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27th September to 3rd October

Kenya is fast becoming one of the leading nations in Africa to host world sports events. They did not disappoint either when the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold held a meeting in Nairobi. The Kip Keino Classic lived up to expectations as USA's Trayvon Bromell blasted to a world-leading 9.76 in the men's 100m and local star Ferdinand Omanyala secured an African record of 9.77. Over to the picturesque setting of St. George in Utah who hosted the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. It was Norway's Gustav Iden and Great Britain's Lucy Charles-Barclay claiming the gold. FIVB, the governing body for volleyball, completed two further continental championships over the previous week. In Japan, Iran's men extended their reign in the Asian Championship as they beat the hosts 3-0 to claim their fourth title. In Rwanda, Cameroon's women beat Kenya 3-1 to claim their third title. At the World Skate Inline Hockey World Championships, the Czech Republic's men's team became the champions beating Canada in the final. France became the women's world champions as they beat a passionate and professional Spain in the beautiful village of Roccaraso, Italy. In Krakow, Turkey emphatically beat Spain 6-0 to claim the European Amputee Football Championship title.

This weekend is the last race of the NTT IndyCar Series and all indications are that Spain's Alex Palou will be crowned the champion. His nearest rival is Mexico's Pato O'Ward, but the points difference may just be too far. The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series completed the Round of 16 and now head to the Round of 12 in the playoffs. At the Davis Cup, Argentina, Japan, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Finland, Norway, Brazil, South Korea, Romania, Peru and Ukraine all advance to the next round of World Group 1. At the FIFA Futsal World Cup being held in Lithuania, the final eight are Russia, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, Portugal and Spain, with matches to be played on Sunday and Monday. Golf and tennis fans are also eagerly watching the Ryder Cup and Laver Cup currently featuring in the States. Tomorrow is the final stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series with Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (FRA) clear favourites to take the titles in Polignano a Mare, Italy. Tomorrow is also the conclusion of the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Flanders, Belgium. Finally, New Zealand have won the 100th match between rivals South Africa in Townsville, Australia, and with that are crowned winners of the Rugby Championship. 

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

Air Sports

2-8 October - 2021 FAI S World Championships for Space Models - Buzău, Romania


1-3 October - FINA Swimming World Cup Leg 1 - Berlin, Germany 

3 October - Virgin Money London Marathon - Great Britain


29-30 September - Yankton 2021 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final - Yankton, SD, USA


23 September to 2 October - WBSC U23 Baseball World Cup - Ciudad Obregon/Hermosillo, Mexico


17-27 September - FIBA Women's Afrobasket - Cameroon

27 September to 3 October - FIBA Women's Asia Cup Division A - Amman, Jordan


1-3 October - IFBB Diamond Cup - Rafael Vera Classic - Marbella, Spain

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

October 2 - Charlotte International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships 2021 - Concord, NC, USA


27-28 September - 2021 ICF Masters Canoe Marathon World - Bascov, Romania


24 September to 3 October - Eastern Asia Youth Online Chess Championship 2021

26 September to 3 October - FIDE World Women's Team Championship 2021 - Sitges, Spain

Climbing (Sport)

1-3 October - IFSC Climbing World Cup (B, S) - Seoul, South Korea


30 September to 3 October - Australia Women v India Women (Test) - Carrara, Australia


2 October - UCI MTB Marathon World Championships - XCM - Capoliveri - Isle of Elba, Italy; UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup - Barcelona, Spain; UCI Women's WorldTour - Paris-Roubaix Femmes - France

3 October - UCI WorldTour - Paris-Roubaix - France


3-9 October - Boylesports World Grand Prix - Leicester, England


3-9 October - European Team Championships - Chianciano Terme, Italy

English Billiards

2 October - Women's Irish Open - Newbridge, Ireland

Equestrian (Group One Racing)

1 October - American Pharoah Stakes - Santa Anita Park, CA, USA

2 October - Windsor Park Plate - Hastings, New Zealand; Turnbull Stakes - Flemington, Australia; Epsom Handicap; Flight Stakes; The Metropolitan - Randwick, Australia; Qatar Prix du Cadran; Qatar Prix de Royallieu - Longchamp, France; Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes - Newmarket, England; Champagne Stakes - Belmont Park, NY, USA; Awesome Again Stakes; Rodeo Drive Stake - Santa Anita Park, CA, USA; Woodward Handicap - Saratoga, NY, USA

