Every sports lover have certain sports bucket list of sporting events to attend in their life. Everyone has different priorities, like a football fan dreams of watching a football world cup final live and a tennis fan fantasizes a centre court ticket at Wimbledon. Taking into account factors like popularity of the sport, TV viewership, ticket demands, media hype, social media trends and most importantly passion of the fans, here are our ’50 Sporting Events You Should See Before You Die’.
50 events to must have in your sports bucket list –
50. Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal
The Federer–Nadal rivalry is between two professional tennis players, Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain. They are engaged in a storied rivalry, which many consider to be the greatest in tennis history. With both moving towards the twilight of their careers, you may not have much time left to watch them live.
49. Chess Boxing
Chess boxing is a hybrid fighting sport that combines two traditional pastimes: chess and boxing.T he competitors fight in alternating rounds of chess and boxing. It is particularly popular in Germany, Great Britain, India and Russia.
48. Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. The famous 500-mile race first held in 1909 is commonly regarded as one of the greatest spectacle in motor sport.
47. US Open
The US Open is held annually, starting on the last Monday in August, and lasting for two weeks into September. The main tournament consists of five event championships: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles. This tournament is in the sports bucket list of many fans.
46. Grand Sumo Tournament
There are six Grand Sumo tournaments in Japan each year with each one lasting 15 days. The best wrestlers are scheduled to compete at the end of the day, and pairings are made and posted by sumo elder judges each day prior to competition. However, if competitors come from the same training group, or if they are brothers, they are not allowed to wrestle one another.
45. Boxing day match at MCG
Melbourne Cricket Ground or ‘MCG’ is one of the oldest cricket grounds in the world. It was the venue for both the first Test match and the first One Day International, played between Australia and England in 1877 and 1971 respectively. The annual Boxing Day Test is one of the MCG’s most popular events.
44. Running of the Bulls
The Running of the Bulls is a practice that involves running in front of a small group of cattle, typically six, of the toro bravo breed that have been let loose on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town’s streets. Spanish tradition says the true origin of the run began in northeastern Spain during the early 14th century. this should be in your sports bucket list if you love thrill.
43. Grand National
The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England.It is the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of £1 million in 2017.An event that is prominent in British culture, the race is popular amongst many people who do not normally watch or bet on horse racing at other times of the year.
42. Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race around the world, held every three years.Called the Formula One of yacht racing, the nine-leg race began in 1973 and is known for testing the limits of sailors on a gruesome course with strict rules and regulations.
41. 24 Hours of Le Mans
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923 near the town of Le Mans, France.It is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and is often called the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”.
The unique format requires that the cars race non-stop for 24 hours, making it one of the most demanding car rallies on the planet. It is a must in sports bucket list for motorsports fans.