Despite a number of anticipated events being postponed to later in the year and a few, such as the Olympics and Euro2020 have moved to next year, the sporting calendar is starting to see the return of many favourites. While some sports are resuming their season, some are just starting. It’s going to be an exciting summer and here are a few things we’ll be watching.
The beautiful game
The Premier League restarted its season in June and some of the remaining matches are being shown on the BBC or broadcast free to air on Sky Pick. The FA cup semi -finals will be played on 18 and 19 July and the final, normally a May highlight, is scheduled for 1 August. We’ve got our sofa space reserved already!
Laying down the rubber
It’s go, go, go for Formula 1 with the first races of the 2020 season taking place this month. There are three races in July: two in Austria and one Hungary. We can’t wait to watch the highlights on Channel 4. The last weekend of July sees the British Grand Prix; a highlight of the racing calendar (not that we’re biased in any way).
Two for the price of one
The Derby and Oaks traditionally take place on the first Friday and Saturday in June respectively, however this year they will be combined and run on a single day – 4 July. Although the event takes place without the usual spectators, there’s no reason not to watch the race in your finest millinery creation. The race is on ITV 1.
I don’t like cricket, I love it!
Highlights from every Test and One Day International this summer will be shown on BBC Two from July, marking the first time Test match cricket has been broadcast on BBC TV in over twenty years. We may not be able to be at the ground but we’ll certainly be creating our own atmosphere for the upcoming England v West Indies match.
Whether you’re cheering Hamilton on to a victory, disagreeing with the umpire or wondering who is the dark horse, it’s good to be back. If you have noticed new TV interference (we promise, it’s not goal line technology) – there’s a small chance it may be due to 4G signals. We’re here to help – contact us on 0808 13 13 800 (free from UK landlines and mobiles).
Note: all events and dates correct at the time of writing