In the year 2023, events like the Cricket World Cup, Hockey World Cup, and Asian Games will take place, and similarly, in the new year of 2024, several events will be organized where athletes from around the world will represent their respective countries.
In the upcoming year, the first-ever T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 will be held in the United States, while Paris, the capital of France, will host the Olympic Games for the third time, bringing together athletes from around the world.
The good news for football enthusiasts is that in the first seven months of the year, three different football events will be played across various continents, featuring multiple premier leagues.
In 2023, the 37-year-old tennis legend Rafael Nadal announced his retirement, while in 2024, Portugal’s 38-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo might be in his final year in international soccer.
Let’s find out when and where sports events will take place over the next 12 months and what records might be possible.
Hosting the Olympics and Paralympics in Paris
From July 26 to August 11, 2024, the Olympic Games will take place in Paris, France, where athletes from around the world will participate. After hosting this event, Paris will become one of the countries that have hosted the Olympics three times, joining the ranks of London in the UK. The previous Olympic Games were delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and took place in Tokyo, Japan, in 2021.
Following the Olympics, Paris will also host the Paralympics from August 28 to September 8, 2024.
T20 World Cup in the Americas
In 2023, England won the T20 World Cup, and now, the upcoming T20 World Cup matches will be held for the first time in the United States, across three states: Florida, New York, and Texas. This marks the first time the United States is hosting such an event. The co-hosting of the event is shared between the West Indies and the United States, and it is expected to promote cricket in the region.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Possible Retirement in 2024
The year 2024 will be a busy one for football enthusiasts. The African Cup of Nations will be held in Ivory Coast from January 13 to February 11, and the Copa America will take place from June 25 to July 14, featuring teams from the Americas. However, the most anticipated football event is the UEFA Euro 2024, happening from June 14 to July 14, hosted by Germany. This tournament might witness the retirement announcement of Cristiano Ronaldo from international football.
Tennis Grand Slam Records
In tennis, Novak Djokovic made history by winning three out of four Grand Slam tournaments last year. Djokovic holds the record for the most Grand Slam titles won by a male player. Rafael Nadal is in second place with two titles behind Djokovic. After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, Nadal announced his retirement in 2022. Djokovic will have the opportunity to extend his record further in the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in 2024.
Formula One, MotoGP, and Tour de France
Formula One fans can look forward to exciting races, including the Grand Prix events. MotoGP and Tour de France are also scheduled to take place, offering thrilling experiences for motorsport enthusiasts.
Challenges for Sports Enthusiasts
Fans hope that their favorite athletes will set records during the year that they couldn’t achieve in 2023.