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Sports Travel: How To Attend The Biggest Sports Events In The World

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Photo Qatar 2022.

By Larry Olmsted

Sports fans are in luck right now, as we are about see a convergence of huge events, many of them held only once every two to four years, along with some entirely new but very high-profile options. Here are some of the biggies and how you can go see them.

World Cup 2022

Next up is the world’s No. 1 sports spectacle, the men’s soccer World Cup, a quadrennial tournament like the Summer or Winter Olympic Games. Soccer is the most popular spectator sport in the world, and if you don’t go this fall, you won’t be able to see it again until 2026. Every World Cup is rare in the sense of the four-year cycle, but this one is even more notable because of a couple of firsts, including the fall dates, so it does not conflict with the busy summer family vacation travel season, and the Middle East location (not without some controversy, according to the New York Times). As a result, 1.3 million visitors are expected to visit Qatar in November, when the 2022 edition  … continue reading


Award-winning travel journalist Larry Olmsted is the author of “Real Food, Fake Food.” He is a Contributing Editor to Cigar Aficionado Magazine and “The Great Life” columnist for Forbes.com. His newest book is“Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happer, Healthier, and More Understanding.” 

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