A summer of sports boasting an array of entertainment

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england are looking for a hat-trick in the ashes. Sourced www.junkarchive.co.uk

With football being the biggest sporting attraction in the UK throughout the year summer can be a long few months but this year will hold some historic events.

You may be forgiven for thinking how can anything match the sporting year of 2012, but with The Ashes and also the Lion’s Tour there is much to be excited about.

England will look to make it a hat-trick of wins of the little urn, and they would do so on home turf with the series taking place in England.

England will also be looking to take the ICC Champions Trophy away from Australia when the world’s top eight sides meet in England for the second biggest prize in Cricket, second only to the Cricket World Cup.

When a year comes around that holds no major football competition throughout the summer it often allows events that often are forgotten about to step up and show what they really are.

Events like the British Grand Prix, a national treasure for the Formula 1 calendar, will often be on the mind of the keen motor racing fan, but this year a wider fan base is at its disposal and will look to exploit that.

Wimbledon, an event taking place each year will once again grip the nation with the most competitive top tennis players in the last few generations.

There will be a sense of extra buzz about Wimbledon, and maybe a bit of added pressure for Andy Murray with England not playing in any major football championship and this then being recognised as one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

One event in London that has been growing year-by-year is Polo in the Park and now in its fifth year is a version of the sport likened to twenty20 cricket, making it much more of a spectator sport.

Also the event looks to eradicate the elitist stereotype through this event with families welcome and attire not specific so it gives the sport a chance to showcase its purity and with countries represented from around the world it seen as one of the biggest events on the Polo calendar.

One event that prides itself on people dressed in certain attire is the Royal Ascot, but it is an event where crowds enjoy the high end apparel and has become iconic for British sport attracting over 300,000 spectators.

The event also allows people to let their hair down and allow themselves to take part in a gamble here and there and not feel bad about it, but also the event has a huge party atmosphere and with an average 150,000 bottles of champagne consumed each year everyone is sure to have a great time.

Last on the list but my no means least is the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia. Coming around every four years it is a moment any British or Irish Rugby Union player dreams about to be picked to represent the Lions.

Only a selected few will be chosen each time around and this year see’s Wales captain Sam Warburton become the youngest Lion’s captain at the age of 24.

They embark on a journey across Australia with the whole of Britain and Ireland behind them, uniting a country that is so often divided when it comes to Rugby.

There of course is many more sporting events to look forward to with the French Open, The Open at Muirfield and also the London Anniversary Games just to name a few, but your mind can be at ease that this summer will quench your thirst for sporting action.


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