Five Major Sporting Events To Look Forward To In 2022

Pic courtesy: Twitter/@Wimbledon

The year 2022 will see some major events in sports. However, as Omicron cases are increasing around the world, we will have to see how these events will take place.

While many of them are taking place in Asia — mostly international competitions in sports — China, in particular, will host the Winter Olympics and Asian Games, and Qatar will close the year with the FIFA World Cup.

Let’s take a look at five major sporting events in 2022:

Winter Olympic Games in Beijing (February)

The Winter Games in Beijing are all set to begin from February 4 this year. However, they have been controversial from the moment the city was named host in 2015. Alleged widespread human rights abuses have led to the United States and some of its allies declaring a diplomatic boycott of the Games.

Pic: Twitter/@Beijing2022

Wimbledon (June)

Tennis’ grandest tournament is returning for its 135th season on June 27, 2022, in London. This will be the first Wimbledon to not feature a Middle Sunday in the tournament’s history. Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty won the men’s and women’s single competitions in 2021.

Pic: Twitter/@Wimbledon

Commonwealth Games (July)

Birmingham (England) will play host to the XXII Commonwealth Games, with 286 sessions across 19 sports. And for the first time in its history, the Commonwealth Games will have more medal events for women than men. One of them is the Women’s T20 in cricket, which will make its debut at the 2022 Games. On the other hand, men’s cricket has been part of the Commonwealth Games since 1998.

Pic: Birmingham 2022

ICC T20 World Cup (October)

The eighth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will be played in Australia from 16 October to 13 November 2022. The hosts will be looking to defend their title at home, while India will want to qualify for the knockouts after failing to do so in 2021.

Australia beat New Zealand by eight wickets in T20 World Cup final 2021. (Pic: Twitter/@T20WorldCup)

FIFA World Cup (November)

The biggest sporting event of 2022 i.e. FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar. It is the first FIFA World Cup to take place in the Middle East and Arab world.

As in some of the previous editions, 32 teams will participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. France, the defending champions, qualified for the tournament in 2021. Others who qualified by 2021 include Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany and Spain — all of whom are previous FIFA World Cup winners.

Pic: Twitter/@FIFAWorldCup

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