Volleyball Kazakhstan 2018 Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship Continental Thailand Supreme Chonburi
12–14 Rugby sevens Namibia 2018 World University Rugby Sevens Championship International
12–15 Golf United States Senior Players Championship International Fiji Vijay Singh
12–21 Lacrosse Israel 2018 World Lacrosse Championship International
13 Athletics Morocco Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme de Rabat (Diamond League #9) International  United States
13–22 Basketball Bulgaria 2018 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B Continental
14–15 Athletics United Kingdom 2018 Athletics World Cup International United States United States
14–15 Formula E United States 2018 New York City ePrix (FE #11 & #12) International Race 1: Brazil Lucas di Grassi (Germany Abt Sportsline)
Race 2: France Jean-Éric Vergne (China Techeetah)
14–15 Triathlon Germany 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #5
Germany 2018 ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
International Men: Spain Mario Mola
Women: France Cassandre Beaugrand
Mixed Relay:  France
14–21 Sailing United States 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships International
14–22 Badminton Indonesia 2018 Badminton Asia Junior Championships Continental
14–22 Basketball Germany 2018 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Continental
14–22 Volleyball Belgium/Netherlands 2018 Men's U20 Volleyball European Championship Continental
14–27 Water polo Spain 2018 Women's European Water Polo Championship Continental
15 Motorcycle racing Germany 2018 German motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP: Spain Marc Márquez (Belgium Repsol Honda)
Moto2: South Africa Brad Binder (Finland Ajo Motorsport)
Moto3: Spain Jorge Martín (Italy Gresini Racing)
15 Professional boxing Malaysia Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse International Philippines Manny Pacquiao
15–22 Beach volleyball Netherlands 2018 European Beach Volleyball Championships Continental
15–27 Multi-sport Federated States of Micronesia 2018 Micronesian Games Regional
15–28 Multi-sport Portugal 2018 European Universities Games International
16–20 Finswimming Serbia 2018 Finswimming World Championships International
16–26 Handball Oman 2018 Asian Men's Junior Handball Championship Continental
16–28 Water polo Spain 2018 Men's European Water Polo Championship Continental
16–29 Association football Finland 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Continental
17 Baseball United States 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Domestic American League
MVP: New Mexico Alex Bregman (Texas Houston Astros)
17–21 Orienteering Finland 2018 World University Orienteering Championships International
17–22 Canoe slalom Italy 2018 World Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom Championships International
17–23 Modern pentathlon Hungary 2018 European Modern Pentathlon Championships Continental
18–22 Artistic swimming Hungary 2018 FINA Artistic Swimming Junior World Championships International
18–30 Association football Switzerland 2018 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Continental
19–22 Golf Scotland 2018 Open Championship International
19–22 Karate Japan 2018 World University Karate Championship International
19–27 Fencing China 2018 World Fencing Championships International
19–28 Multi-sport event Algeria 2018 African Youth Games Continental
19–29 Handball Slovenia 2018 European Men's Under-20 Handball Championship Continental
19–3 August Multi-sport event Colombia 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games Continental
20 Athletics Monaco Herculis (Diamond League #10) International
20–22 Rugby sevens United States 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens International
21–22 Athletics United Kingdom Müller Anniversary Games (Diamond League #11) International
21–28 Volleyball Bahrain 2018 Asian Men's U20 Volleyball Championship Continental
21–29 Basketball Belarus 2018 FIBA Under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup International
21–29 Darts England 2018 World Matchplay International
21–5 August Field hockey England 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup International
21–12 August Association football Council of Europe/Singapore/United States 2018 International Champions Cup International
22 Formula One Germany 2018 German Grand Prix International
22–29 Olympic weightlifting Italy 2018 European Youth Weightlifting Championships Continental
23–29 Diving Ukraine 2018 FINA World Junior Diving Championships International
23–29 Muay Thai Thailand 2018 World University Muaythai Championship International
24–29 Beach handball Russia 2018 Men's Beach Handball World Championships
Russia 2018 Women's Beach Handball World Championships
International
25–29 Rowing Poland 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships International
26–29 Rallying Finland 2018 Rally Finland (WRC #8) International
26–29 Golf Scotland Senior Open Championship International
27–29 Association football United States 2018 Women's International Champions Cup International
27–29 Triathlon Canada 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #6
Canada 2018 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series #2
International
28–5 August Basketball Latvia 2018 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship Continental
29 Formula One Hungary 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix International
29–4 August American football Finland 2018 European Championship of American football Continental
29–7 August Modern pentathlon Czech Republic 2018 World Junior Modern Pentathlon Championships International
30–5 August Badminton China 2018 BWF World Championships International
30–5 August Handball Croatia 2018 World University Handball Championship International
30–6 August Volleyball Myanmar 2018 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship Continental
30–12 August Sailing Denmark 2018 Sailing World Championships International
30–12 August Shooting sport Austria 2018 European Shotgun Championship Continental
31–4 August Road bicycle racing Portugal 2018 World University Cycling Championship International

