It's sure to be memorable and jam-packed sporting year. The centrepiece is set to be the biggest show on earth after the Socceroos qualified for their third consecutive World Cup. This year's tournament is being held in Brazil, a nation that boasts five triumphs at the four-yearly extravaganza.
But don't forget the brilliant spectacle of the Winter Olympics in just a few weeks time. At the same time as Australia endures another brutal summer, the eyes of the world will focus on Sochi, Russia. Sporting excellent on ice will contrast sharply to this year's Commonwealth Games, held this time around in Glasgow, Scotland in late July and early August.
In between these global events, a cricket Twenty20 World Cup, tour of Sri Lanka, another 'dawn-to-dusk' AFL season and the perennial events such as the A-League, NRL and Super 15 seasons, you're bound to be kept busy.
How to keep track of this frenetic sporting year? There's no better way than ensuring you get your copy of The Sunday Age, tomorrow's edition featuring a four-page calendar lift-out. Stick it on your wall or pop it in your draw for easy access. Regardless you won't want to miss it.