The Year's Main Events

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ATHLETICS

London Marathon 21 April

European Indoor Championships Stockholm, 8-10 March

CRICKET

South Africa v England

Fifth Test Cape Town, 2-6 Jan

England v India

First Test Edgbaston, 6-10 Jun

Second Test Lord's 20-24 Jun

Third Test Trent Bridge, 4-9 Jul

England v Pakistan

First Test Lord's, 25-29 July

Second Test Headingley, 8-12 Aug

Third Test The Oval, 22-26 Aug

Benson & Hedges Cup final Lord's, 13 July

NatWest Trophy final Lord's, 7 Sept

CYCLING

Tour de France 29 June-21 July

FOOTBALL

Coca-Cola Cup final 24 March

Uefa Cup final 1 and 15 May

European Cup-Winners' Cup final 8 May

FA Cup final 11 May

Scottish Cup final 18 May

European Cup final 22 May

GOLF

US Masters Augusta, 11-14 April

US Open Oakland Hills, 13-16 June

The Open Royal Lytham & St Annes, 18-21 July

US PGA Championship Valhalla, 8-11 Aug

HORSE RACING

Cheltenham Festival 12-14 March

Grand National 30 March

The Derby 8 June

MOTOR RACING

British Grand Prix Silverstone, 14 July

Le Mans 24hr 14 June

RAC Rally Chester, 24-27 Nov

ROWING

University Boat Race 6 April

RUGBY LEAGUE

Regal Trophy final Huddersfield, 13 Jan

Silk Cut Cup final Wembley, 27 April

RUGBY UNION

Five Nations' Championship

Ireland v Scotland Dublin, 20 Jan

France v England Paris, 20 Jan

England v Wales Twickenham, 3 Feb

Scotland v France Murrayfield, 3 Feb

Wales v Scotland Cardiff, 17 Feb

France v Ireland Paris, 17 Feb

Scotland v England Murrayfield, 2 March

Ireland v Wales Dublin, 2 March

England v Ireland Twickenham, 16 March

Wales v France Cardiff, 16 March

Pilkington Cup final Twickenham, 4 May

Swalec Cup final Cardiff, 4 May

SNOOKER

World Championship Sheffield, 20 April-6 May

TENNIS

Australian Open Melbourne, 15-28 Jan

French Open Paris, 27 May-9 June

Wimbledon 24 Jun-7 July

US Open New York, 26 Aug-8 Sept

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