2012 in sports
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Various sporting events were held in 2012, notably the Summer Olympics were held in London, United Kingdom.
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- 1 Events by month
- 2 Alpine skiing
- 3 American football
- 4 Aquatics
- 5 Association football
- 6 Athletics
- 7 Badminton
- 8 Baseball
- 9 Basketball
- 10 Biathlon
- 11 Bowling
- 12 Canadian football
- 13 Cricket
- 14 Curling
- 15 Figure skating
- 16 Freestyle skiing
- 17 Futsal
- 18 Golf
- 19 Handball
- 20 Horse racing
- 21 Ice hockey
- 22 Kickboxing
- 23 Lacrosse
- 24 Luge
- 25 Mixed martial arts
- 26 Motor racing
- 27 Nordic skiing
- 28 Rink hockey
- 29 Road cycling
- 30 Rowing
- 31 Rugby league
- 32 Rugby union
- 33 Ski mountaineering
- 34 Snowboarding
- 35 Squash
- 36 Sumo
- 37 Swimming
- 38 Tennis
- 39 Volleyball
- 40 Multi-sport events
- 41 See also
- 42 References
Events by month
|5 - 11||Squash||2011 PSA World Series Finals||International||Amr Shabana, Nicol David|
|9||American football||2012 BCS National Championship Game||National||University of Alabama|
|15||Marathon||Mumbai Marathon||international||Laban Moiben, Netsanet Achamo|
|16 - 29||Tennis||2012 Australian Open||International||Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka|
|20 - 26||Squash||Tournament of Champions 2012||Nick Matthew|
|22||Field hockey||2012 World Series Hockey||Sher-e-Punjab|
|24 January–4 July||Association football||2012 Copa Libertadores||Continental||Corinthians|
|26–12 February||Baseball||2012 Australian Baseball League postseason||National||Perth Heat|
|27||Marathon||Dubai Marathon||International||Ayele Abshero, Aselefech Mergia|
|29 –5 February||Bandy||2012 Bandy World Championship||International||Sweden|
|3 February–6 October||Rugby league||/ Super League XVII||Binational||Leeds Rhinos|
|4 February–17 March||Rugby union||///// 2012 Six Nations Championship||Continental||Wales|
|4 February–4 November||Tennis||2012 Fed Cup World Group||International||Czech Republic|
|5||American football||, Super Bowl XLVI||national||New York Giants|
|9 February–17 May||Darts||/ 2012 Premier League Darts||Phil Taylor|
|10 February–18 November||Tennis||2012 Davis Cup World Group||International||Czech Republic|
|10 February-10 November||Association football||2012 AFC Champions League||Continental||Ulsan Hyundai FC|
|18 February–18 November||Auto racing||2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series||Brad Keselowski|
|20 - 25||Squash||North American Open 2012||James Willstrop|
|24 February– 4 August||Rugby union||// 2012 Super Rugby season||International||Chiefs|
|27||Auto racing||2012 Daytona 500||Matt Kenseth|
|1 March – 30 September||Rugby league||/ 2012 NRL season||Binational||Melbourne Storm|
|10 March – 1 December||Association football||/ 2012 Major League Soccer season||Binational||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|11–22||Cricket||2012 Asia Cup||Pakistan|
|13 March–2 April||Basketball||2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament||national||University of Kentucky|
|17 March–3 April||Basketball||2012 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament||national||Baylor University|
|18||Formula One||2012 Australian Grand Prix||Jenson Button|
|24 March- 29 September||Australian rules football||2012 AFL season||Sydney Swans|
|25||Formula One||2012 Malaysian Grand Prix||Fernando Alonso|
|26-31||Squash||Kuala Lumpur Open Squash Championships 2012||Nicol David|
|28 March–28 October||Baseball||/ 2012 Major League Baseball season||San Francisco Giants|
|4 April–27 May||Cricket||2012 Indian Premier League||National||Kolkata Knight Riders|
- 8: MotoGP, 2012 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Jorge Lorenzo.
