India’s sports calendar 2023: Hockey World Cup, Asian Games among big events!
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | December 29, 2022 | News
The 2023 sports calendar promises yet another action-packed year for India, where the country’s athletes will look to carry forward the momentum which began in 2021 with a record medals haul at the Tokyo Olympics.
Besides the annual Asian and world championships for various sports and the tennis Grand Slams, some big quadrennial events are scheduled in the 2023 sports calendar. In January, the upcoming FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 will be held in Odisha, India, while the Asian Games, postponed from last year due to COVID-19, will be held in Hangzhou, China, in September.
Though there will be no Indian participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in New Zealand and Australia, the football World Cup will be a spectacle Indian fans can look forward to in July-August.
The Indian men’s football team, though, has qualified for the AFC Asian Cup 2023, which was scheduled to be held from June 16 to July 16 in China. However, with a last-minute change of venue to Qatar, the continental showpiece may be shifted to late 2023 or early 2024 to avoid the summer temperatures in the Gulf region.
India’s historic Thomas Cup victory in 2022 will also put badminton in focus in 2023, with fans looking up to stars like PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth to bring home more glory from top competitions around the world. The World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary in August will headline their events.
Here’s a look at the big sporting events India will be looking forward to in 2023.
January 13-29 Men's Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, India
January 16-29 Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia
January 31-February 11 Khelo India Youth Games in Madhya Pradesh, India
March 15-31 Women's World Boxing Championships in New Delhi, India
March 14-19 All England Badminton Championships in Birmingham, UK
March 28-April 2 Asian Wrestling Championships in Delhi, India
May 1-14 Men's World Boxing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
May 3-13 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Jinju, South Korea
May 5 Doha Diamond League in Qatar
May 22-28 World Table Tennis Championships in Durban, South Africa
May 28 - June 11 French Open in Paris, France
July 3-13 Wimbledon Championships in UK
July 20 - August 20 Women's FIFA World Cup in Australia/New Zealand
July 14-30 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan
August 19-27 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary
August 21-27 World Badminton Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark
August 28 - September 10 US Open in New York, USA
September 2-17 World Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
September 3-10 World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia
September 16-24 World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia
September 23 - October 8 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China
December 13-17 World Tour Finals
TBD AFC Asian Cup in Qatar
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The Hockey World Cup is scheduled for January while the Asian Games in September 2023.