In Belgium, you will find most sporting events taking place in the Walloon part of the country. You will also find many of these events in the Flemish region, the largest part of Belgium. Some exciting sporting events are coming up this summer, which you can watch live on TV or online. Your friends may already be planning their holidays, but you can also plan your trip to Belgium and take part in these events. If you want to experience the excitement, grab a copy of our handy guide, which contains all of the upcoming sporting events in Belgium this year. Here are some of the exciting sporting events happening in Belgium this year
Wimbledon Tennis – 28th June-12th July
The Wimbledon Tennis Championships is one of the most exciting sporting events that take place in the UK. This year, it will occur at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London. The Lawn Tennis Association organizes the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, and they have been taking place on this site since 1877. As you can imagine, this event attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world. This year, you will not just be able to watch the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on TV, but you can also live stream it online. In fact, this event has been broadcast live online many times before. You can enjoy the Wimbledon Tennis Championships with services such as NBC Sports, Sky Sports, and ESPN News. The NBC Sports channel is a part of NBC Sports, which is a sports network that NBCUniversal owns. It broadcasts live sporting events throughout the world.
European Championship Football – 10th June-10th July
This is another exciting sporting event which will take place in France. The Euro 2016 is the official football competition that features countries from Europe. This exciting event takes place every four years, and this time it will take place in France. There are 24 teams playing in the European Championship Football, and each of them will want to win. Various matches occur throughout the week, and you can watch them live on your TV or online. For example, ESPN will broadcast live coverage of the European Championship football. You can watch this event on your mobile phone through the ESPN app.
Fed Cup Tennis – July 2016
This is a tennis tournament that the International Tennis Federation organizes. It takes place in the second week of July every year. You will find this exciting sporting event in Belgium at Kinepolis in Leuven. This tournament features women’s teams from European countries, including Belgium. The Fed Cup Tennis finals are played between two countries such as Russia and the Czech Republic. Sometimes, there are also doubles finals that take place simultaneously with the singles final.
Belgian Grand Prix – 25th-27th August
The Belgian Grand Prix is an exciting motor race that takes place in the Flemish region of Belgium every year. It takes place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. This race was first held in 1950 and has since become a prevalent motor race for spectators and drivers. The Belgian Grand Prix is part of the Formula One season and attracts various spectators from all over the world. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend this event.
Belgium Tennis Open -15th-21st September
The Belgium Tennis Open is an exciting professional tennis tournament that takes place in the Flemish region of Belgium every year. This event was established in 1926 and has since become one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the country. In fact, it is considered to be one of the most important tennis events on the international calendar. The Belgian Tennis Open takes place at the Flanders Expo, which is located in Ghent.
Belgium has excellent facilities for sports and a wide variety of exciting sporting events. You will find many of these events taking place in the Flemish region of Belgium. Our handy guide includes information about all the major sporting events happening in Belgium this year, including Wimbledon Tennis Championships and the Belgium Tennis Open. If you want to experience these exciting events, grab a copy of our guide, which contains everything you need to know.
Written by Bernard de Laguiche