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

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 Endurance racing 2021 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (WEC #1) International  
1 Horse racing 2021 Kentucky Derby Domestic
  • Horse: Medina Spirit
  • Jockey: John Velazquez

Trainer: Bob Baffert

1–2 Athletics 2021 World Athletics Relays International  
1–6 Diving 2021 FINA Diving World Cup International  
2 Formula One 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix (F1 #3) International  
3–9 Futsal 2021 CONCACAF Futsal Championship Continental  
3–9 Multi-sport 2021 World Combat Games International  
6–16 Ice hockey 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship International  
6–22 Association Football 2021 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Continental  
7–9 Canoe slalom 2021 European Canoe Slalom Championships Continental  
13 January–8 Ice Hockey 2020–21 NHL season Domestic  
8 Formula E 2021 Monaco ePrix (FE #5) International  
8–30 Road bicycle racing 2021 Giro d’Italia (Grand Tour #1) International  
9 Formula One 2021 Spanish Grand Prix (F1 #4) International  
9–14 Nine-ball pool 2021 World Cup of Pool International  
10–17 Tennis 2021 Italian Open International  
13–16 Orienteering 2021 European Orienteering Championships Continental  
15 Horse racing 2021 Preakness Stakes Domestic  
16 Association football 2021 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final Continental  
16 Athletics 2021 European Race Walking Team Championships Continental  
22 December 2020–16 Basketball 2020–21 NBA season Domestic  
16–22 Weightlifting 2021 African Weightlifting Championships Continental  
17–23 Beach soccer 2021 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Continental  
17–23 Curling 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship International  
19–23 Karate 2021 European Karate Championships Continental  
20 Association football 2021 UEFA Youth League Final Continental  
20 Athletics 2021 IAU 24 hours World Championships International  
20–23 Judo 2021 African Judo Championships Continental  
20–23 Golf 2021 PGA Championship (Grand Slam #2) International  
20–6 June Shooting 2021 European Shooting Championships Continental  
20–12 June Association football 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup International Cancelled  
21–31 Amateur boxing 2021 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships Continental  
21–6 June Ice hockey 2021 IIHF World Championship International  
22 Formula E 2021 Marrakesh ePrix (FE #6) International  
22 Rugby union 2021 European Rugby Champions Cup Final Continental  
22–25 Nine-ball pool 2021 World Pool Masters International  
22–TBD Basketball 2021 NBA Playoffs Domestic  
23 Formula One 2021 Monaco Grand Prix (F1 #5) International  
23–29 Beach soccer 2020 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations Continental Postponed from 23–29 November 2020  
23–31 Weightlifting 2021 Junior World Weightlifting Championships International  
26 Association football 2021 UEFA Europa League Final Continental  
27–29 Aerobic gymnastics 2021 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships International  
27–30 Wrestling 2021 Pan American Wrestling Championships Continental  
28–30 Basketball 2021 EuroLeague Final Four Continental  
29 Association football 2021 UEFA Champions League Final Continental  
29–30 Off-road racing 2021 Ocean X-Prix (Extreme E #2) International  
29–6 June Surfing 2021 ISA World Surfing Games International Postponed from 9–17 May 2020  
30 Indy car racing 2021 Indianapolis 500 Continental  
30–13 June Tennis 2021 French Open Continental  
31–6 June Archery 2021 European Archery Championships Continental  
31–6 June Association football 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Continental  



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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