From the All-Star Game to the Rugby World Cup final, the 2023 sporting calendar is packed with world-class events and highly-anticipated matches. Although there may not be an Olympics to look forward to this year, we’re still set to see plenty of action on the court, the field and the pitch. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the biggest sporting events of 2023, including those that have finished and those we can still look forward to.
#1 Super Bowl – February 12, 2023
The Super Bowl is always one of the highlights of the sporting calendar and this year’s clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles was certainly no exception.
As well as a scintillating game, this year’s edition of the Super Bowl also featured a half-time show from Rihanna, which was her first performance for over five years.
By the time Patrick Mahomes held the Vince Lombardi Trophy aloft at the end of Kansas’ 38-35 triumph, it felt like the whole world was watching.
#2 NBA All-Star Game – February 19, 2023
Always a highlight of the sporting calendar, this year’s NBA All-Star game took place in Salt Lake City on February 19, 2023. In this star-studded game, Team Giannis triumphed over Team LeBron 184-175.
This historic game marked Team LeBron’s first loss in an All-Star game. Notably, Celtics star Jayson Tatum claimed All-Star Game MVP honors after he scored a whopping 55 points. Not bad for someone who was selected 16th overall in the 2023 All-Star Draft!
#3 Ryder Cup – September 28, 2023 to October 1, 2023
The Ryder Cup is arguably the pinnacle of golf. Played by teams from the United States and Europe every two years, tournament is heading to the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy in 2023.
In 2021, Europe were humbled by a strong American side who will be looking to inflict the same level of pain on their opponents. Although the American team haven’t won on European soil since 1993, they’ll fancy their chances of success this time around and will enter the clash as heavy favorites.
However, a Rory McIlroy-led European side will be backed by thousands of incredibly vocal fans who won’t give up the fight easily. This one looks set to be a battle for the ages and some tickets are still available if you want to watch the action unfold in person.
#4 Rugby World Cup Final – October 28, 2023
This autumn, the Rugby World Cup will descend on France. This year, the action looks set to be hotter than ever, and any of the world’s top five sides could easily claim the crown.
One thing that makes this year’s Rugby World Cup final such a large event is the fact that it will likely feature Les Bleus, who are both the home side and the favorites for the tournament.
As a result, it seems more than likely that the 90,000 who will be packed into the Stade de France on October 28, 2023 will be cheering on their home side and a raucous atmosphere will be almost guaranteed.
Sadly, tickets for this clash are already sold out. Thankfully, fans will be able to follow the action using an online match center. Depending on where you’re located, you may also be able to watch it on TV.
One thing’s for sure, if France successfully win the Rugby World Cup on home soil, the roof will come off the Stade de France.
With so much great sport ahead of us, we can’t wait for the rest of 2023. Although these are the top clashes that have caught our attention this year, we also have a Cricket World Cup and a FIFA Women’s World Cup to look forward to, too. The action really is non-stop this year!