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The Weekly Sports Review

30th May to 5th June

The Triple Crown of Motorsport

This weekend we have the privilege of witnessing two of motorsport's biggest races of the season crown their champions. For any driver and team, winning the overall championship is the clear goal. Within each season there are special events and Sunday we get to see Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix and INDYCAR's Indy 500. Known as the unofficial Triple Crown of motorsport, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to be staged in the second weekend of June, completes the trio. Often drivers have competed in two of the three championships, but current contractual agreements may make it difficult to be involved in all of them. In the history of motorsport, nineteen drivers have competed in each leg of the Triple Crown and Great Britain's Graham Hill is the only driver to have won all three.

The International Boxing Association hosted the Women's World Boxing Championship in Turkey. The host nation achieved five gold medals, with Ireland claiming two, and five other nations winning a gold medal each. In the Global Champions Tour, equestrian's biggest showjumping world tour event, the lead in the overall standings has been taken by Belgium's Pieter Devos. This weekend the tour is in Hamburg, followed by the glitzy Cannes on 2-4 June. Great Britain's Jamie Chadwick has won her second race in a row at Barcelona in the W Series. The defending champion has strengthened her position at the top of the standings. In Donegal in Ireland, USA's Olivia Amber and Ireland's Ruairi Long set course records against a record field in the Seven Sisters Skyline 30K race, the third event in the World Mountain Running Association season. 

Scotland, one of the strongest nations in curling, has again claimed a major victory. Their junior men beat Germany to claim the World Junior gold medal in Jönköping, Sweden. Finland's Kalle Rovanperä claimed his third win of the FIA World Rally Championship and now leads the overall standings by a 46-point margin. In the same way Scotland is so successful in curling, Egypt dominates squash. It was no surprise that the Professional Squash Association World Championship was won by Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag. In the second golf Major of the year, USA's Justin Thomas also secured his second Major title of his career at the PGA Championship. Top seeds and defending champions Karen Hird & Charlotta Cooley produced a dominant performance to win their tenth successive Eton Fives final in the Ladies Championships at Eton College in England. 

The International Federation of Match Poker hosted the postponed Nations Cup in North Macedonia during the week. Germany claimed the top podium position, with Israel a surprise second just ahead of Kazakhstan in third. The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne is testing an obstacle course racing discipline in Ankara that could form part of future World Cup events. This week we also had a number of incredible records. Nazaré in Portugal is known for its large waves. Germany's Sebastian Steudtner has set a world record for the largest wave surfed for his ride measuring 26.21 meters (86ft). The Netherland's Ellen van Dijk set the Women's Hour Record in Grenchen by cycling a distance of 49.254km. Finally, Selma Ramberg of Norway set a Bench Press Classic record of 113.5kg in the 52kg class. 

Until next time, have a great week in sport.

Air Sports

4-11 June - 3rd FAI World Intermediate Aerobatic Championship - Torun, Poland

Artistic Billiards

4-5 June - CIBA Tour 2022 - Belgium Grand Prix - Oosthoven, Belgium


31 May - World Athletics Continental Tour Gold - 61st Ostrava Golden Spike - Mestský Stadion, Ostrava, Czech Republic

3 June - World Athletics Continental Tour Gold - 4th Irena Szewinska Memorial - Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium, Bydgoszcz, Poland

4 June - Nelson Mandela Bay Half Marathon - Gqeberha, South Africa

4-5 June - World Athletics Combined Events Tour Gold - XI Meeting Internacional Arona Pruebas Combinadas Tenerife 2022 - Antonio Domínguez Stadium, Arona, Spain

5 June - World Athletics Continental Tour Gold - 68° Orlen Janusz Kusocinsky Memorial - Stadion Śląski, Chorzów, Poland; Wanda Diamond League Meeting - Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah, Rabat, Morocco

Axe Throwing

June 3-5 - World Axe Throwing League - Best of DFW - Bedford, TX, USA

Beach Volleyball

1-5 June - FIVB Pro Tour Elite16 (M/W) - Jurmala, Latvia

2-5 June - FIVB Pro Tour Futures - Klaipeda, Lithuania


27-30 May - Central Asian Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship - Uralsk, Kazakhstan

3-5 June - IFBB Diamond Cup Hungary - Budapest, Hungary; IFBB Rimini Steel Classic - Rimini, Italy; Arnold Sports Festival Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa; IFBB Mister Odín - Baja California, Mexico


27 May to 2 June - IBSA Ninepin Bowling European Championships - Apatin, Serbia

31 May to 11 June - European Men Championships 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

June 4-5 - Professional Bowling Association Tour Finals - Arlington, TX, USA


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

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

June 1-2 - Master International Jiu-Jitsu Championship - North America 2022 - Long Beach, CA, USA

June 1-5 - World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2022 - Long Beach, CA, USA


3-5 June - 2022 ICF Wildwater Canoeing World Championships - Treignac, France

4-5 June - 2022 Jumbo International Regatta - Zagreb, Croatia; 2022 ICF Canoe Slalom Ranking Race - Augsburg, Germany

