Staying Relaxed and Entertained – in the Bath!
The British public were absorbed and glued to the Olympics last summer with people who might never have dreamed of watching the heptathlon or triple jump quite literally addicted to the progress of Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Bradley Wiggins.
In 2013, there’s that slight feeling that British sport will never be the same again, while others are thinking that the generation fortunate enough to watch the London games will be inspired to take up various sports themselves. This presents us with a few issues though…
In our daily lives filled with careers and families, as well as the essential chores and trips out, we get very little time to actually sit down and watch some of the biggest and best sporting events, and even though there may not be an Olympics this year, there are plenty of other sporting events to keep a close eye on – and many will be buying a bathroom TV to ensure that they don’t miss a second of the action!
Here are just a few of the biggest and best sporting events coming up on our shores in 2013:
5 Test matches between England and Australia are as big as they come. The oldest and greatest rivalry in cricket reignites in the UK this summer, with England currently holding the Ashes and ready to do battle with Michael Clarke’s revamped Australians. The English are undoubted favourites to retain the Urn, but never discount the Aussies…
Champions League Final
While the British sides have been eliminated, we can’t avoid the big issue that the most high-profile game in European football is being played at our very own Wembley Stadium in May. The likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are all still in the tournament, and British spectators will be able to watch them first hand in the national stadium or from the comfort of their own homes – either in the living room with friends and a few drinks, or in the bath (maybe without the friends…)
The Wimbledon tennis championships are another highlight of the British sporting calendar, with the likes of Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and our own Andy Murray vying for the title. For two weeks a year, (sometimes longer if our good old summer weather plays havoc like usual), tennis fans and non-tennis fans join up to watch the drama unfold.
The British round of the Formula One world championship is another of the highlights of our sporting calendar. For one weekend a year, British sports fans come together – even if they’re not F1 fans – to cheer on Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, (or their overseas favourites) as they race around Silverstone in Northamptonshire.