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1968 In Sports

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1968 In Sports

1968 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Years: 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971


  • Alpine skiing 1
  • American football 2
  • Association football 3
  • Australian rules football 4
  • Baseball 5
  • Basketball 6
  • Boxing 7
  • Canadian football 8
  • Cricket 9
  • Cycling 10
  • Field hockey 11
  • Figure skating 12
  • Golf 13
  • Horse racing 14
  • Ice hockey 15
  • Motor racing 16
  • Rugby league 17
  • Rugby union 18
  • Snooker 19
  • Swimming 20
  • Tennis 21
  • Multi-sport event 22
  • Awards 23
  • Births 24
  • Deaths 25
  • References 26

Alpine skiing

American football

O.J. Simpson, running back for the USC Trojans, was the overwhelming choice for the Heisman Trophy, with 2,853 points. Second was Leroy Keyes, running back for Purdue, with 1,103 points, followed by Terry Hanratty (QB-Notre Dame), Ted Kwalick (TE-Penn State) and Ted Hendricks (DE-Miami).

Association football

Australian rules football




  • May 8 – Bob Foster knocked out Dick Tiger in the fourth round to win the World Lightweight Championship.

Canadian football



Field hockey

Figure skating


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing

Rugby league

Rugby union









  • The "open era" in tennis begins, as all the Grand Slam events open to professionals for the first time

Davis Cup

Multi-sport events




  • June 9 - Ronnie Duman, 39, US racecar driver (crashed while competing in the Rex Mays 150)[2]
  • September 30 - Johan Nyström, 94, Swedish Olympic athlete[3]


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