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The Weekly Sports Review

8th to 14th August

The Game of Footbag

Wikipedia describes a footbag as a small, round bag usually filled with plastic pellets or sand, which is kicked into the air as part of a competitive game or as a display of dexterity. It is a game that most of us would have played or watched at some stage of our lives. The sport is managed by the International Footbag Players' Association and recently they hosted the 41st IFPA Footbag World Championships in the city of Kraków, southern Poland. The tournament had 12 separate categories contested by up to a hundred athletes from all around the world. USA's Walt Houston and Canada's Maude Landreville won the Open Singles Net and Women's Singles Net respectively. The Masters title went to Czech Republic's Pavel Hejra. Depending on the wishes of IFPA and considering 41 years of world championships, the sport appears very appealing for growth into a professional world series. 

Last Sunday the inaugural Tour de France Femmes completed in Lure. The road race forms part of the UCI Women's WorldTour and the 16th event on the tour. The honours went to the Netherland's Annemiek van Vleuten. Staying with cycling and on this occasion the world's best BMX riders were in Nantes for the UCI BMX Racing World Championships. The women's and men's elite winners were USA's Felicia Stancil and Switzerland's Simon M. Marquart. In football Brazil beat Colombia 2-0 to claim their ninth CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina final. The win books their ticket to the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in New Zealand and Australia, and to the 2024 Paris Olympics. For England it was dream final against Germany to win the Women's Euro 2022 by 2-1 in extra time, their first major trophy. 

Over to basketball where Lithuania won their first 3x3 Women's Series that was held in Prague. In the EuroHockey Junior Championship 2022 hosted by Ghent, the Netherlands and Germany are the men's and women's champions. Japan's men and South Korea's women are the new continental champions of the 2022 IBSA Goalball Asia Pacific Championships. In the third round of the Sail Grand Prix held in Plymouth, England, New Zealand claimed their first win. It moves them to third on the rankings with Australia still leading and Great Britain in second. In limited-overs cricket, Zimbabwe registered their first ODI win over Bangladesh in nine years. The match was played in Harare. Finally, the unique and special nature of the Commonwealth Games was highlighted this week when Dumfries pensioner Rosemary Lenton (age 72) became the Games' oldest winner on Wednesday, only for fellow countryman George Miller (age 75) to pass that after claiming gold in the Bowls B2/B3 Mixed Pairs on Friday. 

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

Air Sports

31 July to 14 August - 12th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships - Tabor, Czech Republic

3-13 August - 31st FAI World Aerobatic Championships - Leszno, Poland

8-11 August - 2022 FAI F1E European Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Gliders - Turda, Romania

8-13 August - 2022 FAI F2 World Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft - Wloclawek, Poland

Aquatics

1-8 August - FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships 2022 - Belgrade, Serbia

10-14 August - FINA World Youth Artistic Swimming Championships 2022 - Charlotte, NC, USA

11-19 August - FINA World Men's Youth Water Polo Championships 2022 - Belgrade, Serbia

13-27 August - 11th FAI Women's World Glding Championship - Husbands Bosworth, England

Archery

2-8 August - Roma 2022 - Rome, Italy

Athletics

8 August - World Athletics Continental Tour Gold - Székesfehérvár, Hungary

10 August - WANDA Diamond League Meeting - Stade Louis II, Monaco

Australian Football

13 August - World 9s Darwin - Australia

Badminton

13-21 August - European Championships - Munich, Germany

Basketball

4-14 August - FIBA U18 African Men's and Women's Championship - Antananarivo, Madagascar

6-14 August - FIBA U18 Women's European Championship - Heraklion, Greece

11-20 August - FIBA U16 European Championships Division B - Sofia, Bulgaria

12-20 August - FIBA U16 European Championship - Skopje, North Macedonia

13-14 August - 3x3 World Tour Chengdu Masters - Chengdu, China

Beach Volleyball

10-14 August - FIVB Beach Volleyball Pro Tour Elite 16 (M/W) - Hamburg, Germany

11-14 August - FIVB Beach Volleyball Pro Tour (M/W) - Budapest, Hungary; FIVB Beach Volleyball Pro Tour Futures (M/W) - Cortegaça, Portugal

Bodybuilding

12-14 August - IFBB Mister Universe Amateur - Beirut, Lebanon

Bowling

10-21 August - European Women Championships 2022 - Aalborg, Denmark

14-20 August - 21st MWA Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships - Bangkok, Thailand

Boxing

10-21 August - EUBC Schoolboys and Schoolgirls European Boxing Championships 2022 - Erzurum, Turkey

