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 National   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   Nick Matthew
22 Field hockey   2012 World Series Hockey Sher-e-Punjab
24 January–4 July Association football   2012 Copa Libertadores Continental   Corinthians
26–12 February Baseball   2012 Australian Baseball League postseason National   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 February–6 October Rugby league  /  Super League XVII Binational   Leeds Rhinos
4 February–17 March Rugby union  / / / / /  2012 Six Nations Championship Continental   Wales
4 February–4 November Tennis 2012 Fed Cup World Group International   Czech Republic
5 American football  ,  Super Bowl XLVI national   New York Giants
9 February–17 May Darts  /  2012 Premier League Darts   Phil Taylor
10 February–18 November Tennis 2012 Davis Cup World Group International   Czech Republic
10 February-10 November Association football 2012 AFC Champions League Continental   Ulsan Hyundai FC
18 February–18 November Auto racing   2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series   Brad Keselowski
20 - 25 Squash   North American Open 2012   James Willstrop
24 February– 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 March – 30 September Rugby league  /  2012 NRL season Binational   Melbourne Storm
10 March – 1 December Association football  /  2012 Major League Soccer season Binational   Los Angeles Galaxy
11–22 Cricket   2012 Asia Cup   Pakistan
13 March–2 April Basketball   2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament national   University of Kentucky
17 March–3 April Basketball   2012 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament national   Baylor University
18 Formula One   2012 Australian Grand Prix   Jenson Button
24 March- 29 September Australian rules football   2012 AFL season Sydney Swans
25 Formula One   2012 Malaysian Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso
26-31 Squash  Kuala Lumpur Open Squash Championships 2012   Nicol David
28 March–28 October Baseball  /  2012 Major League Baseball season   San Francisco Giants

AprilEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s
4 April–27 May Cricket   2012 Indian Premier League National Kolkata Knight Riders

MayEdit

Date Sport Venue/Event Status Winner/s

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

Alpine skiingEdit

American footballEdit

AquaticsEdit

Results:

5–10 August

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

1/27 — MFC 32 - Bitter Rivals

1/28 — UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis

February

2/11 — ONE Fighting Championship: Battle of Heroes

2/25 — KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy

March

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

4/21 — UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans

May

5/4 — MFC 33 - Collision Course

5/12 — KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp

June

6/21 — M-1 Global - Fedor vs. Rizzo

6/23 — ONE Fighting Championship: Destiny of Warriors

July

August

8/10 — MFC 34 - Total Recall

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

September

9/1 — UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson

9/15 — KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies

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

October

10/6 — ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Kings

10/26 — MFC 35 - Explosive Encounter

November

December

12/1 — KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation

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.[7]

RowingEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Domestic competitions

Ski mountaineeringEdit

SnowboardingEdit

SquashEdit

SumoEdit

SwimmingEdit

TennisEdit

VolleyballEdit

Multi-sport eventsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Though football started two days earlier, the Games were officially opened on 28 July.
  2. ^ "New York Marathon Canceled as City Recovers From Storm". November 3, 2012 – via www.bloomberg.com.
  3. ^ "Serbia takes gold after stunning match".
  4. ^ "News".
  5. ^ uefa.com (February 12, 2012). "Futsal EURO - News – UEFA.com".
  6. ^ "EHF EURO 2012 Final". Archived from the original on January 21, 2012. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  7. ^ Overall standings Archived September 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
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  9. ^ "Djokovic claims the longest final".
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