August[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–5 Athletics Nigeria 2018 African Championships in Athletics Continental
2–5 Artistic gymnastics United Kingdom 2018 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships Continental
2–5 Golf England 2018 Women's British Open International
2–5 Golf United States 2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational International
2–5 Rowing United Kingdom 2018 European Rowing Championships Continental
2–12 Multi-sport Scotland/Germany 2018 European Championships Continental
2–12 Softball Japan 2018 Women's Softball World Championship International
3–4 Dodgeball United States 2018 Dodgeball World Cup International
3–12 Aquatic sports United Kingdom 2018 European Aquatics Championships Continental
3–19 Multi-sport Colombia 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games Regional
4–12 Basketball Italy 2018 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship for Women Continental
5 Motorcycle racing Czech Republic 2018 Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
5–10 Wheelchair rugby Australia 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship International
6–12 Athletics Germany 2018 European Athletics Championships Continental
7–26 Association football France 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup International
8–12 Rowing Czech Republic 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships International
9–11 Triathlon United Kingdom 2018 European Triathlon Championships Continental
9–12 Artistic gymnastics United Kingdom 2018 European Men's Artistic Gymnastics Championships Continental
9–12 Golf United States 2018 PGA Championship International
10–12 Rowing China 2018 World University Rowing Championships International
10–18 Basketball Serbia 2018 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship Continental
11–19 Water polo Hungary 2018 FINA World Men's Youth Water Polo Championships International
12 Motorcycle racing Austria 2018 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
14–19 Archery Colombia 2018 Pan American Archery Championships Continental
14–19 Beach volleyball Germany 2018 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals International
15 Association football Estonia 2018 UEFA Super Cup Continental
15–19 Disc golf Croatia 2018 European Disc Golf Championships Continental
15–19 Canoe slalom Slovakia 2018 European Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom Championships Continental
16–19 Rallying Germany 2018 Rallye Deutschland (WRC #9) International
17–25 Basketball Lithuania 2018 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship for Women Continental
17–26 Wheelchair basketball Germany 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship International Men:
Women:
18 Athletics United Kingdom Müller Grand Prix Birmingham (Diamond League #12) International
18–19 Triathlon Switzerland 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #11 International
18–2 September Multi-sport Indonesia 2018 Asian Games Continental
22–31 Baseball United States 2018 Women's Baseball World Cup International
25–26 Triathlon Canada 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series #7 International
25–16 September Road bicycle racing Spain 2018 Vuelta a España (Grand Tour #3) International
26 Formula One Belgium 2018 Belgian Grand Prix International
26 Motorcycle racing United Kingdom 2018 British motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
27–1 September Archery Poland 2018 European Archery Championships Continental
27–2 September Water polo Serbia 2018 FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships International
27–10 September Tennis United States 2018 US Open (Grand Slam #4) International
29–3 September Drag racing United States 2018 NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals Domestic
30 Athletics Switzerland Weltklasse Zürich (Diamond League #13) International
31 Athletics Belgium Memorial Van Damme (Diamond League #14) International
31–14 September Shooting sport South Korea 2018 ISSF World Shooting Championships International

