We are almost half way into the year 2021 as we hit May and sporting fans are eager to know what’s in store this month. A lot of the sporting events across the globe have been either canceled or postponed because of the world reeling under the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And the schedules are changing constantly.

2020 sports season was marred by the COVID-19 pandemic which is now behind us, fans don’t want a repeat of the last year. The New Year has started with some better and smooth sporting events until now. There are several big tournaments scheduled to take place in May 2021. With some of the biggest events that were postponed due to the COVID-19 scheduled to take place this month.

Major events for the month of May include 2021 World Athletics Relays, the 2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final, 2020–21 NBA season, 2021 PGA Championship (Grand Slam #2), 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2021 European Rugby Champions Cup Final, 2021 UEFA Champions League Final, 2021 French Open), 2021 ISA World Surfing Games, as well as the usual annual events.


May 2021

1Endurance racing2021 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (WEC #1)International 
1Horse racing2021 Kentucky DerbyDomestic
  • Horse: Medina Spirit
  • Jockey: John Velazquez

Trainer: Bob Baffert

1–2Athletics2021 World Athletics RelaysInternational 
1–6Diving2021 FINA Diving World CupInternational 
2Formula One2021 Portuguese Grand Prix (F1 #3)International 
3–9Futsal2021 CONCACAF Futsal ChampionshipContinental 
3–9Multi-sport2021 World Combat GamesInternational 
6–16Ice hockey2021 IIHF Women’s World ChampionshipInternational 
6–22Association Football2021 UEFA European Under-17 ChampionshipContinental 
7–9Canoe slalom2021 European Canoe Slalom ChampionshipsContinental 
13 January–8Ice Hockey2020–21 NHL seasonDomestic 
8Formula E2021 Monaco ePrix (FE #5)International 
8–30Road bicycle racing2021 Giro d’Italia (Grand Tour #1)International 
9Formula One2021 Spanish Grand Prix (F1 #4)International 
9–14Nine-ball pool2021 World Cup of PoolInternational 
10–17Tennis2021 Italian OpenInternational 
13–16Orienteering2021 European Orienteering ChampionshipsContinental 
15Horse racing2021 Preakness StakesDomestic 
16Association football2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League FinalContinental 
16Athletics2021 European Race Walking Team ChampionshipsContinental 
22 December 2020–16Basketball 2020–21 NBA seasonDomestic 
16–22Weightlifting2021 African Weightlifting ChampionshipsContinental 
17–23Beach soccer2021 CONCACAF Beach Soccer ChampionshipContinental 
17–23Curling2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling ChampionshipInternational 
19–23Karate2021 European Karate ChampionshipsContinental 
20Association football2021 UEFA Youth League FinalContinental 
20Athletics2021 IAU 24 hours World ChampionshipsInternational 
20–23Judo2021 African Judo ChampionshipsContinental 
20–23Golf2021 PGA Championship (Grand Slam #2)International 
20–6 JuneShooting2021 European Shooting ChampionshipsContinental 
20–12 JuneAssociation football2021 FIFA U-20 World CupInternational Cancelled 
21–31Amateur boxing2021 Asian Amateur Boxing ChampionshipsContinental 
21–6 JuneIce hockey2021 IIHF World ChampionshipInternational 
22Formula E2021 Marrakesh ePrix (FE #6)International 
22Rugby union2021 European Rugby Champions Cup FinalContinental 
22–25Nine-ball pool2021 World Pool MastersInternational 
22–TBDBasketball2021 NBA PlayoffsDomestic 
23Formula One2021 Monaco Grand Prix (F1 #5)International 
23–29Beach soccer2020 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of NationsContinental Postponed from 23–29 November 2020 
23–31Weightlifting2021 Junior World Weightlifting ChampionshipsInternational 
26Association football2021 UEFA Europa League FinalContinental 
27–29Aerobic gymnastics2021 Aerobic Gymnastics World ChampionshipsInternational 
27–30Wrestling2021 Pan American Wrestling ChampionshipsContinental 
28–30Basketball2021 EuroLeague Final FourContinental 
29Association football2021 UEFA Champions League FinalContinental 
29–30Off-road racing2021 Ocean X-Prix (Extreme E #2)International 
29–6 JuneSurfing2021 ISA World Surfing GamesInternational Postponed from 9–17 May 2020 
30Indy car racing2021 Indianapolis 500Continental 
30–13 JuneTennis2021 French OpenContinental 
31–6 JuneArchery2021 European Archery ChampionshipsContinental 
31–6 JuneAssociation football2021 UEFA European Under-21 ChampionshipContinental 



Plus also there are a lot of other sports that will keep you entertained the entire month. The year 2021 has not been safe from the COVID pandemic but the sports are going ahead with the organizers taking total care and setting strict guidelines.

Also just to remind you that the entire sports event cannot be listed here, we have tried our best to include all the major sporting events from May which are mostly international competitions.





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