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1979 In Sports

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1979 In Sports

1979 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Years: 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982


  • Alpine skiing 1
  • American football 2
  • Artistic gymnastics 3
  • Association football 4
  • Australian rules football 5
  • Baseball 6
  • Basketball 7
  • Boxing 8
  • Canadian football 9
  • Cricket 10
  • Cycling 11
  • Dogsled racing 12
  • Field hockey 13
  • Figure skating 14
  • Golf 15
  • Harness racing 16
  • Horse racing 17
  • Ice hockey 18
  • Motor racing 19
  • Rugby league 20
  • Rugby union 21
  • Snooker 22
  • Swimming 23
  • Tennis 24
  • Volleyball 25
  • Water polo 26
  • Multi-sport event 27
  • Awards 28
  • References 29

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football

Australian rules football




Canadian football



Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • 1979 Pan American Games men's competition held in San Juan, Puerto Rico and won by Argentina
  • August - The 2nd Women's World Field Hockey Championships are held at Vancouver, Canada with the Netherlands as the champions.

Figure skating


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing

Rugby league

Rugby union





Water polo

Multi-sport events



  1. ^ Google book review: Turnen and sport: transatlantic transfers author: Annette R. Hofmann, accessed: 12 January 2010
  2. ^ Bowls German Football League website, accessed: 16 January 2011
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