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GLOBAL SPORTS AGENDA

Week Preview (January 12-18, 2021)

Several Association Football Cups will have activity. France and Spain will crown their “Super Champions“. Cristiano Ronaldo has a Coppa Italia match and there he could become the Association Football player with most official goals in history.

Winter sports go on with their seasons. There will be World Cups in eight Winter Olympic Sports.

The Dakar Rally will conclude. It is currently dominated in cars by Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) but Nasser Al Attiyah (QAT) is close by. Nasser has now won a stage in 14 consecutive Dakar editions. Dmity Sotnikov (RUS) leads the Kamaz dominance in Trucks. Toby Price (AUS) had to abandon while 2nd morning in motos, where Ignacio Cornejo (CHL) leads. Marc Douton and Emilien Etienne (FRA) have won almost every single Dakar Clasisc (Regularity Rally) stage.

The Men’s Handball World Championship starts in Egypt and several other sport teams hav activity, such as American Football (NFL Divisional Games), Rugby UnionFlag FootballBasketball, Ice Hockey (the NHL starts), Bandy (after SKA-Neftyanik took a 3rd straight Bandy Supercup), etc.

Alpine Skiing:
FIS World Cup (Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia)

American Football:
NFL Divisional Games

Archery:
Indoor Archery World Series Online

Association Football:
African Nations Championship start
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores Semi Finals (Vuelta)
Domestic Cups (Copa Diego Armando Maradona matches, DFB Pokal matches, Coppa Italia Round of 16, Súper Copa de España Semi-Finals and Final, FA Women’s League Cup, Trophée des Champions, etc.)
Domestic Leagues (La Liga, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A, Liga MX, Brasileirão Assaí, Barclays FA Women’s Super League, etc.)

Autosport:
24H Series – Dubai 24 Hours
Best in the Desert (Parker, USA)
Dakar Rally (Saudi Arabia)
Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire (Tulsa, USA)
Súper TC 2000 (Paraná, ARG)
Trophée Andros (Serre Chevalier, FRA x2)
Unlimited National Bangers World Series (Ipswich, ENG)
World of Outlaws Late Models (Volusia Speedway Park, USA x3)

Badminton:
HSBC BWF World Tour Super 1000 – YONEX Thailand Open

Bandy:
XXIX Championship of Russia. Super League – 2020-2021 Stage I

Baseball:
Liga Mexicana del Pacífico Semifinals
Serie Nacional de Béisbol de Cuba

Basketball:
FIBA Basketball Champions League Regular Season
NBA Regular Season
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season

Basque Pelota:
Miami Jai Alai games

Biathlon:
IBU World Cup (Germany, Italy)

Billiards:
World Snooker Tour Masters

Bobsleigh & Skeleton:
BMW IBSF World Cup (Switzerland)
Women’s Monobob World Series (Austria, Switzerland)

Chess:
Tata Steel Chess Tournament
Women’s FIDE Grand Prix Series

Climbing:
UIAA ICE CLIMBING WORLD CUP (Republic of Korea) *Possible

Cricket:
2019–21 ICC World Test Championship Australia vs India
Australian Big Bash League

Cylo-cross:
Lampiris Zilvermeercross

Esports:
BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020
DH SC2 Masters 2020: Last Chance 2021
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M2 World Championship
Quake Pro League Season 2: Stage 2
Smash – Frame Perfect Series 4: ONLINE
Starcraft Brood War – AfreecaTV StarCraft Team League Season 2

Flag Football:
FFWCT Adult Flag Football World Championships

Golf:
PGA Tour – Sony Open in Hawaii (USA)

Handball:
27th IHF Men’s World Championship

Horse Racing (Flat)
South India Derby, Indian St. Leger, Calcutta Derby (India)
Levin Classic, Telegraph (New Zealand)
King Abdullah bin Abdualaziz Cup, King Fahad bin Abdulaziz Cup, King Khaled bin Abdulaziz Cup, King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Cup, King Saud bin Abdulaziz Cup (Saudi Arabia)
Gran Premio Pedro Pineyrua, Gran Premio José Pedro Ramírez, Gran Premio Ciudad de Montevideo (Uruguay)

Ice Hockey:
Kontinental Hockey League Regular Season
NHL Regular Season

Indoor Soccer:
Major Arena Soccer League Regular Season

Judo:
IJF Doha Masters 2021

Luge:
FIL World Cup (Germany)
World Cup Natural Track (Italy)

Motorcycling:
Best in the Desert (Parker)
Dakar Rally (Saudi Arabia)
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship (Houston)
World Off-Road Championship Series ATV, SXS (Primm)

Mushing:
La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc (France)

Nordic Combined Skiing:
FIS World Cup (Italy)

Para Snowboard:
Dizin 2021 World Para Snowboard (Possible)

Platform Tennis:
APTA Grand Prix Series – The Midwesterns Women’s, Men’s NRT

Rugby Union:
Premier 15s Matches
European Rugby Champions Cup Round Matches

Sailing:
America’s Cup – Prada Cup
Vendée Globe
Sodebo Ultim 3 Round-the-world voyage
Tropheé Jules Verne – Gitana

Simracing:
Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup

Ski Jumping:
FIS World Cup (Poland)

Snowboard:
World Cup Parallel Slalom (Austria)

Sumo:
JSA- Grand Tournament – The January Tournament combats

Surfing:
Red Bull Magnitude

Tennis:
Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open, WTA 500
ATP, WTA Australian Open starts

Water Polo:
FINA Women’s World Qualification Tournament

Wrestling:
UWW Grand Prix de France Henri Deglane
UWW Grand Prix Zagreb Open

*This agenda is based on official information at time of publication. All events are subject to change and/or cancellation.