1998 in sports

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1998 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1998 in sports

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Association footballEdit

AthleticsEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

Canadian footballEdit

CurlingEdit

  • Curling makes its Winter Olympics debut:
    • Men's Gold: Switzerland wins 9–3 over Canada
    • Women's Gold: Canada wins 7–5 over Denmark

CyclingEdit

Dogsled racingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

Figure skatingEdit

FloorballEdit

Gaelic Athletic AssociationEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

HandballEdit

Harness racingEdit

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

LacrosseEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1998 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
March 13 UFC 16: Battle in the Bayou   New Orleans, Louisiana, US 4,600 This event featured the first ever UFC lightweight tournament. As well as a middleweight championship bout. And a heavyweight and middleweight superfights.
March 15 Pride 2   Yokohama, Japan Event featured six MMA bouts and two kickboxing bouts.
May 15 UFC 17: Redemption   Mobile, Alabama, US This event was the last UFC event aside from UFC 23, to feature the "tournament" style format. This event featured a four-man middleweight tournament. As well as three heavyweight superfights.
June 24 Pride 3   Tokyo, Japan
October 11 Pride 4   Tokyo, Japan
October 16 UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil UFC 17.5   São Paulo, Brazil This event caused controversy due to the fact that the Brazilian flag was wrongly represented on the promotional material.

MotorsportEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SnookerEdit

SwimmingEdit

TennisEdit

Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

VolleyballEdit

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

Water poloEdit

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

WeightliftingEdit

Multi-sport eventsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 4 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Our Games | Commonwealth Games Federation". thecgf.com. Retrieved 4 January 2022.