22 - 28 January
Bulgaria's capital Sofia opens the week with an Ice Hockey World Championship. The Under 20 Men compete in Division III, Group A. Giant Slalom, Slalom, and Super G are all on display in Switzerland's Veysonnaz at the FIS Para Alpine World Cup.
Ramsau in Austria has been the hosting the juniors recently. From Tuesday, the town resumes with the seniors competing at the IOF World Ski Orienteering Championships. After the big alpine competition at Kitzbuhel, the men remain in Austria and continue the FIS Alpine World Cup tour at Schladming. Mexico's Puebla hosts the next FEI Show Jumping World Cup, which forms part of the North American League.
The next major sailing event on Wednesday takes us to Australia's Adelaide where the men compete in the 2024 ILCA 7 World Championship. Field hockey's shorter version feature's in Oman's Muscat at the FIH Hockey5S Women's World Cup. A regular host for shooting sport, Cairo will once again showcase the world's best in Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun in the ISSF World Cup. The second para ski competition heads to Italy's Toblach where we will have an FIS Para Nordic World Cup. The women are in also in Italy for an FIS Alpine World Cup tour at Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Thursday begins with the second Ice Hockey World Championship of the week. Again the Under 20's compete, but on this occasion within Division III, Group B in Sarajevo. Two FIS Snowboard World Cup events begin this day also. Slovenia's Rogla features Parallel Giant Slalom, while Snowboard Cross is the discipline in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Nestled in the district of Austria's Liezen, Tauplitz will showcase the world's most incredible ski jumpers at the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships. We go back to Switzerland and to Saas-Fee for an UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. World Rally Championship fans have been eagerly awaiting the season opener at Monte Carlo and the surrounding terrain of Monaco. Rallye Monte-Carlo will feature into the weekend. Show jumping and dressage are the two main events in Amsterdam where the FEI World Cup, part of the Western European League, will take place. The annual Reykjavik International Games is our first big multi-sport competition of the week.
We have had the opening of the FIA Formula E World Championship in Mexico City recently. On Friday and Saturday Rounds 2 and 3 will be hosted by Saudi Arabia's Diriyah. The second FISB Skibob World Cup takes us to Deštné v Orlických horách in Czechia. The best women ski jumpers are in Slovenia's Ljubno compete at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. We then move to Germany's Schonach where the next FIS Nordic Combined World Cup will feature. Goms in Switzerland becomes the home for the best cross-country skiers in an FIS Cross-Country World Cup. We stay in Switzerland for two further major snow sport competitions. Melchsee-Frutt hosts an FIS Telemark World Cup, while the frozen lake by St. Moritz becomes the location for the Snow Polo World Cup. Skeleton is the discipline opening the next International Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup in Norway's Lillehammer. Our first major windsurfing competition of the year takes us to the picturesque island of Lanzarote for the iQFOiL Class World Championship. Mogul experts head to Waterville Valley in New Hampshire to compete in the next FIS Freestyle World Cup. Another major annual event in Colorado's Aspen is the X Games Aspen 2024 taking us into the weekend. Friday closes in Salt Lake City for speed skaters at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating.
The weekend begins for luge fans at the artificial track of Altenberg in Germany. The big event of the year is the FIL World Championships. Snowboarders get their next main competition in Austria's Simonhöhe at the FIS Parallel Giant Slalom World Cup. Our second luge event is on natural track in an FIL Junior World Cup at Austria's Umhausen. Super G is the discipline in Germany's Garmisch-Partenkirchen where the men compete in an FIS Alpine World Cup. Ski Cross returns to St. Moritz at another FIS Freestyle World Cup. Lillehammer is joined by bobsleigh experts competing in the IBSF World Cup. We have our second round of the ATSX Ice Cross World Championship at France's Pra-Loup. We head to the Pyrenees and to the region of Vall de Boi in Spain for the next ISMF Senior Ski Mountaineering World Cup. Nitro Circus is an annual event for incredible motorcycling stunts. On this occasion Costa Rica's San José is the host city. We are also already at Round 4 of the SuperMotocross World Championship as fans will be heading to the Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
On Sunday Auckland is all set to host the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Finals. The event was postponed from last year. Oman's Muscat welcomes the men at the FIH Hockey5S World Cup. Italy's Predazzo is the next stop of the Worldloppet Ski Federation. Marcialonga over 70km is a gold label race. The best junior skiers in the world gather on the French side of Portes du Soleil to compete at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships. We complete Sunday in the Netherland's Hoogerheide for Round 14 of the 2023-2024 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup.
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Until next time, have a great week of sport.