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Major sporting events coming to Montréal in 2018

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As a proudly Olympic city, sport is in Montréal’s DNA. Reaching back even before the monumental Olympic games of 1976, Montréalers have always been an active bunch, dominating the hockey rink (founded in 1909, the Montréal Canadiens are the oldest hockey team in the world, pre-dating even the NHL), skiing all over town or down Mount Royal itself, or cycling all around the island’s 250km circumference. And as befits a place with such a long sports history, Montréal is the perfect host city for major sporting events, year in and year out. Here’s a look at a few taking place here in 2018.

FINA

FINA Diving World Series

fina.org
When: April 27-29, 2018
Where: Centre sportif du Parc olympique / Parc olympique de Montréal
Organized by: Diving Plongeon Canada
The world’s best divers – including several Olympic medallists – gather in one of the pools used in the 1976 Olympics for the 2018 of the FINA Diving World Series. Fans will witness phenomenal skills both athletic and artistic close up.

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ISU World Short Track Championships

speedskating.ca/montreal2018
When: March 16-18, 2018
Where: Aréna Maurice-Richard
Organized by: International Skating Union (ISU)
Not for the faint of heart, the speed and thrill of short track speed skating takes over the Aréna Maurice-Richard mere weeks after the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. World stars including Marianne St-Gelais, François and Charles Hamelin will be in attendance alongside medal winners past and future.

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ITU World Triathlon Montréal

montreal.triathlon.org
When: August 25-26, 2018
Where: Vieux-Port de Montréal
Organized by: Triathlon International de Montréal
The world’s triathlon elite will meet and face off in Montreal’s Old Port this August, yet the event is open to all – and the grand old streets are sure to come alive with the pitter-patter of runners’ feet. Registration is open to individual or relay groups, as well as different distance options befitting different skill levels.

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Rogers Cup

couperogers.com/en
When: August 3-12, 2018
Where: Stade Uniprix
Organized by: Tennis Canada
Following the historic men’s edition of the Rogers Cup in 2017, this year Montréal welcomes the world’s best women tennis players for the WTA tournament. Tennis fans from all over the world will gather to watch popular favourites and international up-and-comers under the summer sun.

grandprixmontreal

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal

gpcqm.ca/en
When: September 9, 2018
Where: Throughout the streets of Montréal
Organized by: Groupe Serdy
18 international teams will face off in the cycling race of the year, speeding along a course through the city’s streets and the slopes of Mount Royal. Like a mini Tour-de-France, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal is sure to be any bike lover’s dream come true.

formula1

Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2018

gpcanada.ca/en
When: June 8-10, 2018
Where: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (in Parc Jean-Drapeau)
Organized by: Octane Racing Group
Held in Canada since 1961, the Grand Prix du Canada has been part of the Formula One World Championship since 1967. As one of the busiest tourist weekends of the year in Montréal, the race’s international renown has long been established.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Marathon

runrocknroll.com/montreal/en
When: September 22-23, 2018
Where: Throughout the streets of Montréal
Organized by: Competitor Group Events
An “urban journey” to remember, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Oasis Marathon is part of the beloved Rock ‘n’ Roll race events held all over the world. This year marks the organization’s 20th year – and it promises to be the biggest one yet.

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