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9-12 APRIL 2015


Masters Tournament Augusta, Georgia, US


The 79th edition of the historic Masters Tournament will be the first of golf's four major championships to be held in 2015. www.masters.com


11 APRIL 2015


Grand National Aintree, UK


National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. www.thecrabbiesgrandnational.co.uk


1-17 MAY 2015


IIHF World Championship Czech Republic


The two venues for the annual ice hockey tournament will be the O2 Arena (formerly Sazka Arena) in Prague and ČEZ Aréna in Ostrava, the same two venues that co-hosted the 2004 IIHF World Championship. www.iihf.com


24 MAY – 7 JUNE 2015


French Open tennis Paris, France


The French Open, often referred to as Roland Garros is one of the four Grand Slams and the only one played on clay courts. www.rolandgarros.com


30 MAY 2015


FA Cup final Wembley Stadium, London, UK


The Football Association Cup is the oldest association football competition in the world. www.thefa.com


www.sportshandbook.com www.sportsmanagementhandbook.com 6 JUNE 2015


UEFA Champions League final Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany


The 60th season of Europe's premier club football tournament will this year conclude at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. www.uefa.com


12-28 JUNE 2015


European Games Baku, Azerbaijan


The 2015 European Games will be the inaugural edition of the European Games, a multi-sport event for European athletes. The Games were designed and are to be regulated by the European Olympic Committee (EOC). www.baku2015.com


6 JUNE - 5 JULY 2015


2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada


The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the seventh edition of the international women’s football tournament which will see matches played across six Canadian cities. www.fifa.com/womensworldcup


18-21 JUNE 2015


US Open golf Chambers Bay, Washington, USA


The annual open golf tournament of the USA is the second of the four golf majors. Staged by the United States Golf Association, the competition was first held in 1895. www.usopen.com


29 JUNE – 12 JULY 2015


The British Open/Wimbledon London, UK


The Wimbledon tennis tournament will start a week later than usual from 2015 to allow a three-week rest following the French Open. www.wimbledon.com


10-26 JULY 2015


XVII Pan American Games Toronto, Canada


The 17th Pan American Games is an interna- tional, multi-sport event – more than 6,000 athletes from 41 nations are expected to participate across 36 sports. The 2015 Pan American Games will become the third Pan American Games hosted by Canada and the first by the province of Ontario. www.toronto2015.org


22-30 AUGUST 2015


World Championships in Athletics Beijing, China


The 15th World Championships in Athletics will be held in Beijing, China in 2015. The event will be the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) since it acted as the main venue for the 2008 Summer Olympics. www.iaaf.org


19-27 SEPTEMBER 2015


UCI Road World Championships Richmond, Virginia, USA


The UCI Road World Championships is cycling’s pinnacle event, held annually in an international city as chosen by the UCI, the sport’s governing body. The Richmond meeting will be the 82nd in history. www.richmond2015.com


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