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Three Thrilling Upcoming Sporting Events

Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by in NCAA

There are many exciting upcoming sporting events. They will be contested on snow, ice, basketball courts, racetracks and clay tennis courts, and will provide entertainment for every sports fan.

Winter Olympics

Until the closing ceremonies on February 23rd the biggest sporting event on the planetis the Winter Olympics which are taking place in Sochi, Russia. For people who like sports on snow and ice, the Winter Olympics are not to be missed. Russia has spent billions to build spectacular venues and accommodations. Some of the perennially favorite events are figure skating,snowboarding,skiing and ice hockey. Norway has won more total medals, and more gold medals, at the Winter Olympics than any other country.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

One of the upcoming sporting events that can be unpredictable, but always exciting, is NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) men’s basketball tournament, also known as March Madness. There are teams that comeback year after year including North Carolina, Connecticut, Duke and Kentucky, as well as eager new faces.The Louisville Cardinals were victorious in the 2013 tournament.First round play begins on March 18th in Dayton, Ohio, so all brackets should be in by March 17th. The four regional championships will be decided in Memphis, Anaheim, New York City, and Indianapolis.Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas will host the championship game.

Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 occurs during Memorial Day weekend. This year’s race falls on Sunday, May 26th. It happens at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is the biggest spectator sporting facility in the world. The facility has over 250,000 permanent seats. First held in 1911, the event is often referred to as “the greatest spectacle in racing.”Many racing legends have won the Indianapolis 500 including Rick Mears, Emerson Fittipaldi, Al Unser, Mario Andretti, and A.J. Foyt. Tony Kanaan won the 2013 race.

The Winter Olympics, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and Indianapolis 500 are three upcoming sporting events that delight sports fans around the world.

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