5 June - 2022 ICF Masters Wildwater Canoeing World Championships - Treignac, France


3-5 June - Asian Youth Online Chess Championship - Online

Chuckwagon Racing

June 2-5 - WPCA Tour 2022 - Bonnyville Chuckwagon Championships - Bonnyville, AB, USA

Cliff Diving

June 4 - Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series - Boston, MA, USA


31 May - Netherlands v West Indies (1st ODI) - Amstelveen, Netherlands

1 June - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women (1st ODI) - Karachi, Pakistan

2 June - Netherlands v West Indies (2nd ODI) - Amstelveen, Netherlands

2-6 June - England v New Zealand (1st Test) - Lord's, London, Great Britain

3 June - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women (2nd ODI) - Karachi, Pakistan; Ireland Women v South Africa Women (1st T20) - Sandymount, Ireland

4 June - Zimbabwe v Afghanistan (1st ODI) - Harare, Zimbabwe; Netherlands v West Indies (3rd ODI) - Amstelveen, Netherlands

5 June - Pakistan Women v Sri Lanka Women (3rd ODI) - Karachi, Pakistan


4-5 June - UCI Gran Fondo World Series - Suisse - Villars - Aigle et Villars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland

4 June - UEC BMX European Cup - Round 9 - Kampen, Netherlands; Campeonato Sudamericano de BMX - Circuito Costa Verde-San Miguel, Peru

5 June - UCI MTB Marathon Series - Bike Maraton Jelenia Góra - Jelenia Góra, Poland; UEC BMX European Cup Round 10 - Kampen, Netherlands; UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup powered by - Leuven, Belgium

5-12 June - UCI WorldTour - Critérium du Dauphiné - France

Dance Sport

4 June - World Rock 'n' Roll Corporation European Championship - Neuchâtel, Switzerland; WDSF World Championship - Junior II, Latin - Bremen, Germany


30 May - Group One Racing - Gamely Stakes; Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes; Shoemaker Mile Stakes - Santa Anita, CA, USA

2-4 June - Longines Global Champions Tour - Cannes, France

3-6 June - FEI Jumping Nations Cup - St. Gallen, Switzerland

3 June - Group One Racing - Cazoo Oaks; Coronation Cup - Epsom, England

4 June - Group One Racing - Queensland Oaks - Eagle Farm, Australia; Golden Horse Sprint; South African Fillies Sprint brought to you by The Witness; Gold Medallion; Allan Robertson Championship - Scottsville, South Africa; Cazoo Derby - Epsom, England

5 June - Group One Racing - Qatar Prix Du Jockey Club - Chantilly, France


3-8 June - Pan-American Championships - Asunción, Paraguay

Fishing Sport

28 May to 4 June - 4th World Championship Shore Angling Pair Angling - Mimizan, France


31 May to 5 June - Men's World Floorball Championship Qualification - 2022 AOFC - Singapore


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

1-5 June - UEFA Nations League - Various

2-7 June - 2022 IBSA Blind Football Women's European Championships - Pescara, Italy

3-6 June - 2022 IBSA Blind Football Women's Camp and Tournament - Pescara, Italy

Freestyle Football

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


25-31 May - 3D Alatta Goalball Championships - Amman, Jordan


1-3 June - SunBet Challenge hosted by Sun City - Gary Player CC, South Africa

2-4 June - Ladies Italian Open presented by Regione Piemonte - GC Margara, Italy

2-5 June - BMW Japan Golf Tour Championship Mori Building Cup - Shishido Hills CC, Japan; Porsche European Open - Green Eagle GC, Hamburg; US Women's Open conducted by the USGA - Pine Needles Lodge and GC, NC, USA; The Memorial Tournament presented by Workday - Muirfield Village GC, OH, USA


31 May to 6 June - 5th Comegym Championships - Mersin, Turkey

1-5 June - 28th European Championships (Junior & Senior) - Rimini, Italy

3-5 June - FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup - Rzeszow, Poland; FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup - Pesaro, Italy


23 May to 1 June - HERO Asia Cup - Jakarta, Indonesia

1-2 June - FIH Pro League - Netherlands v Argentina - HC Union, Netherlands

4-5 June - Hero FIH Hockey5s 2022 (M/W) - Lausanne, Switzerland; FIH Pro League (M) - Spain v South Africa - Terrassa, Spain; FIH Pro League (W) - Spain v China - Terrassa, Spain; FIH Pro League (M/W) - England v Netherlands - London, Great Britain


2-5 June - European Judo Championships Veterans (Individual and Team) Heraklion 2022 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

3-5 June - Tbilisi Grand Slam 2022 - Tbilisi, Georgia

Kite Sports

31 May to 5 June - Allianz Regatta, Batavia Beach, Netherlands


4-5 June - U23 Nations Cup 2022 - Murnau, Germany; Seniors Nations Cup 2022 - Wanne-Eickel, Germany

Mixed Martial Arts

2-5 June - WAKO World Cup Hungary 2022 - Budapest, Hungary

Modern Pentathlon

31 May - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Séguéla, Ivory Coast

4-5 June - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Kathmandu, Nepal

4 June - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso

5 June - UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Hamilton, New Zealand; UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour - Oeiras, Portugal

