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Top 23 Major International Sports Events: Know the full list

Major International Sports Events

When it comes to the General Awareness section in any competitive exam many questions come in our mind that we are not initially familiar. Today we are going to cover one such topic that is dreaded by many of the aspirants, Top 23 Major International Sports Events. If you too are preparing for an SSCBanking, RRB NTPC or any government job, Major International Sports Events is a very important topic and questions asked from this topic are very common. To help you with the topic we are here with this blog on Major International Sports Events.

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Major International Sports Events

Find the list of Major International Sports Events and their periodicity.

List of Sports Events in every 4 years

International Multisports event
Games Periodicity
Asian Games It is held every 4 years.
Commonwealth Games It is held every 4 years.
Summer Olympics It is held every 4 years.
Gay Games Held every 4 years.
Military World Games Held in every 4 years for military sportspeople.
European Games Expected to be held in every 4years.
Youth Olympics An International multi sport-event, held every 4 years.
Paralympic games Run in conjunction with the summer Olympic games, every 4 years.
Winter Olympics It is held every 4 years.
Olympic Games It is held every 4 years.
Cricket ICC world cup It is held every 4 years.
Volleyball Volleyball World Championship Held every 4 years.
Football
FIFA World Cup It is held every 4 years.
UEFA Champions League Held every 4 years.
Baseball World Baseball Classic It is held every 4 years.
Equestrian EI World Equestrian Games(WEG)[Equestrian] This championship is held every 4 years
Hockey(Field) Hockey World Cup it is held every 4 years between the Summer Olympics

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Sports Events Held Every Year

Games Periodicity
Badminton Badminton World Championship Annual event held every year
Basketball Basketball NBA Finals Finals held in June every year
Cycling UCI World Championships Annual event held every year in different countries
Golf
British Open(Golf) Played every year
US(PGA) Annual golf tournament
Masters Annual golf tournament
US Open The event is contested every year.
Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics World Championship This event is contested every year
Hockey
Stanely Cup(Ice Hockey) finals held in June every year
Azlan Shah Cup It is held annually
Ice Hockey World Championship an annual event run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
Tennis
Wimbledon This grand slam event is played every year
US Open The tournament is held in August and September every year
Australian Open The tournament is held at Melbourne Park in January every year
French Open This tournament is held every year.
Davis Cup An annual international team tennis competition for men
Hopman Cup Held every year.
Federation Cup An annual international team tennis competition for women
Weightlifting World Weightlifting Championship A 3-day event held every year.
Cricket The Ashes Held every year.

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Sports Event Held every Two Year

Games Periodicity
Golf
Ryder Cup(Golf) The event is contested every 2 years.
President Cup(Golf) The event is contested every 2 years.
Gymnastics World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship It is held every 2 years.
Handball World Handball Championships It is played every 2 years
Swimming FINA World Championship(Swimming) The World Championship is held every 2 years

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Sports Events Held in Even and Odd No. of Years

Games Periodicity
Golf Walker Cup Trophy contested in an odd number of years.
Hockey World Cup of Hockey The event is now expected to host Biannually from 2016
Table Tennis Table Tennis World Championship The world Table Tennis Championships are held in even-numbered years.

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