The 31st summer Olympic Games take place from 5th to 21st August. Usain Bolt heads the list of world-class athletes taking part.
Football: The France European Championship.
Reigning champions Spain will be keen to defend the title they won in Kiev four years ago. For the first time in the competition's history there will be 24 teams competing for the title between 10th June and 10th July.
Football: The Champions League final in Milan.
The San Siro will host the Champions League final on 28th May with Barcelona hoping to make history as the first team to ever win back-to-back titles. The Europa League final is scheduled to be played in Basel on 18th May.
Football: The United States are hosting the centennial Copa America.
Neymar's Brazil and Messi's Argentina will take part, from 5th to 26th June, in the CONMEBOL's centennial tournament.