Motor Racing

2-5 June - FIA Karting European Championship - Kristianstad, Sweden; FIA World Rally Championship - Rally Italia Sardegna - Alghero, Sardinia, Italy

June 3-5 - NTT INDYCAR Series - Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, USA

4 June - FIA Formula E World Championship Round 9 - Jakarta, Indonesia

June 5 - 2022 NASCAR Cup Series - World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, IL, USA


29 May to 10 June - Isle of Man TT Races 2022 - Isle of Man, United Kingdom

3-5 June - FIM MotoGP World Championship - 2-22 Catalunya MotoGP - Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain

4 June - FIM Speedway Grand Prix - Teterow, Germany; Pro Motocross Championship - Prairie City SVRA, Rancho Cordova, CA, USA

4-5 June - FIM Endurance World Championship - Spa, Belgium

5 June - FIM Motocross World Championship - MXGP of France - Ernée, France; FIM Supermoto World Championship - GP of Sardegna, Italy

Mountain Boarding

June 1-3 - Coloradical 3 - Rampart Range, CO, USA


4 June - 2022 Skyrunner World Series - Hochkönig, Austria

Muay Thai

26 May to 4 June - 2022 Senior World Championships - Abu Dhabi, UAE


28 May to 5 June - World Padel Tour - Marbella Master - Marbella, Spain

1-5 June - FIP World Tour 2022 - Cairo, Egypt


June 2-5 - APP Tour - Indianapolis Open - Fortville, IN, USA


2-3 June - 2nd EEBC Men 9-Ball Championship - Petrich, Bulgaria


3-5 June - UIM Formula 1 World Championship - Macon, France

Real Tennis

2-5 June - LRTA Handicap Mixed Doubles 2022 - Seacourt, Hayling Island, England

Rodeo (Pro)

May 29-30 - Back When They Bucked - Deadwood, SD, USA

June 1-4 - Crossett Riding Club 74th Annual PRCA Rodeo - Crossett, AR, USA

June 2-4 - Flint Hills Rodeo - Strong City, KS, USA; Pioneer Days Rodeo - Clovis, NM, USA

June 2-5 - Santa Maria Elks Rodeo - Santa Maria, CA, USA

June 3-4 - Durant Pro Rodeo - Durant, OK, USA; Hugo Pro Rodeo - Hugo, OK, USA; Great NW Pro Rodeo - Klamath Falls, OK, USA; Cedar City Championship Rodeo - Cedar City, UT, USA; Fort Herriman PRCA Rodeo - Herriman, UT, USA

June 4-5 - Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo - Elizabeth, CO, USA

June 5 - Riggin Rally Xtreme Broncs - Derby, MT, USA

(with prize money of $20k and higher)

Roller Sports

30 May to 4 June - Artistic Skating World Cup 2022 - Paredes, Portugal


June 4 - 2022 Spikeball Tournament Series - Challenger - Atlanta, GA, USA


4-5 June - 2022 Ratzeburg International Regatta - Ratzeburg, Germany

Rugby League

5 June - Brazil v South Africa - Noosa, Australia


28 May to 5 June - 53rd World Military Championship - Brest, France

1-3 June - Star Sailors League Gold Cup Qualifying Stage Round 2 - Lake Nauchatel, Switzerland

4-5 June - World Match Racing Tour - GKSS Spring Cup 2022 - Långedrag, Sweden


2-4 June - Asian Youth and Junior Sambo Championships - Jouneih, Lebanon

Shooting Sport

27 May to 6 June - ISSF World Cup (Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun) - Baku, Azerbaijan


2-5 June - IBSA International Showdown Tournament - Vilnius, Lithuania


1-30 June - International Slacklining Association World Cup - Virtual

Slot Racing

1-5 June - ISRA 2022 European Championship - Riga, Latvia


27 May to 3 June - PSA World Tour - El Gouna International 2022 - El Gouna, Egypt


27 May to 5 June - 2022 Surf City El Salvador ISA World Junior Surfing Championship - La Bocana & El Sunzal, El Salvador

28 May to 6 June - WSL Championship Men's and Women's Tour Event 6 - G-Land, Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Table Soccer

3-5 June - ITSF Pro Tour - Jago Sofia Open 2022 - Sofia, Bulgaria


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

31 May to 5 June - Makarska Open 125 (WTA) - Makarska, Croatia


4 June - 2022 Asia Triathlon Sprint Championships - Sejong, Yeongi-gun, South Korea; 2022 Africa Senior and Junior Triathlon Cup - Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia; 2022 Europe Junior and Senior Triathlon Cup - Rzeszów, Poland

5 June - IRONMAN European Championship - Hamburg, Germany

Underwater Sports

3-5 June - Orienteering Open European Cup - Nordhausen, Germany


31 May to 3 July - FIVB Volleyball Nations League - Women - Various


25 May to 5 June - European Championships - Tirana, Albania


2-5 June - IWA Formula Fin Continental Cup - Ferragudo, Portugal


2-5 June - UWW Ranking Tournament - Bolat Turlykhanov Cup - Almaty, Kazakhstan

* 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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