Italy top medals table at ISSF Shotgun World Cup

This week in review

27th May to 2nd June

With the domestic sport season drawing to a close for most nations in the northern hemisphere, it also signals the start of period where the bigger sporting codes present their major international competitions within the summer. FIFA have already started the U20 World Cup in Poland, with the Women's World Cup due to start in two weeks in France. Further football tournaments include the Copa America 2019 starting in Brazil on the 14th June and the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt a week later. In Rugby Union the World U20 World Cup will be hosted in Argentina with the first match on the 4th June. Depending on your preference of sport, the biggest of all these tournaments is most likely the ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by England and Wales. The first match is on Thursday with the hosts taking on South Africa. The defending champions are Australia. We are also approaching the final week of the Giro d'Italia and after stage 14, Richard Carapaz of Colombia is the current owner of the Maglia Rosa. The final stage is on Sunday. Today is also the start of the second Tennis Grand Slam in 2019. The French Open with be hosted at the famous Roland Garros. Looking back at a recent result, congratulations to Finland for winning the Men's Ice Hockey World Championship.

In total there are 44 sports showcasing their premier tournaments this week with all the events listed below. We will be back next week with a new edition. 

Air Sports

25th May to Saturday - 2019 Paragliding World Cup - Coeur de Savoie, France

Saturday to 8th June - 9th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship - La Cerdanya, Spain

Aquatics

Thursday to Saturday - FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2019 #7 - Quebec, Canada

Friday to Saturday - Champions Swim Series 2019 #3 - Indianapolis, USA

Friday to Sunday - FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2019 #8 - Barcelona, Spain

Athletics

Thursday - Diamond League Meeting - Bauhaus-Galan - Stockholm, Sweden

Basketball

Saturday to Sunday - FIBA 3x3 World Tour Chengdu Masters - Chengdu, China

Bodybuilding

Saturday to Sunday - Panatta World Cup - Rimini, Italy

Bowling

Thursday to Saturday - WNBA 9-Pin - Women and Men European Championship Mass Sport - Munich, Germany

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Wednesday to Sunday - IBJJF 2019 World Ju-Jitsu Championship - Long Beach, USA

Bridge

24th May to Saturday - 69th South American Bridge Festival - Mar del Plata, Argentina

Canoeing

Thursday to Sunday - 2019 European Canoe Slalom Championships - Pau, France

Friday to Sunday - 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 - Duisberg, Germany; 2019 ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup - Baerum, Norway

Casting

Friday to Sunday - World Cup - Tokyo, Japan

Chess

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

Wednesday to 19th June - Women's Candidates Tournament 2019 - Kazan, Russia

Cliff Diving

Sunday - Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2019 - Polignano a Mare, Italy

Cricket

Monday - (warm-up) - Australia v Sri Lanka - Southampton; England v Afghanistan - London

Tuesday - (warm-up) - West Indies v New Zealand - Bristol; Bangladesh v India - Cardiff; Ireland Women v West Indies Women - Dublin

Wednesday - Ireland Women v West Indies Women - Dublin

Thursday - England v South Africa - London

Friday - West Indies v Pakistan - Nottingham

Saturday - New Zealand v Sri Lanka - Cardiff; Afghanistan v Australia - Bristol

Sunday - South Africa v Bangladesh - London

Cycling

11th May to Sunday - Road - UCI WorldTour - Giro d'Italia - Italy

Wednesday to Sunday - BMX - 2019 UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup - Montpellier, France

Friday - Mountain Bike - UCI Eliminator World Cup - Villard-de-Lans, France

Saturday to Sunday - Mountain Bike - 2019 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Fort William, Great Britain

Dance Sports

Saturday - WDSF World Championships (Ten Dance) - Szombathely, Hungary

Draughts

22nd May to Wednesday - Abidjan Open World Cup - Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Equestrian

Tuesday - Group 1 Racing - Tokyo Yushun - Tokyo, Japan; Gamely Stakes; Shoemaker Mile Stakes; Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes - Santa Anita, USA

Thursday to Sunday - Showjumping - Longines Global Champions Tour - Hamburg, Germany

