The key dates for all the big sports in 2018.

At Ark Migration, we love our sport. And we know that plenty of you do too. So we thought what better way to help you (and us!) plan our sporting diary for next year than to compile a calendar of the biggest sporting events scheduled for next year.

2018 promises to be another bumper year in sport. The England Cricket Team are on tour down under, some of the world’s finest athletes will be competing at the Winter Olympic Games for the first time in South Korea and Australia will host XXI Commonwealth Games on the spectacular Gold Coast. The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia from 14 June and there are international honours in athletics, golf, and rowing.

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2018 International Sports Calendar

January 2018

30 Dec - 06 JanuaryTennisHopman CupPerth, Western Australia
31 Dec - 07 JanuaryTennisBrisbane InternationalBrisbane, Queensland
03 Jan - 07 JanuaryCricket5th Ashes Test - Australia v EnglandSydney, New South Wales
14 JanuaryCricketAustralia v England - 1st ODIMelbourne, Victoria
15 - 28 JanuaryTennisAustralian OpenMelbourne, Victoria
19 JanuaryCricketAustralia v England - 2nd ODIBrisbane, Queensland
21 JanuaryCricketAustralia v England - 3rd ODISydney, New South Wales
25 - 28 JanuaryExtreme SportsWinter X Games 22Colorado, USA
26 JanuaryCricketAustralia v England - 4th ODIAdelaide, South Australia
26 - 28 JanuaryRugby SevensSydney Sevens (HSBC Sevens World Series)Sydney, New South Wales
27 JanuaryHorse RacingPegasus World CupFlorida, USA
28 JanuaryCricketAustralia v England - 5th ODIPerth, Western Australia

February 2018

02 - 04 FebruaryMotorsportLiqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Endurance RaceBathurst, New South Wales
03 - 04 FebruaryRugby SevensHamilton Sevens (HSBC Sevens World Series)Hamilton, New Zealand
03 Feb - 17 MarchRugbySix Nations ChampionshipsEurope
04 FebruaryAmerican FootballSuper Bowl LIIMinneapolis, USA
09 - 25 FebruaryMulti-sport2018 Winter Olympic GamesPyeongchang, Republic of Korea
18 FebruaryBasketballNBA All-Star GameLos Angeles, USA
18 FebruaryMotorsportDaytona 500Florida, USA
23 - 25 FebruaryMotorsportSuperbike World ChampionshipPhillip Island, Victoria
28 Feb - 04 MarchCyclingUCI Track Cycling World ChampionshipsApeldoorn, Netherlands

March 2018

01 - 04 MarchAthleticsIAAF World Indoor ChampionshipsBirmingham, England
01 - 05 MarchCricketAustralia v South Africa - 1st Test MatchDurban, South Africa
02 - 04 MarchRugby SevensLas Vegas Sevens (HSBC Sevens World Series)London, England
08 - 18 MarchMulti-sport2018 Winter Paralympic GamesPyeongchang, Republic of Korea
09 - 13 MarchCricketAustralia v South Africa - 2nd Test MatchPort Elizabeth, South Africa
10 - 11 MarchRugby SevensVancouver Sevens (HSBC Sevens World Series)Vancouver, Canada
22 - 25 MarchMotorsportFormula 1 Australian Grand PrixMelbourne, Victoria
22 - 26 MarchCricketAustralia v South Africa - 3rd Test MatchCape Town, South Africa
30 Mar - 03 AprilCricketAustralia v South Africa - 4th Test MatchJohannesburg, South Africa
31 MarchHorseracingDubai World CupDubai, UAE

April 2018

04 - 15 AprilMulti-sport2018 Commonwealth GamesGold Coast, Queensland
05 - 08 AprilGolfUS MastersAugusta, USA
05 - 08 AprilMotorsportFormula 1 Bahrain Grand PrixSakhir, Bahrain
06 - 08 AprilRugby SevensHong Kong Sevens (HSBC Sevens World Series)Hong Kong
12 - 15 AprilMotorsportFormula 1 Chinese Grand PrixShanghai, China
14 AprilHorseracingGrand NationalLiverpool, England
25 AprilAustralian RulesANZAC Day MatchMelbourne, Victoria
26 - 29 AprilMotorsportFormula 1 Azerbaijan Grand PrixBaku, Azerbaijan
28 - 29 AprilRugby SevensSingapore Sevens (HSBC Sevens World Series)Singapore

May 2018

04 - 20 MayIce HockeyIIHF Ice Hockey World ChampionshipCopenhagen, Denmark
04 - 27 MayCyclingGiro d'ItaliaItaly
05 MayHorseracingKentucky Derby & Oaks DayLouisville, USA
10 - 13 MayMotorsportFormula 1 Spanish Grand PrixCatalunya, Spain
16 MayFootballUEFA Europa FinalLyon, France
19 MayFootballFA Cup FinalLondon, England
22 May - 11 JuneTennisFrench OpenParis, France
23 - 27 MayMotorsportFormula 1 Monaco Grand PrixMonte Carlo, Monaco
26 MayFootballUEFA Champions League Final Kyiv, Ukraine

June 2018

02 JuneHorseracingEpsom DerbyEpsom, England
02 - 03 JuneRugby SevensLondon Sevens (HSBC Sevens World Series)London, England
07 - 10 JuneMotorsportFormula 1 Canadian Grand PrixMontreal, Canada
09 - 10 JuneRugby SevensParis Sevens (HSBC Sevens World Series)Paris, France
13 JuneCricketEngland v Australia - 1st ODILondon, England
14 - 17 JuneGolfUS Open Championship New York, USA
14 June - 15 JulyFootballFIFA World CupRussia
16 JuneCricketEngland v Australia - 2nd ODICardiff, Wales
16 - 17 JuneMotorsportLe Mans 24-hours EnduranceLe Mans, France
19 JuneCricketEngland v Australia - 3rd ODINottingham, England
19 - 23 JuneHorseracingRoyal AscotAscot, England
21 JuneCricketEngland v Australia - 4th ODIChester-le-Street, England
22 - 24 JuneMotorsportFormula 1 French Grand PrixLe Castellet, France
24 JuneCricketEngland v Australia - 5th ODIManchester, England
28 June - 01 JulyMotorsportFormula 1 Austrian Grand PrixSpeilberg, Austria

July 2018

02 - 15 JulyTennisWimbledon ChampionshipsLondon, England
05 - 08 JulyMotorsportFormula 1 British Grand PrixSilverstone, England
07 - 29 JulyCyclingTour de FranceFrance
19 - 22 JulyGolfBritish OpenCarnoustie, Scotland
19 - 22 JulyExtreme SportsSummer X GamesMinneapolis, USA
19 - 22 JulyMotorsportFormula 1 German Grand PrixHockenheim, Germany
20 - 22 JulyRugby World Cup2018 Rugby World Cup SevensSan Francisco, USA
21 Jul - 05 AugustHockey2018 Women's Hockey World CupLondon, England
26 - 29 JulyMotorsportFormula 1 Hungarian Grand PrixBudapest, Hungary

August 2018

02 - 12 AugustMulti-sport2018 European Athletics ChampionshipsEurope
09 - 12 AugustGolfUS PGA ChampionshipMissouri, USA
18 AugustHorseracingBroome CupBroome, Western Australia
18 Aug - 02 SeptemberMulti-sport2018 Asian GamesIndonesia
23 - 26 AugustMotorsportFormula 1 Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps, Belgium
28 Aug - 10 SeptemberTennisUS OpenNew York, USA
30 Aug - 02 SeptemberMotorsportFormula 1 Italian Grand PrixMonza, Italy

September 2018

09 - 16 SeptemberRowingWorld Rowing ChampionshipPlovdic, Bulgaria
12 - 16 SeptemberTriathlonITU World Triathlon Grand FinalGold Coast, Queensland
14 - 16 SeptemberMotorsportFormula 1 Singapore Grand PrixSingapore
23 - 30 SeptemberCyclingUCI Road Cycling World ChampionshipsInnsbruck, Austria
25 - 30 SeptemberGolfRyder CupFrance
26 Sep - 01 OctoberGolfPresidents CupNew Jersey, USA
27 - 30 SeptemberMotorsportFormula 1 Russian Grand PrixSochi, Russia
29 SeptemberAustralian RulesAFL Grand FinalMelbourne, Victoria

October 2018

04 - 07 OctoberMotorsportBathurst 1000Mount Panorama, NSW
04 - 07 OctoberMotorsportFormula 1 Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka, Japan
06 - 18 OctoberMulti-sport2018 Summer Youth OlympicsBuenos Aires, Argentina
18 - 21 OctoberMotorsportFormula 1 United States Grand PrixAustin, USA
20 - 27 OctoberMulti-sportInvictus GamesSydney, New South Wales
25 - 28 OctoberMotorsportFormula 1 Mexican Grand PrixMexico City, Mexico
28 OctoberMotorsportAustralian MotoGPPhillip Island, Victoria
28 OctoberHorseracingCox PlateMoonee Valley, Victoria

November 2018

06 NovemberHorseracingMelbourne Cup DayFlemington, Victoria
04 NovemberAthleticsNew York City MarathonNew York, USA
08 - 11 NovemberMotorsportFormula 1 Brazilian Grand PrixSao Paulo, Brazil
16 Nov - 02 DecemberLifesavingLifesaving World ChampionshipsAdelaide, South Australia
22 - 25 NovemberMotorsportFormula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand PrixAbu Dhabi, UAE
03 - 24 NovemberCricket2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20West Indies
28 Nov - 16 DecemberHockey2018 Men's Hockey World CupBhubaneswar, India

December 2018

03 - 08 DecemberSwimmingFINA World Swimming ChampionshipsHangzhou, China

Future Events

12 - 21 July 2019NetballNetball World CupLiverpool, England
20 Sep - 02 Nov 2019RugbyRugby World CupJapan
09 - 15 December 2019GolfPresidents CupMelbourne, Victoria
24 Jul - 09 Aug 2020Multi-sport2019 Summer Olympic GamesTokyo, Japan