World Sports Calendar 2014: Schedule of Major Sporting Events of the Year

The year 2014 is arguably the best year for sports lovers in a long time, since it is over-packed with a whole lot of major sporting events all year round. Whatever you are interested in, you are sure to get a more-than-enough dose of your favorite sport.
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Major sporting events 2014
2014: The Sporty Year
There are almost 100 different World Championships in various sports scheduled during the year. Yes, hundred. Sporting extravaganza at its best!
If you glance through the schedule of the major sporting events that are being held this year, you'd have a hard time keeping track of things. Such is the enormity of important events that are being held in the year 2014. From cycling to golf to football, there's variety galore, and venues covering the whole globe. Without wasting any time, let's have a look at the world sports calendar of 2014. All I can say is 'Take Your Pick'.

2014 World Sports Calendar
(The schedule for the current month is displayed by default. To check the events being held in other months, click on the respective months to view.)
January 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
EVENT DATE VENUE
Xiamen International Marathon Jan 2 China
European Rally Championship Season Jan 3 - Nov 8 Europe
BDO World Darts Championship Jan 4 - 12 England
Dakar Rally Jan 5 - 18 South America
Snow Polo World Cup Jan 6 - 19 China
Men's FIH Hockey World League Final Jan 10 - 18 India
European Speed Skating Championships Jan 11 - 12 Norway
European Men's Handball Championship Jan 12 - 26 Denmark
European Figure Skating Championships Jan 13 - 19 Hungary
Australian Open (Tennis) Jan 13 - 26 Australia
African Men's Handball Championship Jan 16 - 25 Algeria
African Women's Handball Championship Jan 16 - 25 Algeria
World Rally Championship Season Jan 16 - Nov 16 Worldwide
Tournament of Champions (Squash) Jan 17 - 24 USA
World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Jan 18 - 19 Japan
Mumbai Marathon Jan 19 India
Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Jan 20 - 26 Chinese Taipei
Dubai Marathon Jan 24 Dubai
USA Sevens (Rugby) Jan 24 - 26 USA
Asian Men's Handball Championship Jan 24 - Feb 4 Bahrain
Pro Bowl (American Football) Jan 26 USA
Osaka International Ladies Marathon Jan 26 Japan
UEFA Futsal Euro Jan 28 - Feb 8 Belgium
Davis Cup (Tennis) Jan 31 - Nov 23 Worldwide
February 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28  
EVENT DATE VENUE
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Feb 1 - 2 Netherlands
Caribbean Series (Baseball) Feb 1 - 8 Venezuela
Six Nations Championship (Rugby) Feb 1 - Mar 15 Europe
Super Bowl XLVIII (American Football) Feb 2 USA
Wellington Sevens (Rugby) Feb 7 - 8 New Zealand
XXII Olympic Winter Games Feb 7 - 23 Russia
U19 Cricket World Cup Feb 9 - 28 UAE
European Men's and Women's Team Championships (Badminton) Feb 11 - 16 Switzerland
Greco-Roman World Cup (Wrestling) Feb 15 - 16 Russia
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Feb 15 - Nov 16 USA
NBA All-Star Game (Basketball) Feb 16 USA
Welsh Open (Snooker) Feb 19 - Mar 2 Wales
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Feb 21 - Nov 14 USA
NASCAR Nationwide Series Feb 22 - Nov 15 USA
Tokyo Marathon Feb 23 Japan
Superbike World Championship Season Feb 23 - Nov 2 Worldwide
World Archery Indoor Championships Feb 25 - Mar 2 France
UCI Track Cycling World Championships Feb 26 - Mar 2 Colombia
World Junior Curling Championships Feb 26 - Mar 5 Switzerland
March 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31          
EVENT DATE VENUE
International V8 Supercars Championship Mar 1 - Dec 7 Australia
IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics Mar 7 - 9 Poland
ISU Speed Skating World Cup Mar 7 - 9 Germany
World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Mar 7 - 9 Turkey
XI Winter Paralympics Mar 7 - 16 Russia
X South American Games Mar 7 - 18 Chile
Major League Soccer Season Mar 8 - Oct 26 USA
World Junior Figure Skating Championships Mar 10 - 16 Bulgaria
Haikou World Open (Snooker) Mar 10 - 16 China
ISU Speed Skating World Cup Mar 14 - 16 Netherlands
FIS Ski-Flying World Championships Mar 14 - 16 Czech Republic
Men's Freestyle World Cup (Wrestling) Mar 15 - 16 USA
Women's Freestyle World Cup (Wrestling) Mar 15 - 16 Japan
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup (Soccer) Mar 15 - Apr 4 Costa Rica
Ford World Women's Curling Championship Mar 15 - 23 Canada
ICC World Twenty20 (Cricket) Mar 16 - Apr 6 Bangladesh
