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Sport in Sydney


Australians love their sport and some of the world’s greatest international sporting contests will take place in Sydney this summer. Catch world-class cricket, football, tennis, golf, surfing and motorsports across the city’s many sporting venues.

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Summer sporting events in Sydney

Live music at the Australian Open of Surf

The battle for international cricket's greatest prize will unfold during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The world-famous Sydney Cricket Ground will play host to several games including Australia v Sri Lanka, and quarter final and semi final matches.

The 16 qualifying teams from Asia will meet in Sydney and Newcastle during January 2015 to compete for the AFC Asian Cup, the most sought-after trophy in Asian football. Be part of the biggest football tournament to take place in Australia as the region's dynamos battle it out.

In golf, the Emirates Australian Open Golf Championship will attract top talent to the elegant greens of the Australian Golf Club in late November.

The streets of Sydney Olympic Park will fill with the roar of motor engines, as Ford, Holden, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo go head to head in the V8 Supercars Sydney 500, from December 5-7. For more motoring entertainment, check out Top Gear Festival Sydney at Sydney Motorsport Park in March.

The Apia Sydney International tennis championship sees top-seeded players such as Juan Martin del Potro and Petra Kvitova bring their best shots to the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre in mid-January.

The Hurley Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach offers surfers and onlookers another good reason to visit Sydney’s gorgeous beaches. The nine-day festival in February celebrates the best of Australian action sports, music, art and fashion. It also includes skateboarding and Junior Pro surfing tournaments.

For horseracing fans, the spring racing carnival brings a touch of glamour trackside at Rose Hill and Royal Randwick Racecourse.