1992 in sports
1992 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
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- Alpine Skiing World Cup
- Men's overall season champion: Paul Accola, Switzerland
- Women's overall season champion: Petra Kronberger, Austria
- Steve Emtman is the No. 1 pick in the 1992 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts
- June 25 – death of Jerome Brown (27), Philadelphia Eagles player, in a car crash
- Super Bowl XXVI – The Washington Redskins win their third Super Bowl title, and fifth NFL title, over the Buffalo Bills, 37–24, January 26, 1992 (from 1991 season)
- Super Bowl XXVII – The Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills 52–17 on January 31, 1993 (from the 1992 season)
- Steve Young (American football), quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, wins the 1992 NFL MVP
- November 29 – Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets is paralyzed from a neck injury during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He made a recovery that bordered on the miraculous; although he would never play again, he would walk unassisted several months later.
- Alabama Crimson Tide wins the 1992 national championship of college football, beating the Miami Hurricanes in the Sugar Bowl 34–14
- Gino Torretta of the Miami Hurricanes wins the Heisman Trophy, Davey O'Brien Award and Walter Camp Award
- May 17 – In Portugal, Cristiano Dias of S.C. Mateus, Vila Real, Portugal was born.
- June 26 – In Euro 1992, Denmark surprisingly won 2–0 over Germany at Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden.
- 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain July 25 – August 9.
- 1992 Winter Olympics held in Albertville, France February 8 – February 23
- March 1 – Madina Biktagirova set a course record at the Los Angeles Marathon in a time of 2:26:23.
Australian rules football
- Australian Football League
- May 3 – Geelong beat Fitzroy’s 1979 record score when they kick 37.17 (239) to Brisbane’s 11.9 (75)
- August 23 – West Coast kick only 0.2 (2) to three-quarter time against Footscray on a waterlogged Western Oval for the lowest three-quarter-time score since 1953.
- September 26 – West Coast win the 96th AFL premiership, beating Geelong 16.17 (113) to 12.13 (85)
- Geelong kick a record total of 3,558 points during the season, beating their own record from 1989.
- Brownlow Medal awarded to Scott Wynd (Footscray)
- World Series – Toronto Blue Jays won 4 games to 2 over the Atlanta Braves. The Series MVP is Pat Borders, Toronto.
- The Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to play in a World Series and the first non-American team to win the World Series.
AWARDS and HONORS
- Most Valuable Player
- Cy Young Award
- Rookie of the Year
- Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award
- Manager of the Year
- Phil Nevin of Cal State Fullerton Titans is named the tournaments Most Outstanding Player and awarded the Golden Spikes Award for college player of the year
- European Cup – Partizan beats Joventut 71:70
- NCAA Men's Basketball Championship – Duke Blue Devils wins 71–51 over Michigan Wolverines
- Christian Laettner is named Naismith College Player of the Year
- NBA Finals – Chicago Bulls win 4 games to 2 over the Portland Trail Blazers
- Most Valuable Player: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
- Rookie of the Year: Larry Johnson, Charlotte Hornets
- Defensive Player of the Year: David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
- Sixth Man of the Year: Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
- Most Improved Player: Pervis Ellison, Washington Bullets
- Coach of the Year: Don Nelson, Golden State Warriors
- All-NBA First Team:
- All-NBA Second Team:
- All-NBA Third Team:
- All-NBA Rookie Team:
- NBA All-Defensive First Team:
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team:
- National Basketball League (Australia) Finals: South East Melbourne Magic defeated the Melbourne Tigers 2–1 in the best-of-three final series.
- November 13 – Riddick Bowe won a 12 round decision over Evander Holyfield to win the undisputed heavyweight championship.
- Oscar De La Hoya won the only Gold Medal in the Barcelona Olympic Games for the United States. He turned pro shortly after.
- Grey Cup – Calgary Stampeders won 24–10 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Vanier Cup – Queen's Golden Gaels win 31–0 over the St. Mary's Huskies
- Cricket World Cup – Pakistan beat England by 22 runs
- Giro d'Italia won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
- Tour de France – Miguel Indurain of Spain
- UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race – Gianni Bugno of Italy
- Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion –
- Martin Buser wins with lead dogs: Tyrone & D2
Phil Taylor (darts player) won his second world title
The Professional Darts Corporation was formed but did not have its first world championship until 1993
- Men's Champions Trophy: Germany
- Olympic Games men's competition: Germany
- World Figure Skating Championships –
Gaelic Athletic Association
- Gaelic football
- Ladies' Gaelic football
- Masters Tournament – Fred Couples
- U.S. Open – Tom Kite
- British Open – Nick Faldo
- PGA Championship – Nick Price
- PGA Tour money leader – Fred Couples – $1,344,188
- Senior PGA Tour money leader – Lee Trevino – $1,027,002
- Nabisco Dinah Shore – Dottie Mochrie
- LPGA Championship – Betsy King
- U.S. Women's Open – Patty Sheehan
- Classique du Maurier – Sherri Steinhauer
- LPGA Tour money leader – Dottie Mochrie – $693,335
- The European team beat the United States team 11 ½ points to 6 ½, to win the Solheim Cup for the first time.