- 8 - 13: Squash, El Gouna International 2012. Winner: Ramy Ashour.
- 15 : Formula One, 2012 Chinese Grand Prix. Winner: Nico Rosberg.
- 16 : Marathon, 2012 Boston Marathon. Winner: Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop.
- 22: Association football, / 2012 A-League Grand Final. Winner: Brisbane Roar.
- 22: Formula One, 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix. Winner: Sebastian Vettel.
- 23: Marathon, London Marathon. Winners: Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany.
- 29: MotoGP, 2012 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Casey Stoner.
- 29: Marathon, Hamburg Marathon. Winners Shami Abdulahi, Netsanet Achamo.
- 4 May-20: Ice hockey, / 2012 IIHF World Championship. Winner: Russia.
- 5: Association football, 2012 FA Cup Final. Winner: Chelsea.
- 6: MotoGP, 2012 Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Casey Stoner.
- 6: Marathon, Toronto Marathon. Winners Brendan Kenny, Jutta Merilainen.
- 9: Association football, 2012 UEFA Europa League Final. Winner: Atlético Madrid.
- 11–13: Basketball, 2012 Euroleague Final Four. Winner: Olympiacos.
- 11 - 30: Chess, World Chess Championship 2012. Viswanathan Anand.
- 13 : Formula One, 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. Winner: Pastor Maldonado.
- 14 - 20: Squash, British Open 2012 (Men's - Women's). Winners: Nick Matthew, Nicol David.
- 18: Rugby union, 2012 European Challenge Cup Final. Winner: Biarritz.
- 19: Association football, 2012 UEFA Champions League Final. Winner: Chelsea.
- 19: Association football, 2012 Scottish Cup Final. Winner: Hearts.
- 19: Rugby union, 2012 Heineken Cup Final. Winner: Leinster.
- 20: MotoGP, 2012 French motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Jorge Lorenzo.
- 26: Rugby union, 2012 Aviva Premiership Final. Winner: Harlequins.
- 27: Formula One, 2012 Monaco Grand Prix. Winner: Mark Webber.
- 27: IndyCar, 2012 Indianapolis 500. Winner: Dario Franchitti.
- 27: Rugby union, /// 2012 RaboDirect Pro12 Final. Winner: Ospreys.
- 27 May–11 June: Tennis, 2012 French Open. Winners in singles: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova.
- 30 May–11 June: Ice hockey, / 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Winner: Los Angeles Kings.
- 3: MotoGP, 2012 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Jorge Lorenzo.
- 4 – 22: Rugby union, 2012 IRB Junior World Championship. Winner: South Africa.
- 8–1 July, Association football, / UEFA Euro 2012. Winner: Spain.
- 9: Rugby union, 2012 Top 14 Final. Winner: Toulouse.
- 10 : Formula One, 2012 Canadian Grand Prix. Winner: Lewis Hamilton.
- 12 - 21: Basketball, / 2012 NBA Finals. Winner: Miami Heat.
- 18 – 30: Rugby union, 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. Winner: United States.
- 17: MotoGP, 2012 British motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Jorge Lorenzo.
- 24 : Formula One, 2012 European Grand Prix. Winner: Fernando Alonso.
- 25 June–8 July: Tennis, 2012 Wimbledon Championships. Winners in singles: Roger Federer, Serena Williams.
- 30: MotoGP, 2012 Dutch TT. Winner: Casey Stoner.
- 8 : MotoGP, 2012 German motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Dani Pedrosa.
- 14: Association football, 2012 Supercupa României. Winner: Dinamo București.
- 15 : MotoGP, 2012 Italian motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Jorge Lorenzo.
- 19–9 May 2013: Association football, 2012–13 Iran Pro League.
- 22 : MotoGP, 2012 German Grand Prix. Winner: Fernando Alonso.
