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  • Alexis Negrín


Summer 2021 is expected to be a bonanza year for armchair sports fans. If you love watching television and are planning your viewing for the coming months, you will be pleased to know there is plenty to keep you entertained. Even if you are not someone that usually watches a lot of television, there is no doubt that it has performed a vital function during the pandemic. More people than ever have been tuning in to watch TV to stay entertained at home during the lockdown. Whether you have been enjoying more television watching than usual over the past year or are a loyal tele addict, you will know the programming schedule can become a little less inspiring over the summer months. But, this summer will be different.

Last year, so many of the major sporting events scheduled were postponed due to COVID-19. These postponements mean that summer 2021 has become a catch-up year and features sporting events that were supposed to take place last year, along with those already scheduled for this year. So, why not secure your spot on the sofa, and gather together your TV viewing snacks to enjoy while you watch a summer packed full of televised sport. Here are the sporting events to add to your must-watch list over the coming months:

Football: Euro 2020

The Euro 2020 football tournament may not have taken place in 2020 as planned, but it is still shaping up to be an epic competition. Football fans can watch a month of action on the pitch, starting on the 11th of June 2021 until the 11th of July 2021. Televised matches will be played across Europe, including at Wembley Stadium, where the final will be held.

Tennis: Wimbledon

One of tennis' most prestigious events returns for 2021. Wimbledon is always an exciting event to watch on television, so why not grab some strawberries and cream and enjoy the full experience at home this summer? The Wimbledon men’s final takes place on the 11th of July 2021, which is the same day as the Euro 2020 final, so it will be a great day for sport.

Rugby: British and Irish Lions Tour

If you love rugby, you will likely be eagerly anticipating the British and Irish Lions Tour in South Africa, which is planned for the end of July and the beginning of August. Rugby Experts will be tuning in to see if England can beat reigning world champions South Africa on their home turf.

Olympic and Paralympic Games

The 32nd Olympic Games and the 16th Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo are planned for this year after being postponed in 2020. These pinnacle events in the world of sport will provide weeks of sporting entertainment to enjoy on your television.

The Olympic Games will run from the 23rd of July until the 8th of August 2021. The Paralympics will end a fantastic summer of sport when they begin on the 24th of August 2021 through to the 5th of September 2021.


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