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This week in review

20th to 26th May

While the second Golf Major for 2019 is concluding later today, the second Tennis Grand Slam is seven days away from starting the first match. The French Open have Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal defending the singles titles with the tournament running until the 9th June. Going back to the golf and the US PGA Championship, it looks like Brooks Koepka is on course to defend his title. FIFA also have their first World Cup event for the year starting on Thursday with the U20 World Cup to be hosted at various locations in Poland. England are the defending champions having won the final against Venezuela in South Korea in 2017. In cricket most of the teams have now arrived in England where the hosts will take on South Africa on the 30th May in the ICC World Cup. From Friday and for most of the following week, teams will be involved in a number of warm up matches as they do their final preparations. Looking ahead at the week there are 44 sports showcasing international events with 22 of those either World Cup or World Championship tournaments.

We hope you have a great sporting week!

Air Sports

19th May to Saturday - 14th FAI World Cup of Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing - Cordoba, Argentina

Saturday to 1st June - Paragliding World Cup Tour 2019 - Coeur de Savoie, France

Aquatics

Friday to Sunday - FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2019 #6 - Greensboro, USA

Saturday to Sunday - FINA High Diving World Cup 2019 - Zhaoqing, China

Archery

Monday to Sunday - Antalya 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Stage 3 - Antalya, Turkey

Armwrestling

14th May to Wednesday - European Armwrestling Championship; European Para-Armwrestling Championship; European Deaf-Armwrestling Championship - Loutraki, Greece

Athletics

Monday to Tuesday - 2019 Nanjing World Challenge - Nanjing, China

Saturday to Sunday - 45th Hypo Meeting - Götzis, Austria

Bridge

17th May to Friday - 2019 CACBF Championships - San Jose, Costa Rica

Thursday to 1st June - 69th South American Bridge Festival - Mar del Plata, Argentina

Canoeing

Tuesday to Wednesday - 2019 ECA Paracanoe European - Poznan, Poland

Wednesday to Friday - 2019 ICF Paracanoe World Cup - Poznan, Poland

Thursday to Sunday - 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 1 - Poznan, Poland

Carom Billiards

Monday to Sunday - UMB World Cup 3-Cushion - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Chess

16th to 30th May - FIDE Grand Prix Series - Moscow, Russia

Cricket

Wednesday - South Africa Women v Pakistan Women (4th T20I) - Benoni

Thursday - South Africa Women v Pakistan Women (5th T20I) - Benoni

Friday - Pakistan v Afghanistan - Bristol; Sri Lanka v South Africa - Cardiff

Saturday - England v Australia - Southampton; India v New Zealand - London

Sunday - South Africa v West Indies - Bristol; Pakistan v Bangladesh - Cardiff; Ireland Women v West Indies Women (1st T20I) - Dublin

Cycling

11th May to 2nd June - UCI WorldTour - Giro d'Italia - Italy

Wednesday to Saturday - UCI Women's WorldTour - WWT Emakumeen XXXI.BIRA - Spain

Thursday to Sunday - Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic

Saturday - UCI Artistic Cycling World Cup - Merelbeke, Belgium

Draughts

Wednesday to 29th May - Abidjan Open World Cup - Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Equestrian

Monday to Sunday - Showjumping - Piazza di Siena  - Rome, Italy

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - Altus Traffic Kingsford-Smith Cup - Eagle Farm, Australia; Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas - Curragh, Ireland

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup - Sha Tin, Hong Kong; Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary - Longchamp, France; Prix D'Ispahan - Longchamp, France; Tattersalls Gold Cup - Curragh, Ireland; Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas - Curragh, Ireland

Football

Thursday to 15th June - FIFA U20 World Cup 2019 - Poland

Golf

Thursday to Saturday - Jabra Ladies Open - France 

Thursday to Sunday - Kansai Open Golf Championship - Nara, Japan; Made in Denmark presented by FREJA - Farsø, Denmark; Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg - Williamsburg, USA; Charles Schwab Challenge - Fort Worth, USA