September[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–2 Triathlon Sweden 2018 FISU World University Triathlon Championship International
1–2 Triathlon South Africa 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship International
1–2 Triathlon Czech Republic 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #12 International
1–10 Modern pentathlon Mexico 2018 World Modern Pentathlon Championships International
1–8 December American football United States 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season Domestic
2 Formula One Italy 2018 Italian Grand Prix International
2–7 Amateur boxing Russia 2018 FISU World University Boxing Championships International
4–9 Field archery Italy 2018 World Field Archery Championships International
4–9 Mountain bike racing Switzerland 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships International
4–9 Water polo Russia 2018 FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup International
4–15 Association football Bangladesh 2018 SAFF Championship Regional
4–16 Chess Turkey 2018 World Junior Chess Championship International
5–9 Amateur wrestling Brazil 2018 World University Wrestling Championships International
6–16 Sport climbing Austria 2018 IFSC Climbing World Championships International
6–30 December American football United States 2018 NFL season Domestic
7–15 Multi-sport Penang 2018 Asia Pacific Masters Games Continental
7–16 Rhythmic gymnastics Bulgaria 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships International
8 Athletics Croatia 2018 100K World Championships International
8–9 Athletics Czech Republic 2018 IAAF Continental Cup International
9 Motorcycle racing San Marino 2018 San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
9–16 Rowing Bulgaria 2018 World Rowing Championships International
10–30 Volleyball Italy/Bulgaria 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship International
11–16 Water polo Germany 2018 FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup International
11–23 Equestrianism United States 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games International
12–16 Triathlon Australia 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final International
13–16 Rallying Turkey 2018 Rally Turkey (WRC #10) International
13–16 Golf France 2018 Evian Championship International
14–15 Mountain bike racing Italy 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships International
14–16 3x3 basketball Romania 2018 FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup Continental
15 Professional boxing United States Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin II International
15–22 Surfing Japan 2018 ISA World Surfing Games International
15–30 Cricket United Arab Emirates 2018 ACC Asia Cup Continental
16 Formula One Singapore 2018 Singapore Grand Prix International
16 Marathon Germany 2018 Berlin Marathon (WMM #4) International
18–23 Amateur wrestling Slovakia 2018 World Junior Wrestling Championships International
20–23 Weightlifting Poland 2018 FISU World University Weightlifting Championships International
20–27 Judo Azerbaijan 2018 World Judo Championships International
20–7 October Association football Malaysia 2018 AFC U-16 Championship Continental
22–23 Triathlon China 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #13 International
22–30 Basketball Spain 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup International
22–30 Road bicycle racing Austria 2018 UCI Road World Championships International
23 Motorcycle racing Aragon 2018 Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
23–6 October Chess Georgia (country) 43rd Chess Olympiad International
25–30 Canoe slalom Brazil 2018 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships International
28–30 Golf France 2018 Ryder Cup International
28–30 Table tennis China 2018 ITTF Women's World Cup International
29–30 Triathlon Spain 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #14 International Event cancelled, due to water quality fears.
30 Formula One Russia 2018 Russian Grand Prix International
30–6 October Darts Republic of Ireland 2018 World Grand Prix International
30–21 October Volleyball Japan 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship International

October[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2–21 Baseball United States 2018 Major League Baseball Postseason Domestic
4–7 Golf South Korea 2018 International Crown International
4–7 Rallying United Kingdom 2018 Wales Rally GB (WRC #11) International
5–6 Rugby Sevens Uganda 2018 Africa Cup Sevens Continental
6–18 Multi-sport Argentina 2018 Summer Youth Olympics International
7 Formula One Japan 2018 Japanese Grand Prix International
7 Horse racing France 2018 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe International
7 Marathon United States 2018 Chicago Marathon (WMM #5) International
7 Motorcycle racing Thailand 2018 Thailand motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
7–14 Tennis China 2018 Shanghai Masters International
11–17 Golf United States 2018 Senior LPGA Championship International
13 Road bicycle racing Italy 2018 Giro di Lombardia (Monument #5) International
13 Triathlon United States 2018 Ironman World Championship International
13–14 Triathlon United States 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #15 International
15–21 Badminton Malaysia 2018 World University Badminton Championships International
18–28 Field hockey Oman 2018 Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy Continental
18–4 November Association football Indonesia 2018 AFC U-19 Championship Continental
19–21 Table tennis France 2018 ITTF Men's World Cup International
19–1 November Chess Greece 2018 World Youth Chess Championship International
20–21 Triathlon Ecuador 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #16 International
21 Formula One United States 2018 United States Grand Prix International
21 Motorcycle racing Japan 2018 Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
21–28 Tennis Singapore 2018 WTA Finals International
22–28 Amateur wrestling Hungary 2018 World Wrestling Championships International
23–31 Baseball United States 2018 World Series Domestic
25–28 Golf China 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions International
25–28 Rallying Spain 2018 Rally Catalunya (WRC #12) International
25–28 Darts Germany 2018 European Championship International
25–3 November Artistic gymnastics Qatar 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships International
27–28 Triathlon South Korea 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #17 International
28 Formula One Mexico 2018 Mexican Grand Prix International
28 Motorcycle racing Australia 2018 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:

November[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–10 Weightlifting Turkmenistan 2018 World Weightlifting Championships International
2–3 Horse racing United States 2018 Breeders' Cup International
2–12 Shooting sport Mexico 2018 Shooting Championship of the Americas Continental
2–25 Cricket West Indies Cricket Board 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 International
3–4 Triathlon Japan 2018 ITU Triathlon World Cup #18 International
4 Marathon United States 2018 New York City Marathon (WMM #6) International
4 Motorcycle racing Malaysia 2018 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
5–18 Badminton Canada 2018 BWF World Junior Championships International
6 Horse racing Australia 2018 Melbourne Cup International
7–10 Trampolining Russia 2018 Trampoline World Championships International
8–12 Sambo Romania 2018 World Sambo Championships International
8–15 Baseball Japan 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series International
9–28 Chess England World Chess Championship 2018 International
10–18 Darts England 2018 Grand Slam of Darts International
11 Formula One Brazil 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix International
11–18 Tennis United Kingdom 2018 ATP Finals International
13–1 December Association football Uruguay 2018 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup International
15–18 Rallying Australia 2018 Rally Australia (WRC #13) International
17–25 Field hockey China 2018 Women's Hockey Champions Trophy International
17–1 December Association football Ghana 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations Continental
18 Motorcycle racing Valencian Community 2018 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix International MotoGP:
Moto2:
Moto3:
21–25 Golf Australia 2018 World Cup of Golf International
25 Canadian football Canada 106th Grey Cup Domestic
25 Formula One United Arab Emirates 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix International
25 Horse racing Japan 2018 Japan Cup International
25 Marathon Penang Penang Bridge International Marathon[1] International
28–16 December Field hockey India 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup International

