There is no better way to get acquainted with a country and its people than attending a major sporting event, as you rub shoulders with the locals. This is a unique and enjoyable way to experience a destination. Here is a bucket list of sporting events that will offer you an unforgettable experience.
The oldest and most prestigious tournament in the world, Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Annually held in London, Wimbledon began as a garden party tournament and it has retained many of its traditions.
One of them requires players to dress only in white, and the games are still played on grass. The sporting event takes place at Wimbledon Village in late June and early July.
2. Tour De France
This is an annual men’s’ bicycle race mostly held in France but sometimes crosses the border to neighboring countries. This is a challenging race that takes place in stages combining both flat and mountainous routes. The race involves almost 200 cyclists who cycle over 2,000 miles. The event is held annually in July, and lasts 23 days.
3. World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is an international soccer tournament that is held every four years. A brainchild of Jules Rimet, the first tournament was held in 1930. The top 32 national teams play at the World Cup tournament which lasts a month long. Since football is the world’s most favorite sport, the tournament is full of energy and passion with thousands of fans watching the live-action.
4. Hong Kong Sevens
A premier tournament on the World Rugby Sevens series, this event takes place over 3 days and is held annually in Hong Kong in late March or early April. The tournament is one of the most popular sporting events in Asia, and it is attended by fans from all over the world. During the event, Hong Kong comes alive with a vibrant carnival atmosphere, making this a sporting event that must go on your bucket list.
One major golfing event to include on your bucket list is the British Open, also known as the Open. This is one of the world’s four major golf tournaments. Through the years, it has been held on courses located in both Scotland and England. The inaugural tournament was held in Scotland in 1860, and in 1995 it became part of the PGA Tour. This is a unique and prestigious event valued by both professional and amateur players.
6. Formula 1-Monaco Grand Prix
Famous for its glamour, the Monaco Grand Prix is held during the last weekend in May. This is an excellent location to attend a sporting event as it combines a holiday on the French Riviera with the excitement of watching Formula 1 cars whizz by.
Monaco’s first Grand Prix was held in 1929, hence it is a historical event that has held on to tradition. It is famous for its challenging circuit that dangerously winds around the narrow streets of Monaco.
The excitement of attending a live event far outweighs the experience of watching it on Television. The above sporting events are prestigious and unique, and they have earned a place on your bucket list for sporting events.…