Status: 01/02/2023 11:06 a.m

    The Tour de France is captivating in July, as are the finals in Düsseldorf and Duisburg. The women’s soccer World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is another highlight in the 2023 sports calendar. An overview.

    January 11 to 29: Men’s Handball World Championship in Poland and Sweden

    The sports year begins with the Handball World Championship. The German team around coach Alfred Gislason had to be reorganized and hopes to be able to have a say in the title with the many young players.

    France and Poland will play the opening game on January 11th at 8:30 p.m., on January 12th the preliminary round will really get underway, with Germany taking part for the first time on January 13th.

    January 16-29: Australian Open in tennis

    The first Grand Slam of the year rises as usual in Melbourne. Alexander Zverev is there after a long injury break, as is last year’s winner Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who was not allowed to compete last year. The following will also follow in the course of the year French Open (May 28 to June 11), Wimbledon (July 3 to July 16, see below) and the US Open (28 August to 10 September).

    January 23rd to 29th: Luge World Championships in Oberhof

    The 51st Luge World Championships will take place in Thuringia this year. Julia Taubitz, Dajana Eitberger, Felix Loch and Co. fight for the world championship title in the freshly renovated ice track at Oberhof. Taubitz is the defending champion in the singles, as are the Thuringian doubles Toni Eggert/Sascha Benecken. Russian athletes are banned because of the war in Ukraine.

    February 12: Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona

    Of the super bowl rises in State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, home of the Arizona Cardinals. Kickoff is on Monday, February 13, at 12:30 a.m. German time. 2023 he enjoys NFC champion home law. Which team that will be will be decided in the Conference Finals the National Football Conference. Home law changes year after year.

    February 8th to 19th: Biathlon World Championships in Oberhof

    The biathlon elite go hunting for medals at their world championships in Oberhof. The fans are hoping for a German festival, but the chances of winning a medal are not as great as they were a few years ago. Denise Herrmann-Wick, who after her gold coup in Beijing is also aiming for a place on the podium at home, has the best chances.

    February 23rd to March 5th: Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica (Slovenia)

    Ski jumping, Nordic combined and cross-country skiing: Planica in Slovenia is the venue for the 54th Nordic World Ski Championships. The title fights start on February 23 with the cross-country sprint. A total of 24 decisions are pending: twelve in cross-country skiing, seven in ski jumping and five in Nordic combined. The Nordic combined mixed team is new to the program.

    March 5: Formula 1 season starts in Bahrain

    Formula 1 is facing a record season. From March 20th, 23 races are on the agenda, starting with the Bahrain Grand Prix and ending with the final race in Abu Dhabi on November 26th. There will be no race in Germany in 2023, the Las Vegas Grand Prix on November 18 will be there for the first time. There is also driving in Qatar. Defending champion Max Verstappen is considered a favourite, Mercedes and Ferrari want to dethrone Red Bull. After the end of Sebastian Vettel’s career, Nico Hülkenberg im Haas is the only German driver in the field. Mick Schumacher, who was still in Haas last year, complements the Mercedes team as a reserve driver.

    May 12 to 28: Men’s Ice Hockey World Championships in Tampere/Finland and Riga

    After Russia was banned from hosting the World Cup, Riga and Tampere stepped in as substitute venues. The 2021 World Cup has already taken place in Riga, while Tampere was the venue for the last World Cup. The defending champion is Finland, who narrowly beat Canada in the last final. Germany took ninth place.

    May/June: 2022/23 season finals in football

    The decisions for the 22/23 football season begin in May. It starts with the women’s cup final in mid-May and ends with the men’s Champions League final in June in Istanbul.

    18.05.: DFB-Pokal women, final in Cologne
    May 27: Bundesliga, 34th matchday
    May 27th: 3rd division, 38th matchday
    May 28th: ​​2nd Bundesliga, 34th matchday
    May 28: Women’s Bundesliga, 22nd matchday
    May 31: Europa League, final in Budapest
    05/31 until 07.06: 2nd Bundesliga and 3rd League, relegation
    01.06. to 05.06.: Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga, relegation
    June 3rd: DFB Cup, final in Berlin
    03.06.: Champions League women, final in Eindhoven
    07/06: Conference League, final in Prague
    06/10: Champions League, final in Istanbul (Ataturk Olympic Stadium)

    The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul

    21 June to 8 July: Men’s U21 football championships in Georgia and Romania

    The 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals in Romania and Georgia begin on 21 June. The preliminary round runs until June 28, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the quarter-finals, which begin three days later.
    The German team has qualified and will play against the Czech Republic, Israel and England in the preliminary round.

