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This week in review

1st to 7th July

July is no doubt one of the most action-packed months of the sports year. With the second edition of the European Games closing today in Minsk, tomorrow sees the start of the 30th FISU Summer Universiade 2019 with Napoli as the host city. FISU is the governing body for University Sports and eighteen sports will be represented on this occasion by students from all around the world. A day later we have the start of the 6th CSIT World Sports Games 2019 in Tortosa. These Games are held every two years and what sets it apart is that the participants are all amateurs of all ages and backgrounds. Up to 8000 athletes are expected to descend on the 16th century city located in South Catalonia. Over to Póvoa de Varzim in Portugal where the International School Sport Federation will host the inaugural Inclusive Games from Sunday until the 12th July. Finally, at least in terms of Games for this week, the 16th Pacific Games 2019 starts on Sunday in Apia, Samoa. Nineteen nations will be represented. 

Wimbledon starts tomorrow, the third Grand Slam for the year. Ashley Barty of Australia will take her number one ranking and champion status of the recent French Open into this tournament. Defending champions are Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic. With exception of a ten year period spanning over the two World Wars, Wimbledon has featured every year since 1877 when Spencer Gore of Great Britain won the inaugural event. Budapest will host the 5th Crossminton World Championship from Thursday to Sunday. A further sport not mentioned too often is Table Soccer where the World Championship will feature in Murcia from Tuesday to Sunday. The biggest road cycling event of the year starts on Saturday in Brussels. The Tour de France will have a new winner this year as Chris Froome is recovering from a major injury. 

The semi-finalist have been decided for the FIFA Women's World Cup. On Tuesday England will play the favourites USA, while on Wednesday The Netherlands will play Sweden. In the Copa America semi-finals Brazil play Argentina and Chile play Peru with matches scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. In the FIH Pro Hockey League Final, The Netherlands have won the women's event with a shoot-out victory over Australia. In the Men's League, Great Britain will play The Netherlands later today. Finally, last Sunday Argentina won the WBSC Softball World Championships for men for the first time beating Japan in the final. 

Until next time, have a great sporting week!

Air Sports

29th June to 6th July - 2019 Paragliding World Cup - Manteigas, Portugal

Saturday to 21st July - 20th FAI European Gliding Championships - Prievidza, Slovakia

Sunday to 13th July - 2nd FAI World Intermediate Aerobatic Championship - Břeclav, Czech Republic


Monday to Sunday - Berlin 2019 Hyundai Archery World Cup Stage 4 - Berlin, Germany

Saturday to 14th July - Para Archery European Cup Circuit 2nd Leg - Nove Mesto, Czech Republic


Friday to Sunday - World Cup ZG Strong - Zagreb, Croatia


Thursday to Friday - IAAF Diamond League - Athletissima - Lausanne, Switzerland

Saturday to Sunday - European Combined Events Cup Super League - Lutsk, Ukraine


Tuesday to Sunday - 2019 YONEX Canada Open - Calgary, Canada


29th June to Sunday - FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup - Heraklion, Greece

Friday to 14th July - FIBA U16 African Championship - Praia, Cape Verde

Beach Volleyball

28th June to Sunday - 2019 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships - Hamburg, Germany


Thursday to 14th July - Antofagasta Bodyboard Festival - Ola La Cupula, Antofagasta, Chile


Tuesday to 10th July - BISFed 2019 Seoul Boccia Asia-Oceania Regional Championships - Seoul, South Korea

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Saturday to Sunday - São Paulo BJJ Pro IBJJF Championship - São Paulo, Brazil


Thursday to 11th July - 27th European Youth Bridge Team Championships - Oslo, Norway


29th June to Saturday - 2019 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships - Sort, Spain

Thursday to Sunday - 2019 Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom European - Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia

Friday to Saturday - 2019 Pan American Paracanoe Championships - São Paulo, Brazil

Friday to Sunday - 2019 ICF Canoe Ocean Racing World Cup - Viana do Costelo, Portugal

Carom Billiards

Monday to Sunday - World Cup 3-Cushion - Porto, Portugal


Wednesday to Sunday - Veterans World Championships in Castingsport - Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic


29th June to Sunday - World Amateur Championship 2019 - Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico


Thursday to Saturday - IFSC Climbing World Cup - Villars, Switzerland

Cricket (ICC World Cup)

Monday - Sri Lanka v West Indies - Durham

Tuesday - Bangladesh v India - Birmingham

Wednesday - England v New Zealand - Durham

Thursday - Afghanistan v West Indies - Leeds

Friday - Pakistan v Bangladesh - London

Saturday - Sri Lanka v India - Leeds; Australia v South Africa - Manchester

Cricket (Internationals)

Tuesday - England Women v Australia Women (1st ODI) - Leicester

Thursday - England Women v Australia Women (2nd ODI) - Leicester

Sunday - England Women v Australia Women (3rd ODI) - Canterbury


Thursday to Sunday - 5th World Championships 2019 - Budapest, Hungary


Friday to 14th July - UCI Women's WorldTour - Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile - Italy

Friday to Sunday - Mountain Biking - Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup - Vallnord-Pal Arinsal, Andorra

