2016: The Summer of Sport

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Britain! Shut out Brexit and the bad weather and welcome in a shining summer of sport…
summer of sport 2016

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Ok yes, the whole country is in a state of flux and we were out of the Euros in no time… but chin up Blighty, it’s not all bad! There’s a whole season of goodness on our screens (and if you’re lucky, to watch in the stands) because 2016 houses a glorious summer of sport with a huge range of events to keep you entertained right up until the end of August.

Looking for games on home soil? Head for the hallowed cricket grounds of Lords in July or join the roaring crowds at the Rugby Challenge Cup Final in August. Across the pond, don’t miss the Olympic Games in Rio from 5th August – providing three weeks of back-to-back sporting stardom. If you didn’t manage to bag a ticket, join the hoards cheering on Team GB at home and don’t miss a minute with the magazine.co.uk Summer of Sport infographic!

Here at magazine.co.uk HQ, we’ve compiled a few fun facts and figures from the sporting events of the summer so far. Tweet us your favourite or suggest new facts as the summer of sport progresses – you can find us @magazinecouk!

  • 18TH JUNE: A week after her 90th birthday, HRH Queen Elizabeth II celebrated a Royal win at Ascot with her horse Dartmouth in the Hardwicke Stakes

  • 26th JUNE: Argentina defeated the Netherlands and won the Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy for the 7th time – a world record

  • 3RD JULY: Lewis Hamilton celebrated his 46th F1 victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, which was also the 250th win in Formula One by a British driver since the championship began in 1950

  • 5th JULY: Victory for England! Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 73 helped Britain win by eight wickets before the England V Pakistan game at Lords

  • 10th JULY: Portugal win the 2016 Euros, beating the hosts and making history; this was their first win against France since 1975

To celebrate the 2016 super summer of sport, we’re got £1 offers on a great range of titles, including FourFourTwo, F1 Racing, Cyclist, 220 Triathlon and The Cricketer – but don’t keep them all to yourself! Be a good sport and click the arrow at the top of the page to share these offers with your family and friends.