- 28–12 August: Olympics, / 2012 Summer Olympics. Most gold medals: USA.
- 28–16 September : Tennis. World Team Tennis. Winner Washington Kastles
- 29: Formula One, 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix. Winner: Lewis Hamilton.
- 29: MotoGP, 2012 United States motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Casey Stoner.
- 4–17 March 2013: Association football, 2012-13 Scottish League Cup.
- 4–26 May 2013: Association football, 2012-13 Coppa Italia.
- 4–26 May 2013: Association football, 2012-13 Scottish Cup.
- 5: Association football, Johan Cruijff-schaal XVII. Winner: PSV Eindhoven.
- 11: Association football, 2012 Supercoppa Italiana. Winner: Juventus.
- 12: Association football, 2012 Turkish Super Cup. Winner: Galatasaray.
- 12: Association football, 2012 FA Community Shield. Winner: Manchester City.
- 12: Association football, 2012 DFL-Supercup. Winner: Bayern Munich.
- 17–1 June 2013: Association football, 2012–13 DFB-Pokal.
- 17–1 June 2013: Rugby union, 2012–13 Top 14.
- 18–6 October: Rugby union, /// 2012 Rugby Championship. Winner: New Zealand.
- 18–19 May 2013: Association football, / 2012–13 Premier League.
- 18–1 June 2013: Association football, 2012–13 La Liga.
- 19: MotoGP, 2012 Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix. Winner: Dani Pedrosa.
- 19–8 September: Association football, 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Winner: United States.
- 22–2 September: Association football, 2012 Nehru Cup. Winner: India.
- 23–18 May 2013: Association football, 2012–13 Fußball-Bundesliga.
- 25–May 2013: Association football, 2012–13 Serie A.
- 27–9 September: Tennis, 2012 US Open. Winners in singles Andy Murray, Serena Williams
- 29–9 September: Paralympics, / 2012 Summer Paralympics. Most gold medals: China.
- 29–May 2013: Association football, 2012–13 Copa del Rey.
- 31: Association football, 2012 UEFA Super Cup. Winner: Atlético Madrid.
- 31 – 25 May 2013: Rugby union, /// 2012–13 RaboDirect Pro12.
- 1 – 25 May 2013: Rugby union, 2012–13 Aviva Premiership.
- 2 : Formula One, 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. Winner: Jenson Button.
- 4 : April 2013: Ice hockey, ////// 2012–13 KHL season.
- 5 : 2 February 2013: American football, 2012 NFL season. Winner: Baltimore Ravens.
- 9 : Formula One, 2012 Italian Grand Prix. Winner: Lewis Hamilton.
- 12 - 15: Squash, Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2012. Winner: Raneem El Weleily.
- 22 – 13 October: Association football, 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. Winner: France.
- 22–18 February 2013 : American football, 2012-13 Elite Football League of India.
- 23 : Formula One, 2012 Singapore Grand Prix. Winner: Sebastian Vettel.
- 25–12 May 2013 : Basketball, 2012–13 Euroleague.
- 30 : Marathon, Berlin Marathon. Winners: Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai, Aberu Kebede.
- 5 - 9: Basketball, /// 2012 NBA Europe Live Tour. Winners: various.
- 5–20 April 2013: Association football, / 2012–13 A-League.
- 6 - 12: Squash, US Open 2012 (Men's - Women's). Winners: Ramy Ashour, Nicol David.
- 7 : Formula One, 2012 Japanese Grand Prix. Winner Sebastian Vettel.
- 7 : Marathon, Chicago Marathon Winners Tsegaye Kebede, Atsede Baysa
- 7 : Marathon, Twin Cities Marathon/ Winners Christopher Kipyego, Jeannette Faber
- 11–13 April: Ice hockey, / 2012–13 NHL season. (Start of season delayed to 19 January 2013 due to lockout.)
