What to watch out for! The 2016 calendar in sports

Jan 01, 2016, 12:07 IST | The Sports Team

mid-day presents a handy guide to the most important to the most awaited sporting events around the world you should mark on your list in this year's calendar

Wrestler Yogeshwar DuttWrestler Yogeshwar Dutt
Olympics

August 5-21: Rio Games
September 7-18: Paralympic Games

U Mumba’s Anup Kumar
Kabaddi

January 30-March 6: Pro Kabaddi League Season 3

Novak DjokovicNovak Djokovic
Tennis

January 18-31: Australian Open
May 22-June 5: French Open
June 27-July 10: Wimbledon
August 29-September 11: US Open
November 14-20: ATP World Tour Finals

Anirban Lahiri
Anirban Lahiri
GOLF

April 7-10: Augusta Masters
June 16-19: US Open
July 10-17:  The Open Championship
July 25-31: US PGA Championship
September 27-October 2: Ryder Cup

India skipper Sardar Singh
India skipper Sardar Singh
HOCKEY
January 18- Feb 21: Hockey India League
June 11-19: Men’s Champions Trophy
November 1-15: Asian Champions Trophy
December 1-11: Men’s Junior World Cup

Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal
BADMINTON
January 26-31: Syed Modi International Badminton Championships (Grand Prix Gold)
March 8-13: All England Championships
March 29-April 3: India Open Superseries
April 5-10: Malaysia Open Superseries Premier
April 12-17: Singapore Open Superseries
May 30-June 5: Indonesia Open Superseries Premier
June 7-12: Australian Open Superseries
September 20-25: Japan Open Superseries
September 27-October 2: Korea Open Superseries
October 18-23: Denmark Open Superseries Premier
October 25-30: French Open Superseries
November 15-20: China Open Superseries Premier
November 22-27: Hong Kong Open Superseries
December 14-18: BWF World Superseries Finals

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt
ATHLETICS
May 6: Doha Diamond League
May 14: Shanghai Diamond League
May 28: Eugene Diamond League
June 2: Rome Diamond League
June 5: Birmingham Diamond League
June 9: Oslo Diamond League
June 16: Stockholm Diamond League
June 18: New York Diamond League
July 15: Monaco Diamond League
July 22-23: London Diamond League
August 25: Lausanne Diamond League    
August 27: Paris Diamond League
September 1: Zurich Diamond League    
September 9: Brussels Diamond League

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo

FOOTBALL
February 28: League Cup final
May 18: Europa League final
May 21: FA Cup final
May 28: Champions League final
June 10-July 10: UEFA Euro 2016

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
FORMULA ONE
March 18-20: Australian Grand Prix
April 1-3: Bahrain Grand Prix
April 15-17: Chinese Grand Prix
April 29-May 1: Russian Grand Prix
May 13-15: Spanish Grand Prix
May 26, 28-29: Monaco Grand Prix
June 10-12: Canadian Grand Prix
June 17-19: Azerbaijan Grand Prix
July 1-3: Austrian Grand Prix
July 8-10: British Grand Prix
July 22-24: Hungarian Grand Prix
July 29-31: German Grand Prix
August 26-28: Belgian Grand Prix
September 2-4: Italian Grand Prix
September 16-18: Singapore Grand Prix
Sep 30-October 2: Malaysian Grand Prix
October 7-9: Japanese Grand Prix
October 21-23: United States Grand Prix
October 28-30: Mexican Grand Prix
November 11-13: Brazilian Grand Prix
November 25-27: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni
CRICKET
January 12-31: India’s tour of Australia
January 27-February 14: U-19 World Cup
February 24-28: Ranji Trophy final
March 8-April 3: ICC World Twenty20
April 9-May 29: Indian Premier League

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