3 October - Sprinters Stakes - Nakayama, Japan; Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe; Qatar Prix de la Fore^T; Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagarde}Re Grand Criterium; Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines; Prix de l'Opera Longines; Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium des Pouliches - Longchamp, France; Frizette Stakes - Belmont Park, NY, USA


1-31 October - FIE World Championship Veterans 50-70+ - Daytona Beach, FL, USA


22-29 September - IBSA Blind Football European Championships Division 2 - Bucharest, Romania

Freestyle Football

16 August to 10 November - World Youth Freestyle Football Championship - Online


12 September to 3 October - FIFA Futsal World Cup 2021 - Lithuania

26 September to 1 October - Military Sports 12th Futsal Cup for Peace - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


September 27 to October 1 - Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship - Mesquite, NV, USA

30 September to 3 October - Vantelin Tokai Classic - Aichi, Japan; Alfred  Dunhill Links Championship - Old Course St Andrews, Scotland; Sanderson Farms Championship - Jackson, MS, USA

1-3 October - Estrella Damm Ladies Open - Club de Golf Terramar, Spain; ShoprRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer - Galloway, NJ, USA

Jump Rope

1-31 October - IJRU Virtual World Championship Series


1-3 October - Karate 1 Premier League 2021 - Moscow, Russia

Kite Sports

23-27 September - GKA Youth Kite-Surf and Freestyle World Cup - Tarifa, Spain

Mixed Martial Arts

1 October - Bellator MMA - Douglas Lima v Michael Page; Luke Trainer v Yannick Bahati; Yves Landu v Tim Wilde; Robert Whiteford v Andrew Fisher; Leah McCourt v Jessica Borga - London, United Kingdom

October 3 - UFC Main Card - Thiago Santos v Johnny Walker; Kevin Holland v Kyle Daukaus; Alex Oliveira v Niko Price; Misha Cirkunov v Krzysztof Jotko; Aspen Ladd v Macy Chiasson

Modern Pentathlon

30 September - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Toulouse, France; UIPM Global Laser Run City Run - Versailles, France; UIPM Global Run City Tour - Mossel Bay, South Africa

3 October - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Kiev, Ukraine


1-3 October - FIM Superbike World Championship - Portuguese Round - Algarve International Circuit, Portugal; FIM MotoGP World Championship - Grand Prix of Americas - Austin, TX, USA

3 October - FIM Motocross World Championship - MXGP of Germany - Teutschenthal, Germany

Motor Racing

1-3 October - FIA World Rally Championship - Rally Finland - Jyväskylä, Finland

October 3 - 2021 NASCAR Cup Series - Round of 12 - Yellawood 500 - Talladega, AL, USA


3 October - 2021 Skyrunner World Series - Snowdon Skyrace - Rhyd-Ddu, Wales

Mountain Running

1 October - WMRA Šmarna Gora Record (1.8km; +360m) - Ljubljana, Slovenia; WMRA World Cup Stage 12: Broken Arrow VK (Category: Short Uphill) - Palisades Tahoe, CA, USA

2 October - WMRA Int. Šmarna Gora Race - Ljubljana, Slovenia

3 October - WMRA World Cup Stage 14:12. Zumaia Flysch Trail 42.5km (Category: Long Mountain); WMRA World Cup Stage 15:12. Zumaia Flysch Trail 22km (Category: Classic Mountain) - Zumaia-Gipuzkoa, Spain; WMRA World Cup Stage 13: Broken Arrow Sky Race (Category: Long Mountain) - Palisades Tahoe, CA, USA


30 September to 3 October - Orienteering World Cup Round 3 - Final - Cansiglio Forest, Italy


30 September to 3 October - Pro Pickleball Association Tour - Texas Open - Dallas, TX, USA


23 September to 3 October - World Sub-Junior, Junior, Master & Open Classic Powerlifting Championships - Halmstad, Sweden


