Sport calendar 2016: Major events of the year

BBC Sport picks out the key sporting events of 2016, including Euro 2016 and the Olympics.

* The list will be updated with further fixtures and events as they are announced; dates, times and venues are subject to change

January

2-6: Cricket - South Africa v England second Test, Cape Town

2-10: Darts - BDO World Championships, Lakeside

3: Darts - PDC World Championships final, Alexandra Palace

5-6: Football - League Cup semi-finals

9-10: Football - FA Cup third round

10-17: Snooker - Masters, Alexandra Palace

14-18: Cricket - South Africa v England third Test, Johannesburg

16-7 Feb: Football - African Nations Championships, Rwanda

18-31: Tennis - Australian Open, Melbourne

22-26: Cricket - South Africa v England fourth Test, Centurion

26-27: Football - League Cup semi-finals

30-31: Football - FA Cup fourth round

February

2-21: Cricket - England women in South Africa

3: Cricket - South Africa v England first one-day international, Bloemfontein

6: Cricket - South Africa v England second one-day international, Port Elizabeth

6: Rugby Union - Six Nations starts, France v Italy and Scotland v England

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7: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Ireland v Wales

7: American Football - Super Bowl 50, San Francisco

9: Cricket - South Africa v England third one-day international, Centurion

12: Cricket - South Africa v England fourth one-day international, Johannesburg

13: Rugby Union - Six Nations, France v Ireland and Wales v Scotland

14: Cricket - South Africa v England fifth one-day international, Cape Town

14: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Italy v England

16-17: Football - Champions League round of 16 (first leg)

18: Football - Europa League round of 32 (first leg)

19: Cricket - South Africa v England first Twenty20 international, Cape Town

20: Athletics - Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix

20-21: Football - FA Cup fifth round

21: Cricket - South Africa v England second Twenty20 international, Johannesburg

23-24: Football - Champions League round of 16 (first leg)

25: Football - Europa League round of 32 (second leg)

26: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Wales v France

27: Rugby Unions - Six Nations, Italy v Scotland, England v Ireland

28: Football - League Cup final, Wembley

March

1-4: Formula 1 - Winter testing, Barcelona

2-6: Cycling - World Track Cycling Championships, London

4-6: Tennis - Davis Cup first round, GB v Japan

8-9: Football - Champions League round of 16 (second leg)

8-13: Badminton - All England Championships, Birmingham

10: Football - Europa League round of 16 (first leg)

11-3 April: Cricket - ICC World Twenty20, India

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12: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Ireland v Italy, England v Wales

12: Football - FA Cup sixth round

13: Rugby Union - Six Nations, Scotland v France

15-16: Football - Champions League round of 16 (second leg)

15-18: Formula 1 - Winter testing, Barcelona

15-18: Horse Racing - Cheltenham Festival

17: Football - Europa League round of 16 (second leg)

17-20: Athletics - World Indoor Athletics, Portland, USA

19: Rugby Union - Six Nations final round, Wales v Italy, Ireland v Scotland, France v England

26: Football - Germany v England

27: Rowing - the Boat Races, London

April

1-3: Formula 1 - Opening race of the season, Australian GP, Melbourne

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5-6: Football - Champions League quarter-finals (first leg)

7: Football - Europa League quarter-finals (first leg)

7-10: Golf - The Masters, Augusta

8-10: Formula 1 - Chinese GP, Shanghai

8-10: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup quarter-finals

9: Horse Racing - Grand National, Aintree

12-13: Football - Champions League quarter-finals (second leg)

12-17: Swimming - British Olympic Trials, Glasgow

14: Football - Europa League quarter-finals (second leg)

16-May 2: Snooker - World Championship

22-24: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup semi-finals

22-24: Formula 1 - Bahrain GP

23-24: Football - FA Cup semi-finals, Wembley

24: Athletics - London Marathon

26-27: Football - Champions League semi-finals (first leg)

28: Football - Europa League semi-finals (first leg)

29-1 May: Formula 1 - Russian GP

May

3-4: Football - Champions League semi-finals (second leg)

4-8: Equestrian - Badminton Horse Trials

5: Football - Europa League semi-finals (second leg)

