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Sports events, also called athletic competitions or competitive performances, are the main form of competitive sports. The term large international sports event refers to a number of comprehensive sports events organized by world single-sport organizations with substantial influence, such as the Asian Games, the Olympics, and the World Cup soccer tournament, as well as comprehensive sports events at the continental and world levels.

Which are the biggest sports events in the world and what are their rankings?

Take a closer look at the related knowledge of sports events!

What Are The Major And Top 10 Biggest International Sports Events In The World?

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup is an international football competition for national teams from all over the world, representing the highest honor in the sport, with the greatest visibility and impact. Over 3.5 billion people around the world watch the World Cup on television. Together with the Olympic Games, it is one of the world’s top sporting events.

Olympic Games

It is the world’s largest comprehensive sports event hosted by the International Olympic Committee every four years, lasting no more than 16 days. There is no doubt that it is the most influential sports event in the world. Sports in the Olympics are used to exchange culture and teach sports skills, with the aim of encouraging people to stay active.

Wimbledon Championships

Tennis’ oldest and most prestigious tournament features men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

Tour de France

Every year, the Tour de France is a famous multi-stage road cycling race that lasts 23 days and averages over 3,500 kilometers. Every year, the schedule changes, but most take place in France.

UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League, also known as the UCL, is the highest honor and level of European club football. One of the highest-paying and most prestigious football and sports events in the world, it is one of the highest-quality and most influential club events in the world.

Formula One World Championship

Known as “F1”, the Formula One World Championship is the world’s highest level of car racing. It is one of the “world’s three major sports events” along with the Olympics and the World Cup.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

In the world of professional fighting, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is the largest and highest-level event. The athletes must be skilled in unarmed techniques, jujitsu, boxing, taekwondo, grappling, and other combat sports.

Snooker World Championship

The Snooker World Championship is the oldest and most important event in the history of the sport. World snooker championships are considered the highest level of snooker in terms of influence, prize money, and ranking points.

National Basketball Association

NBA, or the National Basketball Association, is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and the world’s top basketball league. In addition, it is one of the most popular sports leagues on social media.

World Cyber Games

In 2000, the World Cyber Games, or WCG, were founded. A global electronic sports competition that aims to exchange knowledge with the world’s best electronic sports players and to use games as a means of international exchange.


What Is The Ranking Of The World’s Top Three Sports Events?

Three of the world’s major sporting events are the World Cup, the Formula One World Championship, and the Olympics.

The FIFA World Cup

People all over the world stop their work for a month to watch the World Cup every four years. A total of thirty national football teams gather to compete for the title of World Cup football champion in front of millions of fans.

National football teams compete in a series of qualification matches in the three years leading up to each World Cup. As a result, only the best teams from various continents in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres qualify.

As soon as the World Cup begins, the competition heats up. During the first round, each team competes against three other opponents in its group. A win earns a team three points, a draw earns one point, and a loss earns zero points. Winners of each group advance to the knockout stage, where they compete for the championship title in the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final.

There is a festive atmosphere in the stands and all eyes are on the competition. Celebrations include battle songs, singing, flying flags, and even superstition.

FIA Formula One World Championship (F1).

A viewership of up to 60 billion people per year watches the Formula One World Championship, the world’s highest level of racing competition. In F1, high technology, team spirit, driver wisdom, and courage are all combined. With a well-planned organization throughout the year, well-organized events at each station, teamwork, and television broadcasting, Formula 1 is the premier racing event in the world. F1 has been reformed and is now in very good shape. In addition to its origin and development process, F1 has had many twists and turns on its journey.

Olympic Games

Every four years, the International Olympic Committee hosts the largest sports event in the world, the Olympic Games, which last no more than 16 days. The Olympic games are divided into Summer Olympics (Olympics), Winter Olympics (Winter Olympics), Summer Paralympic Games (Paralympic Games), Winter Paralympic Games, Summer Youth Olympics (Youth Olympics), and Winter Youth Olympics.

Over two thousand years ago, the Olympic Games were held in Olympia, ancient Greece. In the late 19th century, Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin revived the ancient Olympic Games after a 1500-year hiatus. In 1894, the International Olympic Committee was established, the first Olympic Games were held in 1896, the first Paralympic Games were held in 1960, and the first Youth Olympics were held in 2010. Thomas Bach is the current President of the International Olympic Committee.