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Summer of Sports 2017

7th July 2017 No Comments

Travel SOS picks out the major sporting events of the summer.  What’s your favourite?


Date – 3rd July to 15th July.

As usual, summer sees the start of the prestigious Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. It is the world’s oldest tournament in tennis and has been running since 1877. Wimbledon is one of 4 Grand Slam tournaments in tennis which all players strive towards, although only 8 men have one all 4! It is the only Grand Slam played on grass meaning players must be able to prove their ability on a different surface. Our natural instincts as the British population is to get behind our own, Andy Murray, who won the most recent Wimbledon in 2016. Another thought that comes along with this being a British tournament is the weather. Centre court is now fitted with a retractable roof to help avoid rain delays that are almost inevitable in our wonderful country!

Formula 1 Grand Prix – Silverstone

Date – 14th July to 16th July.

This time of year is also an exciting time for British racing fans as the 2017 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone. The track which extends over 3.6 miles has hosted over 50 Grands Prix. The Ferrari Team, who actually hold the most wins at The British Grand Prix at 16 times, actually got their first F1 win at Silverstone in the 1951 British GP. Lewis Hamilton will be looking to secure his 4th consecutive victory at Silverstone and push his team, who are already 14 points ahead, towards securing the Constructor’s Championship. Look out for an electrifying atmosphere as always and the routine race-day drama that keeps us all on the edge of our seats!

England Cricket Summer v South Africa & West Indies

Date – 6th July to 8th August.

After being denied a place in the ICC Champions Trophy final by eventual winners Pakistan, England are hoping to come back with their summer series against South Africa. They will play 3 ODI’s, 3 T20’s and 4 tests. History shows us that South Africa have proven their superiority in all forms of the game against England but are yet to prove their level in test cricket where England have often got the better of them. South Africa will themselves be looking to come back after what was a very underwhelming performance from them in the Champions Trophy. Having hosted the ICC Champions Trophy, we have yet more cricket to look forward to throughout England.

Athletics, World Championships, London

Date – 4th August to 13th August.

The IAAF World Championships come to London this year. It will be the first time since the iconic 2012 Olympics that a major athletics event returns to the UK, followed by the Indoor World Championships that will take place in Birmingham next year! Team GB will look to impress in front of their home nation and collect as many gold medals as possible. There are many athletes to watch out for such as Libby Clegg, the 100m and 200m Paralympics winner in 2016, fan favourite Mo Farah who is likely to make 2017 his last year as a professional and Sophie Hitchon, fresh off a British record in Rio for the hammer throw.

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