December[edit]

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1–9 Floorball Czech Republic 2018 World Floorball Championships International
2–9 Table tennis Australia 2018 World Junior Table Tennis Championships International
7–9 Amateur wrestling Argentina 2018 South American Wrestling Championships Continental
9 Horse racing Hong Kong 2018 Hong Kong Cup International
11–16 Volleyball Poland 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship International
12–22 Association football United Arab Emirates 2018 FIFA Club World Cup International
13–1 January 2019 Darts England 2019 PDC World Darts Championship International
26–5 January 2019 Ice hockey Canada 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships International

Air sports[edit]

World Cups[edit]

Aeromodelling
  • May 19 & 20: 2018 F3A Leiria World Cup in Portugal Leiria
Parachuting
  • January 12 – 14: 2018 Paraski World Cup Series #1 in Austria Bad Leonfelden
    • Men's Individual winner: Germany Reinhold Haibel
    • Women's Individual winner: Austria Magdalena Schwertl
    • Mixed Team winners: Austria HSV Red Bull SBG 1 (Manuel Sulzbacher, Magdalena Schwertl, Julia Schosser, Sebastian Graser)
    • Giant slalom winners: Germany Reinhold Haibel (m) / Austria Magdalena Schwertl (f)
  • February 2 – 4: 2018 Paraski World Cup Series #2 in Italy Ponte di Legno
    • Paraski Combi Men's winner: Italy Marco Valente
    • Paraski Combi Women's winner: Austria Magdalena Schwertl
    • Paraski Combi Junior winner: Austria Sebastian Graser
    • Paraski Combi Master winner: Italy Marco Valente
    • Mixed Team winners: Austria HSV Red Bull SBG 1 (Manuel Sulzbacher, Sebastian Graser, Magdalena Schwertl, Anton Gruber)
    • Ski winners: Austria Sebastian Graser (m) / Austria Magdalena Schwertl (f)
  • February 16 – 18: 2018 Paraski World Cup Series #3 in Slovakia Martin
    • This event is cancelled.
  • March 2 – 4: 2018 Paraski World Cup Series #4 (final) in Czech Republic Vrchlabí
    • Paraski Combi Men's winner: Austria Sebastian Graser
    • Paraski Combi Women's winner: Austria Magdalena Schwertl
    • Paraski Combi Junior winner: Austria Sebastian Graser
    • Paraski Combi Master winner: Italy Marco Valente
    • Mixed Team winners: Austria HSV Red Bull SBG 1 (Manuel Sulzbacher, Sebastian Graser, Magdalena Schwertl, Anton Gruber)
    • Ski winners: Austria Sebastian Graser (m) / Austria Magdalena Schwertl (f)
  • October 25 – 28: 3rd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving in Bahrain Zallaq

World and Continental Championships[edit]

Aeromodelling
  • March 19 – 22: 2018 FAI F1D World Championships for Free Flight Indoor Model Aircraft in United States West Baden
    • Seniors winner: United States Brett Sanborn
    • Juniors winner: Ukraine Vladyslav Klymenko
    • Seniors Team winners:  United States (Brett Sanborn, Jake Palmer, John Kagan)
    • Juniors Team winners:  France (Eliott Crosnier, Timy Reveillon, Baptiste Rompion)
  • May 5 – 13: 2018 FAI F3A Asian-Oceanic Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft in Philippines Bacolod City
  • July 5 – 14: 2018 FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft in Switzerland Meiringen
  • July 13 – 21: 2018 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft in France Landres
  • July 15 – 21: 2018 FAI F3K European Championship for Model Gliders in Slovakia Martin
  • July 21 – 28: 2018 FAI F3A European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft in Belgium Grandrieu
  • July 22 – 28: 2018 FAI F3J World Championship for Model Gliders in Romania Brașov
  • July 22 – 27: 2018 FAI F5 World Championships for Electric Model Aircraft in Japan Takikawa
  • July 23 – 30: 2018 FAI F1 European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft in