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


Years in sports: 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Years: 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971

Contents

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

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 footballEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

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

Canadian footballEdit

CricketEdit

CyclingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

Figure skatingEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racingEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

MotorsportEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SnookerEdit

SwimmingEdit

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Events

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

Davis Cup

Multi-sport eventsEdit

AwardsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • June 9 – Ronnie Duman, 39, US racecar driver (crashed while competing in the Rex Mays 150)[2]
  • September 30 – Johan Nyström, 94, Swedish Olympic athlete[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Auto greats" (PDF). Celebrating Automotive Heritage at Crown Hill Cemetery. Crown Hill Cemetery. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.