- Pacer Artsplace voted "Harness Horse of the Year"
- North America Cup – Safely Kept
- United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by
- Japan – Japan Cup won by Tokai Teio
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships:
- April 1 – The NHL had their first work stoppage as NHL players went on strike. The strike lasted only 10 days and the rest of the regular season games were played.
- Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer during the regular season: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Mark Messier, New York Rangers
- Stanley Cup – Pittsburgh Penguins won 4 games to 0 over the Chicago Blackhawks
- Conn Smythe Trophy – Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
- World Hockey Championship
- September 23 – Manon Rhéaume became the first woman to play in the National Hockey League during a pre-season game, and also the first woman ever to play in one of the Big Four Pro Sports.
- The Buffalo Bandits defeat the Philadelphia Wings 11–10 in overtime to win the Major Indoor Lacrosse League championship
- Stock car racing –
- CART Racing – season championship won by Bobby Rahal
- Formula One Championship –
- 24 hours of Le Mans – the team of Derek Warwick / Yannick Dalmas / Mark Blundell won, driving a Peugeot 905
- Rally racing – Carlos Sainz in a Toyota Celica won the World Rally Championship
- Drag racing – Joe Amato won the NHRA "Top Fuel" championship.
- Touring car racing –
- Jim Richards and Mark Skaife won a rain-shortened Tooheys 1000 in Australia, driving a Nissan Skyline GT-R. The win was controversial; Richards crashed out while leading on lap 144, during which the race was red-flagged. However, the race was called complete after 143 laps giving Richards the win, and not to crowd favourite Dick Johnson (who took the lead following Richards' crash). Richards, unpopular with the crowd for driving a Japanese car, was booed on the dais as he received his trophy, prompting him to infamously utter into the microphone, "you're a pack of arseholes."
- International Race of Champions – Ricky Rudd
- IROC is an annual racing series held since the 1970s, ending in 2006, between drivers of Indy, CART, F1, World of Outlaws, and others with good enough credentials to participate. It involves the best of each series, all competing in perfectly identical cars, showing who really is the best, using aspects of all the major series.
- Challenge Cup tournament culminates in Wigan's 28–12 win over Castleford in the final at Wembley Stadium before 77,286
- Rugby Football League Championship is won by Wigan
- 3 June – Sydney, Australia: 1992 State of Origin is won by New South Wales in the third and deciding match of the series against Queensland at the Sydney Football Stadium before 41,878
- June/July – The 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand takes place
- 27 September – Sydney, Australia: 1992 NSWRL season Grand Final is won 28–8 by Brisbane Broncos against St George Dragons at Sydney Football Stadium before 41,560
- 24 October – London, England: 1989–92 World Cup tournament culminates in Australia's 10–6 win over Great Britain in the final at Wembley Stadium before 73,631
- 30 October – Wigan, England: 1992 World Club Challenge match is won by the Brisbane Broncos who defeat Wigan 22–8 at Central Park before 17,764
- World Snooker Championship – Stephen Hendry beats Jimmy White 18–14
- World rankings – Stephen Hendry remains world number one for 1992/93
- XXV Olympic Games, held in Barcelona, Spain (July 26 – July 31)
- Second European Sprint Championships, held in Espoo, Finland (December 21 – 22)
- Germany wins the most medals (14), Germany and Sweden the most gold medals (4)
- Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
- Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
- 1992 Summer Olympics
- Davis Cup
- ITU World Championships held in Huntsville, Canada
- ITU World Cup (ten races) started in Colombia and ended in Mexico
- ETU European Championships held in Lommel, Belgium
- Men's World League: Italy
- Olympic Games men's competition: Brazil
- Olympic Games women's competition: Cuba
- The San Diego Yacht Club retains the America's Cup as America³ defeats Italian challenger Il Moro de Venezia, from the Compagnia della Vella yacht club, 4 races to 1
- Olympic Games men's competition: Italy
- 1992 Summer Olympics takes place in Barcelona, Spain
- 1992 Winter Olympics takes place in Albertville, France
- Germany wins the most medals (27) and the most gold medals (10).
- Seventh Pan Arab Games held in Damascus, Syria
- Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Michael Jordan, NBA basketball
- Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Monica Seles, Tennis
- Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Arthur Ashe
- Sporting News Sportsman of the Year – Mike Krzyzewski Duke Blue Devils head coach
- James E. Sullivan Award Bonnie Blair, speed skating