Weekly Sports Preview

18th to 24th February

In the preview this week we have a record 36 sports showcasing their top tournaments of the season and with relatively good weather ahead, we anticipate all events to go ahead. As always in the early part of the year, Winter Sports dominate the listing below. Åre in Sweden brings the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships to a close today, but we then move over to Seefeld in Austria for World Championships in Cross-Country, Nordic Combined and Jumping from Wednesday onward. Further World Cup events also feature for Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge, Ski Mountaineering, Snowkite and Marathon Ski. A special mention should go to the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Tour reaching the final round in Denver from Friday to Sunday. Following next weekend will be a Youth and Senior World Championships in Finland and Russia. 

Test cricket has over the last year been in the spotlight for those questioning the future of the format as T20 becomes more prominent. Yesterday Sri Lanka beat South Africa in Durban chasing a record second innings total. England have also lost the current test series against West Indies. These results are overall very good for the format and will hopefully grow the game worldwide. Two sports making their World Tour debut this week are Fistball and Bodyboarding. Club de Golf Chapultepec near Mexico City will be the location for the World Golf Championship from Thursday to Sunday. We also have the third road cycling tour on the UCI WorldTour start on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Long Beach in California is the location for the World Rowing Indoor Championship on Sunday, while Fuzhou in China will host the Weightlifting World Cup starting on Friday. We return for another weekend of Six Nations, Americas Rugby Championship and Rugby Europe Championship matches. 

Tournaments drawing to a close this week include the Al Ain 2019 World Shooting Para Sport World Cup, the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships, the FIS Junior Telemark World Ski Championships and the 2019 IWWF World Cable Wakeboard & Wakeskate Championships. 

Have a great sporting week!


Wednesday - IAAF World Indoor Tour - 14. International PSD Bank Meeting Dusseldorf 2019 - Düsseldorf


Tuesday to Sunday - Barcelona Spain Masters 2019 (World Tour Super 300) - Barcelona


Saturday - BMW IBSF World Cup (2-woman/2-man) - Calgary

Sunday - BMW IBSF World Cup (4-man) - Calgary


Sunday to 8th March - World Tour - Mike Stewart Pipeline Invitational - Oahu, Hawaii


Tuesday - New Zealand v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI - Dunedin

Wednesday - West Indies v England, 1st ODI - Bridgetown

Thursday - Australia Women v New Zealand Women, 1st ODI - Perth; India Women v England Women, 1st ODI - Mumbai; Afghanistan v Ireland, 1st T20I - Dehra Dun; South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test - Port Elizabeth

Friday - West Indies v England, 2nd ODI - Bridgetown

Saturday - Australia Women v New Zealand, 2nd ODI - Adelaide; Afghanistan v Ireland, 2nd T20I - Dehra Dun

Sunday - India v Australia, 1st T20I - Visakhapatnam; Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd T20I - Dehra Dun


16th February to Saturday - World Junior Curling Championships 2019 - Liverpool, Nova Scotia


Sunday to 2nd March - UCI WorldTour - Abu Dhabi Tour


Friday to Sunday - World Disability Darts Association World Cup - Oostende


Tuesday to Sunday - Jumping - Winter Equestrian Festival - Wellington, Florida


Saturday - IFA World Tour Tournament Merces - Brazil


Thursday to Sunday - Honda LPGA Thailand - Chonburi (LPGA); World Golf Championships - Mexico Championship - Mexico City (European/PGA); Puerto Rico Open - Rio Grande (PGA)


Thursday to Sunday - FIG World Cup 2019 - Melbourne


Friday to Sunday - World Tour - Düsseldorf Grand Slam 2019 - Düsseldorf


17th February to Thursday - Snowkite 2019 World Championships 2nd Stage - Magdalene Islands


Saturday to Sunday - Viessmann World Cup - Sochi; BMW Sprint World Cup - Sochi

Sunday - Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW - Sochi

Marathon Ski

Sunday - FIS Worldloppet Cup - Finlandia Hiihto (50 km)


Friday to Sunday - 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Tour (Finals) - Denver

Para Sports

Sunday to 27th February - World Para Athletics Grand Prix - Dubai

Sunday - World Rowing Indoor Championships - Long Beach


13th February to Sunday - CV Whitney Cup - USA

Sunday to 24th March - USPA Gold Cup - USA


Sunday - 2019 World Rowing Indoor Championships - Long Beach


Friday - Canada v Chile

Saturday - France v Scotland; Argentina XV v Uruguay; Spain v Russia; Wales v England; USA v Brazil; Italy Women v Ireland Women; France Women v Scotland Women

Sunday - Wales Women v England Women; Italy v Ireland


Sunday - Medio Maratón Internacional Electrolit Guadalajara 


Wednesday to 28th February - ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol - New Delhi


Saturday to Sunday - ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships - Heerenveen


Friday to Saturday - BMW IBSF Women's and Men's Skeleton World Cup - Calgary

Ski & Snowboarding

14th February to Monday - FIS Telemark World Cup - Krvavec; FIS Junior Ski Telemark World Championships 2019 - Krvavec

Monday to 27th February - FIS Junior Ski Alpine World Championships 2019 - Val di Fassa

Tuesday to 3rd March - FIS Cross-Country World Championships 2019 - Seefeld

Tuesday - FIS Alpine World Cup - Stockholm

Wednesday to 3rd March - FIS Nordic Combined World Championships 2019 - Seefeld; FIS Ski Jumping World Championships 2019 - Seefeld

Thursday to Sunday - FIS Alpine World Cup - Crans-Montana

Friday to Sunday - FIS Freestyle World Cup - Sunny Valley; FIS Alpine World Cup - Bansko

Saturday - FIS Freestyle World Cup - Minsk

Saturday to Sunday - FIS Snowboard World Cup - Secret Garden; FIS Freestyle World Cup - Tazawako

Ski Mountaineering

Wednesday to Friday - ISMF World Cup 2019 Lake Song Hua ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup - Jilin Province


Thursday to Sunday - BetVictor Shoot Out - Watford

Sport Stacking

Saturday - SPEED STACKS World Championship Challenge Final - Ulsan


Saturday to 2nd March - PSA World Championships - Chicago

Table Hockey

Saturday - World Table Hockey Tour - Belarus Open 2019

Table Soccer

Saturday to Sunday - Pro Tour - Istanbul Championship 2019 


17th February to Saturday - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - Dubai (WTA)

Monday to Sunday - Hungarian Ladies Open - Budapest (WTA) Open 13 Provence - Marseille (ATP); Rio Open presented by Claro - Rio de Janeiro (ATP); Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com - Delray Beach (ATP)

Underwater Sports

Friday to Sunday - Finswimming World Cup - Eger


Friday to 27th February - IWF World Cup - Fuzhou


Saturday to Sunday - Hungarian Grand Prix - Polyák Imre Memorial (Seniors/GR) - Györ

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