1967 in sports
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1967 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s|
|Years:||1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970|
- 1 Alpine skiing
- 2 American football
- 3 Association football
- 4 Athletics
- 5 Australian rules football
- 6 Baseball
- 7 Basketball
- 8 Boxing
- 9 Canadian football
- 10 Cycling
- 11 Field hockey
- 12 Figure skating
- 13 Golf
- 14 Harness racing
- 15 Horse racing
- 16 Ice hockey
- 17 Lacrosse
- 18 Motor racing
- 19 Radiosport
- 20 Rugby league
- 21 Rugby union
- 22 Snooker
- 23 Swimming
- 24 Tennis
- 25 Volleyball
- 26 Water sports
- 27 Yacht racing
- 28 Multi-sport events
- 29 Awards
- 30 References
- The first Alpine Skiing World Cup is organised for the three ski events: Downhill, Slalom and Giant Slalom:
- The first Super Bowl is played on January 15 and NFL champion Green Bay Packers win 35-10 over AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs.
- December 31 – Green Bay Packers defeat Dallas Cowboys 21-17 for the 1967 NFL Championship in a now-legendary game at Lambeau Field known as the Ice Bowl
- Oakland Raiders defeat the Houston Oilers 40-7 for the 1967 American Football League Championship
- The New Orleans Saints are formed.
- Celtic win the European Cup Final 2-1 against Internazionale in Lisbon, earning the team the nickname of the Lisbon Lions. The team also won the Scottish League Championship and Scottish Cup and the Scottish league Cup, thus becoming the first team to complete a domestic and European quadruple.
- August – Athletics at the 1967 Pan American Games held at Winnipeg
- Victorian Football League
- World Series – St. Louis Cardinals win 4 games to 3 over the Boston Red Sox. The series MVP is pitcher Bob Gibson of St. Louis.
- October - The Kansas City Athletics become the Oakland Athletics for the 1968 season.
- NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship –
- NBA Finals –
- FIBA World Championship
- USSR World Champion
- The American Basketball Association begins play as a rival league to the NBA.
- May 9 – Muhammad Ali was stripped of his World Heavyweight Champion titles and was banned from boxing by the various commissions for his refusal to be inducted into the United States Army.
- October 27 – death of Robert Carmody (29), American boxer, in the Vietnam War
- Grey Cup – Hamilton Tiger-Cats won 24-1 over the Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Vanier Cup – Alberta Golden Bears win 10-9 over the McMaster Marauders
- July 30 – death of Valentín Uriona (26), Spanish road racing cyclist, following a crash during a race
- Giro d'Italia won by Felice Gimondi of Italy
- Tour de France – Roger Pingeon of France
- UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race – Eddy Merckx of Belgium
- Pan American Games (Men's Competition) in Winnipeg, Canada
- Gold Medal: Argentina
- Silver Medal: Trinidad & Tobago
- Bronze Medal: United States
- March 11 – In an international women's field-hockey match at Wembley Stadium, England. England beat Ireland 7-1.
- World Figure Skating Championships –
- Masters Tournament - Gay Brewer
- U.S. Open - Jack Nicklaus
- British Open - Roberto DeVicenzo
- PGA Championship - Don January
- PGA Tour money leader - Jack Nicklaus - $188,998
- Ryder Cup - United States wins 23½ to 8½ over Britain in team golf.
- Women's Western Open - Kathy Whitworth
- LPGA Championship - Kathy Whitworth
- U.S. Women's Open - Catherine Lacoste
- Titleholders Championship - not played
- LPGA Tour money leader - Kathy Whitworth - $32,937
- United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- Pacers: Binshaw
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Red Handed
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by Jammed Lovely
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Topyo
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Ribocco
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
- Hart Memorial Trophy – for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Stan Mikita, Chicago Black Hawks
- Stanley Cup – Toronto Maple Leafs won 4 games to 2 over the Montreal Canadiens
- World Hockey Championship
- Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Sweden
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship - Cornell University Big Red defeat Boston University Terriers 4-1 in Syracuse, New York
- The NHL adds six new teams for the 1967-68 season.
- The inaugural World Lacrosse Championship is held in Toronto, Ontario. The United States win, and Australia is the runner-up.
- The Vancouver Carlings win the Mann Cup.
- The Elora Mohawks win the Castrol Cup.
- The Oshawa Green Gaels win the Minto Cup
- Stock car racing –
- USAC Racing – A.J. Foyt wins the season championship
- Formula One Champion – Denny Hulme of New Zealand
- 24 hours of Le Mans – Dan Gurney / A.J. Foyt won, driving a Ford GT-40 Mk. IV
- Rally racing – Rauno Aaltonen / Henry Liddon won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Mini Cooper S
- Drag racing – Bennie Osborn wins Top Fuel[clarification needed] World Championship.
- 1967 New Zealand rugby league season
- 1967 NSWRFL season
- 1966–67 Northern Rugby Football League season / 1967–68 Northern Rugby Football League season
- 17 December – first Sunday play in professional rugby league.
- July 26 – American swimmer Mark Spitz breaks Kevin Berry's nearly three-year old world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a time of 2:06.4.
- August 30 – John Ferris captures the world record from fellow-American Mark Spitz in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) by swimming 2:06.0 at a meet in Tokyo, Japan.
- October 8 – Mark Spitz regains his world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) at a meet in West Berlin, West Germany, clocking 2:05.7.
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Roy Emerson (Australia) defeats Arthur Ashe (USA) 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Nancy Richey (USA) defeats Lesley Turner Bowrey (Australia) 6–1, 6–4
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – John Newcombe (Australia) defeats Wilhelm Bungert (West Germany) 6–3, 6–1, 6–1
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Billie Jean King (USA) defeats Ann Haydon Jones (Great Britain) 6–3, 6–4
- 1967 Men's European Volleyball Championship won by the USSR
- 1967 Women's European Volleyball Championship won by the USSR
- Volleyball at the 1967 Pan American Games won by USA (both men's and women's tournaments)
- January 4 – death of Donald Campbell (45), British land and water speed record holder, who was trying to extend the record on Coniston Water, Cumbria
- The New York Yacht Club retains the America's Cup as Intrepid defeats Australian challenger Dame Pattie, of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, 4 races to 1
- Fifth Pan American Games held in Winnipeg, Canada
- Fifth Mediterranean Games held in Tunis, Tunisia
- Fifth Summer Universiade held in Tokyo, Japan
- Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Carl Yastrzemski, Major League Baseball
- Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Billie Jean King, Tennis
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