This Week in Olympic Sport: August 26-September 1

26 August 2013 / 11:50

As the summer winds down the major sporting championships ramp up with British athletes in action from America to South Korea this week. We give a flavour of the Olympic sport taking place below:

Andy Murray will kick off his bid to win back-to-back Grand Slams at the US Open while the Vuelta a Espana really gets into gear and the World Rowing Championships follow suit.

Sticking with cycling and it’s the Mountain Bike World Championships in South Africa and swapping wheels for water and the globe’s finest Finn sailors gather in Estonia for the Gold Cup.

The Laser class also has its European and World Championships while there is continental action for GB’s equestrian eventers in Malmo after their dressage and jumping counterparts’ outing in Denmark.

And, in an action-packed week of World Championship action, judo’s global gathering takes place in the next Olympic host city of Rio and the best canoe sprinters paddle in Duisburg.

Athletics

Diamond League, Zurich – August 29

Canoe sprint

World Championships, Duisburg – August 27-September 1

Cycling

Vuelta a Espana – August 26-ongoing

Mountain Bike World Championships, Pietermaritzburg – August 26-September 1

Equestrian

European Eventing Championships, Malmo – August 29-September 1

Judo

World Championships, Rio – August 26-September 1

Modern Pentathlon

World Championships, Chinese Taipei – August 26-27

Rowing

World Championships, South Korea – August 26-September 1

Sailing

Finn Gold Cup, Tallinn – August 26-31

Laser European & World Championships, Dublin Bay – September 1-ongoing

Tennis

US Open, New York – August 26-ongoing