ICC Women's World Twenty20 (Cricket) Mar 16 - Apr 6 Bangladesh
Formula One Season (Motorsport) Mar 16 - Nov 23 Worldwide
World Allround Speed Skating Championships Mar 21 - 23 Netherlands
CEV Champions League (Volleyball) Mar 22 - 23 China
Major League Baseball Season Mar 22 - Sep 28 USA & Canada
IIHF World Women's U18 Championship (Ice Hockey) Mar 23 - 30 Hungary
Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season Mar 23 - Nov 9 Worldwide
World Figure Skating Championships Mar 24 - 30 Japan
World Men's Curling Championship Mar 29 - Apr 6 China
IndyCar Series Season Mar 30 - Aug 30 USA & Canada
China Open (Snooker) Mar 31 - Apr 6 China
April 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30      
EVENT DATE VENUE
FILA European Championship (Wrestling) Apr 1 - 6 Finland
IWF European Championships (Weightlifting) Apr 5 - 12 Israel
World Touring Car Championship Season Apr 6 - Nov 16 Worldwide
BWF World Junior Championships (Badminton) Apr 7 - 18 Malaysia
IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy Apr 7 - 19 Hong Kong
Masters Tournament (Golf) Apr 10 - 13 USA
AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships Apr 10 - 20 Bulgaria
London Marathon Apr 13 UK
IIHF World U18 Championships (Ice Hockey) Apr 17 - 27 Finland
World Snooker Championship Apr 19 - May 5 UK
Boston Marathon Apr 21 USA
BWF European Championships (Badminton) Apr 23 - 27 Russia
World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship Apr 23 - 30 Scotland
World Senior Curling Championships Apr 23 - 30 Scotland
IJF Pan-American Judo Championships Apr 24 - 26 Ecuador
IJF European Judo Championships Apr 24 - 27 France
IJF Oceania Judo Championships Apr 26 - 27 New Zealand
World Team Table Tennis Championships Apr 28 - May 5 Japan
May 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
EVENT DATE VENUE
Kentucky Derby May 3 USA
FIA European Rallycross Championship Season May 3 - Sep 28 Europe
FIA World Rallycross Championship Season May 3 - Nov 23 Worldwide
Men's FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship May 6 - 11 Brazil
Women's FIVB Volleyball Club World Championship May 6 - 11 Switzerland
IIHF World Championship (Ice Hockey) May 9 - 25 Belarus
Women's Asian Cup (Football) May 14 - 25 Vietnam
Thomas Cup (Badminton) May 18 - 25 India
Uber Cup (Badminton) May 18 - 25 India
Senior PGA Championship (Golf) May 22 - 25 USA
African Youth Games May 22 - 31 Botswana
French Open (Tennis) May 25 - Jun 8 France
IWF Pan American Championships (Weightlifting) May 26 - Jun 2 Dominican Republic
NCAA Women's College World Series May 29 - Jun 4 USA
European Rowing Championships May 30 - Jun 1 Serbia
Hockey World Cup May 31 - Jun 15 Netherlands
June 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
EVENT DATE VENUE
IRB Junior World Championship (Rugby) Jun 2 - 20 New Zealand
European Beach Volleyball Championships Jun 3 - 8 Italy
European Fencing Championships Jun 7 - 14 France
FIVB U23 World Championships (Beach Volleyball) Jun 10 - 15 Poland
U.S. Open (Golf) Jun 12 - 15 USA
FIFA World Cup (Football) Jun 12 - Jul 13 Brazil
U.S. Women's Open (Golf) Jun 19 - 22 USA
African Fencing Championships Jun 19 - 27 Africa
Pan American Fencing Championships Jun 20 - 25 Puerto Rico
IWF Junior World Championships (Weightlifting) Jun 20 - 28 Russia
Wimbledon Championships (Tennis) Jun 23 - Jul 6 UK
IJF African Judo Championships Jun 25 - 29 Ghana
NBA Draft (Basketball) Jun 26 USA
Senior Players Championship (Golf) Jun 26 - 29 USA
FIBA U17 World Championship for Women (Basketball) Jun 26 - Jul 6 Slovakia
NHL Entry Draft (Ice Hockey) Jun 27 - 28 USA
UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Jun 29 South Africa
IHF Women's Junior World Championship (Handball) Jun 29 - Jul 13 Croatia
Pan American Men's Handball Championship Jun (TBD) Uruguay
July 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
EVENT DATE VENUE
Asian Fencing Championships Jul 2 - 7 South Korea
IFAF Junior World Championships (American Football) Jul 5 - 17 Kuwait
Tour de France (Road Cycling) Jul 5 - 27 France
U20 European Championship for (Men Basketball) Jul 8 - 20 Greece
United States Senior Open (Golf) Jul 10 - 13 USA
Women's British Open (Golf) Jul 10 - 13 England
World Lacrosse Championship Jul 10 - 19 USA
ISF Junior Men's World Championship (Softball) Jul 11 - 20 Canada
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Jul 12 - 19 Portugal
Men's European Water Polo Championship Jul 13 - 26 Hungary
Women's European Water Polo Championship Jul 13 - 26 Hungary
Major League Baseball All-Star Game Jul 15 USA
Diving World Cup Jul 15 - 20 China
World Fencing Championships Jul 15 - 23 Russia
