6th to 12th July
Welcome back to another review of what is install for us in the week ahead. The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, is abuzz with activity as Formula One teams are going through qualifying for the first race tomorrow of the new season. This is the first of back-to-back race weekends at Spielberg before we head to the Hungaroring in Budapest, and then to Silverstone in England. For the moment organisers of Formula One are concentrating on events only in Europe. The calendar is still to be amended with venues outside of Europe and much of that will be decided once more nations start opening their borders and air travel increases. Formula One will not be allowing spectators to the events just yet. Heading over to athletics where a short while ago Oslo hosted the Bislett Games, one of the prestigious events on the IAAF Diamond League circuit. It was a unique event where in some disciplines, athletes competed remotely wherever they were staying during the lockdown. On Thursday the Letzigrund in Zürich will be opening for the Inspiration Games, which is another Diamond League athletics meeting.
On Wednesday The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, will open for the first cricket test between England and the touring West Indies. Both teams have been careful to train and live in a type of social bubble, with not much contact with anyone not part of the coaching staff or team. Three tests will be played in close succession, with Old Trafford in Manchester hosting the final two. Immediately following the third test, is the arrival of Pakistan also for a three-test series. Other sports to look out for this week are Axe Throwing and Flying Disc. Des Moines in Iowa hosts the 2020 Ironside Open, a tour event on the World Axe Throwing League featuring next weekend. Leeuwarden in The Netherlands hosts the 2020 World Ultimate and Guts Championships from Saturday until the 18th July. At this point it appears the World Surf League's Corona Open J-Bay to be hosted at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, is still going ahead this week. We have listed events that to the best of our knowledge are correct. We receive our information for the sporting governing bodies and some events may cancel with short notice.
Until next time, have a great sporting week!
Thursday - IAAF Diamond League - Inspiration Games - Letzigrund, Zürich
Friday to Sunday - World Axe Throwing League 2020 Ironside Open - Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Wednesday to Sunday - England v West Indies (1st Test) - Southampton, England
Friday to Sunday - FIA Formula One - Pirelli Grosser Preis der Steiermark 2020 - The Red Bull Ring, Austria
5th July to Saturday - World Squash Pan American Junior Championships - San Salvador, El Salvador
1st to 31st July - Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang - Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia
Tuesday to 19th July - World Surf League - Corona Open J-Bay - Jeffreys Bay, South Africa