The week in review

2nd to 8th December

A sport we do not get to write about very often is Axe Throwing and in just over seven days, Tuscon in Arizona will be the host city for the biggest event on the World Axe Throwing League's calendar. The World Axe Throwing Championship features next Sunday where 64 of the world's top axe throwers will compete for the title. Floorball already features at the SEA Games currently in Manilla and from next Saturday until the 15th December, 16 teams will compete in the Women's World Floorball Championships 2019 with Neuchâtel in Switzerland as the host location. The sport is very much like indoor hockey, but with a lot less contact. The ball is plastic and hollow and the base of the stick is also made of plastic. There are a number of Dance Sport governing bodies and this time of the year is more busier on the calendar. Dublin will bring together a festival of dance presented by the World Dance Council starting on Tuesday and lasting until Sunday. The festival is also a World Championship tournament. Paris and in particular the Salon du Cheval, welcomes the Longines Masters Series this week. This is a prestigious Showjumping event and one of four locations spanning over three continents. 

Basel will be ready to host the 2019 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships from Friday until Sunday. The event involves extended categories for Cycle-Ball and Artistic Cycling. From the 1st to 7th December, we will get to see some of the world's top golfers convene at Albany in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. Currently the 30th Southeast Asian Games is in progress in Manilla and from tomorrow until Saturday, Kathmandu and Pokhara in Nepal will be the host locations for the 13th South Asian Games. Seven nations will participate in the event. We do see a lot of value in regional games and hope to see more in the future that captures sports unique to the area. Brazil were recently crowned as the FIFA U17 World Champions and we are not far away from the FIFA Club World Championship. Before then we head to Antalya, a firm favourite for world sports events, for the IBSA Partially Sighted Football World Championships from Wednesday until the 15th December. Lastly, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has a double-header this week in Dubai when both the women and men have tournaments. This is the second leg for the women and the start of the season for the men. 

Until next time, we hope you have a great sporting week!

Axe Throwing

Sunday - World Axe Throwing Championship - Tucson, Arizona, USA


28th November to Sunday - BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon - Östersund, Sweden


Saturday - Para Sport World Cup - Lillehammer, Norway

Saturday to Sunday - BMW IBSF World Cup - Lake Placid, NY, USA


Thursday to Sunday - IFBB Gulf Classic - Dubai, UAE

Friday to Sunday - World Master Championship - Tarragona, Spain


Monday to Friday - World U25 Championships - Newcastle, England


Sunday to 14th December - World Cup 3-Cushion - Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt


Monday to 15th December - Women's FIDE Grand Prix - Monte Carlo, Monaco

Sunday to 14th December - 1st FIDE Confederation Cup for the disabled people 2019 - Ankara, Turkey


28th November to Monday - New Zealand v England (2nd Test) - Hamilton, New Zealand

29th November to Tuesday - Australia v Pakistan (2nd Test) - Adelaide, Australia

Monday - Pakistan Women v Bangladesh Women (2nd ODI) - Lahore, Pakistan

Wednesday - West Indies Women v India Women (3rd ODI) - North Sound, Antigua

Friday - India v West Indies (1st T20I) - Hyderabad, India

Saturday - West Indies Women v India Women (1st T20I) - Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

Sunday - India v West Indies (2nd T20I) - Thiruvananthapuram, India; West Indies Women v India Women (2nd T20I) - Gros Islet, Saint Lucia


Saturday - World Series - 2019 ICO Crossminton Croatian Junior Open powered by Speedminton - Zagreb, Croatia

Saturday to Sunday - World Series - 2019 ICO Crossminton Mauritius Open powered by Speedminton - Curepipe, Mauritius


27th November to Monday - World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2019 - Lohja, Finland

Monday to Saturday - World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event 2019 - Greenacres, Scotland


Friday to Sunday - Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup - Cambridge, New Zealand; 2019 UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships - Basel, Switzerland

Dance Sports

Thursday to Sunday - 2019 Dublin WDCAL World Championships & Dance Festival - Dublin, Ireland

Saturday - WDSF Formation Latin World Championship - Bremen, Germany; WDSF Latin World Championship - Guadalajara, Spain


Monday - Group 1 Racing - Joaquin V. Gonzalez Internacional - La Plata, Argentina

Wednesday to Sunday - FEI Dressage World Cup - Salzburg, Austria

Thursday to Sunday - Showjumping - Longines Masters Series - Paris, France

Saturday - FEI Jumping World Cup - Feilding, New Zealand; FEI Jumping World Cup - Sydney, Australia

