Sporting events. They can get your heart racing. Turn your hands clammy. Have you perched on the edge of your seat. Even if you’re just watching from your sofa – they’re a bit of a workout, aren’t they?
So start doing your warm-up stretches. There’s going to be a lot to watch over the next few weeks. Here’s our list of summer sporting spectacles.
World Cup 2018
14 June-15 July
Every four years, the best footballing nations come together to battle it out for the coveted trophy, the FIFA World Cup. This year’s tournament is no different, with many of the world’s top footballers set to make magic in Moscow. The final takes place on Sunday 15th July at 4pm. Be sure to clear your diaries. Catch it live on BBC and ITV.
2 July-15 July
It wouldn’t be summer without Wimbledon, when the British public go tennis mad for exactly two weeks. This year sees Roger Federer and Garbiñe Muguruza back defending their titles, while new French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep are out for continued victory. Who will go home with the prize? Watch the tournament on BBC to find out.
Tour de France
7 July-29 July
For many cycling fans, the Tour de France – or La Grande Boucle – is the only event that matters. Flat roads, cobbled streets and dramatic mountains will form the backdrop as cyclists test their bike handling skills, strength and endurance. This year’s Tour will total 3,351 kilometres and see riders working their way clockwise around France, starting off at Noirmoutier-en-l’île and finishing in Paris. See all the action on ITV.
Formula 1 British Grand Prix
5 July-8 July
The Formula 1 racing event returns to the legendary Silverstone circuit this July for a weekend of engine-revving – blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fun. At the time of writing, Lewis Hamilton remains in the top five in F1 driver standings. Will the Briton move higher up the ranks with the support from a home crowd? Find out on Channel 4. The main race is scheduled for 1pm on the 8th of July.
Viewers are spoiled for choice when it comes to sporting events this summer. Which one will get your blood racing? Tweet us at @at800tv.
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