1980 in sports

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

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NBA Finals

National Basketball League (Australia) Finals

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Dog sledding edit

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Figure skating edit

Gaelic Athletic Association edit

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Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing edit

Horse racing edit


Flat races

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Rugby league edit

Rugby union edit

Snooker edit

Speed skating edit

Swimming edit

  • 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.

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Yacht racing edit

Awards edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 4 January 2022.