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - Cigar Mile Handicap - Aqueduct, NY, USA

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Longines Hong Kong Cup; Longines Hong Kong Mile; Longines Hong Kong Sprint; Longines Hong Kong Vase - Sha Tin, Hong Kong; Copa de Plata-Roberto Vasquez Mansilla-Internacional - San Isidro, Argentina


Saturday - Junior Men's World Cup (épée) - Tokyo, Japan; Junior Women's World Cup (épée) - San Jose, Costa Rica

Saturday to Sunday - Junior Men's World Cup Individual and Team (foil) - Bangkok, Thailand; Junior Women's Individual and Team World Cup (foil) - Bucharest, Romania; Junior Women's Individual and Team World Cup (sabre) - Sosnowiec, Poland


Saturday to 15th December - Women's World Floorball Championships 2019 - Neuchâtel, Switzerland


30th November to 11th December - Philippines 2019 30th SEA Games - Manila, Philippines

1st to 10th December - 13th South Asian Games - Kathmandu/Pokhara, Nepal


Thursday to Saturday - Hero World Challenge - New Providence, Bahamas

Thursday to Sunday - Golf Nippon Series JT Cup - Tokyo, Japan; Emirates Australian Open - Rosebery, Australia; AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Bel Ombre, Mauritius; Magical Kenya Ladies Open - Vipingo Ridge, Kenya


Thursday to Sunday - 27th FIG Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions - Tokyo, Japan


30th November to 15th December - 24th Women's Handball World Championship - Kumamoto, Japan


Saturday - UITM International Orienteering Championship 2019 - Malaysia

Para Sports

29th November to Saturday - 2019 Asia Oceania Championships - Chang Wat Chon Buri, Thailand

Monday to 11th December - 2019 IBSA Goalball Asia/Pacific Championships - Chiba, Japan

Wednesday to 15th December - IBSA Partially Sighted Football (B2/B3) World Championships - Antalya, Turkey


16th November to 14th December - Argentine Open - Argentina


Monday to Sunday - Asian Classic Powerlifting Championships - Almaty, Kazakhstan


Thursday to Sunday - World Tour - 2019 SPC John A. Pelham Memorial Tournament of Champions - Portland, Oregon, USA


Thursday to Saturday - Women's and Men's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - Dubai, UAE


Sunday - Guangzhou Marathon - China


Saturday to Sunday - European Cadets Sambo Championships - Riga, Latvia


Saturday - World Combat Championships 2019 - Finals: Seniors F8, F+75 - Tunis, Tunisia


Thursday to Sunday - ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating (Senior & Junior) - Torino, Italy

Friday to Sunday - ISU World Cup Short Track - Shanghai, China; ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 


Saturday to Sunday - BMW IBSF World Cup - Lake Placid, NY, USA

Ski & Snowboarding

Tuesday to Sunday - Audi FIS Downhill Ski World Cup - Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada; Xfinity Birds of Prey Alpine World Cup - Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA

Thursday to Saturday - FIS Ski Cross World Cup - Val Thorens, France

Friday to Sunday - FIS Ski Jumping World Cup - Nizhny Tagil, Russia; FIS Nordic Combined, Cross-Country and Ski Jumping World Cup - Lillehammer, Norway

Saturday - Ruka FIS Freestyle World Cup Opening - Ruka, Finland

Saturday to Sunday - FIS Snowboard World Cup in PSL and PGS - Bannoye, Russia


26th November to Sunday - Betway UK Championship - York, England


25th November to Friday - 2019 Women's Championship Tour - lululemon Maui Pro - Maui, Hawaii

1st December to Saturday - Taiwan Open World Longboard Champs - Jinzun Harbour, Taiwan

Sunday to 20th December - 2019 Men's Championship Tour - Billabong Pipe Masters - Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, Hawaii

Table Soccer

Saturday - Pro Tour Seroa 2019 - Portugal; Tornooi Zandhoven 2019 - Belgium


Friday to Saturday - Moscow 2019 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final - Moscow, Russia


Wednesday - 2019 Bahrain ASTC Triathlon West Asian Championships - Bahrain

Saturday - IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship - Bahrain

Underwater Sports

Friday to Sunday - Finswimming World Cup Golden Final - Poznan, Poland


Tuesday to Sunday - FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship 2019 - Shaoxing, China; FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship 2019 - Betim, Brazil


1st December to Sunday - South American Junior Championships; South American U15 & Youth Championships - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Saturday to 14th December - European Youth Championships - Eilat, Israel

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