Golf Open Championship Jul 17 - 20 England
IPC Shooting World Championships Jul 17 - 26 Germany
IHF Women's Youth World Championship (Handball) Jul 20 - Aug 3 Macedonia
European Archery Championships Jul 21 - 26 Armenia
U21 World Championships Beach (Volleyball) Jul 22 - 27 Cyprus
IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics Jul 22 - 27 USA
UCI BMX World Championships (Cycling) Jul 23 - 27 Netherlands
World Rowing U23 Championships Jul 23 - 27 Italy
XX Commonwealth Games Jul 23 - Aug 3 Scotland
International Crown (Golf) Jul 24 - 27 USA
Senior Open Championship (Golf) Jul 24 - 27 Wales
IHF Men's Junior European Championship (Handball) Jul 24 - Aug 3 Austria
U19 World Championships (Beach Volleyball) Jul 29 - Aug 3 Portugal
August 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
EVENT DATE VENUE
Women's Rugby World Cup Aug 1 - 17 France
FILA Wrestling Junior World Championships Aug 5 - 10 Croatia
World Fencing Championships Aug 5 - 13 Russia
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup (Football) Aug 5 - 24 Canada
World Rowing Junior Championships Aug 6 - 10 Germany
PGA Championship (Golf) Aug 7 - 10 USA
U17 World Championship for Men (Basketball) Aug 7 - 17 UAE
European Athletics Championships Aug 10 - 17 Switzerland
FINA Women's Water Polo World Cup Aug 12 - 17 Russia
European Aquatics Championships Aug 13 - 24 Germany
LPGA Championship (Golf) Aug 14 - 17 USA
IHF European Men's Youth Championship (Handball) Aug 14 - 24 Poland
ISF Women's World Championship (Softball) Aug 15 - 24 Netherlands
Summer Youth Olympics Aug 16 - 28 China
FINA Men's Water Polo World Cup Aug 19 - 24 Kazakhstan
Asia U18 Championship for Men (Basketball) Aug 19 - 28 Qatar
Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Aug 21 - 25 Australia
FEI World Equestrian Games Aug 23 - Sep 7 France
World Rowing Championships Aug 24 - 31 Netherlands
World Judo Championships Aug 25 - 31 Russia
BWF World Championships (Badminton) Aug 25 - 31 Denmark
US Open (Tennis) Aug 25 - Sep 8 USA
FIBA Basketball World Cup Aug 30 - Sep 14 Spain
September 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
EVENT DATE VENUE
FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Sep 3 - 21 Poland
NFL Season (American Football) Sep 4 - Dec 28 USA
ISSF World Shooting Championships Sep 6 - 20 Spain
FILA Wrestling World Championships Sep 8 - 14 Uzbekistan
ISAF Sailing World Championships Sep 8 - 21 Spain
World Junior Diving Championships Sep 9 - 14 Russia
XVII Asian Games Sep 19 - Oct 4 South Korea
IJF European Junior Championships (Judo) Sep 20 - 21 Romania
IJF Asian Championships (Judo) Sep 20 - 23 South Korea
UCI Road Cycling World Championships Sep 21 - 28 Spain
FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Sep 23 - Oct 12 Italy
Ryder Cup (Golf) Sep 26 - 28 Scotland
FIBA World Championship for Women (Basketball) Sep 27 - Oct 5 Turkey
Berlin Marathon Sep 28 Germany
October 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
EVENT DATE VENUE
FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Women (Basketball) Oct 10 - 17 Jordan
Chicago Marathon Oct 12 USA
Asian Paralympic Games Oct 18 - 24 South Korea
FIE World Masters Championships (Fencing) Oct 21 - 26 Hungary
FINA World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships Oct 22 - 26 Finland
IJF World Junior Championships (Judo) Oct 22 - 26 USA
November 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30            
EVENT DATE VENUE
New York City Marathon Nov 2 USA
IWF World Championships (Weightlifting) Nov 4 - 16 Kazakhstan
Trampoline World Championships Nov 7 - 9 USA
ATP World Tour Finals (Tennis) Nov 10 - 17 UK
Asian Beach Games Nov 14 - 21 Thailand
Central American and Caribbean Games Nov 15 - 30 Mexico
Women's Hockey Champions Trophy Nov 29 - Dec 7 Argentina
World Junior Table Tennis Championships Nov 30 - Dec 7 China
December 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
EVENT DATE VENUE
FINA World Swimming Championships Dec 3 - 7 Qatar
European Women's Handball Championship Dec 7 - 21 Croatia & Hungary
FIFA Club World Cup (Football) Dec 10 - 20 Morocco
Men's Hockey Champions Trophy Dec 13 - 21 India
Disclaimer: All events along with their schedule and venues are true at the time of writing this article.

Now you know! Whichever sport you follow or play, you can see that this year provides us with something of everything. So, bookmark this page, and keep a track of the schedule of all the sports that you are into. Have fun!
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Published: February 6, 2014
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