1994 in sports

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1994 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1994 in sports

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

  • Super Bowl XXVIII – the Dallas Cowboys (NFC) won 30–13 over the Buffalo Bills (AFC)
    • Location: Georgia Dome
    • Attendance: 72,817
    • MVP: Emmitt Smith, RB (Dallas)
    • Note: It is the fourth consecutive Super Bowl appearance by the Bills as well as their fourth consecutive loss. This is also the first (and thus far only) time that the same two teams have met in consecutive Super Bowls.
  • Orange Bowl (1993 season):
  • October 23 – in a game where the New Orleans Saints beat the Los Angeles Rams 37–34 Robert Bailey of the Rams sets the NFL record for longest punt return (103 yards) and Tyrone Hughes of the Saints sets the NFL single game record for kickoff return yards (304) and most return yards (347) and ties the single game record for kickoff returns returned for touchdown (2).
  • November 13 – Drew Bledsoe sets NFL single game records for pass attempts (70) and pass completions (45) helping New England Patriots beat Minnesota Vikings 26–20.
  • October 31, 1994, In a rainy and windy game at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football, Dick Buktus' and Gale Sayers' Jerseys were retired at Halftime, but the Bears were blown away by Brett Favre and the Packers, 6–33.

Association footballEdit


Australian rules footballEdit




Canadian footballEdit


Dogsled racingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

  • Men's Champions Trophy: Pakistan
  • Men's World Cup: Pakistan
  • Women's World Cup: Australia

Figure skatingEdit

Gaelic Athletic AssociationEdit


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional


  • Men's European Championship: Sweden
  • Women's European Championship: Denmark

Harness racingEdit

Horse racingEdit


Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit


The following is a list of major noteworthy kickboxing events during 1994 in chronological order.

Before 2000, K-1 was considered the only major kickboxing promotion in the world.

Date Event Location Attendance Notes
March 4 K-1 Challenge   Tokyo, Japan 15,000
April 30 K-1 Grand Prix '94   Tokyo, Japan 11,000 Second K-1 World Grand Prix. Tournament features eight competitors, rather than sixteen like the year before.
May 8 K-2 Plus Tournament 1994   Amsterdam, Netherlands Features eight-man light heavyweight (76–79 kg/167-174 lbs) tournament. First K-1 event held outside Japan.
September 18 K-1 Revenge   Tokyo, Japan 14,000
December 10 K-1 Legend   Nagoya, Japan 9,550 First K-1 event to feature a mixed martial arts bout.


Mixed martial artsEdit

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1994 in chronological order.

Before 1997, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was considered the only major MMA organization in the world and featured many fewer rules than are used in modern MMA.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
March 11 UFC 2: No Way Out UFC 2
The Ultimate Fighting Championship 2
  Denver, Colorado, US 2,000 300,000 UFC rule change, time limits were dropped. Groin strikes became legal again, however still illegal to grab the genitals. Cage design was modified. The first and only sixteen-man tournament in UFC history.
September 9 UFC 3: The American Dream N/A   Charlotte, North Carolina, US N/A N/A UFC rule change, referee is officially given the right to stop a fight. Kicking with shoes is banned, however this rule was quickly discarded.
December 16 UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors N/A   Tulsa, Oklahoma, US 5,857 N/A UFC rule change, After tournament alternate Steve Jennum won UFC 3 by winning only one bout, alternates (replacements) were required to win a pre-tournament bout to qualify for the role of an alternate.


Professional WrestlingEdit


Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit


Speed skatingEdit





  • Men's World League: Italy
  • Men's World Championship: Italy
  • Men's European Beach Volleyball Championships: Jan Kvalheim and Bjørn Maaseide (Norway)
  • Women's World Grand Prix: Brazil
  • Women's World Championship: Cuba
  • Women's European Beach Volleyball Championships: Beate Bühler and Danja Müsch (Germany)

Water poloEdit

  • Men's World Championship: Italy
  • Women's World Championship: Hungary


(see links, above, for individual medals)