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Sports calendar 2023: an exciting year full of great events

After the World Cup, there is still almost a year and a half left before the Olympic Games begin, but that does not mean that 2023 will not be loaded with a lot of sport and very good ones.

In addition to the classics –soccer, tennis, Formula 1, MotoGP…–, we have two major events. To begin with, the Women’s World Cup that begins on July 20 and in which Spain seeks to do something great. And by the end of August there is the World Basketball Championship, with Spain, the current European champion, defending the title won in 2019.

The first sporting event of 2022 is related to the Motor, with the start this past Saturday of the Dakar rally, with Carlos Sainz looking for his third title, a competition that will end on January 15. For the start of the car and motorcycling season we will have to wait until March: Formula 1 starts on the 5th, with Fernando Alonso making his debut at Aston Martin and Carlos Sainz continuing at Ferrari, while MotoGP does so on the 26th, hoping to see the best version of Marc Márquez again.

The Handball World Cup is held this January, from 11 to 29 in Sweden and Poland, and the Hispanics, current runners-up in Europe, start among the candidates to win.

The Women’s World Cup will be at the end of the year, between November 30 and December 17. Las Guerreras, after failing to make it past the second phase in the European Championship, will seek to recover their best feelings.

The Australian Open starts in just two weeks (January 16-29), with Nadal defending his title. Roland Garros will be held from May 28 to June 11 (Rafa seeks his 15th title in Paris), Wimbledon is held from July 1 to 16 and the US Open from August 28 to September 10.
There is a lot of expectation to see if Carlos Alcaraz, number 1 in the world, consolidates himself as the best tennis player on the planet and also with women’s tennis, where Paula Badosa and Garbiñe Muguruza hope to overcome their bad 2022 and recover their great level of 2021.

After the epic triumph in the Eurobasket last summer, the basketball team will look for another feat in the World Cup, which is held from August 25 to September 10 in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

For its part, the women’s team, which did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup, will seek to recover its place in the Eurobasket. The continental tournament takes place from June 15 to 25 in Slovenia and Israel.

Other dates to note in the sport of the basket are the Copa del Rey (February 16 to 19 in Baskonia), the Queen’s Cup (March 30 to April 2 in Zaragoza), the Euroleague Final Four (19 -May 21 in Lithuania) and the NBA Finals (will end before June 12).

This summer comes the long-awaited Women’s Soccer World Cup (July 20 to August 20). Spain will arrive as one of the candidates for the title despite the rarefied atmosphere due to the resignation of 15 players to attend the calls if Jorge Vilda does not leave the position.

The men’s Champions League will be on June 10, with Real Madrid looking to repeat the title, while the women’s will be a week before, on the 3rd, with Barça looking to recover their 2021 crown.

The Copa del Rey final will be on May 3 in Seville, the Europa League final on May 31 in Budapest and the Conference League final on June 7 in Tirana.

Although before that the Spanish Super Cup (from January 11 to 15 in Riyadh) and the Club World Cup (February 1 to 11, also in Morocco) will be played.

For his part, Luis de la Fuente will seek his first title as coach in the Final Four of the League of Nations, in which Spain will face Italy, Croatia and the host Netherlands (14-18 September). June).

Super bowl
Whether you follow American football or not, the Super Bowl – and its always impressive halftime spectacle – is a must for all sports lovers. It will be on Sunday, February 12, at dawn in Spain.

The appearance of LIV golf has divided the circuit, but there are tournaments that must always be followed: The Players Championship (March 9-12), Augusta Masters (May 6-9), PGA Championship (May 18-21) , US Open (June 15-18) and the British Open (July 20-23). Special attention to Jon Rahm.

For its part, the Ryder Cup, the legendary duel between the US and Europe, will be from September 29 to October 1.Snowboarding
After touching the sky in the last Winter Games with a silver medal, Queralt Castellet will look for a new medal in the Snowboard World Cups that will be held from February 19 to March 5 in Georgia (Europe).

After returning last year from her second serious injury to her left knee, Carolina Marín won the European Championship, but she fell in the World Cup quarterfinals. Her goal is to regain the world throne in a tournament she has already won three times, most recently in 2018. The badminton World Cups will take place from August 21 to 27 in Copenhagen.

An important year for Spanish athletics, which wants to consolidate the step forward taken in 2022, with Asier Martínez and Mo Katir as big stars. The World Cups will be in Hungary, from August 19 to 27, while the Indoor European Championships will be from March 2 to 5 in Istanbul.

Spanish swimming is not living its best days. The Fukuoka World Cups (Japan) will be a good scale to see if there is at least one positive evolution. Hugo González de Oliveira, the great hope.

Going for Paris 2024
A little over a year and a half remains for the Paris Games to begin, and for this reason this 2023 is an important year for many athletes, who will try to seal the Olympic ticket in their different competitions and qualifiers.