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The weekly sports review

14th to 20th June

Last Sunday Canada became the 2021 Ice Hockey World Champions by beating the 2019 holders, Finland, 3-2 after overtime. It is also Finland's ninth silver medal of all time. The bronze was comfortably won by USA against Germany with the final score 6-2. The championship was not held in 2020. It was initially uncertain whether the UCI BMX Freestyle World Championships would go ahead in Montpellier, but thankfully the organisers managed to stage a great event. Freestyle is divided into Flatland and Park. Flatland is performed on a level surface and is sometimes referred to as artistic cycling blended with breakdancing, while Park is more standardized street riding making use of ramps, rails, boxes and other objects to perform on. Gold medals went to France and Austria in Flatland, while Australia and USA reigned in Park. The mind sport Go had their 41st World Amateur Championship in Vladivostok complete last week with China's Ma Tianfang taking the title. Over in Milton Keynes in England, Algin Ouschan from Austria became the new World Pool Champion, which is also his second world title. 

Things are really looking up for fantastic performances at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics. The Netherland's Sifan Hassan broke the women's 10,000m world record in Hengelo last Sunday. Two days later Ethiopia's Letesenbet Giday took a further 5 seconds off the world record at the same venue. On Friday Norway's wunderkind, Jakob Ingebrigtsen took 13 and a half seconds off this personal best to win the 5,000m at the Diamond League meeting in Florence. Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek to reach a Grand Slam final and his opponent tomorrow will be the experienced Novak Djokovic. The ladies final in currently underway between Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia. The UEFA Euro 2020 started last night in Rome with Italy defeating Turkey 3-0. The tournament is unique on this occasion with multiple venues across Europe.

This week there are major events in up 40 sports and golf fans will be looking out for the third Major starting on Thursday in San Diego. Horse racing fans will also be looking forward to Group One Racing at Ascot. Until next time, have a great sporting week.

Air Sports

19th to 26th June - Paragliding World Cup Italy 2021 - Gemona del Friuli, Italy


14th to 19th June - FINA Women's Water Polo World Super League Final 2021 - Athens, Greece

19th to 20th June - FINA Olympic Marathon Swim Qualifier 2021 - Setubal, Portugal


19th to 20th June - European Athletics Team Championships First League - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

20th June - Jilin City International Marathon - Jilin, China

Axe Throwing

20th June - WATL BATL Royale II - Orlando, FL, USA


20th to 27th June - 2021 European Senior Championships - Zadar, Croatia


12th to 20th June - FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers - Jordan and Philippines

17th to 27th June - FIBA Women's Eurobasket 2021 - France and Spain

Beach Soccer

16th to 20th June - Euro Beach Soccer League Nazaré 2021; Women's Beach Soccer League Nazaré 2021; FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup - Europe Qualifier - Nazaré, Portugal


18th to 20th June - IFBB Diamond Cup Ostrava - Ostrava, Czech Republic

Boules Lyonnaise

19th to 21st June - Seniors Six Nations Tournament - Tienen, Belgium


15th to 25th June - AIBA European Boxing Championships U22 - Roseto Degli Abruzzi, Italy

18th June - WPBF Inter-Continental Featherweight and Welterweight Titles - Alberta, Canada

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

19th to 20th June - Oklahoma City International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2021 - Edmond, OK, USA


18th to 20th June - 2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup - Markkleeberg, Germany

19th to 20th June - 2021 ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup - Vaires-Sur-Marne, France


10th June to 3rd July - FIDE 2021 Women's Speed Chess Championship - Online


10th to 14th June - England v New Zealand (2nd Test) - Birmingham, England; West Indies v South Africa (1st Test) - Gros Islet, St Lucia

16th to 19th June - England Women v India Women (Only Test) - Bristol, England

18th to 22nd June - ICC World Test Championship Final - India v New Zealand - Southampton, England; West Indies v South Africa (2nd Test) - Gros Islet, St Lucia


14th to 19th June - VIRTUS 2021 Virtual Cycling Championships

19th to 20th June - UCI Gran Fondo World Series 2021 - Dnipro, Ukraine

20th June - 2021 World Triathlon Para Cup A Coruna - A Coruna, Spain

Dance Sports

14th to 16th June - IDO Asian Urban Dance Championships - Online; IDO African Urban Dance and Performing Arts Championships - Online

19th June - IDO Asian Couple Dance Championships - Online; WRRC Online World Cup

19th to 20th June - IDO North American Urban Dance and Performing Arts Championships - Online

20th June - IDO Asian, African, North American and South American Urban Dance Championships - Online; WRRC Online World Cup


14th to 17th June - PDC Players Championship 13-16 - Milton Keynes, England


15th June - Group 1 Racing - Queen Anne Stakes; St James's Palace Stakes; King's Stand Stakes - Ascot, England

16th June - Group 1 Racing - Prince of Wales's Stakes - Ascot, England

17th June - Group 1 Racing - Gold Cup - Ascot, England

17th to 20th June - HUBSIDE Jumping - Grimaud, St Tropez, France

18th June - Group 1 Racing - Coronation Stakes; Commonwealth Cup - Ascot, England

18th to 20th June - Longines Global Champions League - Stockholm, Sweden 

19th June - Group 1 Racing - Diamond Jubilee Stakes - Ascot, England

20th June - Prix de Diane Longines - Chantilly, France

Football - UEFA Euro 2020 / CONMEBOL Copa América 2021

14th June - Scotland v Czech Republic - Glasgow, Scotland; Poland v Slovakia - St Petersburg, Russia; Spain v Sweden - Seville, Spain; Colombia v Ecuador -  Cuiabá, Brazil; Argentina v Chile - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