Friday to Sunday - Trials - UCI Trials World Cup - Salzburg, Austria

Saturday to 28th July - UCI WorldTour - Tour de France - Belgium/France

Dance Sports

Saturday to Sunday - 2019 CTC Cup - WDC World Cup (Ballroom & Latin) - Taipei, Taiwan 


Wednesday to Sunday - Showjumping - Spruce Meadows - Calgary, Canada

Friday to Sunday - Showjumping - Longines Global Champions Tour - Paris, France 

Saturday - Group 1 Racing - Coral-Eclipse - Sandown Park, England; Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes; Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes - Belmont Park, USA

Sunday - Group 1 Racing - Idee 150th Deutsches Derby - Hamburg, Germany; Qatar Prix Jean Prat - Deauville, France


7th June to Sunday - FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 - France

14th June to Sunday - CONMEBOL Copa America 2019 - Brazil

16th June to 8th July - CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019 - Caribbean/North America

21st June to 19th July - Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Egypt


Tuesday to Sunday - CSIT World Sports Games - Tortosa, Spain

Sunday to 20th July - XVI Pacific Games - Apia, Samoa


Thursday to Sunday - Japan PGA Championship - Kagoshima, Japan; Dubai Duty Free Irish Open - Lahinch, Ireland; Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic - Oneida, USA; 3M Open - Blaine, USA


Friday to Sunday - World Tour - Montreal Grand Prix 2019 - Montreal, Canada

Kite Sports

Tuesday to Sunday - GKA Freestyle World Tour - Tarifa, Spain

Wednesday to Sunday - GKA Kite-surf World Tour - Tarifa, Spain


Friday to 9th July - U15 European Korfball Championship 2019 - Dunakeszi, Hungary

Saturday to Sunday - IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 - Bonson, France

Modern Pentathlon

Sunday to 14th July - UIPM 2019 Junior Pentathlon World Championships - Drzonkow, Poland


Friday to Sunday - FIM Superbikes - Prosecco DOC UK Round - Castle Donnington, England

Sunday - FIM MotoGP - HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland - Sachsenring, Germany

Sunday - FIM Motocross - MXGP of Indonesia - Palembang, Indonesia

Motor Racing

Friday to Sunday - FIA Touring Car Cup - Race of Portugal - Vila Real, Portugal 

Saturday to Sunday - FIA World Rallycross - World RX of Sweden 

Mountain Running

Saturday - Primiero Marathon 42k, 26k, 6.5k - Fiera di Primiero, Italy

Sunday - 18. European Mountain Running Championships - Zermatt, Switzerland


Friday to Sunday - Mount Fest - Maisemore, England


Saturday to 12th July - World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 - Riga, Latvia; Junior World Orienteering Championships 2019 - Aarhus/Silkeborg, Denmark


23rd June to 19th July - British Open Gold Cup - England


Saturday to Sunday - P1 Superstock - Sarasota, USA


Wednesday to Sunday - European Masters Equipped Powerlifting Championships - Helsingborg, Sweden


Friday to Sunday - 1st Eurasia Championships - Seoul, South Korea

Roller Sports

29th June to 14th July - World Skate World Roller Games 2019 - Barcelona, Spain


Monday to Sunday - Wheelchair - 2019 Metro Cup - Warsaw, Poland

Tuesday - Union - France Women v Canada Women; New Zealand Women v USA Women - San Diego, USA

Saturday - Union - France Women v New Zealand Women; Canada Women v England Women - San Diego, USA


Sunday - Gold Coast Marathon - Gold Coast, Australia


Monday to Sunday - 2019 Para World Sailing Championship - Cádiz, Spain

School Sports

Sunday to 12th July - Inclusive Games - Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal 


30th June to 11th July - ISSF World Cup Shotgun - Lonato del Garda, Italy


Friday to 8th July - European Junior Open - Cologne, Germany

Table Soccer

Tuesday to Sunday - ITSF World Cup and World Championships - Murcia, Spain

Table Tennis

Tuesday to Sunday - Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour SHINHAN Korea Open - Bulsan, South Korea

Sunday to 16th July - European Youth Championships - Ostrava, Czech Republic


Monday to 14th July - Wimbledon - London, England


Tuesday - 2019 Târgu Mures ETU Cross Duathlon European Championships - Târgu Mures, Romania

Friday - 2019 Târgu Mures ETU Aquathlon European Championships - Târgu Mures, Romania

Saturday to Sunday - 2019 Takamatsu NTT ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup - Takamatsu, Japan; 2019 Jiayuguan ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup - Jiayuguan, China; 2019 Ohrid ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Ohrid, Macedonia; Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon - Sprint and Olympic Distance - Hamburg, Germany

Underwater Sports

25th June to Tuesday - Finswimming European Championships Senior - Ioannina, Greece

University Sports

Wednesday to 14th July - 30th Summer Universiade - Napoli, Italy

Waterski & Wakeboarding

Thursday to Sunday - 2019 IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championship - Shalom Park, Canada

Wheelchair Basketball

30th June to Sunday - 2019 Women's European Championships Division A - Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Thursday to Sunday - Asian Championships - Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 

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