1-3 October - World Tour 2021 - IWT Dunlop Rotterdam Open - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rodeo (Pro)

September 29 - The Gold Buckle Knockout - Stoneham, CO, USA

September 30 - Nephi Xtreme Bulls - Nephi, UT, USA

September 30 to October 2 - Waller County Fair & Rodeo - Hempstead, TX, USA

October 1-2 - Brad Gjermundson Extreme Broncs - New Town, ND, USA; Kissimmee Southern Showdown - Kissimmee, FL, USA

October 1-3 - California Circuit Finals - Lancaster, CA, USA; Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo - Rosenberg, TX, USA

All with prize money of $20k and higher

Roller Sports

29 September to 9 October - Artistic Skating World Championship 2021 - Asuncion, Paraguay


October 2-3 - 2021 Spikeball Tournament Series - Conshohocken, PA, USA

Rugby Union

2 October - Kazakhstan Women v Japan Women; Canada v Chile - Langford, Canada; Argentina v Australia; South Africa v New Zealand - Robina, Australia; USA v Uruguay - Glendale, CO, USA


26 September to 2 October - Adelaide 6 Day 2021 - Adelaide, Australia

2 October - Taubertal 100 - 50km, 100km, 100 miles - Rothenburg, Germany; Notomom 100k USA 2021 Road National Championship - Sacramento, CA, USA


25-29 September - 2.4MR Gold Cup / Para World Sailing Championship 2021 - Warnemünde / Mecklenburger Buch, Germany

26 September to 2 October - 2021 Tornado World Championships - Nautical Club de Thessaloniki, Greece

1-8 October - International One Metre European Championship - Orbetello, Italy

2-9 October - Hansa Class Para World Sailing Championship - Palermo, Italy

October 2-3 - Women's Viper 640 International Championship - Noroton Yacht Club, USA

Shooting (Sport)

27 September to 10 October - ISSF Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun - Lima, Peru

1-10 October - CISM 53rd World Military Championship (Shotgun) - Lahore, Pakistan

Sled Dog Racing

2-3 October - IFSS World Cup - Severnyi Puti - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Slot Racing

September 27 to October 9 - 2021 World Championships - Atlantic City, NJ, USA


September 23-27 - PSA World Tour - Oracle Netsuite Open 2021 - San Francisco, CA, USA

October 1-6 - PSA World Tour - U.S. Open 2021 - Philadelphia, PA, USA


September 28-29 - WSL Men's and Women's Longboard Tour #1 - Lemoore, CA, USA

October 3-13 - WSL Longboard Tour #2 - Jeep Malibu Classic - Malibu, CA, USA


27 September to 31 October - Online 2021 World Taekwondo Poomsae Open Challenge III

Table Tennis

28 September to 3 October - 2021 European Championships - Cluj-Napoca, Romania

28 September to 5 October - ITTF-ATTU Asian Table Tennis Championships - Doha, Qatar


27 September to 3 October - Astana Open (WTA) -Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Chicago Fall Tennis Classic (WTA) - Chicago, IL, USA; Sofia Open (ATP) - Sofia, Bulgaria; San Diego Open (ATP) - San Diego, CA, USA


24 September - 2021 Europe Triathlon Xterra Cross Duathlon Championships Dolomiti Paganella - Andalo, Trentino, Italy

30 September to 3 October - 2021 Europe Triathlon Youth Championships Festival - Alanya, Turkey

October 2 - IRONMAN Indiana - Muncie, IN, USA

3 October - IRONMAN Barcelona

Underwater Sports

23-27 September - Finswimming Junior, Senior and Master World Championship Open Water - Santa Marta, Colombia


20-29 September - FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship - Durango, Mexico

23 September to 2 October - World Deaf Volleyball Championships - Chianciano Terme, Italy

23 September to 3 October - FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship - Various


24 September to 3 October - European Junior and U23 Championships - Rovaniemi, Finland


2-10 October - World Championships Seniors (FS, GR, WW) - Oslo, Norway

* We have listed the above events based on the best information we can obtain. The current circumstances mean some of these may be postponed or cancelled at the last moment.

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