Top Five International Sporting Events CheapOair Staff May 30, 2011 Interests Best sporting events worldwide Anyone that is enamored by a sport and loves to travel is probably one competitive ball of energy. Imagine linking the two and finding an excuse to travel by following sporting events. There is always a bucket list of places to see and things to do abroad before you die, but what about the best sports events around the world? Uniting the globe with the love of competition, sweat and adrenaline makes for one fantastic trip. FIFA World Cup (Brazil): After the exciting matchup between The Netherlands and Spain, the love of football (or soccer) is resonated worldwide. Set in the exotic multifaceted landscapes of Brazil, the country has a lot to be proud of as a host this upcoming 2014 with five FIFA World Cup wins under their belt. Anyone attending the World Cup will fall in love with white sand beaches, tropical islands, exciting colonial towns and a contagious vibe that will get your heart pumping. And don't forget, the wild Amazon Rainforest in the middle of it all! Major League Baseball World Series (USA): Concluding the long baseball season for Americans, the World Series is the annual championship that gets Americans glued to their television screens. Nicknamed the "Fall Classic", its location is determined as the season reaches its end, which means this year's location is yet to be determined. What makes a World Series so exciting? How about the rivalry between the New York Yankees and The Boston Red Sox? If you're not a fan of either, you can still enjoy the simplicity of having peanuts and Cracker Jack's at the ballgame. Tour de France (Europe): After a historic start last year in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, this year's Tour de France will begin along the coast of France in the Passage du Gois. Geographically, the area is a natural flooded passage leading to the island of Noirmoutier in France. Celebrating 98 years of the grand cycling tour this July, racers and tourists watching will especially enjoy views of Alps as it will be especially featured this year. The race not only attracts viewers around the world, but local towns in which the race passes are especially enthusiastic; cheering cyclists along the path. Running of the Bulls (Pamplona, Spain): Though technically not a sport, the Running of the Bulls is probably one of the most exciting parts of the Spaniard festival in Pamplona, Spain. The tradition dates back to North-east Spain during the early 14th century by using tactics to excite the cattle while transporting them to be sold in the markets. Every year this prolific event draws those looking to watch a thrilling adventure. The event was especially recognized internationally after the descriptions in Ernest Hemingway's book: "The Sun Also Rises". July is the hottest time of the year in Spain, which is a perfect time to slab on some suntan lotion, get a bottle of water and get ready to watch one exciting race. Olympics 2012 (London, England): If there is one event the entire world is watching, it has to be the upcoming London Olympics 2012. Being the first city to host now 3 times, the grand event celebrates the best in sports internationally. So far, 67 nations represent at least one athlete in their chance to win a medal at the upcoming 2012 Olympics. London is already a booming cosmopolitan city with a variety of activities for everyone; one can only imagine what it will be like come game time.