1970 in sports

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1970 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Years in sports: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Years: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973

Alpine skiing[edit]

American football[edit]

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

  • 15 February – Carlos Cruz, Featherweight Boxing Champion died in a plane crash
  • 16 February – Joe Frazier wins the undisputed World Heavyweight title with the knock out of Jimmy Ellis in five rounds.
  • 30 December – death of Sonny Liston (38), former heavyweight champion

Canadian football[edit]

Cricket[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

  • Men's European Nations Cup held in Brussels and won by West Germany

Figure skating[edit]

Golf[edit]

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing[edit]

Horse racing[edit]

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

  • STX is founded by Richard B.C. Tucker Sr.
  • The New Westminster Salmonbellies win the Mann Cup.
  • The Whitby Transporters win the Castrol Cup.
  • The Lakeshore Maple Leafs win the Minto Cup.

Motor racing[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Speed skating[edit]

  • First ISU Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Men and Ladies held in West Allis, U.S.A.

Swimming[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Yacht racing[edit]

Multi-sport events[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]