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

13-14 August - Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu sem Kimono 2022 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; New Haven International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu & Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship 2022 - New Haven, CT, USA; Chicago Summer International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu & Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Championship 2022 - Chicago, IL, USA

Bridge

7-14 August - 7th World Youth Transnational Championship - Salsomaggiore Terme - Italy

Canoeing

11-14 August - 2022 ECA Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships - České Budějovice, Czech Republic

12-14 August - 2022 ICF Masters Canoe Sprint World Championships - Bydgoszcz, Poland

Casting Sport

10-14 August - World Championships in Flycasting with Standard Equipment - Gaustablikk, Norway

Chess

13-21 August - European Amateur Chess Championship 2022 - Zagreb, Croatia

Chuckwagon Racing

10-14 August - WPCA Tour - Battle of the North - Dawson Creek, BC, Canada

Cliff Diving

13 August - Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series - Oslo, Norway

Cricket

9 August - Ireland v Afghanistan (1st T20I) - Stormont, Ireland

10 August - Zimbabwe v Bangladesh (3rd ODI) - Harare, Zimbabwe; West Indies v New Zealand (1st T20I) - Kingston, Jamaica

11 August - Ireland v Afghanistan (2nd T20I) - Stormont, Ireland

12 August - Ireland v Afghanistan (3rd T20I) - Stormont, Ireland; West Indies v New Zealand (2nd T20I) - Kingston, Jamaica

14 August - West Indies v New Zealand (3rd T20I) - Kingston, Jamaica

Croquet

9-14 August - 2022 Association of Croquet World Team Championships Tiers 2.1, 2.2, and 3 - Budleigh Salterton, England

Crossminton

13 August - ICO Sombar Heagon FUN powered by Speedminton - Sombar, Serbia

Cycling

9-14 August - UCI Women's WorldTour - Tour of Scandinavia - Battle of the North - Norway

10 August - UCI ProSeries - Eurométropole Tour - Belgium

10-14 August - Campeonato Panamericano de Pista 2022 - San Luis, Lima, Perú

11-16 August - 2022 UEC Track Elite European Championships - Munich, Germany

11-14 August - UCI ProSeries - Arctic Race of Norway; 2022 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships - Baie-Comeau, Canada

12-14 August - UCI Gran Fondo World Series - Gran Fondo Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

14 August - UCI MTB Marathon Series - Sakarya, Turkey; UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup powered by Citymountainbike.com - Oudenaarde, Belgium

14-21 August - UEC Road European Championships - Germany

Dance Sport

12 August - World Rock 'n' Roll Confederation World Championship - Stuttgart, Germany

Draughts

1-9 August - European Youth Championships - Nevsehir, Turkey

Equestrian

6-14 August - ECCO FEI World Championships 2022 - Herning, Denmark

13 August - Fourstardave Handicap - Saratoga, NY, USA

14 August - 132nd Grosser Preis Von Berlin - Hoppegarten, Germany; Prix Du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois - Deauville, France

Flying Disc

6-13 August - WFDF 2022 World Junior Ultimate Championships - Wroclaw, Poland

Freestyle Football

1 April to 8 October - Red Bull Street Style 2022 - National, Regional & World Final (Croatia)

9-13 August - Super Ball World Open 2022 - Prague, Czech Republic

Games

28 July to 8 August - Commonwealth Games 2022 - Birmingham, England

11-21 August - European Championships 2022 - Munich, Germany

Golf

11-13 August - Bain's Whiskey Ubunye Championship - Blue Valley GE, South Africa

11-14 August - ISPS HANDA World Invitation presented by AVIV Clinics - Galgorm Castle & Massereene GC, Northern Ireland; FedEx St. Jude Championship - TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN, USA

13 August - Ultimate Long Drive - SoCal League Championship - Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon, CA, USA

Gouren

10 August - International Back-Hold Tournament - Lorient, France

13 August - Jo le Pahun Tournament - Lorient, France

14 August - Blue Nets Tournament - Concarneau, France; Pleiberimout N°3 - Plougoulm, France

Gymnastics

11--14 August - 2022 Junior and Senior European Championships - Munich, Germany

Handball

30 July to 10 August - 2022 IHF Women's U18 World Championship - North Macedonia

Hockey

29 July to 8 August - EuroHockey Junior Championship III 2022 Women - Alanya, Turkey

Ice Hockey

9-20 August - 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship - Edmonton, Canada

