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Sport Events in Turkey

Discover Turkey, home of sportive events


Turkey's Sportive Events

Turkey is one of the world's most lively countries with its international sports competitions. Turkey hosts various national and international sports events such as football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, athleticism and extreme sports throughout the year.

Turkish Sport Events

Connect to your sporting passion in Turkey, which hosts everything from international tennis matches, cycling tour and water sports to motor-racing events.

It is easy to go sports mad in Turkey, which hosts events for motor-race fans, tennis lovers, baskatball and football supporters. Get a courtside view of the tennis greats at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup or experience the excitement of the uniquely Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Championships. See the Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey and smell the rubber at glamorous motor-racing events.

Be part of thousands of Turkish and international athletes' spectacular excitement.

Outdoor Events

The white water of the Dalaman River thrills and excites rafters from all over the world. There are more than 12 rapids to choose from according to ability, and those without previous experience can opt for a guided tour.

Turkey's Bosphorus Cross Continental is Istanbul's annual Asia-to-Europe swimming, rowing and sailing competition. Visitors can also enjoy water skiing and jet skiing shows.

Exciting International Sport Competitions

Following is a guide to just some of the most exciting sport festivals you can see in Turkey. For more information please browse your calendar listings.

Some of the most exciting sport events in Turkey;

  • Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball
  • Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
  • Turkish Airlines Open Golf Tournament
  • Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Championships
  • Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race
  • TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup
  • Istanbul Marathon
  • Extreme Sailing Series
  • PWA World Windsurf Competitions
  • Gallipoli Marathon
  • CEV Women's Volleyball Champions League
  • Lycian Way Ultra Marathon
  • Cappadocia Ultra Trail
  • Bodrum Cup Yacht Race
  • World Rally Championship
  • Cappadocia Cycling Festival
  • Runfire Cappadocia

Sport Events of Turkey

Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey