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Sports you need to know about if you’re planning a 2016 wedding

No one will admit it, but if you're planning a wedding on the same day as the Euro 2016 final, there will be many people feeling tempted to sneak in some headphones and listen to the radio while keeping an eye on your wedding vows. Admit it, Dad - you're thinking about it. With this in mind, especially if the groom himself is a sports fan, you might want to avoid booking your 2016 wedding on any significant sporting days. Let us help with a calendar of the events you should probably bear in mind.

It seems 2016 is an important year for sport. The Olympic Games combined with the UEFA Euro 2016 means there are many dates any sports-mad grooms might frown upon as a wedding day – or even cake-tasting, come to think of it. Make sure you’re in the know and avoid any last-minute panics to set up a TV station during your reception. 

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January

18–31
Tennis
 2016 Australian Open (Grand Slam #1)

February

7
American football
 Super Bowl 50

12–21
Multi-sport
 2016 Winter Youth Olympics

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March

20
Formula One
 2016 Australian Grand Prix

April

7–10
Golf
 2016 Masters Tournament

9
Horse Racing
Grand National

17
Formula One
 2016 Chinese Grand Prix

24
Marathon
 2016 London Marathon

May

1
Formula One
 2016 Russian Grand Prix

12–15
Golf
 2016 Players Championship

15
Formula One
 2016 Spanish Grand Prix

18
Association football
 2016 UEFA Europa League Final

21
Association football
 FA Cup Final

22 May – 5 June
Tennis
 2016 French Open (Grand Slam #2)

28
Association football
 2016 UEFA Champions League Final

29
Formula One
2016 Monaco Grand Prix

June

10 June –10 July
Association football
 UEFA Euro 2016

12
Formula One
 2016 Canadian Grand Prix

19
Formula One
 2016 European Grand Prix

27 June –10 July
Tennis
 2016 Wimbledon Championships (Grand Slam #3)

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July

3
Formula One
 2016 Austrian Grand Prix

5–10
Athletics
 2016 European Athletics Championships

10
Formula One
 2016 British Grand Prix

31
Formula One
 2016 German Grand Prix

August

5 – 21
Multi-sport
 2016 Summer Olympics

28
Formula One
 2016 Belgian Grand Prix

29 August –12 September
Tennis
 2016 US Open (Grand Slam #4)

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September

4
Formula One
 2016 Italian Grand Prix

7–18
Multi-sport
 2016 Summer Paralympics

18
Formula One
 2016 Singapore Grand Prix

October

2
Formula One
 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix

9
Formula One
 2016 Japanese Grand Prix

23
Formula One
 2016 United States Grand Prix

November

6
Formula One
 2016 Mexican Grand Prix

13
Formula One
 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix

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27
Formula One
 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix