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The very popular six nations championship kicks off in February at the Millenium Stadium. For more info on the championship visit the official site, very rich in content including a history overview going back to 1871!!
Fixtures for this never disappointing championship as follows: -
|Date||Kick Off||Home Team||Away Team||Venue|
|Friday 4th February 2011||19:45||Wales||England||Millenium Stadium|
|Saturday 5th February 2011||14:30||Italy||Ireland||Stadio Flaminio|
|Saturday 5th February 2011||17:00||France||Scotland||Stade de France|
|Saturday 12th February 2011||14:30||England||Italy||Twickenham|
|Saturday 12th February 2011||17:00||Scotland||Wales||Murrayfield|
|Sunday 13th February 2011||15:00||Ireland||France||Aviva Stadium|
|Saturday 26th February 2011||14:30||Italy||Wales||Stadio Flaminio|
|Saturday 26th February 2011||17:00||England||France||Twickenham|
|Sunday 27th February 2011||15:00||Scotland||Ireland||Murrayfield|
|Saturday 12th March 2011||14:30||Italy||France||Stadio Flaminio|
|Saturday 12th March 2011||17:00||Wales||Ireland||Millenium Stadium|
|Sunday 13th March 2011||15:00||England||Scotland||Twickenham|
|Saturday 19th March 2011||14:30||Scotland||Italy||Murrayfield|
|Saturday 19th March 2011||17:00||Ireland||England||Aviva Stadium|
|Saturday 19th March 2011||19:45||France||Wales||Stade de France|
Melbourne is the home of the Australian Open. A dynamic city of world-class events, boutique shopping, classy nightlife, renowned food and wine, modern architecture, galleries, theatres and museums, Melbourne is a stylish and sophisticated capital with plenty of experiences to keep you occupied.
The Australian Open dates back to 1905, for more information visit the Australian Open web site.
The stadium that stages one of the world's four major tennis tournaments was built in 1928, but the French men's singles championship goes back much further than that. Originally reserved for members of French clubs, it was first held on the courts of Stade Français club in Paris in 1891. The women's singles were added six years later, it was not until 1925 that the French Tennis Federation decided to open the event to the best foreign players. Thus, the French Internationals were born, and staged alternately at Stade Français and Racing Club de France until the Roland-Garros stadium came into being in 1928.
The next French Open runs from the 23rd of May until the 6th of June 2011 for more information why not visit the official site.
Official dates have not been released yet, but the NBA finals usually occur during the month of June.
Find out more about this great game visiting the official NBA web site
The FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 in Germany will feature a starting field of 16. Germany qualify automatically as hosts.
There are more than one million girls and women playing at clubs affiliated to the German FA and over 4.1 million in affiliated football across the world.
Hosted in different stadiums all over Germany between June 27th and July 17th 2011 you can find out more b visiting the official web site.
For the sixth time in a row ITV has successfully held onto the UK TV rights for the next Rugby World Cup (Free-to-air for ITV viewers). In addition ITV have also secured rights to air the 2015 Rugby world cup which is to be held here in the UK.
The Rugby World Cup itself is to be held in New Zealand between the 9th and 23rd of September 2011. To find out more or to sign up for the TWENTY11 newsletter visit the Rugby World Cup 2011 web site.
The NBA will be holding regular season games in Europe at London's O2 Arena from next March 2011 on the run up to the 2012 Olympics.
David Stern NBA Comissioner said "This, to us, is in the context of giving as much support as we can to the sport of basketball for the 2012 Olympics". London's o2 Arena will be the venue for the quarter-final stages onwards at the 2012 Olympics and as part of the annual sporting calendar currently hosts exhibition games. This October will see Kobe Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers, the current NBA champions, taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Read more on this story at the BBC web site.