SPORTING EVENTS LONDON AROUND QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK

2020 is set to be a busy year for sport – from the Olympic Games in Tokyo to the much anticipated Six Nations Championship kicking off in February.

Stratford is home to some of the biggest sporting venues in the world, thanks to the London Olympics in 2012. 
Throughout each year we welcome athletes of all levels to compete in popular events such as championship boxing, the Netball Nations Cup and the World Paralympic Swimming Championships.

So, if you’ve not been lucky enough to bag tickets to the biggest sporting events this year, there’s still so much happening in the local area.

We’ve rounded up the events that are set to be most popular this year – from Olympic qualifiers to Street League Skateboarding. 

Tokyo 2020 boxing qualifiers

When: 14-24 March

Where: Copper Box Arena


Some of the best boxers in the world will descend on the Copper Box Arena to battle it out for their place in the Tokyo Olympic Games. 
The event will run for 10 days, with a mix of male and female boxers from over 40 countries competing – including 13 boxers from Team GB.
Boxing stars Lauren Price, Frazer Clarke, Peter McGrail and Galal Yafai will be taking part in the event. Book your tickets now to see them fight it out on home turf.

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FINA Diving World Series

When: 27-29 March

Where: London Aquatic Centre

The Fina Diving World Series event in London will be the finale event of the Diving World Series tour, as well as being the qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Some divers are already confirmed for the event, including Jack Laugher, Grace Reid and Tom Daley (world champion and last year’s winner).

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British Swimming Championship

When: 14-19 April

Where: London Aquatic Centre 

Expect an incredible atmosphere at the British Swimming Championships this year, as the event will act as the qualifying event for the Tokyo Olympics as well as the European Senior and Junior Championship teams.

The best swimmers from across the UK will take part in the event, battling it out to be considered for one of the teams.

Check out the planned schedule on The Ticket Factory’s website.

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Street League Skateboarding

When: 22-24 May

Where: Copper Box Arena 

The global skateboarding event is coming to London this year, so you can be in amongst the action watching it live!

Skateboarding will be making its Olympic debut this year in Tokyo, so the event will be a great opportunity to see future champions compete in the qualifier.

Buy tickets: TBC 

Muller Anniversary Games

When: 4-5 July

Where: London Stadium

The Muller Anniversary Games will return to the London Stadium for the eighth year this July, celebrating the anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The two-day event brings some of the biggest champions of sport to London such as Usain Bolt, Laura Muir and Sir Mo Farah. This year will be no different, with athletes gearing up for the Tokyo Olympic Games just a few weeks after.

Expect to see popular events like the 100m and 400m hurdles, javelin, relay and pole vault.

Keep your eyes peeled on the event schedule to find out what’s happening and when. 

Buy tickets: Via the British Athletics website

Six Day London

When: 20-25 October

Where: Lee Valley Velopark

The Six Day London will see the world’s best cyclists taking part in a five-day event at nearby Lee Valley Velopark. 
The event will see a mix of both men’s and women’s elite competitions featuring time trials, derny races (a motorised bicycle), Madison race (a points event) and a Keirin race, where cyclists will be paced by a motorised bike with a sprint finish.
Buy tickets: Via Ticketmaster 
Fancy getting involved yourself? There are loads of events throughout the year that are open to the public. From the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park half marathon to the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 there’s something for all abilities.

The Six Day London will see the world’s best cyclists taking part in a five-day event at nearby Lee Valley Velopark. 
The event will see a mix of both men’s and women’s elite competitions featuring time trials, derny races (a motorised bicycle), Madison race (a points event) and a Keirin race, where cyclists will be paced by a motorised bike with a sprint finish.
Buy tickets: Via Ticketmaster [https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/sixdaylondon]
Fancy getting involved yourself? There are loads of events throughout the year that are open to the public. From the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park half marathon [https://www.londonhalf.com/] to the Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 [https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk] there’s something for all abilities.