- 11 – 17 May 2013: Rugby union, ///// 2012–13 European Challenge Cup.
- 12 – 18 May 2013: Rugby union, ///// 2012–13 Heineken Cup.
- 13–12 May 2013: Rugby union sevens, 2012–13 IRB Sevens World Series.
- 14 : Formula One, 2012 Korean Grand Prix. Winner: Sebastian Vettel.
- 14 : Marathon, Toronto Waterfront Marathon/ Winners Betona Warga, Mary Davies
- 23 - 28: Tennis, 2012 WTA Tour Championships. Winners: Serena Williams (singles), Maria Kirilenko/ Nadia Petrova (doubles).
- 28 : Formula One, 2012 Indian Grand Prix. Winner: Sebastian Vettel.
- 30–4 November : Tennis, 2012 Qatar Airways Tournament of Champions.Winner:
- 30 - June 2013: Basketball, / 2012–13 NBA season.
- 1 - 18 : Futsal, 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup. Winner: Brazil.
- 4 : Formula One, 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Winner: Kimi Räikkönen.
- 4 :
Marathon, New York City Marathon.(Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy)
- 5 - 11 : Tennis, 2012 ATP World Tour Finals. Winners: Novak Djokovic (singles), Marcel Granollers/ Marc López (doubles).
- 12–17: Squash, 2012 Women's World Team Championships. Winner Egypt
- 18 : Formula One, 2012 United States Grand Prix. Winner: Lewis Hamilton.
- 25 : Formula One, 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. Winner: Jenson Button.
- 27–2 December: Squash, Hong Kong Open 2012 (Men's - Women's). Winners: Ramy Ashour, Nicol David.
- 1 - 10: Chess, 2012 London Chess Classic. Winner: Magnus Carlsen.
- 6 - 16: Association football, 2012 FIFA Club World Cup. Winner: Corinthians.
- 6 – 17 November 2013: Golf, 2013 European Tour.
- 7 - 14: Squash, 2012 PSA World Championship. Winner: Ramy Ashour.
- 12 - 16: Swimming, 2012 FINA World Swimming Championships. Most gold medals United States of America.
- 13 - 21: Squash, 2012 WSA World Championship. Winner: Nicol David.
- 14–1 January 2013: Darts, 2013 PDC World Darts Championship. Winner: Phil Taylor.
- 15–20 January 2013: Field hockey, 2012-13 World Series Hockey.
- 26–5 January 2013: Ice hockey, 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Winner: United States of America.
- 29–5 January 2013: Ice hockey, 2013 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship. Winner: Canada.
- 29–6 January 2013: Cross-country skiing, / / 2012–13 Tour de Ski. Winner: Alexander Legkov / Justyna Kowalczyk.
- 29–6 January 2013: Ski jumping, / 2012–13 Four Hills Tournament. Winner: Gregor Schlierenzauer.
- January 9 – BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans (2011 season):
- February 5 – Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis - New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17
- January 16–29: 2012 Men's European Water Polo Championship in Eindhoven, Netherlands
- January 18–28: 2012 Women's European Water Polo Championship in Eindhoven, Netherlands
- February 20–26: 2012 FINA Diving World Cup in London, U.K.
- May 14–27: 2012 European Aquatics Championships in Antwerp and Eindhoven
- Aquatics at the 2012 Olympics in London, United Kingdom:
- Swimming 28 July - 10 August. American swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, by surpassing soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina. Phelps has won 22 Olympic medals (18 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze) . The Swimming Medal Table was won by United States with 16 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze. China was second with 5 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze. France was third with 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze.
- 2012 FINA Swimming World Cup in eight different cities in October and November:
- October 2–3 Dubai, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
- October 6–7 Doha, Qatar Qatar
- October 13–14 Stockholm, Sweden Sweden
- October 17–18 Moscow, Russia Russia
- October 20–21 Berlin, Germany Germany
- November 2–3 Beijing, China China
- November 6–7 Tokyo, Japan Japan
- November 10–11 Singapore Singapore.
