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UK Sporting Events to Look Forward to in 2022

In 2022, a number of sporting events are predicted to make a splash when they arrive in the UK. If you are an existing long-term sports fan or have recently made the decision to see what all the fuss is about, continue reading to familiarise yourself with the most anticipated sporting events that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. You can even place a bet at home or in-person by becoming lucky enough to bag yourself a coveted ticket.

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The World Triathlon Championship Series

The World Triathlon Championship Series will return to the UK city of Leeds this year for its sixth installment from June 11 until June 12. It will see thousands of both amateur and professional athletes from every corner of the planet take to the running track during the weekend-long event which is widely recognised as the most prestigious event by the vast majority of triathletes. With the title of World Champion up for grabs, the highly anticipated event is expected to attract athletes from around the world.

The Rugby League World Cup

From October 15 until November 19 this year, the Rugby League World Cup will make a triumphant return to the UK after a number of challenges prevented both Australia and New Zealand from participating and their subsequent withdrawals leading to the postponement of the tournament. The 16th installment of the Rugby League World Cup will see 16 teams compete, an increase of two from previous years, and will run in parity with Women’s and Wheelchair tournaments.

World Gymnastics Championships

The World Gymnastics Championships will take over Liverpool from October 29 until November 6, 2022. It will showcase the world’s greatest gymnasts as they take to the global stage as they compete for the title of World Gymnastic Champion. With the first edition of the tournament held in 1903 exclusively for male gymnasts, it is one of the oldest and most celebrated gymnastic tournaments throughout the world. With China, the United States, Japan, and Romania amongst the countries holding the most wins, fans are already anticipating who will take home the crown at this year’s games.

UEFA Women’s EURO

From July 6 until July 31, 2022, the UEFA European Women’s Football Championship, or the UEFA Women’s EURO as it is perhaps more commonly known, will take place in London for the first time since 2005 when only eight teams were featured. It will mark the 13th edition of the tournament and the second time it has taken place since the decision to expand to 16 teams was made. With the Netherlands the current reigning champions and Northern Ireland due to participate for the first time, it is sure to be an action-packed month for both existing and new women’s football fans throughout the world.

European Taekwondo Championships

If you are a taekwondo fan, you will be pleased to know that, in 2022, Manchester will host the European Taekwondo Championships from May 19 until May 22 for the first time since 2012. The four-day event is expected to attract over 400 athletes from over 40 European nations and will take place at the home of British taekwondo, the Manchester Regional Arena.

In 2022, a number of sporting events are set to infiltrate the UK, delighting sports fans in the process. With a wide range of events to choose from, you are guaranteed to find a sporting event to keep you thoroughly informed and entertained this year. The exhaustive list includes the World Triathlon Championship Series, the Rugby League World Cup, the World Gymnastics Championships, the UEFA Women’s EURO, and the European Taekwondo Championships.

 

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