Thursday to Sunday - Showjumping - Wettkampf der Nationen - St Gallen, Switzerland

Sunday - Showjumping - Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Canada, Vancouver, Canada

Friday - Group 1 Racing - Investec Coronation Cup; investec Oaks - Epsom, England

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - Investec Derby Stakes - Epson, England

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Yasuda Kinen - Tokyo, Japan; Qipco Prix Du Jockey Club - Chantilly, France

Football

23rd May to 15th June - FIFA U20 World Cup 2019 - Poland

Games

Saturday to Sunday - X Games 2019 - Shanghai, China

Go

Friday to 6th June - 40th World Amateur Go Championship - Matsue, Japan

Golf

Thursday to Sunday - Gate Way to The Open Mizuno Open at the Royal GC - Ibaraki, Japan; Belgian Knockout - Antwerp, Belgium; U.S. Women's Open Conducted by the USGA - Charleston, USA; The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide - Dublin, USA

Gymnastics

Thursday to Sunday - FIG World Challenge Cup (Artistic) - Koper, Slovenia

Friday to Sunday - FIG World Cup 2019 (Parkour Speed) - Montpellier, France

Kickboxing

Friday to Sunday - Svilengrad International Kickboxing Cup 2019 - Svilengrad, Bulgaria

Kite Sports

Saturday to 7th June - GKA Park World Tour - Cape Hatteras, USA

Motorcycling

Sunday - FIM MotoGP - Grand Premio d'Italia Oakley - Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, Italy

Motor Racing

Wednesday to Sunday - FIA Rally - Rally of Portugal

Mountainboarding

Thursday to Friday - French Championship (Boardercross) - Bretagne, France

Saturday to Sunday - French Championship (Freestyle) - Rouans, France

Mountaineering

Saturday - Skyrunning World Tour - Madeira Skyrace - Madeira, Portugal

Sunday - ISF 2019 Vertical World Circuit - One World Trade Center, New York

Para Sports

Tuesday to 3rd June - 19th IBSA Nine Pine Bowling European Championships - Zagreb, Croatia

Wednesday to Sunday - World Para Swimming World Series - Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

Polo

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

Racketlon

Thursday to Friday - WC Doubles World Championships - Oudenaarde, Belgium

Saturday to Sunday - SWT King of Rackets - Oudenaarde, Belgium

Roller Sports

Wednesday to Sunday - World Cup Roller Freestyle FISE - Montpellier, France

Rowing

Friday to Sunday - 2019 European Rowing Championships - Lucerne, Switzerland

Rugby

Saturday to Sunday - HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series - Paris, France

Sunday - England Women v Barbarians Women - London; England v Barbarians - London

Running

Sunday - Lanzhou International Marathon - Lanzhou, China

Sailing

Monday to Sunday - EUROSAF Para Sailing European Championship - Lake Traunsee, Austria

Sunday to 9th June - 2019 Hempel World cup Series Final - Marseille, France

School Sports

Sunday to 9th June - WSC Tennis - Castel di Sangro, Italy

Shooting

24th May to Friday - ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol - Munich, Germany

Surfing

26th May to Sunday - 2019 ISA World Longboard Surfing Championship - Biarritz, France

Wednesday to 9th June - World Tour - Margaret River Pro - Margaret River, Western Australia

Table Soccer

Thursday to Sunday - Masters - Slovak Rosengart Championships 2019 - Slovakia

Saturday to Sunday - World Tour - Simmental Open 2019 - Switzerland

Table Tennis

Tuesday to Sunday - Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum China Open - Shenzhen, China

Tennis

26th May to 9th June - Championnats Internationaux de France - Paris, France

Triathlon

Friday to Sunday - Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships - Weert, The Netherlands

Saturday to Sunday - 2019 Shandrani ATU Triathlon African Championships - Mauritius

Weightlifting

Saturday to 8th June - IWF World Championships - Suva, Fiji

Wheelchair Sports

23rd May to Tuesday - 2019 Women's U25 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship - Suphan Buri, Thailand

Windsurfing

Tuesday to Sunday - 2019 Catalunya Costa Brava PWA World Cup - Spain

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