BEST SPORTING EVENTS IN 2020

Lightfoot Travel
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Want to know when to book that flight? Here are dates that you need to add to your calendars for 2020
JANUARY

Australia Open, Melbourne, Australia

Our hearts can’t take it any longer – could this be the next trophy that Serena adds to her cabinet? Who knows, but there will be thousands of people ready to support her as it officially the highest attended Grand Slam event. Make sure you’re front row to see if Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka retain their crowns. 20 January – 2 February 2020.

Take Me To Australia

 

FEBRUARY

Super Bowl, Florida
Whether your team reaches the finals in the Miami Gardens or not, who cares? You still have hours of munching on calorific Super Bowl snacks, downloading hilarious Super Bowl ads and if rumours are to be true – watching J.Lo perform during the halftime show. 2 February 2020. 

Take Me To Florida

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MARCH

Arctic Winter Games, Yukon
Arctic countries will gather together in March to celebrate their culture as they compete in an array of traditional games. Expect dog mushing, primate biathlon, curling, cross-country skiing and strangely enough gymnastics. Each year they present the Hodgson Trophy to the contingent who best exemplify the ideals of fair play. We’re guessing that goes straight to the Canadians. 15 to 21 March 2020

Take Me To Canada

 

APRIL 

Grand National, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, UK
First fun in 1839 this National Hunt horse race still stops everyone in their tracks and has HM The Queen reaching for her binoculars. In 2019, Tiger Roll took first place and trotted home with a GBP1million prize. 4 April 2020.


Take Me To The UK 

 

MAY
 
UEFA Champions League, Istanbul
The former European Champions cup will be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. A total 79 teams vie for the trophy. In 2019, Liverpool FC won. We are sure that you heard the celebrations from The Beatles’ hometown wherever you were in the world. 30 May 2020.

Take Me To Istanbul

 

JUNE

Tour De France, France
If you want to see the start of the Tour de France, head to Nice is the 2020 host for the Grand Depart. Comprising 21 stages over 23 days, no wonder if has been called ‘the world’s most difficult bike race’. If you want to live out your yellow jersey dreams, speak to your Lightfoot Travel Designer who can help you cycle the Tour De France route. 27 June to 19 July 2020.

Take Me To France.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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JULY 

Summer Olympics, Tokyo, Japan
Top athletes from all over the world will descend on the Japanese capital raring to win a gold medal. Alongside the usual track and field events you will now see baseball, sport climbing, surfing, skateboarding. So if you’re a parent who thinks that your kids are just messing around at the park, note that they could actually be training for a piece of metalwork. 24 July to 9 August.


Take Me To Tokyo

 

AUGUST 

Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan 
If anything is sure to get you off the couch, it’s the Paralympic Games. This competition shows how people fight adversity to break record after athletic record. You won’t just be rooting for one country or athlete, you will be rooting for everyone. 25 August to 6 September. 

Take Me To Tokyo

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SEPTEMBER

Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits, Wisconsin
Team Europe and Team USA will be fighting it out at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin for the Ryder Cup trophy. At the moment Team Europe are the champions, will Team USA be able to claim it back? Who knows, but either way, anyone who watches will be treated to the ultimate golfing masterclass. 25 to 27 September.

Take Me To The USA

 

OCTOBER 

Baseball World Series, US
The Winner of the National League and the Winner of the American League will fight it out for the Baseball World Series title in October 2020. The venue doesn’t get released until closer to the time. Fan favourites who always have a shot at making an appearance include the Boston Red Sox and New York’s Yankees. 

Take Me To The USA

 

NOVEMBER

Melbourne Cup, Australia.
Named the ‘race that stops the nation’ the Melbourne Cup is so important to the state of Victoria that they turned it into an annual public holiday. So grab your hat and your camera and join in the fun. 3 November 2020.

Take Me To Australia

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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DECEMBER

Asian Beach Games, Sanya, China
If there is one sporting event to watch when you’re on holiday, it’s the Asian Beach Games. Look out for beach soccer, beach volleyball, powered paragliding, kitesurfing and dragonboating. 26 November to 5 December

Take Me To China
 

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