When it comes to different parts and corners of the world, it is no surprise to come across different cultures and unique ethnicities. However, there are some aspects that bind the world together, and sports is one such arena. No matter where you go, you find people connected to each other with their passion for one sport. It could be soccer, cricket, hockey, baseball, or any other sport; sports events are an exciting and vital part of one’s life and culture.

 Here are some of the greatest sports events that are held around the world that should be on the ultimate bucket of every sports fan.

The NBA matches- The National Basketball Association or NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the world. Its players are the best-paid sportsmen in the world, and NBA matches and events are followed not just within the US but all across the world with passion and enthusiasm among the sports fans. Take a quick loan to buy those tickets for NBA matches before they get sold out.

Grand Prix in Monaco – When it comes to racing, Grand Prix is regarded as the ultimate, and perhaps the most demanding course is the Circuit de Monaco for Formula One. It is only when those fiercely competing drivers race on the intricately-designed road that they feel that they have genuinely earned their victory.

The Rugby World Cup – Rugby fans can’t wait for the international rugby union competition that is held every four years. Currently, about twenty nations compete in different stages for the William Webb Ellis Cup. It is indeed a fascinating sports event that should not be missed out.

Jul 22, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Zealand perform the haka in the men’s championship final of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Open Championship, England, and Scotland – One of the oldest championships of the golf, this is the only Major that is organized outside of the United States. Ever since its inception in 1860, the Open Championship has been warming golfing hearts from across the world and is enjoyed by every avid golfer.

The Tour de France – The multiple stage bicycle race was first organized in 1903 and ran around the perimeter of France originally. The endurance race is enjoyed by fans all across the world and taken very seriously. The modern Tour is for about 3,500 km and passes through nearby countries occasionally.

The Boston Marathon – This is the oldest annual marathon in the world and began with just 18 participants in 1897. Today the number of participants and its popularity have both sky-rocketed, and today, the Boston Marathon nothing short of a tradition in New England. Thousands of participants come together for the marathon, which is watched by millions.

Apr 15, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; A general view of runners nearing the finish line of the 2019 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

 Wimbledon tournament- The oldest tennis tournament in the world is also the most prestigious in tennis. The prestigious sports event is organized at the All England Club in Wimbledon since 1877 and is the only Major tennis still played on grass. Wimbledon, soaked in history and tradition, enjoys the most significant fan following and is amongst the most-watched tournament across the world.

BCS National Championship Game – BCS National Championship Game is the Super Bowl of college football, and the sports event catches the attention of an entire country for those three hours of exciting chaos. This is an event that brings together generations fans as students jump high in support, and elders clap with honor.

The ICC Cricket World Cup – Today, almost every country has fans of cricket and wait for the ICC Cricket World Cup to begin. The finals tournament is held every four years and the fourth-most-viewed sporting event in the world. There is no denying that the Cricket World Cup tournament has become the acme of cricket greatness, and with most countries patriating in the event, its glory is only expected to accelerate.

This another list by National Geographic is also an interesting read.