Following is a list of major world sports events for the year of 2017 (tabulated under date, event and venue):

Jan. 1-7, Shenzhen WTA Open, Shenzhen, China

Jan. 2, Xiamen International Marathon, Xiamen, China

Jan. 2-14, Dakar Rally, Bolivia/Argentina/Paraguay

Jan. 10-15, China Cup International Soccer Championship, Nanning, China

Jan. 14-Feb. 5, Africa Nations’ Cup, Gabon

Jan. 16-29, Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia

Jan. 29-Feb. 8, 28th Winter Universiade, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Feb. 14-19, Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Gangneung, South Korea

Feb. 19-26, Asian Winter Games, Sapporo, Japan

Feb. 25-26, World Sprint Speed Skating Championships, Calgary, Canada

Mar. 4-5, World Allround Speed Skating Championships, Hamar, Norway

Mar. 10-12, World Short Track Speed Skating Championships, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Mar. 17-19, ISU Shanghai Trophy, Shanghai, China

Mar. 27-Apr. 2, China Snooker Open, Beijing, China

Mar. 29-Apr. 2, World Figure Skating Championships, Helsinki, Finland

Apr. 9, F1 Shanghai Grand Prix, Shanghai, China

Apr. 15-May 1, World Snooker Championship, Sheffield, Britain

Apr. 27-May 7, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Bahamas

May 20-Jun. 11, FIFA U20 World Cup, South Korea

May 21-28, BWF Sudirman Cup, Gold Coast, Australia

May 28-Jun. 11, French Open, Paris, France

May 29-Jun. 5, ITTF World Championships, Dusseldorf, Germany

Jun. 17-July 2, FIFA Confederations Cup, Russia

July 1-23, Tour de France, France

July 3-16, Wimbledon, London, Britain

July 14-30, FINA World Championships, Budapest, Hungary

Aug. 4-13, IAAF World Championships, London, Britain

Aug. 21-27, BWF World Championships, Glasgow, Britain

Aug. 28-Sept. 10, US Open, New York, United States

September, Chinese National Games, Tianjin, China

Sept. 13-17, 130th IOC Session, Lima, Peru

Sept. 17-27, 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Sept. 24-30, Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China

Sept. 30-Oct. 8, China Open, Beijing, China

Oct. 2-8, World Gymnastics Championships, Montreal, Canada

Oct. 8-15, Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China

Nov. 28-Dec. 5, World Weightlifting Championships, Anaheim, United States

Dec. 1, Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Moscow, Russia

Dec. 6-16, FIFA Club World Cup, United Arab Emirates

Source: Xinhua/

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