Weekly Sports Review

3rd to 9th December

We start the review by looking at three results of recent tournaments. In World Chess Magnus Carlsen of Norway retains the title of World Champion by winning the tie break against Fabiano Caruana. Spain became the winner of the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup held in Uruguay. The final was won 2-1 against Mexico. The HSBC World Rugby Men's Sevens Series 2019 started in Dubai with New Zealand winning the tournament. It was a double for New Zealand as the women won the second round of their tournament also held in Dubai.

In the week ahead winter sports are beginning or resuming their respective seasons with the Biathlon World Cup in Slovenia, the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cups in Latvia and a number Ski and Snowboarding World Cups in different locations around the world. There are further world cup or world championship events in Bodybuilding in Tarragona, Curling in Omaha, Showjumping in Geneva, and Surfing in Oahu. The showjumping tournament forms part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, while the men's surfing tournament is a professional event on the World Surf League.

Tournaments completing within this week include the World Junior Bodybuilding Championships, the World Bowling Men's Championships, Carom Billiards World Cup 3-Cushion, the Men's Floorball World Championships, the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad, and the World Junior Table Tennis World Championships. 

Have a great sports week ahead!

Biathlon

30th November to Sunday - BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon, Pokljuka

Bobsleigh

Friday - BMW IBSF World Cup (2-woman Bobsleigh), Sigulda

Saturday to Sunday - BMW IBSF World Cup (2-man Bobsleigh), Sigulda

Bodybuilding

30th November to Monday - World Junior Championships, Quito

Friday to 10th December - World Master Championships, Tarragona

Bowling

23rd November to Wednesday - World Bowling Men's Championships, Hong Kong

Carom Billiards

2nd December to Saturday - World Cup 3-Cushion, Hurghada

Chess

24th November to Monday - World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018, Konya

Cricket

Monday - Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Abu Dhabi

Thursday - Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide

Sunday - Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st ODI, Dhaka

Curling

Wednesday to Sunday - Curling World Cup 2018 Second Leg, Omaha

DanceSport

Saturday - WDSF World Championship (Ten Dance), Guadalajara

Equestrian

Thursday to Sunday - Showjumping - Concours Hippique Internationale de Genève

Friday to Sunday - Showjumping - CSI 5*W A Coruña 2018

Saturday - Racing (Group 1) - Copa de Plata Roberto Vasquez Manzilla Internacional, San Isidro

Sunday - Racing (Group 1) - Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, Hanshin; The Longines Hong Kong Cup; The Longines Hong Kong Mile; The Longines Hong Kong Sprint; The Longines Hong Kong Vase, Sha Tin

Fencing

Saturday to Sunday - Junior Women's World Cup, Sofia (Foil); Junior Men's World Cup, Varsovie (Sabre)

Floorball

1st December to Sunday - Men's World Floorball Championships, Prague

Golf

Thursday to Sunday - South African Open Championship, Randburg GC (Sunshine)

Hockey

28th November to 16th December - Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, Bhubaneswar

Powerboating

Friday to Saturday - Circuit, Formula World - World Formula 1, Abu Dhabi

Rugby

Saturday to Sunday - Union - HSBC World Rugby Men's Sevens Series 2019, Cape Town

Running

Sunday - Guangzhou Marathon; Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

Skating

Friday to Sunday - ISU World Cup Short Track, Almaty; ISU World Cup Speed Skating, Tomaszów Mazowiecki

Skeleton

Saturday - BMW IBSF Men's World Cup, Sigulda

Sunday - BMW IBSF Women's World Cup, Sigulda

Ski & Snowboarding

Wednesday to Friday - Freestyle - Women's and Men's Halfpipe World Cup, Copper

Thursday to Saturday - Snowboarding - Women's and Men's Halfpipe World Cup

Friday - Freestyle - Women's and Men's Moguls World Cup, Ruka

Friday to Sunday - Jumping - Women's and Men's HS142 and Team HS142 World Cup, Titisee-Neustadt

Saturday to Sunday - Alpine - Women's Super G, Parallel Slalom and Slalom World Cup, St. Moritz; Men's Giant Slalom and Slalom World Cup, Val d'Isere

Saturday to Sunday - Cross-country - Women's and Men's 15 km, 30 km, Relay 4x5 km M and Relay 4x7.5 km M World Cup, Beitostolen

Surfing

Saturday to 20th December - World Surf League Men's Billabong Pipe Masters, Banzai Pipeline, Oahu 

Table Tennis

2nd December to Sunday - World Junior Table Tennis Championships, Bendigo

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