1988 in sports

1988 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

For an extensive coverage see 1988 in association football

AthleticsEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

  • January 12 – Former Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Stargell, leader of two world champions in Pittsburgh and NL co-MVP in 1979 at age 39, becomes the 17th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility. Jim Bunning falls four votes shy of the 321 needed for election in his 13th year on the ballot.
  • August 8 – The first night game ever at Wrigley Field is played. After an attempt the previous night was rained out, the Cubs defeat the New York Mets 6–4.
  • World SeriesLos Angeles Dodgers won 4 games to 1 over the Oakland Athletics. The Series MVP was Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

Canadian footballEdit

CyclingEdit

DartsEdit

Dog sleddingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

  • Men's Champions Trophy held in Lahore won by West Germany
  • Olympic Games (Men's Competition) won by Great Britain

Figure skatingEdit

Gaelic Athletic AssociationEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racingEdit

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

LacrosseEdit

MotorsportEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1988 Summer Olympics takes place in Seoul, South Korea
    • USSR wins the most medals (132) and the most gold medals (55).
    • September 24 – Canada's Ben Johnson wins Olympic gold in 100 metres. Two days later, he is stripped of the medal after testing positive for a banned substance.
  • 1988 Winter Olympics takes place in Calgary, Canada
    • USSR wins the most medals (29) and the most gold medals (11).

RadiosportEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SnookerEdit

SwimmingEdit

TennisEdit

Yacht racingEdit

VolleyballEdit

Water poloEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit