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The Weekly Sports Review

16th to 22nd May

Sitting between Näsijärvi Lake and Pyhäjärvi Lake, with the Tammerkoski rapids in between, Tampere is a city in southern Finland that will for the next two weeks be the focal point for all ice hockey fans. The 2022 IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championship opened last night with four matches, with the final scheduled for Sunday, 29 May. With a clear home advantage and being the top-ranked side, Finland stand a great chance to lift the coveted trophy. Canada, on the other hand, are the defending champions who defeated Finland 3-2 in overtime in 2021. This is the top prize in ice hockey, but elsewhere other World Championships are also taking place. Recently Slovenia's men won Division I, Group A, beating South Korea 4-1 in Ljubljana. Over to athletics and specifically the Diamond League, the prestigious world circuit attracting the best athletes, that opened the new season in Doha last night. South Korean high jumper Sanghyeok Woo, US sprinter Gabrielle Thomas, and US javelin expert Anderson Peters were the standout performers. There are fourteen separate tour dates to look out for with the final round in Zurich on 7-8 September. 

Last Saturday Salt Lake City completed the final AMA Supercross Championship race of the season. USA's Eli Tomac is the 450SX champion, fellow countryman Christian Craig claims the 250SX West, and Australia's Jett Lawrence taking the top honours in the 250SX East. As the tennis community is gearing up for the next Grand Slam in Paris, the recent ATP/WTA 1000 tournament completed in Madrid. Tunisia's Ons Jabeur earned her second career title and her first WTA 1000, while Spain's rising star Carlos Alcaraz made history to capture his second ATP Masters 1000 title. The next ATP/WTA 1000 tournament, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, is current in progress in Rome. In squash Egypt’s Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag claimed the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York. This was all in preparation for the Professional Squash Association World Championships in Cairo that opened last night. Over to tennis and the Netherlands won their eighth International Tennis Federation World Team Cup men's title in Vilamoura, Spain.

The Netherlands won both the Draughts Men's and Women's Team World Championships. At the recent World Senior Snooker Championship held at the famous Crucible Theatre, Lee Walker came back from two down with three to play to oust Jimmy White 5-4 in the final. Switzerland's Daniela Ryf and Norway's Kristian Blummenfelt won the IRONMAN World Championships in St. George, Utah. Blummenfelt has also won the Olympic and World Triathlon titles. Triathlon history was made in Singapore when Great Britain's Alex Yee and Beth Potter claimed the first-ever esport triathlon World Championship titles. British stars continued to dominate at the 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series in Yokohama earlier today where Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee claimed gold respectively. Yee is also the British 10,000m Champion. 

Until next time, have a great week in sport.


20-22 May - FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2022 Super Final Leg 1 - Athens, Greece


16-22 May - Hyundai Archery World Cup - Gwangju, South Korea

Artistic Billiards

20-22 May - CIBA Tour 2022 - European Grand Prix - Rosmalen, Netherlands


16 May - Madrid Marcha - Madrid, Spain

20-22 May - Ibero American Athletics Championships - La Nucia, Spain

21 May - Wanda Diamond League Meeting - Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, England

22 May - South American Marathon Championships - Asunción, Paraguay


17-22 May - BWF World Tour - GR Toyota Cazoo Thailand Open 2022 - Bangkok, Thailand

Beach Volleyball

19-22 May - FIVB Pro Tour Challenge - Kusadasi, Turkey; FIVB Pro Tour Futures - Madrid, Spain

20-22 May - FIVB Men's Pro Tour Futures - Rhodes, Greece


16-23 May - Johannesburg 2022 World Boccia Africa Regional Championship - Johannesburg, South Africa


19-29 May - IBC World Tour - Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival - Antofagasta, Chile


20-22 May - IFBB Mister Universe Europe - Prague, Czech Republic


22-29 May - European Bowling Tour - Kegel Aalborg International 2022 - Aalborg, Denmark


6-21 May - IBA Women's World Boxing Championships - Istanbul, Turkey

21-31 May - EUBC Men's European Boxing Championships - Yerevan, Armenia

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

21-22 May - Salvador Fall International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2022 - Salvador, Brazil; Houston International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 2022 - Houston, TX, USA


17-22 May - 34th Cairo International Bridge Festival - Cairo, Egypt


20-22 May - 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup - Racice, Czech Republic


8-17 May - 21st IPCA World Individual Chess Championship - Ashdod, Israel

Climbing (Sport)

May 20-22 - IFSC World Cup (B/S) - Salt Lake City, UT, USA


17 May - Zimbabwe v Namibia (1st T20I) - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

19 May - Zimbabwe v Namibia (2nd T20I) - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

21 May - Zimbabwe v Namibia (3rd T20I) - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

22 May - Zimbabwe v Namibia (4th T20I) - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe


15-22 May - World Junior Curling Championships 2022 - Jönköping, Sweden


6-29 May - UCI WorldTour - Giro d'Italia - Italy

19-22 May - UCI Women's WorldTour - Vuelta a Burgos Feminas - Spain

21 May - UCI Gran Fondo World Series - Schleck Gran Fondo - Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg

21-22 May - Mercedes-Benz UCI MTB World Cup - DHI - Fort William, Scotland

Dance Sports

21-22 May - World Rock 'n' Roll Corporation European Championship - Budapest, Hungary


19 May - PDC Cazoo Premier League Night 15 - O2, London, Great Britain

20-22 May - PDC Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix (ET7) - Stuttgart, Germany

English Billiards

16-18 May - European Open - The Trickshot - Bruges, Belgium


19-22 May - Danube Equestrian Festival and Longines EEF Series - Bratislava, Slovakia

19-21 May - Longines Global Champions Tour - Ramatuelle/Saint Tropez, France

21 May - Group One Racing - Doomden Cup - Doomden, Australia; The Goodwood - Morphettville, Australia; Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas - Curragh, Ireland; Preakness Stakes - Pimlico, MD, USA

22 May - Group One Racing - Yushan Himba - Tokyo, Japan; Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup - Sha Tin, Hong Kong; Tattersalls Gold Cup; Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas - Curragh, Ireland 

Eton Fives

22 May - Ladies Championship Final - Eton College, Windsor, England


20-22 May - FIE Grand Prix - Padoue, Italy


16 May to 1 June - UEFA U17 Championship 2022 - Israel

Freestyle Football

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

18 May - Ghetto Football Euro League 2022 - Warsaw, Poland


12-23 May - 31st Southeast Asian Games Hanoi 2021 - Hanoi, Vietnam


19-21 May - Jabra Ladies Open presented by Bitstamp - Evian Resort GC, France

19-22 May - FBC Zim Open - Royal Harare GC, Harare, Zimbabwe; PGA Championship - Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, OK, USA


20-22 May - FIG World Challenge Cup 2022 - Pamplona, Spain


17-18 May - FIH Pro League (Men) - Spain v France - Valencia, Spain; FIH Pro League (Women) - China v Argentina - Valencia, Spain

20-21 May - FIH Pro League (Men/Women) - Belgium v Spain - Antwerp, Belgium

21-22 May - FIH Pro League (Men/Women) - Germany v Argentina - Berlin, Germany; FIH Hockey Pro League (Men) - England v France / (Women) England v China - London, Great Britain

Ice Hockey

13-29 May - 2022 IIHF Men's Ice Hockey World Championship - Tampere, Helsinki, Finland

17-22 May - 2022 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Division II, Group B - Zagreb, Croatia

Kite Sports

16-22 May - A's Youth Foil World Championships; 2022 Formula Kite Youth (U21) World Championships - Torregrande, Italy

Mixed Martial Arts

May 22 - UFC Main Card - Holly Holm v Ketlen Vieira; Santiago Ponzinibbio v Michel Pereira; Chidi Njokuani v Duško Todorović; Jailton Almeida v Parker Porter; Eryk Anders v Jun Yong Park; Joseph Holmes v Alen Amedovski; Polyana Viana v Tabatha Ricci; Omar Antonio Morales Ferrer v Uros Medic; Jonathan Martinez v Vince Morales; Chase Hooper v Felipe Colares; Elise Reed v Sam Hughes - Las Vegas, NV, USA

Modern Pentathlon

20 May - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Telšiai, Lithuania

21 May - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Ingheni, Moldova; UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Tallinn, Estonia

Motor Racing

12-16 May - FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies - Andalucia Rally - Spain

May 17-29 - NTT INDYCAR Series - 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IN, USA

19-22 May - FIA World Rally Championship - Rally de Portugal - Matosinhos, Portugal

May 19-21 - Formula Drift - Orlando, FL, USA

20-22 May - FIA International Hill Climb Cup - Wyscig Prządki Krosno - Korczyna, Poland; FIA Formula One World Championship - Spanish Grand Prix - Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona

20-21 May - W Series Round 2 - Barcelona, Spain

21-22 May - FIA Rallycross World Championship - Euro RX of Hungary - Nyirád, Hungary

May 22 - 2022 NASCAR Cup Series - NASCAR All-Star Open - Texas Moto Speedway, Fort Worth, TX, USA


20-22 May - FIM World Superbike Championship - Circuito Estoril, Portugal

20 May - FIM Sidecar Motocross World Championship - Loket, Czech Republic FIM E-Bike World Cup - Alfsee, Germany; FIM Supersport 300 World Championship - Estoril, Portugal

21 May - FIM E-Bike Enduro World Cup - Alfsee, Germany; European U23 Team Speedway Championship - Pardubice, Czech Republic; Individual Speedway Euro Championship - Nagyhalasz, Hungary; EMX Women's European Championship - Helsingborg, Sweden; FIM JuniorGP World Championship - Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Spain

Mountain Running

21 May - Silver Label World Cup: Seven Sisters Skyline (Long Mountain) - Dunlewey, Donegal, Ireland


18-22 May - Axioma European Junior and Youth MTB Orienteering Championships 2022; Axioma European MTB Orienteering Championships 2022 & CX80 World Cup in MTB Orienteering - Ignalina, Lithuania


16-21 May - FIP World Tour - FIP Rise Alexandria - Alexandria, Egypt; FIP World Tour - Giulianova, Italy; FIP World Tour - Mar del Plata, Argentina

22-29 May - World Padel Tour - Mallorca Challenger 2022 - Mallorca, Spain


May 18-22 - PPA Tour - Acrytech Atlanta Open (Major) - Peachtree Corners, GA, USA


May 13-16 - World Poker Tour - Main Tour WPT Choctaw - Choctaw Casino & Resort, Durant, OK, USA


May 19-22 - P1 Offshore 2022 - Cocoa Beach, FL, USA


21-29 May - World Classic & Equipped Bench Press Championship - Almaty, Kazakhstan


20-22 May - Racketlon World Tour - IWT Malta Open - Marsa, Malta

Real Tennis

14-27 May - World Masters 2022 - Bordeaux & Fontainebleau, France

Rodeo (Pro)

May 18-21 - Vernon Breakaway - Vernon, TX, USA; Santa Rose Roundup - Vernon, TX, USA

May 18 - Redding Xtreme Bulls - Redding, TX, USA

May 19-21 - Rodeo Killeen - Killeen, TX, USA; Winnsboro Breakaway - Winnsboro, LA, USA; Redding Rodeo, Redding, TX, USA; Deep South PRCA Rodeo - Winnsboro, LA, USA; Franklin Rodeo - Franklin, TN, USA; Liberty Hill Legacy Steer Roping - Liberty Hill, TX, USA; Liberty Hill Breakaway - Liberty Hill, TX, USA; Liberty Hill Fair and Rodeo - Liberty Hill, TX, USA

May 19 - Southern Indiana River City Extreme Bulls - Evansville, IN, USA

May 20 - Tate County Fair Rodeo - Senatobia, MS, USA; PRCA Orin Muri Permit Bronc Ride Challenge - Miles City, MT, USA; The End of the Trail Western Festival - Ogallala, NE, USA

