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10 Top Sporting Events in Europe 2014

Mark your sporting calendar for these important events

With all of the different sporting events taking place in Europe this year, 2014 is shaping up to be a great year for avid sports fans. Here are some of the Top 10 sporting events taking place in Europe (listed in chronological order).

Six Nations Rugby Union - February & March

This rugby tournament is taking place all over Europe in 2014. A very useful six nations guide was released to help all travelers find the best hotel accommodations and bars near the stadiums each rugby game is played.

Since this tournament has six nations in it, the games will be played at different locations throughout this tournament, allowing rugby fans to travel all over Europe as they follow their favorite team.

Boating race
Sea racing is a popular sport, with many events on calendar around the world, including Europe  (Image by Freeimages.com)

The Boat Race - April 6th

The annual race between Oxford and Cambridge attracts thousands of visitors each year. You can choose any spot along the banks of the 4.2 mile stretch of river. You can also hang out on the north bank of the river at Bishops Park and Furnivall Gardens. At these two locations you will find big screens, entertainment and food throughout day. Best of all, there is no cover charge to watch this race!

The London Marathon - April 13th

Another completely free event to watch is the London Marathon which runs right through the heart of London. There are many vantage points to watch the race throughout the city; allowing you to get up close to the runners to cheer them on!

Marathon racing
Marathon races are also on the sporting calendar in Europe, with London marathon one of the best known city runs  (Image by Freeimages.com)

The Champions League Final - May 24th

A chance to view some of the best club soccer in the world as two heavy weight clubs square off on May 24th in Lisbon. You will be hard pressed to find a better late spring destination than Lisbon, which makes it the perfect city getaway at this time of year.

Monaco Grand Prix - May 25th

Possibly the most glamorous sporting event in Europe, the Monaco Grand Prix Formula One motor race runs right through the city streets, past the Grand Casino and right next to the harbor. Travel packages for this event start at just under £1000.

The Wimbledon Championships - June 23rd to July 6th

For the first time in over 50 years, Britain will have a defending champion trying to win this event again. With a Brit of their own to cheer on, tickets have sold out way in advance and your only chance of trying to get a seat is waking up early the day of the tennis event.

Monte Carlo
Panorama of Monte Carlo, which is home to one of the best known sporting events, Monaco Grand Prix Formula One motor race  (Image by Freeimages.com)

The Open Championships - July 17-20

The Irishman Rory McElroy is the favorite heading up into this tournament. Looking to win his 3rd major in his golfing career, he will be forced to hold off an almost healthy Tiger Woods. Look for great excitement and drama throughout the tournament.

The Turkish Grand Prix - July 21st

Formula One racing is looking to make its 8th consecutive trip to Turkey this summer. Compared to other value packages for various Grand Prix racing stops, this Turkey vacation is well priced and expertly run.

Istanbul, Turkey
The city of Istanbul is home to Turkish Grand Prix Formula One motor race, first time run in 2005  (Image by Freeimages.com)

Tour de France - July 5th to July 27th

The 101st edition of the Tour de France begins in Britain and runs through to France. With so many stages of the Tour de France, traveling hundreds of miles on each stage, there is sure to be a race relatively near your location in Europe.

Ryder Cup - September 26th to 28th

The golfing competitions between the US and Britain takes place this year at Gleneagles. All the tickets for this event have already sold out, but if you are looking for official accommodation travel packages, these are still available starting at £2400 per person.

With so many quality sporting events spread out throughout the year, this is truly a great time to experience everything that Europe has to offer in 2014.

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