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1996 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

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Alpine skiing

American football

Association football

For an extensive coverage see 1996 in Association football

Athletics

Australian rules football

Baseball

  • January 8 – For the first time in 25 years, no one garners 75 percent of the votes needed to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Phil Niekro comes closest with 68 percent.
  • World Series, October 26 – New York Yankees won 4 games to 2 over the Atlanta Braves. Their 23rd World Championship and their first since 1978. The Series MVP was relief pitcher John Wetteland of New York.

Basketball

Boxing

Canadian football

Cricket

Cycling

Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Olympic Games Men's Competition: Netherlands
  • Olympic Games Women's Competition: Australia

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Handball

  • Men's European Championship: Russia
  • Women's European Championship: Denmark

Harness racing

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Martial arts

Motor racing

Radiosport

Rugby league

  • March 29 at Paris – the new Super League competition, the first ever season of professional rugby to be played in summer, begins with new team Paris Saint Germain's first match: a 30-24 win over Sheffield Eagles at Charlety Stadium before 17,873.
  • August 31 at Salford, England - The 1996 Student Rugby League World Cup culminates in Australia's 28 - 16 defeat of Samoa

Rugby union

Snooker

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

  • Men's World League: Netherlands
  • Women's World Grand Prix: Brazil
  • Olympic Games Men's Competition: Netherlands
  • Olympic Games Women's Competition: Cuba

Water polo

  • Olympic Games Men's Competition: Spain
  • Olympic Games Women's Competition: Netherlands

Multi-sport events

Awards

References








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