1968 in sports

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1968 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing edit

American football edit

O. J. Simpson, running back for the USC Trojans, was the overwhelming choice for the Heisman Trophy, with 2,853 points. Second was Leroy Keyes, running back for Purdue, with 1,103 points, followed by Terry Hanratty (QB-Notre Dame), Ted Kwalick (TE-Penn State) and Ted Hendricks (DE-Miami).

Association football edit

Australian rules football edit

Baseball edit

Basketball edit

Boxing edit

  • May 8 – Bob Foster knocked out Dick Tiger in the fourth round to win the World Light-Heavyweight Championship.

Canadian football edit

Cricket edit

Cycling edit

Field hockey edit

Figure skating edit

Golf edit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing edit


Flat races

Ice hockey edit

Motorsport edit

Rugby league edit

Rugby union edit

Snooker edit

Swimming edit

Tennis edit






  • The "open era" in tennis begins, as all the Grand Slam events open to professionals for the first time

Davis Cup

Multi-sport events edit

Awards edit

Births edit

Deaths edit

References edit

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