2012 in sports

2012 in sports various events were held, notably the Summer Olympics were held in London, United Kingdom.

Years in sports

2012 in sports

Events by monthEdit

JanuaryEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
5 - 11 Squash   2011 PSA World Series Finals International   Amr Shabana,   Nicol David
9 American football   2012 BCS National Championship Game Domestic   University of Alabama
15 Marathon   Mumbai Marathon international   Laban Moiben,   Netsanet Achamo
16 - 29 Tennis   2012 Australian Open International   Novak Djokovic,   Victoria Azarenka
20 - 26 Squash   Tournament of Champions 2012 International   Nick Matthew
22 Field hockey   2012 World Series Hockey International Sher-e-Punjab
24 – 4 July Association football   2012 Copa Libertadores Continental   Corinthians
26 – 12 February Baseball   2012 Australian Baseball League postseason Domestic   Perth Heat
27 Marathon   Dubai Marathon International   Ayele Abshero, Aselefech Mergia
29 –5 February Bandy   2012 Bandy World Championship International   Sweden

FebruaryEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
3 – 6 October Rugby league  /  Super League XVII Binational   Leeds Rhinos
4 – 17 March Rugby union  / / / / /  2012 Six Nations Championship Continental   Wales
5 American football  ,  Super Bowl XLVI Domestic   New York Giants
9 – 17 May Darts  /  2012 Premier League Darts International   Phil Taylor
18 – 18 November Auto racing   2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Domestic   Brad Keselowski
20 - 25 Squash   North American Open 2012 International   James Willstrop
24 – 4 August Rugby union  / /  2012 Super Rugby season International   Chiefs
27 Auto racing   2012 Daytona 500   Matt Kenseth

MarchEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 – 30 September Rugby league  /  2012 NRL season Binational   Melbourne Storm
10 – 1 December Association football  /  2012 Major League Soccer season Binational   Los Angeles Galaxy
11–22 Cricket   2012 Asia Cup Continental   Pakistan
13 – 2 April Basketball   2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic   University of Kentucky
17 – 3 April Basketball   2012 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament Domestic   Baylor University
18 Formula One   2012 Australian Grand Prix (F1 #1) International   Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes)
24 - 29 September Australian football   2012 AFL season Domestic Sydney Swans
25 Formula One   2012 Malaysian Grand Prix (F1 #2) International   Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
25 - 15 September IndyCar   2012 IndyCar Series International   Ryan Hunter-Reay
26 - 31 Squash   Kuala Lumpur Open Squash Championships 2012 International   Nicol David
28 – 28 October Baseball  /  2012 Major League Baseball season Domestic   San Francisco Giants

AprilEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
4 – 27 May Cricket   2012 Indian Premier League National Kolkata Knight Riders
8 Motorcycle racing   2012 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #1) International MotoGP:   Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
Moto2:   Marc Márquez (Suter)
Moto3:   Maverick Viñales (FTR-Honda)
8 - 13 Squash   El Gouna International 2012 International   Ramy Ashour
15 Formula One   2012 Chinese Grand Prix (F1 #3) International   Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
16 Athletics   2012 Boston Marathon International Men:   Wesley Korir
Women:   Sharon Cherop
22 Association football   2012 A-League Grand Final Continental   Brisbane Roar
22 Formula One   2012 Bahrain Grand Prix (F1 #4) International   Sebastian Vettel {Red Bull-Renault)
23 Athletics   2012 London Marathon International Men:   Wilson Kipsang
Women:   Mary Keitany
29 Motorcycle racing   2012 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #2) International MotoGP:   Casey Stoner (Honda)
Moto2:   Pol Espargaró (Kalex)
Moto3:   Romano Fenati (FTR-Honda)
29 Athletics   2012 Hamburg Marathon International Men:   Shami Abdulahi
Women:   Netsanet Achamo

MayEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
4 - 20 Ice hockey  /  2012 IIHF World Championship International   Russia
6 Motorcycle racing   2012 Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #3) International MotoGP:   Casey Stoner (Honda)
Moto2:   Marc Márquez (Suter)
Moto3:   Sandro Cortese (KTM)
6 Athletics   2012 Toronto Marathon International Men:   Brendan Kenny
Women:   Jutta Merilainen
9 Association football   2012 UEFA Europa League Final Continental   Atlético Madrid
11 - 13 Basketball   2012 Euroleague Final Four Continental   Olympiacos
11 - 30 Chess   World Chess Championship 2012 International   Viswanathan Anand
13 Formula One   2012 Spanish Grand Prix (F1 #5) International   Pastor Maldonado (Williams-Renault)
14 - 20 Squash   2012 Men's British Open
  2012 Women's British Open
International Men:   Nick Matthew
Women:   Nicol David
18 Rugby union   2012 European Challenge Cup Final Continental   Biarritz
19 Association football   2012 UEFA Champions League Final Continental   Chelsea
19 Association football   2012 Scottish Cup Final Domestic   Hearts
19 Rugby union   2012 Heineken Cup Final Continental   Leinster
20 Motorcycle racing   2012 French motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #4) International MotoGP:   Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
Moto2:   Thomas Lüthi (Suter)
Moto3   Louis Rossi (FTR Honda)
26 Rugby union   2012 Aviva Premiership Final Domestic Harlequins
27 Formula One   2012 Monaco Grand Prix (F1 #6) International   Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault)
27 IndyCar   2012 Indianapolis 500 International   Dario Franchitti
27 Rugby union  / / /  2012 RaboDirect Pro12 Final Continental   Ospreys
27 – 11 June Tennis   2012 French Open International Men's Singles:   Rafael Nadal
Women's Singles:   Maria Sharapova
30 - 11 June Ice hockey  /  2012 Stanley Cup Finals Domestic   Los Angeles Kings

JuneEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
3 Motorcycle racing   2012 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #5) International MotoGP:   Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
Moto2:   Andrea Iannone (Speed Up)
Moto3:   Maverick Viñales (FTR-Honda)
4 – 22 Rugby union   2012 IRB Junior World Championship International   South Africa
8–1 July Association football  /  UEFA Euro 2012 Continental   Spain
9 Rugby union   2012 Top 14 Final Domestic Toulouse
10 Formula One   2012 Canadian Grand Prix (F1 #7) International   Lewis Hamilton (Red Bull-Renault)
12 - 21 Basketball  /  2012 NBA Finals Domestic   Miami Heat
18 – 30 Rugby union   2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy International   United States
17 Motorcycle racing   2012 British motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #6) International MotoGP:   Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
Moto2:   Pol Espargaró (Kalex)
Moto3:   Maverick Viñales (FTR-Honda)
24 Formula One   2012 European Grand Prix (F1 #8) International   Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
25 June–8 July Tennis   2012 Wimbledon Championships International Men's Singles:   Roger Federer
Women's Singles:   Serena Williams
30 Motorcycle racing   2012 Dutch TT (MotoGP #7) International MotoGP:   Casey Stoner (Honda)
Moto2:   Marc Márquez (Suter)
Moto3:   Maverick Viñales (FTR-Honda)

JulyEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
8 Motorcycle racing   2012 German motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #8) International MotoGP:   Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
Moto2:   Marc Márquez (Eskil)
Moto3:   Sandro Cortese (KTM)
14 Association football   2012 Supercupa României Domestic Dinamo București
15 Motorcycle racing   2012 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #9) International MotoGP:   Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
Moto2:   Andrea Iannone (Speed Up)
Moto3:   Maverick Viñales (FTR-Honda)
22 Formula One   2012 German Grand Prix (F1 #10) International   Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
28 – 12 August Multi-sport   2012 Summer Olympics International Most (gold) medals:   USA
28 – 16 September Tennis   2012 World TeamTennis Domestic  Washington Kastles
29 Formula One   2012 Hungarian Grand Prix (F1 #11) International   Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes)
29 Motorcycle racing   2012 United States motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #10) International MotoGP:   Casey Stoner (Honda)

AugustEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
18–6 October Rugby union  / / /  2012 Rugby Championship International   New Zealand
19 Motorcycle racing   2012 Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP #11) International MotoGP:   Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
Moto2:   Marc Márquez (Suter
Moto3:   Luis Salom (Kalex KTM)
19–8 September Association football   2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup International   United States
22–2 September Association football   2012 Nehru Cup International   India
27–9 September Tennis   2012 US Open International Men's Singles:   Andy Murray
Women's Singles:  Serena Williams
29–9 September Multi-sport   2012 Summer Paralympics International Most (gold) medals:   China

SeptemberEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
2 Formula One   2012 Belgian Grand Prix (F1 #12) International   Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes)
9 Formula One   2012 Italian Grand Prix (F1 #13) International   Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes)
12 - 15 Squash   Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2012 International   Raneem El Weleily.
23 Formula One   2012 Singapore Grand Prix (F1 #14) International   Sebastian Vettel (McLaren-Mercedes)
30 Athletics   Berlin Marathon International Men:   Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai
Women:   Aberu Kebede.

OctoberEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
5 - 9 Basketball  / / /  2012 NBA Europe Live Tour Continental various
6 - 12 Squash   Men's United States Open 2012
  Women's United States Open 2012
Internatinonal Men:   Ramy Ashour
Women:   Nicol David
7 Formula One   2012 Japanese Grand Prix (F1 #15) International   Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
7 Athletics   Chicago Marathon International Men:   Tsegaye Kebede
Women:   Atsede Baysa
7 Athletics   Twin Cities Marathon International Men:   Christopher Kipyego
Women:   Jeannette Faber
14 Formula One   2012 Korean Grand Prix (F1 #16) International   Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
14 Athletics   Toronto Waterfront Marathon International Men:   Betona Warga
Women:   Mary Davies
23 - 28 Tennis   2012 WTA Tour Championships International Women's singles:   Serena Williams
Women's doubles   Maria Kirilenko & Nadia Petrova
28 Formula One   2012 Indian Grand Prix (F1 #17) International   Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
30–4 November Tennis   2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions International   Nadia Petrova

NovemberEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 - 18 Futsal   2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup International   Brazil
3 – 4 Tennis 2012 Fed Cup World Group International   Czech Republic
4 Formula One   2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (F1 #18) International   Kimi Räikkönen (Lotus-Renault)
4 Athletics   New York City Marathon International Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy
5 - 11 Tennis   2012 ATP World Tour Finals International Men's singles:   Novak Djokovic
Men's doubles:   Marcel Granollers & Marc López
10 Association football 2012 AFC Champions League Final Continental   Ulsan Hyundai FC
12–17 Squash 2012 Women's World Team Squash Championships International   Egypt
16 – 18 Tennis 2012 Davis Cup World Group International   Czech Republic
18 Formula One   2012 United States Grand Prix (F1 #19) International   Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes)
25 Formula One   2012 Brazilian Grand Prix (F1 #20) International   Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes)
27–2 December Squash   Men's Hong Kong squash Open 2012
  Women's Hong Kong squash Open 2012
International Men's singles:   Ramy Ashour
Women's singles   Nicol David

DecemberEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
1 - 10 Chess   2012 London Chess Classic International   Magnus Carlsen
6 - 16 Association football   2012 FIFA Club World Cup International   Corinthians
7 - 14 Squash   2012 PSA World Championship International   Ramy Ashour
12 - 16 Swimming   2012 FINA World Swimming Championships International Most (gold) medals:   United States of America
13 - 21 Squash   2012 WSA World Championship International   Nicol David
14–1 January 2013 Darts   2013 PDC World Darts Championship International   Phil Taylor
15–20 January 2013 Field hockey   2012-13 World Series Hockey Domestic Cancelled
26–5 January 2013 Ice hockey   2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships International   United States of America
29 – 20 January 2013 Ice hockey   2013 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship International   Canada
29–6 January 2013 Cross-country skiing   /   /   2012–13 Tour de Ski International Men:   Alexander Legkov
Women:   Justyna Kowalczyk
29–6 January 2013 Ski jumping   /   2012–13 Four Hills Tournament International   Gregor Schlierenzauer

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

AquaticsEdit

Kenneth To from   Australia won the men's race, while Katinka Hosszú from   Hungary won the women's race

Association footballEdit

AthleticsEdit

BadmintonEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NBA Finals

Events

BiathlonEdit

BowlingEdit

Canadian footballEdit

CricketEdit

  India defeated   Australia in the final and clinched their third title.

  West Indies defeated   Sri Lanka in the final and clinched their first title.

CurlingEdit

Figure skatingEdit

Freestyle skiingEdit

FutsalEdit

GolfEdit

HandballEdit

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases
Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

KickboxingEdit

The following is a list of major noteworthy kickboxing events during 2012 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance Notes
January 28 It's Showtime 2012 in Leeuwarden It's Showtime 54   Leeuwarden, Netherlands N/A Badr Hari announces his retirement after 12 years of competition.
February 25 SuperKombat World Grand Prix I 2012 SuperKombat World Grand Prix I   Podgorica, Montenegro N/A Featured the SuperKombat World Grand Prix I 2012 super heavyweight (+96kg) tournament.
March 10 Cro Cop Final Fight K-1 Final Fight   Zagreb, Croatia N/A Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović returns to kickboxing after eight years in MMA.
March 23 United Glory 15 N/A   Moscow, Russia N/A N/A
May 27 SLAMM: Nederland vs. Thailand VII SLAMM: Nederland vs. Thailand 7   Almere, Netherlands N/A N/A
June 30 Music Hall & BFN Group present: It's Showtime 57 & 58 It's Showtime 57 & 58   Brussels, Belgium N/A Peter Aerts announces his retirement after 27 years of competition.

LacrosseEdit

LugeEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events by month.

January

1/7 — Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine

1/14 — UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes

1/20 — UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller

1/27 — MFC 32 - Bitter Rivals

1/28 — UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis

February

2/4 — UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit

2/11 — ONE Fighting Championship: Battle of Heroes

2/15 — UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger

2/25 — UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson

2/25 — KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy

March

3/2 — UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann

3/3 — Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey

3/16 — M-1 Challenge 31 - Monson vs. Oleinik

3/24 — M-1 Belarus 16 - Belarus Fighting Championship

3/31 — ONE Fighting Championship: War of the Lions

April

4/14 — UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva

4/21 — UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans

May

5/4 — MFC 33 - Collision Course

5/5 — UFC on Fox: Diaz vs. Miller

5/12 — KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp

5/15 — UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier

5/19 — Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier

5/26 – UFC 146: dos Santos vs. Mir

June

6/1 — The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale

6/8 — UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall 2

6/21 — M-1 Global - Fedor vs. Rizzo

6/22 — UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida

6/23 — UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II

6/23 — ONE Fighting Championship: Destiny of Warriors

July

7/7 — UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II

7/11 — UFC on Fuel TV: Muñoz vs. Weidman

7/14 — Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy

7/21 — UFC 149: Faber vs. Barão

August

8/4 — UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera

8/10 — MFC 34 - Total Recall

8/11 — UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II

8/18 — Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman

8/31 — ONE Fighting Championship: Pride of a Nation

September

9/1 — UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson

9/15 — KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies

9/22 — UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort

9/29 — UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic

9/29 — Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy

9/30 — M-1 Challenge 34 - Emelianenko vs. Gluhov

October

10/5 — UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot

10/6 — ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Kings

10/13 — UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar

10/26 — MFC 35 - Explosive Encounter

November

11/3 — Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir

11/10 — UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le

11/17 — UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit

December

12/1 — KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation

12/8 — UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz

12/14 — UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson

12/15 — The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson Finale

12/29 – UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2

MotorsportEdit

Nordic skiingEdit

Rink hockeyEdit

Road cyclingEdit

Ryder Hesjedal won the Giro, becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour.
Bradley Wiggins won the Tour, becoming the first British to win a Grand Tour.
Alberto Contador won the title for the second time after his first success in 2008.[5]

RowingEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Domestic competitions

Ski mountaineeringEdit

SnowboardingEdit

SquashEdit

SumoEdit

SwimmingEdit

TennisEdit

VolleyballEdit

Multi-sport eventsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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