6-8: Rowing - European Championships, Brandenburg, Germany

6-29: Cycling - Giro d'Italia

7-8: Football League season ends

9-22: European Aquatics Championships, London

12-20: Football League play-off semi-finals

13-15: Formula 1 - Spanish GP

13: Rugby Union - European Champions Cup Final, Lyon

15: Football - Premier League season ends

18: Football - Europa League final, Basel, Switzerland

19-23: Cricket - England v Sri Lanka, first Test, Headingley

20-22: Rugby Union - World Rugby Sevens Series, London

21: Football - FA Cup final, Wembley

22: Football - FA Vase and FA Trophy finals, Wembley

22-15 June: Tennis - French Open, Roland Garros

22-29: Modern Pentathlon - World Championships, Moscow

25-29: Gymnastics - Men's European Championships, Bern, Switzerland

27-31: Cricket - England v Sri Lanka, second Test, Chester-le-Street

28: Football - Champions League final, Milan

28: Rugby Union - Premiership final, Twickenham

29: Rugby Union - England v Wales

28-30: Football League play-off finals, Wembley

27-29: Formula 1 - Monaco GP

June

1-5: Gymnastics - Women's European Championships, Bern, Switzerland

4: Athletics - Diamond League, Birmingham

4: Horse Racing - Derby Day, Epsom

4-12: Hockey - Men's Champions Trophy, Argentina

9-13: Cricket - England v Sri Lanka, third Test, Lord's

10 (until 10 July): Football - Euro 2016, France

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11: Rugby Union - summer series get under way - Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland, Japan v Scotland

11-12: Triathlon - World Triathlon Series, Leeds

10-12: Formula 1 - Canadian GP

13-19: Tennis - Queen's Club, London

15-19: Horse Racing - Royal Ascot

16-19: Golf - US Open, Oakmont CC, Pennsylvania

18: Rugby Union - Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland, Japan v Scotland

18-26: Hockey - Women's Champions Trophy, London

24-26: Athletics, British Athletics Championships, Birmingham

25: Rugby Union - Australia v England, New Zealand v Wales, South Africa v Ireland

24-26: Formula 1 - British GP, Silverstone

27-10 July: Tennis - Wimbledon

July

1-3: Formula 1 - Austrian GP

2-24: Cycling - Tour de France

6-10: Athletics - European Athletics Championships, Amsterdam

10: Football - Euro 2016 final, Paris

14-17: Golf - Open Championship, Troon

14-18: Cricket - England v Pakistan, first Test, Lord's

15-17: Tennis - Davis Cup quarter-finals

15-17: Formula 1, Azerbaijan GP

22-24: Athletics - London Anniversary Games, Olympic Stadium

22-26: Cricket, England v Pakistan, second Test, Old Trafford

28-31: Golf - US PGA Championship, New Jersey

28-31: Golf - Women's British Open, Woburn

29-31: Formula 1, German GP

August

3-7: Cricket - England v Pakistan, third Test, Edgbaston

5-21: Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5-7: Formula 1 - Hungary

11-15: Cricket - England Pakistan, fourth Test, The Oval

20: Cricket - T20 Blast Finals Day, Edgbaston

21-28: Rowing - World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam

26-28: Formula 1 - Belgian GP

27: Rugby League - Challenge Cup final, Wembley

29-11 Sep: Tennis - US Open, New York

September

2-4: Formula 1 - Italian GP

4: Football - World Cup Qualifying begins

7-18: Paralympic Games - Rio de Janeiro

9: Athletics - final Diamond League meeting of the season, Brussels

11: Athletics - Great North Run, Gateshead

16-18: Tennis - Davis Cup semi-finals

16-18: Formula 1 - Singapore GP

17: Cricket - One-Day Cup final, Lord's

20: Cricket - County Championship final day

23-25: Formula 1 - Malaysian GP

30-2 Oct: Golf - Ryder Cup, Minnesota, US

October

7-9: Formula 1 - Japanese GP

9-16: Cycling - Road World Cycling Championships, Doha

21-23: Formula 1 - USA GP

28-30: Formula 1 - Mexican GP

November

5: Rugby Union - Wales v Australia, Cardiff

9: Rugby Union - England Women v France Women

11-13: Formula 1 - Brazilian GP

12: Rugby Union - Wales v Argentina, England v South Africa, Ireland v Canada

13: Rugby Union - Ireland Women v England Women

19: Rugby Union - Wales v TBC, England v Fiji, Ireland v New Zealand

26: Rugby Union - Wales v South Africa, England v Argentina, Ireland v Australia, England Women v Canada Women

14-20: Tennis - ATP World Tour Finals, London

25-27: Tennis - Davis Cup Final

25-27: Formula 1 - final race of the season, Abu Dhabi

December

3: Rugby Union - England v Australia

6-11: Swimming - World Short Course Championships, Windsor, Canada

26: Horse racing - King George VI Chase, Kempton