As sports schedules are condensed after a fractious 12-months for professional athletic competition, this summer promises to be a veritable festival of sporting action.
Wembley Stadium will play host to the Euro 2020 final as well as England’s group games
- Euro 2020
In an attempt to feign complete normality, UEFA has persisted in calling this summer’s European Championships: Euro 2020.
The naming of the tournament aside, it promises to be a welcome celebration of the beautiful game, with a whole host of nations being given a chance by bookmakers and media pundits to become European champions. Such bold predictions are not without foundation, because Portugal came from nowhere to win the tournament in 2016 and top online bookies and odds makers still have egg on their faces from when Greece went all the way in 2004.
Who knows which dark horse will come from nowhere to stun sportsbooks and fans this time around!
Tennis fans are gearing up for a summer of grand slam events that will announce to the world that the sport is back in business.
Wimbledon is always the jewel in the crown of the ATP and WTA Tours, as the event blends a perfect mix of the traditional and the contemporary.
This summer’s tournament is made more exciting by the fact that young guns are challenging the established names in both the men’s and women’s draws. There is also the small matter of Andy Murray trying to make another triumphant return to the All-England Club.
Novak Djokovic will be one of the big betting favourites to claim the Wimbledon title this summer
- Summer Olympics
At the time of writing, it is unclear whether the summer Olympics in Japan will go ahead, but as long as the Olympic flame burns bright, sports fans will remain optimistic that the games can proceed.
- Joshua vs. Fury
While most of the events featured in this article are recurring spectacles, there are others that are complete one-offs and really should not be missed.
The undisputed heavyweight championship fight between Brit boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is one such event, which is scheduled to take place in mid-August in Saudi Arabia. The whole world will be tuning in to see these modern-day gladiators duke it out. If the result is at all debatable then a rematch will probably take place in either the UK or the US.