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Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: 7 April 2018

Launched in 1839, this National Hunt horse race is a handicap steeplechase over 7,141 metres, with horses jumping 30 fences over two circuits. It is considered the most important jump race in Europe with around forty horses and an extremely difficult course with fences larger than on conventional National Hunt tracks. Since 1927 this has be a broadcast event and now around 600 million people watch the race in over 140 countries.

FA (Football Association) Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London: 19 May 2018

Usually referred to as the Cup Final, this the last match of the Football Association Challenge Cup. The Cup is a culmination of matches between teams in the England’s Football Association, though Welsh teams have often taken part. Since 1993, finals are decided on the day, so that a draw at the end of normal time is now followed by two 15-minute extra times and if necessary, a penalty shoot-out decides the victors of the Cup Final. The FA Cup has been held at English football’s national stadium, Wembley Stadium since 1923, moving to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff between 2001 to 2006 whilst Wembley underwent renovation.

Wimbledon Championships in London: 2 July – onwards 2018

Officially “The Lawn Tennis Championships”, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis event and is held each year in June or July at the All England Club in Wimbledon. The tournament lasts two weeks subject to possible extensions for rain. The tournament is the third Tennis Grand Slam event of the year, though the only one played on grass. It is preceded by the Australian and French Open and followed by the US Open.

British Open Golf Tournament, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland: 19-22 July 2018

Officially known as the Open Championship, this field of 156 golfers is often referred to as the British Open to distinguish it from the US Open. The 2018 Open Championship will be the 147th and the eighth played at Carnoustie. It will be televised by Sky Sports and in the US by NBC.

Women’s Field Hockey World Cup in London: 21 July – 5 August 2018

This international field hockey competition is organised by the International Hockey Federation and is held every four years between the Summer Olympics. The 2018 event will take place in London at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Men’s Hockey World Cup will take place from 24 November 24 to 16 December 2018 in India.

European Sports Championships, Berlin & Glasgow: 1-12 August 2018

The inaugural European Championships, run by leading European Sports Federations, will feature 4,500 athletes, 52 competing nations, 11 days of competition, 7 sports and 2 host cities to make one amazing multi-sport event that brings together the existing European Championships for athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon with a new Golf Team Championships. Glasgow and Scotland will host aquatics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon while Berlin will host athletics.