1981 in sports: Wikis

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1981 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

Contents

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

Canadian football

Cycling

Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Men's World Cup held in Kuala Lumpur won by USSR
  • Men's Champions Trophy held in Karachi won by the Netherlands
  • Women's World Cup held in Buenos Aires won by West Germany

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Horse racing

  • August 30 – John Henry becomes the first horse to win a million dollar race, the inaugural Arlington Million, at Arlington Park in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois.
  • November – inaugural running of the Japan Cup, the most prestigious horse race in Japan, at Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu, Tokyo. Its distance is about 1½ miles on turf and it is the world's richest turf race.

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing

Rugby union

Snooker

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

Water polo

Multi-sport events

Awards

References

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