Gymnastics

19th May to Tuesday - FIG World Challenge Cup (Artistic) - Zhaoqing, China

Thursday to Sunday - FIG World Challenge Cup (Artistic) - Osijek, Croatia

Ice Hockey

10th May to Sunday - 2019 IIHF Men's Hockey World Championship - Bratislava / Košice, Slovakia

Judo

Friday to Sunday - Hohhot Grand Prix 2019 - Hohhot, China

Korfball

Monday to Saturday - IFK U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2019 - Shaoxing, China

Mixed Martial Arts

Wednesday to Saturday - 2019 Africa Open Championships - Johannesburg, South Africa

Modern Pentathlon

Wednesday to 27th May - UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Cup - Prague, Czech Republic

Motorcycling

Sunday - FIM MXGP - MXGP of France - Saint Jean d'Angely, France

Motor Racing

Saturday to Sunday - FIA Rallycross - World RX of Great Britain

Saturday - FIA Formula E - Berlin E-Prix - Berlin, Germany

Sunday - FIA Formula One - Monaco Grand Prix - Monaco

Mountain Running

Friday - WMRA World Cup Race #1 Salomon Gore-Tex Maxi Race 16.5 km - Annecy, France

Saturday - European Masters Mountain Running Championships - Janske Lazne, Czech Republic

Padel

Tuesday to Sunday - FIP World Tour 1000 - Jaén Open - Jaén, Spain

Para Sports

Friday to Saturday - World Para Athletics Grand Prix - Arizona, USA

Friday to Sunday - World Para Athletics Grand Prix - Nottwil, Switzerland

Polo

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

Powerboating

Saturday to Sunday - P1 Jetcross Pro Tour - Basse-Ham, France

Powerlifting

18th May to Saturday - World Open, Sub Junior, Junior & Master Classic & Equipped Bench Press Championships - Tokyo, Japan

Roller Sports

Monday to Sunday - Skateboarding - World Skate SLS Tour 2019 - London, Great Britain

Rugby

Saturday to Sunday - UnionHSBC World Rugby Men's Sevens Series - London, Great Britain

Wednesday to Saturday - Wheelchair - 209 Four Nations Tournament - Alabama, USA

Running

Saturday - Ottawa 10K - Ottawa, Canada

Sunday - Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon - Ottawa, Canada

Sambo

Saturday - Paris Sambo Grand Prix - Paris, France

School Sports

18th May to Thursday - World School Championship Swimming - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

18th May to Friday - World School Championship Climbing - Aubenas, France

Shooting

Friday to 31st May - ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol - Munich, Germany

Squash

Monday to Sunday - World Tour - Allam British Open - Hul, England

Surfing

13th May to Saturday - World Tour - Corona Bali Protected - Keramas, Indonesia

Sunday to 2nd June - ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship - Côtes des Basques, France

Table Soccer

Friday to Sunday - Masters Tour - Shanghai 2109 Master Open - Shanghai, China

Friday to 27th May - Masters Tour - Texas State Championships 2019 - USA

Table Tennis

Wednesday to Sunday - Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Thailand Open - Bangkok, Thailand

Saturday to Sunday - ITTF Oceania Cup - Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Tennis

19th May to Saturday - Nürnberger Versicherungscup 2019 - Nürnberg, Germany (WTA); Internationaux de Strasbourg - Strasbourg, France (WTA); Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open - Geneva, Switzerland (ATP); Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon - Lyon, France (ATP)

Wheelchair Sports

Monday to Sunday - IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup - São Paulo, Brazil

Thursday to 28th May - 2019 Women's U25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship - Suphan Buri, Thailand

Windsurfing

18th May to Thursday - World Tour - 209 Ulsan PWA World Cup - Ulsan, South Korea

Wrestling

Thursday to Saturday - Sassari City Matteo Pellicone Memorial - Sassari, Italy

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