Make sure you’ve got coverage for some amazing global events in 2014
Australian Open in Melbourne: Tennis fans worldwide vie for coveted tickets to matches at any one of the four annual Grand Slam events.
In the European Union, Greece takes over the club’s rotating presidency, Latvia joins the euro and labour-market restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians expire.
Politicians, business bosses and celebrities save the planet at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Sochi on Russia’s Black Sea coast stages a wildly expensive winter Olympics. Sochi 2014
Fans of the Fab Four celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first Number 1 hit in America with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.
The New Orleans Carnival season spans February 15 through Fat Tuesday—the Tuesday before lent—on March 4.
Watch out for snow, too, at the open-air Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey. New York is always hot, but especially when the Super Bowl (February 2) comes to town! This is the first time the Super Bowl has been held in this part of the country and there’s been all kinds of grumbling because fans want a place where it’s warm.
The carnival in Rio de Janeiro, “the greatest show on Earth”, reaches its climax.
Opening of the September 11th Memorial Museum (a final opening date is yet to be announced), New York City, United States. The New New York Skyline
Sailing buffs take note the 34th Heineken Regatta in St Maarten: Windstar’s 382-passenger motor-sail-yacht, Wind Surf, will be onsite off the shores of St. Maarten.
Around 36,000 runners compete in the Boston marathon—and commemorate those killed by the bombing at the race in 2013.
The Shanghai Tower is completed. Shanghai Tower
May 22–25, 2014 – Monaco Grand Prix
Back to Sochi: Russia hosts the G8 summit.
All football fans’ eyes turn to Brazil as it stages the FIFA World Cup. World Cup!
Scots commemorate the 700th anniversary of their victory over the English at the Battle of Bannockburn.
The Tour de France begins in, of all places, Yorkshire in England (Go Yorkshire).
Glasgow holds the XX Commonwealth games. Commonwealth Games
Some 3,500 athletes aged 15-18 compete in the summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.
On the 100th anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany, a war memorial opens on the White Cliffs of Dover commemorating 1.7m Commonwealth casualties in the two world wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45.
The Panama Canal celebrates its centenary. Panama Canal
World leaders head to New York for the UN General Assembly.
“Diversity shines here” is the slogan for the Asian games, held in Incheon in South Korea.
The finest golfers from Europe and America tee off at Gleneagles in Scotland in the Ryder Cup.
The IMF and the World Bank hold their annual meetings in Washington, DC.
The World Bridge Series takes place in Sanya, China—the first time the championship is held outside Europe or America.
Celebrations mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which brought down communism. Berlin Wall
Brisbane, Australia, hosts the G20 summit.
Mexico hosts a Formula One Grand Prix for the first time in 22 years—if its circuit is approved.
Environment ministers gather in Peru for the UN’s annual summit on climate change.