Weekly Sports Preview

14th to 20th January

Melbourne is the location to be at over the next two weeks if you are a tennis enthusiast. The first Grand Slam is already upon us with the start of the Australian Open from Monday, 14th January until the 27th. News has also been circulating that this may be the last tournament for Andy Murray, one of the stars of world tennis. In Europe the winter season has been suffering somewhat with large amounts of snow causing some FIS World Cup events to be cancelled. There is more snow on the way, so expect more disruptions to the ski calendar. Apart from the twelve FIS World Cup events this week, we also have Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Luge, Marathon Ski, Ice Climbing, Snowboarding, Ski Mountaineering, Para Nordic, Para Alpine and Biathlon. This is also the first world cup tour event for the Ski Mountaineering 2019 season.   

In Cheerleading the first World Championship event for the season will be held for universities at the Walt Disney Resort from Friday to Sunday. We also have the first UCI World Tour event for the year with the Santos Tour Down Under from Tuesday to Sunday. This road cycling event is held in the Adelaide area. Staying with cycling and the next UCI Track Cycling World Cup will be held in New Zealand. World Archery moves to Nimes in France for a World Cup event over the weekend. In Showjumping the Dubai Showjumping Championship has been elevated to a World Cup status. In addition, a separate World Cup Showjumping event will also be held at Leipzig.

Events drawing to a close this week include the Dakar Rally held in Peru and the World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup in Ostersund. 

Have a great sporting week!

Archery

Friday to Sunday - 2019 Nimes Archery Tournament - Nimes

Badminton

Tuesday to Sunday - PERODUA Malaysia Master 2019 (World Tour Super 500) - Kuala Lumpur

Biathlon

Monday to Sunday - BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon - Ruhpolding

Bobsleigh

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

Saturday to Sunday - Para Sport World Cup - Oberhof

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

Cheerleading

Friday to Sunday - 2019 University World Cup Cheerleading Championships - Walt Disney World Resort

Cricket

Tuesday - Australia v India, 2nd ODI - Adelaide

Friday - Australia v India, 3rd ODI - Melbourne

Saturday - South Africa v Pakistan, 1st ODI - Port Elizabeth

Cycling

Tuesday to Sunday - Road - Santos Tour Down Under - South Australia

Friday to Sunday - Track - 2018-2019 Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup V - Cambridge, New Zealand

Sunday - Cyclo-cross - 2018-2019 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup - Pont-Chateau

Equestrian

Thursday to Saturday - Showjumping - Dubai Showjumping Championship - Dubai

Thursday to Sunday - Showjumping - Partner Pferd Leipzig 2019 - Leipzig

Sunday - Racing (Group 1) - Stewards Cup; Centenary Sprint Cup, Sha Tin

Fencing

Saturday - Junior Women's World Cup (Foil) - Zagreb; Junior Men's World Cup (Foil) - Aix-en-Province; Junior Women's World Cup (Sabre) - Segovia; Junior Men's World Cup (Sabre) - Phoenix

Saturday to Sunday - Junior Men's World Cup (Epée) - Manama; Junior Women's World Cup (Epée) - Maalot

Sunday - Junior Women's Team World Cup (Foil) - Zagreb; Junior Men's Team World Cup (Foil) - Aix-en-Province; Junior Women's Team World Cup (Sabre) - Segovia; Junior Men's Team World Cup (Sabre) - Phoenix

Football

5th January to 1st February - AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019

Golf

Wednesday to Saturday - Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, Abu Dhabi GC (European)

Thursday to Sunday - SMBC Singapore Open, Sentosa Golf Club Serapong Course (Japan/Asian); Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions presented by IOA, Lake Buena Vista, Florida (LPGA); 60th Anniversary Desert Classic, Stadium Course (PGA)

Handball

10th to 27th January - 2019 IHF Men's World Championship - Denmark and Germany

Luge

Monday to Sunday - FIL Luge World Cup on Natural Track - Moscow

Thursday to Saturday - Junior World Cup - St. Moritz-Celerina

Saturday to Sunday - FIL Junior Luge World Cup on Natural Track - Laas

Marathon Ski

Sunday - FIS Worldloppet Cup - Dolomitenlauf (60km) - Lienz

Motor Racing

6th January to Thursday - Dakar Rally 2019 - Peru

Mountaineering

Friday to Sunday - UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup - Beijing

Paralympic

12th January to Saturday - World Para Nordic Skiing World Cup - Ostersund

Wednesday to Thursday - World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup - Zagreb

Polo

7th to 25th January - Joe Barry Memorial Cup - USA

Running

Sunday - Tata Mumbai Marathon; Aramco Houston Half Marathon (IAAF Gold Label)

Skeleton

Friday - BMW IBSF Men's and Women's Skeleton World Cup - Innsbruck

Ski & Snowboarding

Tuesday - Alpine - FIS Women's Giant Slalom - Kronplatz

Tuesday to Saturday - Snowboard - FIS Women's and Men's Slopestyle and Halfpipe - Laax

Tuesday to Sunday - Alpine - FIS Men's Downhill, Alpine Combined and Slalom - Wengen

Thursday to Sunday - Jumping - FIS Women's HS102 and Team HS102 - Zao

Thursday to Sunday - Nordic Combined - FIS Men's Gundersen LH HS118/5.0 km - Chaux-Neuve

Thursday to Sunday - Alpine - FIS Women's Downhill and Super G - Cortina d'Ampezzo

Thursday to Saturday - Freestyle - FIS Women's and Men's Arials and Moguls - Lake Placid, NY

Friday to Sunday - Jumping - FIS Men's HS134 and Team HS134 - Zakopane

Friday to Sunday - Freestyle - FIS Women's and Men's Ski Cross - Idre Fjall

Saturday - Snowboard - FIS Women's and Men's Parallel Giant Slalom and Parallel GS - Rogla

Saturday to Sunday - Cross-Country - FIS Women's and Men's Sprint C, 10 km C and 15 km C - Otepää

Sunday to Monday (21st) - Telemark - FIS Women's and Men's Classic and Sprint - La Thuile

Ski Mountaineering

Friday to Sunday - ISMF World Cup - Bischofshofen - Hochkonig Erztrophy

Table Soccer

Friday to Sunday - ITSF World Tour - 2019 Hong Kong Foosball Open; North West Open 2019 (UK)

Saturday to Sunday - ITSF World Tour - Pro Tour Evry 2019; ITSF Masters - Tournoi majeur provincial de Québec 2019

Table Tennis

Monday to Sunday - Seamaster 2019 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open - Budapest

Tennis

Monday to 27th January - Australian Open - Melbourne 

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