Valencia, a great sports venue until 2026

| 12.01.2022 | 14:09

In addition to the fixed events on the city's calendar, there will be competitions that will bring together hundreds of sportspeople from all over the world.

The layout of the city, its climate and its sports facilities make València an ideal city for doing any sport, but also an ideal destination to travel to for taking part in sports competitions or attending as a spectator.

In addition to the regular, scheduled sporting events such as the Half Marathon, the Trinidad Alfonso Valencia Marathon, the HM Reina Trophy in sailing, the Gran Fondo Internacional Ciudad València in cycling and the Grand Prix in motorcycling, in 2022 the city will also host one-off events such as the FIH Pro Hockey League (February 4th and 5th), the women’s basketball Queen's Cup (from March 24th to 27th), the Swan One Design World Championship and the National Sailing League (from July 5th to 9th) and the Triathlon World Cup (September 3rd and 4th). The schedule of international sporting events continues in 2023 with the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships and the Gay Games in 2026.

 

The top national hockey sides, in València

The hockey pitch at the Virgen del Carmen-Beteró sports centre will host the men's matches between the Spanish and English national teams on February 4th and 5th. In the women's category, Spain will face the Dutch team, current Olympic, World, European and FIH Hockey Pro League champions. Tickets will be on sale shortly at https://www.fihproleague.com/venues

 

March brings national women's basketball

For the second year running, the La Fonteta arena will be hosting the Endesa Women's League Queen's Cup from March 24th to March 27th, with eight teams competing for the title. Tickets will be available soon at https://valenciabasket.koobin.com/

 

A date for the world sailing elite

More than 15 countries will participate with around 50 boats in the Swan One Design and Nations League World Championship at the Real Club Náutico. From July 5th to the 9th the Club Swan 50, Swan 45, Club Swan 42 and the new Club Swan 36 will compete in what is considered to be one of the most important cruising class regattas in the world.

 

The Marina de València, venue for the Triathlon World Cup

For the third time, Valencia will host the Triathlon World Cup, after the 2021 and 2004 editions. The event will take place on September 3rd and 4th in the Marina de València and will bring together the best triathletes and para triathletes in the world in the super sprint, sprint, and Olympic distances.

The competition coincides with a new edition of the Mediterránea Triatlón València, one of the races of the Mediterránea Triathlon circuit. There are Olympic, sprint and super sprint distances and, for the last two, the possibility of doing them in pairs. Registration opens on March 3rd for 3,000 numbers and can be done at http://www.mediterraneatriatlon.com/home/inscripciones/

 

2023: World Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championship

Between August 21st and 27th, the Feria Valencia facilities will be covered with gym mats to host the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships. The results will determine who qualifies for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

 

2026: Gay Games, los juegos de la diversidad 2026: Gay Games, the Games of Diversity

Up to 15,000 athletes will gather in the city of Turia to compete in the Gay Games. For one week, the event will bring together 37 different sporting disciplines open to all participants. Valencian Pilota (a court sport played with the hand) or Colpbol (a game like Handball, in which players hit rather than throw the ball), homegrown sports, will coexist with water sports, martial arts, team sports, individual sports and other variants that are being incorporated for the first time, such as e-sports or Quidditch.