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1984 In Sports

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1984 In Sports

1984 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987


  • 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
  • Dog sledding 11
  • Field hockey 12
  • Figure skating 13
  • Gaelic Athletic Association 14
  • Golf 15
  • Harness racing 16
  • Horse racing 17
  • Ice hockey 18
  • Motor racing 19
  • Olympic Games 20
  • Radiosport 21
  • Rugby league 22
  • Rugby union 23
  • Shooting Sports 24
  • Snooker 25
  • Swimming 26
  • Tennis 27
  • Water polo 28
  • Awards 29
  • References 30

Alpine Skiing

American football

Association football

Australian rules football




  • March 31 – Wilfredo Gómez defeats Juan Laporte by a decision in 12 rounds to conquer the WBC's world Featherweight crown.
  • June 15 – in the most anticipated bout of the year, Thomas Hearns, WBC world Jr. Middleweight champion, knocks out WBA world champion Roberto Durán in two rounds. The WBA elects not to sanction the bout, declaring their version of the title vacant instead.

Canadian football


  • Inaugural edition of the Asia Cup is held in Sharjah, UAE: India defeats Pakistan in the final.


Dog sledding

Field hockey

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing

Olympic Games

  • 1984 Summer Olympics takes place at Los Angeles
    • USA wins the most medals (174) and the most gold medals (83)
  • 1984 Winter Olympics takes place at Sarajevo
    • USSR wins the most medals (25) and the GDR wins the most gold medals (9)


Rugby league

Rugby union

Shooting Sports




Water polo



  1. ^ See Christian Geoff; “Wiley Has a Knee Injury”; in The West Australian, 7 May 1984, p. 84
  2. ^ See WAFL Footy Facts – Draws
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