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Top 5 Sporting Events to Look Forward to in 2016

With four global major sporting events taking place this year, 2016 will be spectacular for sports fans.

Event professionals, take this unique opportunity to include “attending one of the greatest sporting events in the world” in your bucket list, and experience a huge sporting event happening in real time. Surely you will be able to learn a thing or two for your profession!

Without further ado, let us take a peek at the top 5 five sporting events to look forward to in 2016.

1. OLYMPICS

Athletes at an Olympic marathonAthletes at an Olympic marathon. Source

The Olympic Games are a major international event and one of the greatest sport events featuring summer and winter sports in which thousands of athletes from more than 200 nations participate in a variety of competitions. The Games are currently held every four years, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating.

Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympics in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The finest athletes will give their 100% to immortalize their name, and that of their country, in sporting history. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 30.6 million people witnessed the events of the first two days. This year, the Summer Olympics will be hosted by Brazil.

For such a grand event, the Olympics provide a grand opportunity for event agencies. The Olympics 2012 in London engaged top 20 event agencies’ work.

Olympics 2016
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Time: August 5 – 21
Venue: Rio De Janiro, Brazil

2. ICC WORLD TWENTY20

Indian vs Lanka - ICC World T20 Bangladesh 2014 Final.Indian vs Lanka – ICC World T20 Bangladesh 2014 Final. Source

The ICC World Twenty20, also referred to as the World T20, is the biggest international T20 cricket championship that takes place every two years. It is organized by The International Cricket Council (ICC) and hosts a total of 58 tournament matches. The first ICC World T20 was held in South Africa in 2007. This year, India will host the sixth ICC World Twenty20 tournament from March 8 to April 3.

The event is managed by a giant in the events services industry, the International Management Group (IMG). Cindy McLean served as the Regional Event Manager and Project Coordinator of the ICC World T20 in West Indies in 2010. In 2016, Nishant Arora will be the Tournament Media Manager while Mayank Parikh has been nominated as Manager – Logistics and hospitality for the event.

ICC World Twenty20 2016
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Time: March 11 – April 3
Venue: India

3. PARALYMPIC GAMES 

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competing during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius competing during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Source

Brazil will be the venue for yet another global top sporting event, the Summer Paralympic Games. It is fair to say that this is always the most inspiring sporting event of the year. A survey done by Newsround shows that the London 2012 Paralympics were “more inspiring” for kids than the Olympics. For all of us, Paralympic Games has probably changed the way we view disabled people. Check out these awesomely heartening moments in London 2012 Paralympics that leave a social legacy that goes beyond the sport.

Ever wondered what it takes to organise the Paralympic Games? That is for you to attend the event and find out. That said, you can learn about the Paralympics by reading the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games: post-game Review by the House of Commons.

Paralympic Games 2016
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Time: September 7-18
Venue: Rio De Janiro, Brazil

 4. FORMULA ONE RACING

Formula 1 racing car has the capability of going from 0 to 160km per hour in about 4 secondsF1 car has the capability of going from 0 to 160km per hour in about 4 seconds. Source

Speed and racing, merely the words already made us excited. While the kids are engrossed by Disney’s Turbo, Cars and Planes, you should really get yourself a Formula One ticket, especially after you read the following facts about Formula 1.

Formula 1 Grand Prix or the motor car racing as called in layman language is among the most dangerous sports of the world. F1 cars are made up of around 80,000 components which even if were assembled 99.9% correctly would still start the race with 80 wrong things. Also the car has the capability of going from 0 to 160km per hour in about 4 seconds.

The F1 driver’s body is under stress during the race. During the race, their heart nudges at the rate of 200 beats per minute. They also lose over 3 litres of fluid during the race and their blood pressure increases by 50%. Hence it is quite equivalent to running a marathon, burning 1,200 calories.

Formula One 2016
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Time: March 18 – November 27
Venue: Melbourne, Sakhir, Shanghai, Sochi, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Montreal, Baku, Spielberg, Silverstone, Budapest, Hockenheim, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Suzuka, Austin, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Yas Marina

5. THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON

tennis.jpgDuring day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2007 in London. Source

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as the Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. That makes it the most prestigious event in tennis. It has been held in 138 years at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. Wimbledon remains the only tournament where players still play on grass. Just like London, it is soaked in history and tradition. For instance, strawberries and cream are served as a traditional snack for audiences.

This highly respected event has attracted world renowned tennis players such as Lleyton Hewitt, Novak Djokovic,  Anna Kournikova and the likes throughout the years.

Wimbledon 2016
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Time: 27 June – 10 July
Venue: London

 

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  • I really liked how you talked about the Paralympic games! These games and events are possibly the greatest games in all of history! In my opinion, It really motivates me to do better in training and sports, because if these athletes can, I know I can push my self harder. These athletes never fail to impress and motivate me! Thanks for sharing this! I will remember these events and hopefully, the next time they are performed they will be just as awesome!

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