With each new year brings a host of exciting sporting events for fans across the world, and 2021 is set to be a year that is even more poignant, with many of 2020’s biggest calendar highlights having been postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Next year, we can expect to see the likes of the long-awaited Tokyo Olympics and delayed Euro 2020 tournament finally taking place, along with a host of the usual annual sporting events scattered throughout the year – making it an epic year for sportspeople and enthusiasts alike.
If you’re partial to a bit of a flutter, then you may be looking forward to a little bit of sports betting along the way – and, as always, there are several events in particular that stand out as the finest opportunities to splash the cash.
So, if you’re keen to get a slice of the action, whether with front-row seats and VIP hospitality, or from the comfort of your own home, sports betting website The Bookies Offers have hand-picked the sporting events you won’t want to miss in 2021 – and that could win you a tidy fortune in the betting stakes, too.
If you’re not shy of a little long-haul travel, then book yourself some First Class flights over to Australia for the annual Australian open. Held in Melbourne from 20th January to 2nd February, this is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events before the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. So, if you’re keen to enjoy a little on-court drama and rub shoulders with a star-studded line up of guests, then this is the pick for you.
Will Novak Djokovic retain his men’s singles trophy for the ninth time? We’d be willing to bet on it.
If glitz and glamour is your preference when it comes to sports, then book yourself a box at the Cheltenham Festival, taking place at Cheltenham racecourse in March.
This world-class four-day jump racing festival is a highlight of the horse-racing calendar, and offers hospitality packages that are second to none. So, get those glad-rags on and don your best hat – then place your bets at thebookiesoffers.co.uk/no-deposit-free-bets for a long weekend of trackside action and the chance to win big.
Kicking off the summer racing festivities in June, Royal Ascot takes place at the renowned Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire – and is guaranteed to be worth a VIP ticket or two to catch the five-day event live.
The hospitality packages on offer here are, of course, second to none. Enjoy Michelin-starred dining from the comfort of your private box, along with privileged views across the course. What could be more exciting than placing a bet or two on your biggest tip – then popping a bottle of champagne or three as you see them cross the finish line.
UEFA Euro 2020
Held every four years, the UEFA European Football Championship will also begin in June, and will retain its original name and branding, despite having been delayed from this year. For the first time ever, the competition will be hosted not by just one country with twelve different cities across Europe hosting the event.
From London to Copenhagen and St. Petersburg to Rome, this fast-paced and excitement filled tournament is the perfect excuse for sporting fans to enjoy a European summer, as they eagerly await to find out which nation will eventually be crowned champion.
Moving onwards to July, and the hotly anticipated Summer Olympics finally returns, having also been postponed from 2020 due to Covid-19. This epic competition, hosted in Tokyo, Japan, is set to galvanise viewers around the world as nations come together to cheer on their own in the hopes of walking away with the lion’s share of gold medals.
With almost 11,100 athletes across teams and individual sports set to battle it out for the ultimate award and the honour and glory that comes with it, if there’s one sporting event you don’t want to miss in 2020, it’s this one.
Whichever way you slice it and wherever you are in the world, there is no denying that 2021 is set to be an epic year in the sporting calendar. If you’re willing to travel, then why not catch the whole line-up? And, with luxury guaranteed at each and every port of call, we’re placing our bets now on a year to remember – for reasons a whole lot better than 2020.
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