With the exhilarating 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup leaving Australians with sports fever, it's time to set our sights on the next wave of global sporting events. The thrill of witnessing top athletes from around the world competing at the highest level is an experience like no other. Whether you're a die-hard sports enthusiast or simply looking to expand your itinerary beyond sightseeing, here are six of the world’s top sporting events that you won't want to miss. Get ready to pack your bags and immerse yourself in the excitement of international sport!
2024 Summer Olympics (Paris, France)
As the world gathers in the enchanting city of Paris from 26 July to 11 August 2024, the Summer Olympics will showcase the pinnacle of athleticism and unity. Iconic venues like the Stade de France and the Eiffel Tower will set the stage for an array of sports, while the city's rich history, culture, iconic landmarks and vibrant atmosphere will keep you busy when you’re not watching the action.
The Masters (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
Golf aficionados: the serenity of the greens at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia await you. The Masters Tournament from 8 April to 14 April 2024 captivates the world with its tradition, beauty and skilful play. Enjoy southern hospitality, historical richness and culinary delights from comfort dishes to soul food in Georgia such as fried green tomatoes and peach cobbler.
Wimbledon (London, UK)
There's no place like Wimbledon – or SW19 to tennis fans. It’s the oldest tennis tournament in the world and a unique blend of elegant tradition and world-class athleticism. Catch the matches on the pristine grass courts and uncover the best of British attractions from centuries-old landmarks to world-class theatre and high street shopping.
Super Bowl (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
The Super Bowl has transformed sport, becoming a cultural phenomenon renowned for featuring the most famous halftime show in the world. Super Bowl LVIII will be held in Las Vegas on 11 February 2024 making it the ideal chance to experience the football championship while making the most of what Vegas has to offer – mesmerising entertainment, vibrant nightlife, fine dining and extravagant resorts.
Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
The Monaco Grand Prix is a traveller’s true bucket list experience with the winding streets of Monte Carlo become a racetrack every May, combining high-speed action with the glamour of the French Riviera. Witness the world's most elite drivers navigate the challenging course in style then spend some time discovering the second smallest country in the world, nestled along the Mediterranean coast with luxurious surroundings.
Tour de France (Across France and Italy)
The 2024 Tour de France from 29 June to 21 July will be distinctly different with the final stage ending in the charming city of Nice, instead of the traditional finish in Paris. This iconic race showcases not only physical endurance, but also the breathtaking beauty of both the French and Italian countryside. From day one in Florence, follow the excitement of the race while experiencing the best of both countries and their captivating landscapes.
Add the exhilaration of witnessing a great sporting event to your next adventure. So, gear up and get in touch with your local Travellers Choice agent to be part of the global spectacle that is sport!