1997 in sports

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1997 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1997 in sports

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Association footballEdit

AthleticsEdit

Australian footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

Canadian footballEdit

CricketEdit

CyclingEdit

Dogsled racingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

  • Men's Champions Trophy: Germany
  • Women's Champions Trophy: Australia

Figure skatingEdit

Gaelic Athletic AssociationEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

HandballEdit

Harness racingEdit

Horse racingEdit

  • The Grand National Saturday meeting was abandoned after two coded bomb threats were received, causing evacuation of the course. The race was eventually run on the following Monday.

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

LacrosseEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1997 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
February 7 UFC 12: Judgement Day N/A   Dothan, Alabama, United States 3,100 N/A UFC rule change, split main tournament into heavyweight (200lbs+) and lightweight (Under 200lbs) divisions. Eight-man tournament ceases. Introduction of titles. Superfights cease.
May 30 UFC 13: Ultimate Force N/A   Augusta, Georgia, United States 5,100 N/A Closed fisted strikes to the head were banned for this event only.
July 27 UFC 14: Showdown N/A   Birmingham, Alabama, United States 5,000 N/A UFC rule change, requires fighters to use 4–6 oz gloves.
October 11 Pride 1 N/A   Tokyo, Japan 47,860 N/A Pride FC's first event.

The event featured one kickboxing bout between Branko Cikatić and Ralph White.

October 17 UFC 15: Collision Course N/A   Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, United States N/A N/A UFC rule change, redefined permissible striking areas.
December 21 UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan UFC 15.5   Yokohama, Japan 5,000 N/A This event featured the first appearance of longtime UFC announcer Mike Goldberg.

MotorsportEdit

RadiosportEdit

RowingEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SnookerEdit

SwimmingEdit

TaekwondoEdit

TennisEdit

VolleyballEdit

  • Men's World League: Italy
  • Women's World Grand Prix: Russia
  • Men's European Championship: Netherlands
  • Women's European Championship: Russia

Water poloEdit

  • Men's World Cup: USA
  • Men's European Championship: Hungary
  • Women's European Championship: Italy

Multi-sport eventsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit