1980 in sports

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1980 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing

American football

Association football

Newport County AFC win Welsh Cup for first time.

Athletics

  • March 31 – death of Jesse Owens, American sprinter who won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics in 1936
  • June 12 – Soviet Union's Nadezhda Olizarenko sets the world record in the women's 800 metres, clocking 1:54.85 at Moscow
  • July 27 – Nadezhda Olizarenko betters her own world record in the women's 800 metres at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, clocking 1:53.43.

Australian rules football

Baseball

Boxing

Canadian football

Cycling

Dog sledding

Field hockey

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Hockey

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Motor racing

Olympic Games

Radiosport

Rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Swimming

  • XXII Olympic Games, held in Moscow, Soviet Union (July 20 – July 27)
  • February 2 – USA's Chris Cavanaugh sets a world record in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Amersfoort, Netherlands, shaving off 0.04 of the previous record (23.70) set by Germany's Klaus Steinbach nearly a year ago: 23.66.
  • April 10 – Chris Cavanaugh betters his own world record in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Austin, Texas (USA): 23.12. At the same event (and on the same day), two other swimmers from the United States, Rowdy Gaines and Bruce Stahl, go under his time, clocking 22.96 and 22.83 respectively.
  • August 15 – USA's Joe Bottom betters the world record in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a meet in Honolulu, Hawaii, shaving off 0.12 of the previous record (22.83) set by Bruce Stahl four months earlier: 22.71.

Tennis

Water polo

Yacht racing

Awards

References








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