The sporting year in 2022 was completed with football’s Fifa World Cup in Qatar, but in 2023 there will also be World Cups for men’s rugby union in France, women’s football in Australia and New Zealand, and men’s cricket in India. Other major sporting events in 2023 include golf’s Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy, the Asian Games in China and the annual grand slams and majors in tennis and golf respectively.

No further ado, let’s kick start the year with major UK and global sporting events in January 2023

January 2023 sports events

PDC Cazoo World Darts Championship
– When: 14 December 2022 to 3 January 2023
– Where: Alexandra Palace, London

Ice hockey: 2023 NHL Winter Classic
– When: Monday 2 January 2023
– Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, US
– Who: Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

2022-2023 NFL regular season Week 18
– When: 8 January 2023

2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup
– When: 13-29 January 2023
– Where: Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, Odisha, India

Golf: 2023 Hero Cup
– What: Continental Europe vs. Great Britain & Ireland team event
– When: 13-15 January 2023
– Where: Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2023 NFL Wild Card play-offs
– When: 14-15 January 2023

FIS World Snow Day 2023
– Organisers: FIS (International Ski Federation)
– When: Sunday 15 January 2023

Tennis grand slam: 2023 Australian Open
– When: 16-29 January 2023
– Where: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia

Golf: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
– What: European Tour Rolex Series event
– When: 19-22 January 2023
– Where: Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2023 NFL Divisional play-offs
– When: 21-22 January 2023

BetVictor Shoot Out Snooker
– When: 25-28 January 2023
– Where: Morningside Arena, Leicester

Golf: Dubai Desert Classic
– What: European Tour Rolex Series event
– When: 26-29 January 2023
– Where: Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE

Darts: PDC Cazoo Masters
– When: 27-29 January 2023
– Where: Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England

X Games Aspen 2023
– When: 27-29 January 2023
– Where: Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, US

British Basketball League (BBL) Cup Finals
– When: Sunday 29 January 2023
– Where: Utilita Arena Birmingham, UK

2023 NFL Conference Championships
– When: 29 January 2023

This list of major sports events in January 2023 will be updated regularly, so make sure to visit this post every now and then to not miss any news.