    July 1st to 23rd: Tour de France

    The start of the tour in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country will be the second after Grand Depart in San-Sebastián from 1992 and the 25th outside France. After three stages on the south side of the Pyrenees, the rest of the tour runs through France: six regions and 23 departments are on the program. The defending champion is Jonas Vingegaard, who won the most recent edition ahead of Tadej Pogacar. Both should also be the top favorites in 2023.

    Tadej Pogacar and Jonas Vingegaard on the 18th stage of the Tour de France

    July 03-16: Wimbledon

    The top event in the tennis calendar. As in the previous year, Roger Federer will be missing on the green lawn on Church Road – this time for good. Like Serena Williams, the Swiss ended his career, both will be missed in their sport.
    In 2022, Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career. In the women’s category, Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan was ahead.

    July 6th to 9th: The finals 2023 Rhine-Ruhr

    The German sports elite meets in Düsseldorf and Duisburg for the “The Finals” event. The event promises to be special: in just three days, German championship titles will be awarded in 18 sports, including athletics, swimming, gymnastics and taekwondo.

    August 19th to 27th: World Championships in Athletics

    Gina Lückenkemper’s sprint to the gold medal was probably the highlight of the rushing European Championships in Munich. Now the World Championships are coming up in Budapest, but another title for the newly crowned athlete of the year is almost impossible in view of the competition from the USA or Jamaica.

    At the last World Championships in Eugene, the German Athletics Association (DLV) team suffered a disgrace that was quickly forgotten thanks to the successful European Championships.

    Lisa Mayer, Gina Lückenkemper, Alexandra Burkhardt and Rebakka Haase celebrate their European Champion title in the 4x100m relay

    20 July to 20 August: Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

    Alexandra Popp and her national team mates are dreaming of the next summer fairy tale after the great EM 2022. From July 20th, the World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand, with the Germans among the favourites. “We want to play for titles on sight, that’s very clear”said Voss-Tecklenburg the sports information service. “We will try to stay in the tournament with attractive football for as long as possible.”
    24.07.: 1st matchday: Germany – Morocco in Melbourne
    July 30th: 2nd matchday: Germany – Colombia in Sydney
    08/03: 3rd matchday: South Korea – Germany in Brisbane
    08/20: Final in Sydney

    Germany’s national soccer players celebrate during the 2022 European Championship

    July/August/September: start of the 2023/24 football season

    07/28 to July 30th: 2nd Bundesliga, 1st matchday of the 2023/24 season
    08/11 to 08/14: DFB Cup 2023/24, 1st round
    August 12th: DFB-Supercup, place still open
    08/18 to 08/20: Bundesliga, 1st matchday
    09/19 to 09/20: Champions League, group phase, 1st matchday
    21/09: Europa League and Conference League, group stage, matchday 1

    15 August to 03 September: Women’s Volleyball Championships in Belgium, Italy, Germany and Estonia

    All preliminary round matches of the German women’s volleyball national team are held in Düsseldorf. The German Volleyball Association welcomes five nations and is hosting a total of fifteen games in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia. The German team is automatically qualified for the final round of the European Championship due to its role as host.

    August 23-27: Cycling – Tour of Germany

    As in 2022, the only German UCI tour for men will be held over five days. The start is on Wednesday, August 23rd and the race ends on August 27th, a Sunday. In 2023, too, the Deutschland Tour will be held as a pro category race.

    The 2022 overall winner was Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers), who took the lead by winning stage three.

    August 25 to September 10: Men’s World Basketball Championship

    After winning bronze at the European Championships at home, the basketball pros around captain Dennis Schröder will be competing at the world championships in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

    Germany’s basketball players cheer during the home EM

    28 August to 16 September: Men’s Volleyball Championships in Italy, North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Israel

    The 24 teams (including Germany) are divided into four groups (AD) of six teams each. The top four teams (16 in total) advance to the round of 16. Seven teams from this tournament qualify directly for the 2024 Olympic Games alongside hosts France.