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Sporting events around the world to bet on in 2022

From the NFL Superbowl to the tennis Grand Slams to the football World Cup in Qatar, we take a look at the exciting calendar of sporting events to catch all the action in 2022.

By LLM Reporters  |  December 14, 2021
Lionel Messi of Argentina
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Those who follow sports will have, no doubt, felt the excitement in the closing minutes of the Formula One championship that took place last weekend. The disbelief from the Mercedes camp and huge disappointment for Hamilton fans contrasting with the sheer excitement for winner Max Verstappen and Red Bull made sure any spectator knew that something thrilling had taken place. Though the race for the championship started in March, it all ended in December and for anyone who enjoys placing a bet, it was certainly a nail-biting moment.

All year long the sporting calendar for 2022 will, no doubt, be chock full of similar thrilling moments to get caught up in. If you are looking to participate in the action from the comfort of your home, a hospitality venue or as a spectator in the stands, then you will surely be looking for the best odds and betting sites to have a flutter with.

From the NFL Superbowl to the tennis Grand Slams to the football World Cup in Qatar, we take a look at the exciting calendar of sporting events to catch all the action in 2022.

The Australian Open tennis
The Australian Open takes place in Melbourne in January. Image credit: Neale Cousland/


The year kicks off with the culmination of the World Darts Championship in London where Welshman Gerwyn Price – and the current favourite – will surely be looking to defend his title and fend off stiff competition from the likes of Michael Van Gerwen and Peter Wright. Add to this the Australian Open in Melbourne, the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and the Masters snooker tournament and you have quite the start to the sporting year.


The 2022 Winter Olympic Games takes place this month from the 4th to 20th in Beijing and promises much excitement as ever, as does the NFL Super Bowl LVI, which is taking place in Los Angeles. Amir Khan is due to box Kell Brook in Manchester and the Nascar Daytona 500 brings sporting action to Florida. The Six Nations rugby championship also has events across the month, continuing onto the next.


Catch the Women’s Cricket World Cup from New Zealand throughout the month and also round four and five of the Six Nations rugby championship. Formula One also kicks off again this month with the Grand Prix in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, while horse racing fans will be keeping an eye on the action at Cheltenham Festival from the 15th to the 18th.

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The Cheltenham Festival takes place from March 15-18


April sees more action on the racecourse with the Scottish Grand National Festival and also Aintree’s Grand National. It’s also the month for golf where the women’s 2022 Chevron Championship comes to a close and the men’s Masters tournament takes place in Augusta. The Invictus Games heads to The Hague and the World Snooker Championship also kicks off.


The aforementioned snooker tournament comes to a close on the 2nd at The Crucible in Sheffield and the famous Kentucky Derby horse race takes place on the 7th. This month also sees the FA Cup Final at Wembley, two weeks of tennis’ French Open, the UEFA Champions League Final in Saint Petersburg and Grand Prix events in Monaco, Spain and Miami.


We’ll find out the winners of the French Open and also see all of the golfing action from the U.S Women’s Open in North Carolina and the men’s US Open in Brookline this month. Horse racing fans will love Royal Ascot, while 24 Hours of Le Mans will thrill motorsport fans.

ascot racecourse
Horse racing fans will love Royal Ascot in June. Image credit: Kurt Pacaud/


British sporting fans are spoiled this month with the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, the ever-popular Wimbledon tennis championships, the Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham, the men’s 150th Open Championship in golf at St Andrews, Scotland, and the UEFA women’s Euro tournament in England. In addition to this there are also Grand Prix events in Austria, France and Hungary and the Tour de France will entertain throughout.


Summer sporting includes the culmination of the Commonwealth Games, the British Grand Prix MotoGP, the start of the 22/23 English Premier league season, the start of the US tennis grand slam – the US Open in New York, and the European Championships for athletics, triathlon, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and more in Munich.


The Dutch, Italian and Russian Formula One Grand Prix events all take place this month, no doubt exciting fans of the sport, while tennis’ US Open crowns its winners. Golf’s PGA Championship in Surrey, the FEI World Equestrian Games in Italy, and the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Australia are sure to excite fans across the world too.

Qatar World Cup
With tickets to the Qatar World Cup going on sale in just a few months, football fans will surely be getting giddy at the thought of bagging a spot at the competition’s next big event. Image credit: fifg/


The London Marathon, the rescheduled Rugby League World Cup in England, tennis’ WTA Finals in Shenzen, and Formula One Grand Prix events in Singapore, Japan, USA and Mexico and the FIG World Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool are well worth a watch this month.


The aforementioned October tennis, rugby and gymnastics tournaments all come to a conclusion this month, while the FIFA World Cup in Qatar is sure to create some buzz from football fans across the globe. F1 heads to Brazil and Abu Dhabi for its 2022 season conclusion.


The sporting year ends with the FIFA World Cup with the final on the 18th at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar and will surely be one to watch, and one that garners plenty of bets from the across the world. Who will you be backing?