Your Weekly Highlights

8 - 14 January

We are in the heart of the ice hocky season. Monday begins with two of three International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships. The Under 18 Women's Division II, Group B compete in Bulgaria's Sofia, while in Spain the Senior Women's Division I, Group B feature in Jaca. We will refer to the third competition later in the review.

The main event of Tuesday is for alpine skiers as the men head to Switzerland's Wengen, forming part of the FIS Alpine World Cup Tour. It is one of the highlights of the season and includes Super G, Downhill, and Slalom.

Ruhpolding, located in southeastern Bavaria in Germany, makes up the next location of the International Biathlon Union World Cup Tour starting on Wednesday. Equestrian fans will be looking forward to the next FEI World Cup of the Western Europe Region that includes Jumping, Dressage, Driving, and Vaulting. Switzerland's Basel will be hosting.

There is more alpine skiing beginning on Thursday. On this occasion Austria's Altenmarkt-Zauchensee host Downhill and Super G in the FIS Women's Alpine World Cup Tour. The big fencing contests this week first feature in Paris where foil is the weapon type for both women and men in the FIE Senior World Cup. That is followed by the World Abilitysport Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Cardiff, Wales. 

Friday begins in Sapporo, Japan, for an FIS Women's Ski Jumping World Cup. Crossing the Sea of Japan to South Korea, Cheongsong hosts an UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup that includes Lead and Speed. This week we also have two main regional football competitions. Qatar is the host nation of the Asian Football Confederation Men's Asian Cup. The second FIS Ski Jumping World Cup features the men this time in Poland's Wisla. The first major multi-sport event of 2024 takes us to the picturesque Lombardy region of Italy where the Masters will compete in the 2024 Winter World Masters Games. The junior experts of luge are in action in Germany's Winterberg for the 4th Junior World Cup. We remain in Germany for an FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Oberstdorf. Skeleton is the event in St. Moritz-Celerina, Switzerland, at the next International Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Cup. We then move to Lenzerheide where the best students of the world gather for the FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championships. The next major World Sailing competition is in Argentina's popular coastal resort city of Mar del Plata for the 2024 ILCA 6 Youth & Men's World Championships. Again the world's best students compete on this occasion on Florida's Orlando at the International Cheer Union University World Cup Cheerleading Championships.

Australia's Adelaide opens Saturday with Round 1 of the UCI Para-Cycling World Cup. There are three main International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Cup races over the weekend. Finland hosts the Kontsa Winter 2024, while crossing the Gulf of Finland to Latvia we have the Latvian Winter Championships. Two further luge events are added to the weekly calendar. Austria's Innsbruck hosts the International Luge Federation World Cup and Team Relay World Cup Tour. The natural track of Italy's Latsch hosts the juniors in a World Cup contest. Snowboarders are in Switzerland's Scuol where Parallel Giant Slalom is the discipline at the FIS Snowboard World Cup. Bobsleigh experts are next in action in St. Moritz-Celerina to resume the IBSF World Cup. The second major regional football competition takes us to Ivory Coast for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations for men. Alabama's Anniston completes the third dog race of the week with the IFSS Alabama Dryland World Cup. Formula E fans have been keenly awaiting the start of the new season. Mexico City opens with Round 1 of the FIA Formula E World Championship. Round 2 of the SuperMotocross World Championship takes us to Oracle Park in San Francisco. 

We have also reached the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Melbourne is all set for the Australian Open beginning on Sunday. We close the week with the third IIFH Ice Hockey World Championship of the week where the Under 20's contest Division II, Group B in Serbia's Belgrade.

For more information, purchase tickets, and to plan your trip, visit UCOLOURS Premier Events.

Until next time, have a great week of sport.

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