In May 2020, Belarus was just about the only country still playing professional football in the world. Football fans around the world were drawn to the Belarusian Premier League and it amassed a global fan base. The major European leagues have now finished so can we expect fans to reignite their passion for teams in Belarus as they kick on through their summer programme?
The French Open looks set to be a thrilling climax to another brilliant clay court season. Nadal will once again be the one to beat in the men’s draw. However, the women’s draw looks set to be a battleground with Iga Swiatek hot favourite following her recent victory at the Italian Open. However, legend of the game Justine Henin has issued a warning to rivals of Serena Williams, stating the fire still burns strongly in the 23-time slam champion.
The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club is one of just five tournaments on the PGA Tour that is given “invitational” status. Muirfield is an incredible course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the Memorial Tournament was founded in 1976 by Nicklaus. The course runs through Muirfield Village and will look particularly special on the IMG ARENA Golf Event Centre.
UFC 263 will be one of the most anticipated fight cards of 2021. Israel Adesanya returns to Middleweight to take on Vettori after suffering his first ever defeat when he moved up to Light Heavyweight. Vettori and Adesanya met in April 2018 when Adesanya came out on top. Since then, Vettori has been unbeaten in five fights and will expect to give ‘The Last Stylebender’ a much more difficult evening. Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno are the Co-main event in their eagerly awaited rematch. While Leon Edwards will finally faceoff with Nate Diaz on the card too.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue throughout June with the Final taking place in July. The Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche were all impressive winners of their opening Playoff games. They will get an extended rest as the other teams continue their efforts to qualify. Colorado are early favourites to get their hands on the Cup after their convincing win over 2019 Champions the St. Louis Blues.
The NASCAR All-Star Race is the annual NASCAR Cup Series exhibition between race winners from the previous season and the winners from the beginning of the current season. Last year’s winner Chase Elliott will be bidding to become the first back-to back winner since Jimmie Johnson in 2013. It will also be the first time the All-Star Race has been held from the Texas Motor Speedway.