Top Sporting Events Around The World
Experience some of the greatest sporting events in history with a visit to these top 3 international sporting events.
1. Wimbledon, London, England
Wimbledon, also known as The Championships, is considered to be one of the biggest tennis events in the World. This world-class tournament has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the four main Grand Slam Tennis tournaments in the world, with the others being the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. It takes place over two weeks in late June and early July. The tournament has some unique traditions such as having the players dress strictly in all-white and spectators consuming strawberries and cream during the matches.
Since 2001 the Wimbledon courts have been covered in perennial ryegrass and is the only remaining Grand Slam event that is played on grass courts. There are 19 courts at Wimbledon with Centre Court and No. 1 Court being the main courts for the event which are only used for the two weeks of the year.
Wimbledon has seen some epic matches there including the match between Andy Murray and Roger Federer in 2012. Novak Djokovic won the gentlemen's Grand Slam in 2021, while Australian Ashleigh Barty won the ladies' singles. Other legends who have played and won there include Bjorn Borg, Venus Williams, Boris Becker, Stefi Graf and Martina Navratilova.
2. The Sydney Cup, Sydney, Australia
The Sydney Autumn Carnival is an annual event that takes place in March and April and hosts some of Australia's most popular horse racing events. The Carnival, which is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, first took place in 1862 and hosts a lot of important horse races including The Everest, which is the richest turf race in the world, the Australian Derby, and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
One of the standout races is the Sydney Cup which, with total prize money of $2,000,000AUD, is perhaps worth investigating some Sydney Cup betting tips as it is part of The Championships event, which includes twelve other races and is held on the first and second Saturday of April each year.
Many famous racehorses have won this race including The Barb who won the race twice in 1868 and 1869 and had previously won the Melbourne Cup in 1866. Other winning horses include Carbon Copy in 1949, Tie the Knot in 1998 and 1999, and Makybe Dive in 2004. The latest winner was Selino in 2021.
3. Formula1 Grand Prix, various countries
Formula1 is an international motorsport that is held from late March to late November. It is raced in over 22 countries and each event runs for about four days with practice and qualifying races taking place in the days leading up to the main race. Each track is unique with the fastest track being the Monza circuit in northern Italy.
Brazilian Ruben Barrichello racing with Ferrari set the speed record in 2004 with a lap time of 1:21:046. Notable F1 drivers include Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Lewis Hamilton, Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, and Sebastian Vettel. Notable race tracks include the Interlagos Circuit in San Paulo, Brazil, the Monte Carlo Circuit in Monaco, and the Albert Park Lake circuit in Melbourne, Australia.
Get yourself charged up and enjoy the intensity of international level competitive sports, whether you stream it online or attend the events in person.