- December 12–16: 2012 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Istanbul, Turkey. United States won the medal table with 11 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze, while China was second with 3 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze and Hungary was third with 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze.
- 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea (final held in Libreville)
- UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine (final was held in Kiev)
- 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan
- 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan (final held in Tokyo)
- 2011–12 OFC Champions League
- 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League
- 2011–12 UEFA Champions League (final held in Munich)
- 2012 Copa Libertadores
- 2012 AFC Champions League (final held in Ulsan)
- 2012 CAF Champions League
- 2012 FIFA Club World Cup in Japan
- March 9–11: 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey
- July 10–15: 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Barcelona, Spain
- June 27 – July 1: 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland
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- The Miami Marlins, known as the Florida Marlins until November 11, 2011, opened their new stadium, Marlins Park, on April 4 against the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals.
- October 24–28: In the World Series, the San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers 4–0, with Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval named MVP. It was the Giants' second World Series victory in three years.
- October 27–November 5: In the Japan Series, the Yomiuri Giants defeated the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 4–2, with Giants starting pitcher Tetsuya Utsumi named MVP.
- Barclays Center, a new arena in Brooklyn, opened late in 2012. The New Jersey Nets revealed in 2011 that they will become the Brooklyn Nets starting in the 2012–13 season, when they will begin playing in the new building.
- 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament – The University of Kentucky wins its eighth national title, defeating the University of Kansas 67–59 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
- 2012 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament – Baylor University wins its second national title, defeating the University of Notre Dame 80–61 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The Lady Bears finish the season 40–0, becoming the first team in NCAA basketball history of either sex to win 40 games in a season.
- 2011–12 Euroleague Basketball. Final Four in Istanbul, Turkey - Olympiacos B.C. won, defeating PBC CSKA Moscow.
- South American Basketball Championship 2012 in Argentina - Argentina won, defeating Venezuela in the final.
- January 29 : Mike Fagan won his first major championship, in claiming the USBC Masters title.
- February 26 : Pete Weber won his record 5th U.S. Open in dramatic fashion over Mike Fagan.
- April 15: Sean Rash broke his title slump in winning his second major in the PBA Tournament of Champions.
- November 23 – 48th Vanier Cup in Toronto: Laval Rouge et Or 37, McMaster Marauders 14
- November 25 – 100th Grey Cup in Toronto: Toronto Argonauts 35, Calgary Stampeders 22
- 2012 Under19 Cricket World Cup was held in Australia.
- January 31 – February 11: 2012 UEFA Futsal Championship in Croatia (final held in Zagreb)
- November 2 – November 18: 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Thailand (final to be held in Bangkok)
- 2012 Pan American Men's Handball Championship in Argentina
- January 15 – January 29: 2012 European Men's Handball Championship in Serbia
- December 3 – December 16: 2012 European Women's Handball Championship in Serbia
- Flat races
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai World Cup – Monterosso
- English Triple Crown:
- United States Triple Crown:
- Breeders' Cup:
- Day 1:
- Day 2:
The following is a list of major noteworthy kickboxing events during 2012 in chronological order.
|January 28||It's Showtime 2012 in Leeuwarden||It's Showtime 54||Leeuwarden, Netherlands||N/A||Badr Hari announces his retirement after 12 years of competition.|
|February 25||SuperKombat World Grand Prix I 2012||SuperKombat World Grand Prix I||Podgorica, Montenegro||N/A||Featured the SuperKombat World Grand Prix I 2012 super heavyweight (+96kg) tournament.|
|March 10||Cro Cop Final Fight||K-1 Final Fight||Zagreb, Croatia||N/A||Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović returns to kickboxing after eight years in MMA.|
|March 23||United Glory 15||N/A||Moscow, Russia||N/A||N/A|
|May 27||SLAMM: Nederland vs. Thailand VII||SLAMM: Nederland vs. Thailand 7||Almere, Netherlands||N/A||N/A|
|June 30||Music Hall & BFN Group present: It's Showtime 57 & 58||It's Showtime 57 & 58||Brussels, Belgium||N/A||Peter Aerts announces his retirement after 27 years of competition.|
- May 19: Rochester Knighthawks defeat the Edmonton Rush in Rochester to win their third MILL/NLL title.