Judo

10-13 August - Guayaquil World Championship Juniors 2022 - Guayaquil, Ecuador

13 August - Aktau Asian Open 2022 - Aktau, Kazakhstan

14 August - Guayaquil World Championships Juniors 2022 Mixed Teams - Guayaquil, Ecuador

Lacrosse

10-20 August - 2022 World Lacrosse Men's U20 World Championship - Limerick, Ireland

Minigolf

9-13 August - Youth World Championships 2022 - Murnau, Germany

10-13 August - Seniors World Championships 2022 - Wanne-Eickel, Germany

Mixed Martial Arts

12 August - Bellator MMA - Neiman Gracie v Goiti Yamauchi; Valentin Moldavsky v Steve Mowry; Ilima-Lei Macfarlane v Bruna Ellen; Said Sowma v Gokhan Saricam; Austin Vanderford v Aaron Jeffery - Sioux Falls, SD, USA

13 August - Professional Fighters League - Will Fleury v Anthony Salamone; Nathan Kelly v Ben Ellis; Vojto Barborik v Radu Maxim; Mokhtar Benkaci v Francesco Nuzzi; Rory McDonald v Magomed Umalatov; Ante Delija v Renan Ferreira; Denis Goltzov v Matheus Scheffel; Sadibou Sy v Carlos Leal; Josh O'Connor v Emran Sakhizada; Mohammad Fakhreddine v Marcin Wójcik; Chris Mixan v Christian Stigenberg; Hatef Moeil v Szymon Bajor - Cardiff, Wales

14 August - UFC Main Card - Marlon Vera v Dominick Cruz; Angela Hill v Loopy Godinez; Nate Landwehr v David Onama; Devin Clark v Azamat v Murzakanov; Cynthia Calvillo v Nina Nunes; Bruno Silva v Gerald Meerschaert; Yazmin Jauregui v Iasmin Lucindo; Martin Buday v Lukasz Brzeski; Gabriel Benitez v Charlie Ontiveros; Youssef Zalal v D'Amon Blackshear; Ode' Osbourne v Tyson Nam - San Diego, CA, USA

Modern Pentathlon

12 August - UIPM Global Laser City Tour - Chon Buri, Thailand; UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Erbil, Iraq; UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Córdoba, Argentina 

13-14 August - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Maracay, Venezuela

Motor Racing

13 August - FIA Formula E World Championship Round 15 - Seoul, South Korea

13-14 August - FIA World Rallycross Championship - Ramudden World RX of Norway - Hell, Norway

14 August - FIA Formula E World Championship Round 16 - Seoul, South Korea; 2022 NASCAR Cup Series - Richmond Raceway, VA, USA

Motorcycling

13 August - FIM Speedway Grand Prix - Cardiff, Wales; Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship - Unadilla National - New Berlin, NY, USA; Progressive American Flat Track - Castle Rock TT - Castle Rock Race Park, Castle Rock, WA, USA

14 August - Penrite Pro Motorcross Championship Round 7 - Queensland Moto Park, Coulson, Australia; FIM Motocross World Championship - MXGP od Finland - Hyvinkää, Finland

Mountain Running

13 August - WMRA Gold Label World Cup: Sierre-Zinal (Long Mountain) - Zinal, Switzerland

Mounted Games

3-18 August - European Team and Individual Championship - Chepstow, Wales

Muay Thai

9-21 August - 2022 Youth World Championship - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Padel

8-14 August - Padel World Tour - FIP Premier P1 - Mendoza, Argentina

10-14 August - APP Tour - APP New Jersey Open - Hamilton Township, NJ, USA

Pickleball

12-14 August - PPA Tour - Skechers Invitational Summer Championships - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Poker

4-15 August - World Series of Poker 2022-2023 Circuit - Harrah's Cherokee, NC, USA

Pool Billiards

6-8 August - Dynamic Billiard Petrich Open (M/W) - Petrich, Bulgaria

Powerboating

12-14 August - UIM F2 World Championship - GP of Lithuania - Kupiškis, Lithuania; P1 Aqua Cross - Daytona Beach, FL, USA

Racquetball

12-14 August - LPRT Tour - Paolo Longaria Experience - Aguascalientes, Mexico

Rodeo (Pro)

7-9 August - Larimer County Fair & Rodeo - Loveland, CO, USA

8-10 August - Jerome County Fair & Rodeo - Jerome, ID, USA

9-10 August - Field of Dreams Stampede - La Crete, AB, USA

10-11 August - Inter-State Rodeo - Coffeyville, KS, USA

10-13 August - Lawton Rangers Rodeo - Lawton, OK, USA; Hermiston Breakaway - Hermiston, OR, USA; Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo - Silkeston, MO, USA; Farm-City Pro Rodeo - Hermiston, OR, USA

