29 January - 4 February
We begin the week at the Grand Blue Fafa Resort in Golem, Albania, for an important snooker tournament. With coveted two-year tour cards to the professional World Snooker Tour from the start of the 2024/25 season at stake, the World Snooker Federation presents the 2024 Championships until the 11th February. Joining Monday is a Para Alpine World Cup at the ski resort Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy.
The best figure skaters in the world travel to Shanghai to compete in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships starting on Tuesday. The second major Alpine competition is also in Italy. Kronplatz hosts the Women's Giant Slalom World Cup.
We remain in Italy where the ski location of Martell becomes the home of two events for the week. The first is a Para Cross-Country World Cup beginning on Wednesday. We move to the commune of Alleghe in the province of Belluno that will showcase ski cross in an FIS Freestyle World Cup. France's Chamonix is the third alpine ski location as the men compete in the Downhill and Slalom World Cup. Slopestyle and Halfpipe experts head to Mammoth Mountain in California for a Snowboard World Cup and a Freestyle Ski World Cup.
Thursday opens in Austria's Seefeld at the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. Italy's Martell hosts an FIS Para Biathlon World Cup. The natural track at Jaufental in Italy will showcase luge experts in an FIL World Cup. Downhill and Super G will be contested in Germany's Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the FIS Women's Alpine World Cup. France's Saint-Gervais-les-Bains becomes the home of the next FIS Telemark World Cup. Bordeaux showcases the next major equestrian competition in the Western European League at the FEI Jumping World Cup. Moguls and Aerials are the events at Utah's Deer Valley in an FIS Freestyle World Cup.
For over six weeks the brightest minds will compete online in the Mind Sports Olympiad starting on Friday. Adelaide in Australia is the venue for the next major World Sailing event that involves the ILCA 6 and 7 Masters World Championship. Qatar's Doha brings the best swimmers together at the World Aquatics Championships. Georgia's Gudauri is the next location for snowboarders in an FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup. Our next IBSF Bobsleigh World Cup moves to Latvia's Sigulda over the weekend. There are five FIE Junior Fencing World Cup competitions this week. The first opens in Bulgaria's Plovdiv. The cyclo-cross season comes to a climatic end in Czechia's Tábor at the 2024 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships. The women's ski jumpers are in Germany's Willengen for an FIS World Cup. The second luge event is the 6th and final Junior World Cup in St. Moritz-Celerina. Our first ski mountaineering competition of the week takes us to Switzerland's Villars-sur-Ollon in an ISMF Senior World Cup. After the World Rugby Cup in France last year, rugby union fans have finally got their next major competition to look forward to. The Six Nations begins on Friday. Québec City hosts the next round of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating. Cheerleaders head to Orlando in Florida for the ICU World School & Performance Cheer Championships.
Saturday begins in Japan's Hachinohe City where it is the turn of the juniors to compete in an ISU World Cup Speed Skating. Australian Football will be on show at the World 9s in Melbourne. World Triathlon presents the new season with the World Winter Cup in China's Harbin. Further three FIE Junior Fencing World Cups feature in Georgia's Tbilisi, Croatia's Zagreb, Germany's Leipzig, and Switzerland's Basel. Ice sailing heads to Lithuania's Rėkyva Lake for a World and European Championship. The third luge event is part of the main FIL World Cup and Relay World Cup tour in Germany's Altenberg. We remain in Germany where Bad Wiessee hosts the penultimate round of the FISB Skibob World Cup before the finals. The junior ski mountaineers spend the day in Italy's Bormio for an ISMF World Cup. There are four IFSS Sled Dog World Cups over the weekend. The two snow races are in Norway's Hamar and Wisconsin's Land O' Lakes. The other two are dryland races in Georgia's Acworth and Mexico's Linares. Round 5 of the SuperMotocross World Championship entertains the fans in Detroit's Ford Field.
The Sapporo International Ski Marathon over 50km opens Sunday. We have the first round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship in Barcelona. Our final major competition of the weekend is at Morocco's Rabat at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup for Shotgun experts.
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Until next time, have a great week of sport.