- May 27: Northwestern defeats Syracuse 8–6 in the final of the NCAA Women's Tournament. It is the Wildcats' seventh national title, all in the last eight years.
- May 28: Loyola defeats in-state rival Maryland 9–3 in the final of the NCAA Men's Tournament. It is the first national title for the Greyhounds.
The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events by month.
1/27 — MFC 32 - Bitter Rivals
1/28 — UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis
2/25 — KSW 18: Unfinished Sympathy
3/16 — M-1 Challenge 31 - Monson vs. Oleinik
3/24 — M-1 Belarus 16 - Belarus Fighting Championship
4/21 — UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans
5/4 — MFC 33 - Collision Course
5/12 — KSW 19: Pudzianowski vs. Sapp
6/21 — M-1 Global - Fedor vs. Rizzo
8/10 — MFC 34 - Total Recall
9/15 — KSW 20: Fighting Symphonies
9/30 — M-1 Challenge 34 - Emelianenko vs. Gluhov
10/26 — MFC 35 - Explosive Encounter
12/1 — KSW 21: Ultimate Explanation
- 2012 Formula One season
- 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
- 2012 World Rally Championship season
- 2012 World Touring Car Championship season
- 2012 International V8 Supercars Championship
- 2012 Rolex Sports Car Series season
- 2012 the 50th Rink Hockey European Championship
- 2012 Rink hockey World Club Championship the 4th Rink hockey World Club Championship, Argentine
- 2012 Rink Hockey Ladies World Championship, the 11th Ladies Rink Hockey World Championship, in Argentine
- 2012 B-Rink Hockey World Championship
- 2012 Rink Hockey American Championship
- May 5 – May 27: 2012 Giro d'Italia
- June 30 – July 22: 2012 Tour de France
- August 18 – September 9: 2012 Vuelta a España
- 2012 Challenge Cup - Warrington Wolves win, defeating Leeds Rhinos in the final.
- 2012 European Cup - the England Knights won.
- 2012 New South Wales Cup season
- 2012 New Zealand rugby league season
- 2012 National League Cup
- 2012 RFL Championship
- 2012 State of Origin series – Queensland defeats New South Wales 2–1 in the best-of-3 series, extending the northerners' all-time record for consecutive State of Origin wins to seven.
- Super League XVII – Leeds Rhinos defeat Warrington Wolves 26–18 in the Grand Final to claim their second consecutive championship and fifth in the last six seasons.
- 2012 USARL season
- Leeds Rhinos win the 2012 World Club Challenge
- February 4 – 17 March: Six Nations Championship
- May 18: Amlin Challenge Cup Final at The Stoop, London:
- May 19: Heineken Cup Final at Twickenham, London
- IRB Sevens World Series:
- June 4–22: 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, South Africa
- June 16–30: 2012 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy in Salt Lake City, United States
- August 4: Super Rugby Final at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton:
- August 18 – October 6: The Rugby Championship
- Domestic competitions
- English Premiership Final, May 26 at Twickenham:
- RFU Championship Final, May 23 and May 30:
- London Welsh defeat Cornish Pirates 66–41 on aggregate to claim the title. London Welsh were initially denied a place in the Premiership due largely to stadium issues, but successfully appealed the denial, placing them in the Premiership for 2012–13 at the expense of bottom finisher Newcastle Falcons.