May 20-21 - Southern Indiana River City Rodeo - Evansville, TN, USA; Abbyville Breakaway Roping - Abbyville, KS, USA; Payson Breakaway Roping - Payson, AZ, USA; Hayward Breakaway Roping - Hayward, CA, USA; Abbyville Frontier Days - Abbyville, KS, USA; The End of the Trail Western Festival - Ogallala, NE, USA; Bill Hoy Kiwanis Rodeo - Clarksville, TN, USA; Gary Hardt Memorial Rodeo - Payson, AZ, USA

May 21 - Ash Flat Breakaway - Ash Flat, AR, USA; Mark Martin Pro Rodeo - Ash Flat, AR, USA; Forever West Xtreme Bulls - Buffalo, WY, USA; Blackshear Farms Xtreme Bullriding - Waskom, TX, USA; The End of the Trail Western Festival - Ogallala, NE, USA

May 21-23 - Falkland Breakaway - Falkland, BC, USA; Falkland Stampede - Falkland, BC, USA

May 21-22 - Rowell Ranch Rodeo - Hayward, CA, USA

May 22 - World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Matched Xtreme Bronc Ride - Miles City, MT, USA

Roller Sports

16-22 May - World Skate Artistic Skating World Cup 2022 - Trieste, Italy


May 21 - 2022 Spikeball Tournament Series - Major - San Francisco, CA, USA


21-22 May - 2022 European Rowing U19 Championships - Varese, Italy; 2022 International Macon Regatta - Macon, France

Rugby Union

20-22 May - HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - Toulouse, France


May 12-16 - Lightning Master World Championship - Carolina Yacht Club, NC, USA

15-22 May - IQFoil European Championships - Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy

15-20 May - 2.4MR European Championship - Quiberon, France

May 16 - 21 - Lightning World Championship - Carolina Yacht Club, SC, USA

20-22 May - World Match Racing Tour - NJK Spring Cup 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

21-28 May - ILCA 7 Men's World Championship - Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico


19-22 May - African Combat Championships - Bissau, Guinea Bissau

School Sports

14-22 May - International School Sport Federation Gymnasiade 2022 - Normany, France

Shooting Sport

9-20 May - ISSF Junior World Cup - Suhl, Germany

20-29 May - ISS World Cup Shotgun - Granada, Spain


13-22 May - PSA World Championships - Cairo, Egypt


16-24 May - World Surf League Men's and Women's Longboard Tour Event 1 - Sydney, Australia

14-24 May - World Surf League Men's and Women's Challenger Series Event 2 - Manly Beach, NSW, Australia

17-22 May - World Surf League Men's and Women's Junior Pro Tour Event 12 - Playa Cacancha, Iquique, Chile

Table Soccer

20-22 May - ITSF Pro Tour - Südburgenland Open 2022 - Graz, Austria

21-22 May - ITSF Pro Tour - Limburg, Germany

Table Tennis

10-16 May - 2022 South American Youth Championships (U15 & U19) - Lima, Peru


15-21 May - Internationaux de Strasbourg (WTA) - Strasbourg, France; Grand Prix Sar la Princesse Lalla Meryem (WTA) - Rabat, Morocco; Gonet Geneva Open (ATP) - Geneva, Switzerland; Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon (ATP) - Lyon, France

22 May to 5 June - Roland Garros - Paris, France

Tower Running

21 May - Towerrunning European Championships - Rondo 1 - Warsaw, Poland

22 May - TWA World Tour - Torre LatinoAmericana - Mexico City, Mexico


21 May - IRONMAN Lanzarote - Canary Islands; 2022 Americas Triathlon Cup - Ixtapa, Mexico

22 May - 2022 Europe Triathlon Junior Cup - Panevėžys, Lithuania; IRONMAN Pays d'Aix-en-Provence - France; IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship - Chattanooga, TN, USA; IRONMAN Tulsa - Tulsa, OK, USA


20 - 21 May - Oceania Junior & Youth Championships - Online

Wheelchair Basketball

21-28 May - 2022 Asia Oceania Championships - Phuket, Thailand

Wheelchair Fencing

19-22 May - 2022 IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup - Chon Buri, Thailand


17-22 May - African Championships Seniors, U20, U17 - El Jadida, Morocco

21-23 May - Asian Championships (AL, KK) - Osh, Kyrgyzstan

* 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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