11-13 August - Cache County Fair and Rodeo - Logan, UT, USA; Payette County PRCA Rodeo - New Plymouth, ID, USA; Missoula Stampede - Missoula, MT, USA; Bozeman Stampede - Bozeman, MT, USA

11-14 August - Omak Stampede - Omak, WA, USA

12-13 August - Summit County Fair & Rodeo - Coalville, UT, USA; Bluegrass Pro Rodeo - Powderly, KY, USA; Cascade Pro Rodeo - Cascade, MT, USA; Sand & Sage Roundup - Lamar, CO, USA; Silver Sage Ranch Rodeo - Clitherall, MN, USA

13-14 August - Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede - Dawson Creek, BC, USA

14 August - Wayne Herman Invitational Xtreme Broncs - Golden Valley, ND, USA

(Prize money from $20k)

Roller Sports

8-13 August - Artistic Skating World Cup 2022 - Gottingen, Germany

13-15 August - FISE Xperience - Thonon-le-Baines, France

Roundnet

13 August - 2022 Spikeball Tournament Series - Major - Columbus, OH, USA

Rowing

11-14 August - 2022 European Rowing Championships - Munich, Germany

Rugby Union

6 August to 24 September - 2022 Rugby Championship

13 August - South Africa v New Zealand - Johannesburg, South Africa; Argentina v Australia - San Juan, Argentina

Sailing

5-13 August - 420 World Championships - Balaton Lake, Hungary; 2022 OK Dinghy World Championship - Marstrand, Sweden

8-15 August - NACRA 15 World Championship - Univela Club, Lake Garda, Italy

13-20 August - ILCA 4 Youth World Championships - Vilamoura, Portugal

14-21 August - 470 Junior World Championships - Tihany, Hungary

Shooting Sport

1-9 August - ISSF World Championship Running Target - Chateauroux, France

Ski Marathon

14 August - Worldloppet Ushuaia Loppet Gold - 50km CT - Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Sled Dog Sports

13 August - IFSS World Cup - Bootie Blowout - Waterere/Levin Lower North Island, New Zealand

14 August - IFSS World Cup - Acana Classics - Waterere/Levin Lower North  Island, New Zealand

Speed Cubing

11-14 August - Asian Championship 2022 - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Sport Shooting

28 July to 8 August - ISSF Grand Prix Shotgun & 10th Asian Shotgun Championship - Almaty, Kazakhstan

Squash

11-21 August - WSF World Junior Championships - Nancy, France

Surfing

11-21 August - World Surf League Championship Tour (M/W) Event 10 - Teahup'o, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Table Tennis

10-14 August - 2022 ITTF Central American Championships (U11 & U13) - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Table Soccer

11-14 August - ITSF World Series by Garlando 2022 - St. Pölten, Austria

Tennis

3-9 August - ITF Women's 40-90 Indoor Championships - Vancouver, WA, USA

7-14 August - WTA/ATP 1000 - National Bank Open presented by Rogers - Toronto, Canada

8-14 August - Thoreau Tennis Open 125 (WTA) - Concord, MA, USA

9-12 August - ITF World Tennis Masters - Men's 60 Grass Championships - Philadelphia, PA, USA

14-21 August - ATP/WTA 1000 - Western & Southern Open - Cincinnati, OH, USA; Odlum Brown Vanopen (WTA) - Vancouver, Canada

Touch

12-14 August - European Junior Touch Championships - Paris, France

Triathlon

12-14 August - 2022 Europe Triathlon Championships - Munich, Germany

13 August - 2022 Europe Triathlon Junior Cup - Riga, Latvia; IRONMAN Finland - Kuopio-Tahko, Finland

14 August - IRONMAN Kazakhstan - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; IRONMAN Ireland - Cork, Ireland

Ultra Running

13 August - Gloucester 24 Hour Track Race - Gloucester, England

Underwater Sports

13-14 August - 1st CMAS Freshwater Spearfishing European Championship - Punkaharju-Lake Puruvesi, Finland

Waterski & Wakeboarding

8-13 August - 2022 IWWF Asian Waterski Championships - Chuncheon, South Korea; IWWF Europe and Africa Wakeboard Boat Championships - Cologne, Germany

10-13 August - 2022 IWWF Asian Wakeboard & Wakesurf Championships - Chuncheon, South Korea

Weightlifting

10-18 August - IWF European Youth & U15 Championships - Raszyn, Poland

Windsurfing

14-21 August - IFCA JYM World Championships - Alacati, Turkey

* The list is based on the best information we can obtain. Some of the sports events may be postponed or cancelled at the last moment.

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