- Top 14 Final, June 9 at Stade de France, Saint-Denis:
- Rugby Pro D2 — Grenoble automatically promoted to Top 14 as champion. Mont-de-Marsan defeat Pau 29–20 in the playoff final to claim the second promotion place. These teams replace Brive and Lyon, which finished on the bottom of the Top 14 table.
- Pro12 Final, May 27 at RDS Arena, Dublin:
- LV Cup (Anglo-Welsh Cup) – Leicester Tigers
- ITM Cup
- Premiership Final, October 27 at Rugby League Park, Christchurch: Canterbury defeat Auckland 31–18 for their fifth consecutive provincial title.
- Championship Final, October 26 at ECOLight Stadium, Pukekohe: Counties Manukau defeat Otago 41–16 to claim their first title at any level of provincial rugby in 32 years. The Steelers are promoted to the 2013 ITM Premiership, replacing bottom-placed Hawke's Bay.
- Currie Cup Final, October 27 at Mr Price Kings Park, Durban:
- PSA World Tour:
- PSA World Series:
- Tournament of Champions (January 20–26): Nick Matthew defeated James Willstrop 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7.
- North American Open (February 20–25): James Willstrop defeated Ramy Ashour 11-7, 11-8, 11-7.
- El Gouna International (April 8–13): Ramy Ashour defeated James Willstrop 12-10, 11-5, 5-2 rtd.
- British Open (May 14–20): Nick Matthew defeated Ramy Ashour 11-9, 11-4, 11-8.
- US Open (October 6–12): Ramy Ashour defeated Gregory Gaultier 11-4, 11-9, 11-9.
- Hong Kong Open (November 27–December 2): Ramy Ashour defeated James Willstrop 11-8, 3-11, 11-7, 11-6.
- PSA World Series Finals at London, England. January 2–6, 2013
- PSA World Championship: Ramy Ashour defeated Mohamed El Shorbagy 2-11, 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 11-8.
- PSA World Series:
- WSA World Tour:
- WSA World Series:
- Kuala Lumpur Open (March 26–31): Nicol David defeated Annie Au 11-4, 12-10, 11-9.
- British Open (May 15–20): Nicol David defeated Nour El Sherbini 11-6, 11–6, 11-6.
- Malaysian Open (September 12–15): Raneem El Weleily defeated Nicol David 12-10, 11-13, 11-6, 11-2.
- US Open (October 7–12): Nicol David defeated Raneem El Weleily 14-12, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7.
- Hong Kong Open (November 27–December 2): Nicol David defeated Camille Serme 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7.
- WSA World Series Finals at London, England. January 2–6, 2013
- WSA World Championship: Nicol David defeated Laura Massaro 11-6, 11-8, 11-6.
- WSA World Series:
- WSF World Team Championships:
- Australian Open (January 16–29)
- French Open (May 27 – June 11)
- Wimbledon (June 25 – July 8)
- Us Open (August 27 – September 9)
- WTA Tour Championships at Istanbul, Turkey. October 23 - October 28
- ATP World Tour Finals at London, United Kingdom. November 5 - November 11
- Davis Cup - the Czech Republic wins, defeating Spain in the final.
- Fed Cup World Group - the Czech Republic wins, defeating Serbia in the final.
- Men's CEV Champions League 2011–12
- Women's CEV Champions League 2011–12
- 2012 FIVB World League
- 2012 FIVB World Grand Prix
- 2012 Winter Youth Olympics January 13–22 in Innsbruck, Austria
- June 21 – June 24 – 2012 United World Games in Klagenfurt, Austria
- July 27 – August 12 – 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom
- August 29 – September 9 – 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom
- 2012 Asian Beach Games in Haiyang, China
- Though football started two days earlier, the Games were officially opened on 28 July.
- Serbia takes gold after stunning match
- Spain rejoice at final
- EHF EURO 2012 Final
- Overall standings
- Djokovic claims the longest final
- Match Reports
- Match Results