Welcome to part two of our 2016 sports calendar. Part one took us through the first six months of the year including the start of euro 2016, the super bowl and the grand national, but the final half of the year is just as busy.
So before you book your summer holiday or sort your festive plans, read through my guide in sport for 2016, part two.
Super Super Sunday
As I mentioned in the first part of this two part blog euro 2016 starts in June and runs through until July 10th. Now July 10th is the biggest Sunday of the year if you’re a sports fan and even more so if any of the home nations make the final and Andy Murray has a good Wimbledon.
Sunday 10th July not only hosts the final of Euro 2016 in France, it is also the mens final of Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix.
Could Andy Murray give Scotland something to cheer for as they have no chance at getting to the Euro finals? Could we have a British team win the Euros, Andy Murray win Wimbledon and Lewis Hamilton win the British GP all on the same day? Scenes! But probably not.
The rest of July is fairly quiet which will give you time to take down the England flag and stick up the Union Jack for the Olympics.
The games of the XXXI Olympiad
Friday 5th August is the opening ceremony for the biggest sports event on the planet, the olympic games. This year is being held in Rio in Brazil.
Its strange to think that its been four years since London 2012 where team GB did so well. Although not expected to do as well as four years a go, with great talent like Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and many more, GB is still expected to give the country something to cheer about.
Keeping you entertained with wall to wall sports through-out August, Rio 2016 runs until the closing ceremony on August 21st, just before the bank holiday weekend.
Less an a week later you have the Rugby league challenge cup final just to keep you busy until the Paralympics. The new football season also starts in August and transfer deadline day on Aug 31st.
Drive it long
September 7th takes us back to Brazil for the Paralympic games. It runs from 7th to 18th September. The Paralympics grew in popularity in London four years a go and it will be interesting to see if it will be just as popluar.
The final day of September is the start of the Ryder Cup. Hazeltine National golf course in Minnesota plays host the tournament between the USA and Europe’s elite golfers as they have 4 days of golf to crown Ryder Cup champions.
2014 was the last tournament and was in Gleneagles in Scotland. Europe won 16.5 to 11.5 points, retaining the title after they won it two years previous.
Europe will be looking to make it four Ryder cup wins in a row but both the USA and Europe have improved in the last two years and is expected to be the closest Ryder Cup in history with bookies just giving Europe the slight edge with odds of evens, it should be a great tournament and one to watch even for those who don’t watch golf.
September is also the start of the 2016/17 NFL season.
Boring boring months
Now October and November are boring months with the football season running through-out to keep us occupied.
October 8th the the Rugby League Super league grand final & November 13th is the final race of the moto GP season. Yep thats it, quiet months.
So December, thats where we end the year, fairly quiet, with the festive football being the biggest attraction. Happy Christmas.
Thats 2016 in sport. Comment below with anything you would add. Severn Sport has blogs on all kinds of sports in 2016, keep your eyes on the website and Have a great sporting year!