15th June - Hungary v Portugal - Budapest, Hungary; France v Germany - Munich, Germany; Paraguay v Bolivia - Goiânia, Brazil

16th June - Finland v Russia - St Petersburg, Russia; Turkey v Wales - Baku, Azerbaijan; Italy v Switzerland - Rome, Italy

17th June - Ukraine v North Macedonia - Bucharest, Romania; Denmark v Belgium - Copenhagen, Denmark; Netherlands v Austria - Amsterdam, Netherlands; Colombia v Venezuela - Goiânia, Brazil

18th June - Sweden v Slovakia - St Petersburg, Russia; Croatia v Czech Republic - Glasgow, Scotland; England v Scotland - London, England; Brazil v Perú - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Chile v Bolivia - Cuiabá, Brazil

19th June - Hungary v France - Budapest, Hungary; Portugal v Germany - Munich, Germany; Spain v Poland - Seville, Spain; Argentina v Uruguay - Brasília, Brazil

20th June - Italy v Wales - Rome, Italy; Switzerland v Turkey - Baku, Azerbaijan; Venezuela v Ecuador - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


28th May to 20th June - NoBull Crossfitt Games 2021 - Semi-finals


17th to 20th June - U.S. Open - Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA, USA; Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give - Grand Rapids, MI, USA


18th to 20th June - 2021 Pan American Championships - Guadalajara, Mexico

Mixed Martial Arts

20th June - Chan Sung Jung v Dan Ige; Aleksei Oleinik v Seghei Spivac; Tim Means v Danny Roberts; Marlon Vera v Davey Grant; Wellington Turman v Bruno Silva; Matt Brown v Dhiego Lima - Las Vegas, NV, USA

Modern Pentathlon

8th to 14th June - UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Championships and 2021 Laser Run World Championships - Cairo, Egypt

14th to 18th June - Qualification Championships to Junior Pan American Games 2021 - Oaxtepec, Mexico


18th to 19th June - Progressive American Flat Track - OKG Mile - Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

18th to 20th June - FIM MotoGP World Championship - Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland - Chemnitz, Germany

Motor Racing

18th to 19th June - Formula Drift Pro/Prospect - Englishtown, NJ, USA

18th to 20th June - FIA Formula One World Championship - Emirates Grand Prix de France 2021 - Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France; NTT IndyCar Series - Rev Group Grand Prix - Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI, USA

19th to 20th June - FIA Formula E World Championship R8 & R9, Puebla, Mexico

20th June - 2021 NASCAR Cup Series - Ally 400 - Nashville Superspeedway, TN, USA


19th June - Skyrunner World Series - Livigno Skymarathon - Livigno, Italy


10th to 18th June - Junior World MTB Orienteering Championships 2021; World MTB Orienteering Championships 2021; CX80 MTBO World Cup - Kuortane, Finland


19th to 27th June - World Padel Tour - Valladolid Master 2021 - Valladolid, Spain


19th May to 15th June - The Queen's Cup - England


18th to 22nd June - World Poker Tour - WPT Seminole Hard Rock Tampa - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa, FL, USA


17th to 20th June - Euro Tour Men and Women - Salzburg, Austria


18th to 20th June - European Rafting Cup 2021 - Zubin Potok, Kosovo


19th to 20th June - 2021 Open Nordic Junior Championships - Stockholm, Sweden


19th June - IAU Kyiv Ultramarathon 2021 - Kyiv, Ukraine


16th to 21st June - Soling European Championship - Santander, Spain

18th to 23rd June - Fareast 28R World Championship - Kiel, Germany

20th to 27th June - IODA Optimist European Championship - RCN El Puerto Santa María, Spain


18th to 20th June - World Surf League Championship Tour - Jeep Surf Ranch Pro - Lemoore, CA, USA

19th to 20th June - World Surf League Junior Tour - Tweed Coast Pro Junior - Kingscliff, NSW, Australia

Table Tennis

14th to 19th June - South American Youth Championships - Lima, Peru


14th to 20th June - Bett1Open (WTA) - Berlin, Germany; NOVENTI Open (ATP) - Halle, Germany; Viking Classic (WTA) - Birmingham, England; cinch Championships (ATP) - London, Great Britain

20th to 26th June - Bad Homburg Open presented by Engel & Volkers (WTA) - Bad Homburg, Germany; Mallorca Championships (ATP) - Mallorca, Spain


18th to 20th June - 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships - Kitzbühel, Austria

19th June - 2021 Africa Triathlon Zonal Championships - Accra, Ghana

Underwater Sports

13th to 19th June - CMAS Finswimming World Junior Championship (Indoors) - Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy


25th May to 20th June - FIVB Volleyball Nations League - Women - Rimini, Italy

28th May to 23rd June - FIVB Volleyball Nations League - Men - Rimini, Italy

Wheelchair Basketball

13th to 18th June - Men's U23 European Championship - Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy


14th to 20th June - European Championships - Cadets - FS, GR, WW - Samokov, Bulgaria

19th to 20th June - Sarajevo Junior European Cup 2021 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Poreč Cadet European Cup 2021 - Poreč, Croatia

* We have listed the above events based on the best information we can obtain. Some of these may be postponed or cancelled.

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