2022 is another great year for sporting fans with lots of brilliant events being hosted across the world and broadcast on the TV. If you want to keep track of some of the most important dates in the sporting calendar this summer, then look no further!
Giro d'Italia (7th May - 29th May)
This cycling tour of Italy is an exciting time for fans of cycling. The Giro is one of cycling's prestigious Grand Tours lasting three weeks and consists of time trials, a ride through the Alps, and 21 stages. Not only is it an exciting watch, but you also get to see beautiful shots of the Italian landscape - the perfect way to kick off the summer season!
US PGA Championship (16th May - 22nd May)
The PGA Championship is one of four men's major championships in professional golf. The tournament is being held in Oklahoma this year and winning automatically gets the champion invited to the Masters Tournament, US Open, and The Open Championship for the next five years.
French Open (16th May - 5th June)
Also known as Roland-Garros, the French Open is a major tennis tournament held in Paris. It's the only Grand Slam tournament held on a clay court, and it's the second of the four annual Grand Slam tournaments of the year.
US Women's Golf Open (2nd June - 5th June)
Last year, Yuka Saso took the win in the US Women's Golf Open, but can she do it again?
US Men's Golf Open (13th June - 19th June)
The US Open is one of the most famous national golf championships in the United States. Held at The Country Club in Massachusetts, this prestigious event is a favourite amongst golf fans.
Royal Ascot (14th June - 18th June)
Royal Ascot features a variety of horse races including the Gold Cup, St James' Palace Stakes, and the Golden Jubilee Stakes with Ladies Day taking place on the 16th which doubles as a major fashion event.
Wimbledon (27th June - 10th July)
Perhaps the most famous tennis Grand Slam of them all, Wimbledon features the world's best tennis players fighting it out. Last year, Novak Djokovic took his 6th Men's Single's win at Wimbledon whilst Ash Barty won her first Wimbledon title before retiring in March 2022.
Tour de France (1st July - 24th July)
The Tour de France is probably the most famous of the cycling Grand Tours, drawing in huge crowds each year. Leaving from Copenhagen, cyclists will arrive in France on July 5th before arriving in Paris for the final leg on the 24th.
Silverstone (1st July - 3rd July)
The Formula One highlight of the year, for Brits at least, is the British Grand Prix, Silverstone. With plenty of Brits representing us - Lando Norris, Lewis Hamilton, and George Russell - will we see a repeat of last year with a Hamilton P1?
UEFA Women's Euro (6th July - 31st July)
The current champions are The Netherlands, but with England acting as the host team, will we feel home pride and take the victory in this football tournament? England were the runner's up in 2009, but Northern Ireland will be hoping to make their mark in the Euros as they make their debut this year.
Commonwealth Games (28th July - 8th August)
The games is an international multi-sport event that will see athletes at the top of their game competing in their disciplines. From diving to volleyball, badminton, cycling, gymnastics, judo, and more, there's sure to be an event you'll want to watch!
English Premier League 2022-2023 Season (6th August)
The Premier League will kick off on August 6th with provisional fixtures to be released in mid-June.
US Open Grand Slam (29th August - 11th September)
Another prestigious tennis tournament, the US Open is a chance to come back fighting for those who might have had a poorer Wimbledon performance. Last year, Daniil Medvedev beat Novak Djokovic in the Men's Singles title, whilst Emma Raducanu took the Women's title (her first Major singles title) in a stunning display.