1988 in sports

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1988 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Years in sports: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Alpine skiing[edit]

American football[edit]

Association football[edit]

For an extensive coverage see 1988 in football (soccer)

Athletics[edit]

Australian rules football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

  • January 12 – Former Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Stargell, leader of two world champions in Pittsburgh and NL co-MVP in 1979 at age 39, becomes the 17th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility. Jim Bunning falls four votes shy of the 321 needed for election in his 13th year on the ballot.
  • August 8 – The first night game ever at Wrigley Field is played. After an attempt the previous night was rained out, the Cubs defeat the New York Mets 6–4.
  • World SeriesLos Angeles Dodgers won 4 games to 1 over the Oakland Athletics. The Series MVP was Orel Hershiser, Los Angeles

Basketball[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Canadian football[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Darts[edit]

Dog sledding[edit]

Field hockey[edit]

  • Men's Champions Trophy held in Lahore won by West Germany
  • Olympic Games (Men's Competition) won by Great Britain

Figure skating[edit]

Gaelic Athletic Association[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]

Motor racing[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1988 Summer Olympics takes place in Seoul, South Korea
    • USSR wins the most medals (132) and the most gold medals (55).
    • September 24 – Canada's Ben Johnson wins Olympic gold in 100 metres. Two days later, he is stripped of the medal after testing positive for a banned substance.
  • 1988 Winter Olympics takes place in Calgary, Canada
    • USSR wins the most medals (29) and the most gold medals (11).

Radiosport[edit]

Rugby league[edit]

Rugby union[edit]

Snooker[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Yacht racing[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]