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Calendar 2022: Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and more

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This year's Asian Games has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns in China, but it's still a busy 2022 for Indian athletes with big events like Commonwealth Games and Women's Hockey World Cup taking place. Here's the 2022 calendar to keep track of the big tournaments and ESPN's coverage:

Upcoming

August

BWF World Championships in Tokyo, Japan - August 21-28 (ongoing)

Indians' draws and medal chances in PV Sindhu's absence

Japan Open Super 750 badminton tournament - August 30 to September 4

Another top competition follows just days after the Worlds. Japan Open returns to the tour schedule after a gap of two years. Previous two editions were cancelled due to the pandemic.

September

World Wrestling Championships - September 10-18

The tournament will take place in Belgrade, Serbia. The dates are not clashing with the Asian Games because wrestling events at the Asiad are scheduled to take place after September 18.

October

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in India - October 11-30

The second time India will host a FIFA tournament after the U-17 men's World Cup in 2017. India were earlier scheduled to host the 2020 U-17 World Cup but it was postponed to 2021 before being cancelled due to the pandemic. Thomas Dennerby, who was the head coach of the senior team at the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 in India, will be in charge of the team.

Archery World Cup Final in Tlaxcala, Mexico - October 15 and 16

The best eight archers in each category from the four World Cups will play in this final.

ISSF shooting World Championships in Cairo - October 12-25

A crucial year for Indian shooters will end with the World Championships in October. Both the Asian Games and Worlds will provide a great opportunity for the country's top shooters to impress and grab medals after a disappointing performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

Denmark Open Super 750 badminton tournament - October 18-23

French Open Super 750 badminton tournament - October 25-30

November

China Open Super 1000 badminton tournament - November 29 to December 4

December

China Open Super 750 badminton tournament - December 6-11

BWF World Tour Finals 2022 - December 14-18

This is the final tournament of the 2022 BWF World Tour. Top eight players/pairs with most points in the calendar year will compete in this tournament. Sindhu won the women's singles trophy back in 2018. She also made it to the final in last year's competition, losing to South Korea's An Se-young.

Recently concluded

July

Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham - July 28 to August 8

A for athletics, B- for boxing: Grading India's sports-wise performance at CWG 2022

Moments of CWG 2022: Jeremy's tattoo, Bajrang being Bajrang, Mirabai, Javelin final

CWG win continues Lakshya's golden streak but bigger battles lie ahead

Sharath Kamal in numbers - the Indian table tennis GOAT

Neeraj Chopra missed CWG, his friend Arshad Nadeem stepped up and won javelin gold

Nikhat Zareen is a champion: World, CWG and of her own space

'They deserve it': Tears, bhangra, coach-tossing as players celebrate hockey bronze

Sreeja Akula's emotional, rollercoaster day ends with a shot at gold and bronze

Fearless, confident, focused: How PR Sreejesh became one of Indian hockey's greatest 'keepers

With first CWG gold, Sakshi Malik rediscovers herself on the mat

'The table is my stage' - how TT helped two para-sport champions cope with life

Accountant and now a CWG medallist: Tejaswin Shankar won bronze after winning bigger battle to reach Birmingham

Bowling them over: Fab four rip up stereotypes to give India historic medal

Zari needle to barbell, how CWG champ Achinta Sheuli lifted himself up

All you need to know about India at Commonwealth Games 2022

Chess Olympiad in India, Chennai - July 28 to August 10

The magic of Magnus: At the Chess Olympiad, everything and everyone stops for the king

From Malta, Djibouti and Iraq, Chess Olympiad brings the global family to the board

Chennai, India's chess capital, welcomes the world (and Carlsen)

Meet Thambi, the mascot of Chess Olympiad 2022

FIH Hockey Women's World Cup 2022 in Spain and Netherlands

A tale of missed chances: Where India fell short at the 2022 Hockey World Cup

India's Hockey World Cup dream ends before QF: What went wrong for Savita Punia & Co?

India at the Women's Hockey World Cup 2022: All you need to know

World Athletics Championships 2022 in Eugene, Oregon, United States

India at 2022 World Athletics Championships: From Neeraj Chopra to jumpers, what to watch out for

Murali Sreeshankar finishes 7th in long jump finals

Avinash Sable finishes 11th in 3000m steeplechase final

June

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualification Third Round

Champion Chhetri, Stimac 2.0, purring youngsters: lessons from India's Asian Cup qualification

Anwar Ali scores for India, four years after heart trouble stopped his career

India qualify for 2023 Asian Cup, set for first back-to-back appearances

Indonesia Open Super 1000 badminton tournament

HS Prannoy's superb run ends in straight-games semifinal loss

Archery World Cup (Stage III) in Paris, France

Indian women's recurve team wins silver

Jyothi-Abhishek win gold in compound mixed team, Jyothi wins silver in individual

Malaysia Open Super 750 badminton tournament

PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy lose in quarterfinals

May

AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

'Small changes make a big difference' - How Nikhat Zareen became a world champion

Nikhat Zareen becomes world champion after beating Thailand's Jitpong Jutamas

Meet Nikhat Zareen, the only Indian boxer to reach a final at 2022 Women's World Championships

Thomas and Uber Cup Finals

How India beat Indonesia 3-0 to win their first ever Thomas Cup

Out of this world: Teamwork, belief, and some moments of magic in Thomas Cup final

Heart, soul and mind: Lakshya beats Ginting after losing the first game

Archery World Cup (Stage II) in Gwangju, South Korea - May 16-22

Archery World Cup Stage 2: Indian women's team wins recurve bronze

Indian men's compound team wins second straight World Cup gold, mixed team gets bronze

April

FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup in South Africa

Four-minute, two-goal blitz helps India floor South Korea in Junior World Cup

Junior World Cup as it happened: Netherlands beat India to enter final

Archery World Cup (Stage I) in Antalya, Turkey - April 18-24

India beat France to win gold in compound men's team event

AFC Champions League group stage - April 15 to 1 May

Brave and adaptable: Des Buckingham moulds history makers Mumbai City in his image

'It's really special': Rahul Bheke delivers on the biggest stage for Mumbai City

Dogged, lucky, ugly - Mumbai City make history the hard way

March

Indian Super League playoffs

Indian Super League - news, stats, and scores

Review of Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, ATK Mohun Bagan and Kerala Blasters

ISL 2021-22 review: Was this the best season yet?

Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City told in five standout Sahal Abdul Samad moments

All England Open Badminton Championships - March 16-20

How Lakshya Sen grew from talent to contender

Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand: Who are the All England semifinalists and what makes them so good

Lakshya lost the points and the match but has one key number on his side: he's still only 20

February

Pro Kabaddi League 2021-22 playoffs

PKL 8 News, Schedule, Scores, Results, Points table

Mohammadreza Chiyaneh's 84, Pawan Sehrawat's 320 -- season 8 in numbers

PKL: No crowds, no problem, players make up with full-on action

ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol

Meet Esha Singh, the teen shooting star who won three medals on senior World Cup debut

January

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022

The players are 'devastated', 'speechless'; the least they deserve now is a future

India out of Women's Asian Cup 2022, AFC confirms

AFC Asian Cup 2022: Meet India's 23-member squad