1 competition
international, national, regional, state, world
British, European, US, etc.
club, conference, division, league, team
basketball, swimming, tennis, etc.
back-to-back (AmE)
hold, host

The championships are to be held in Rome.

compete in, take part in

Over thirty children will compete in the swimming championships.


She has won four major championships in the last five years.

take place
bout, fight, final, game, match (esp. BrE), race, round
competition, event, meet (AmE), tournament
title, winner
run (AmE)

During the team's championship run last season, he played in 22 games.

season, series (both AmE)
squad, team
calibre/caliber (AmE)
belt, ring (AmE), trophy
at a/the championship

I saw him play at last year's tennis championship.

in a/the championship

the teams in the championship

2 position/title of champion

Who holds the championship at the moment?

capture, claim, clinch, earn, take, win

He's won the championship for the third time in a row.


She managed to retain the championship.


The Red Sox celebrated their championship with an extraordinary four-hour parade.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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