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The year 1982 in sports:

Auto Racing






Field Hockey

Figure Skating

American Football

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Football (Rugby)

Football (Soccer)

  • World Cup: Italy (hosts: Spain)
  • Champions' Cup: Aston Villa 1-0 Bayern München
  • UEFA Cup: Two legs; 1st leg IFK Göteborg 1-0 Hamburger SV; 2nd leg Hamburger SV 0-3 IFK Göteborg. IFK Göteborg won 4-0 on aggregate
  • Cup Winners' Cup: Barcelona 2-1 Standard Liège
  • Super Cup: Two legs; 1st leg Barcelona 1-0 Aston Villa; 2nd leg Aston Villa 3-0 Barcelona. Aston Villa won 3-1 on aggregate
  • Copa Libertadores de América: Two legs; 1st leg Peñarol 0-0 Cobreloa; 2nd leg Cobreloa 0-1 Peñarol. Peñarol win 1-0 on aggregate

Gaelic Athletic Association

  • Camogie
    • All-Ireland Camogie Champion: Cork
    • National Camogie League: Kilkenny
  • Gaelic football
    • All-Ireland Senior Football Championship: Offaly 1-15 d. Kerry 0-17
    • National Football League: Kerry 1-9 d. Cork 0-5 (replay)
  • Ladies' Gaelic football
    • All-Ireland Senior Football Champion: Kerry
    • National Football League: Kerry
  • Hurling
    • All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship: Kilkenny 3-18 d. Cork 1-13
    • National Hurling League:


Men's Golf

  • Major championship results:
        1. May - The Masters - Craig Stadler
        2. June - US Open - Tom Watson
        3. July - British Open - Tom Watson
        4. August - PGA Championship - Ray Floyd

Women's Golf

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

  • Australia - Melbourne Cup - Gurner's Lane
  • Canada - Queen's Plate - Son of Briartic
  • France - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Akiyda
  • Ireland - Irish Derby Stakes - Assert
  • English Triple Crown Races:
        1. Two Thousand Guineas Stakes - Zino
        2. Epsom Derby - Golden Fleece
        3. St. Leger Stakes - Touching Wood
  • United States Triple Crown Races:
        1. Kentucky Derby - Gato del Sol
        2. Preakness Stakes - Aloma's Ruler
        3. Belmont Stakes - Conquistador Cielo

Harness Racing

  • United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
        1. Cane Pace - Cam Fella
        2. Little Brown Jug - Merger
        3. Messenger Stakes - Cam Fella
  • United States Trotting Triple Crown races:
        1. Hambletonian - Speed Bowl
        2. Yonkers Trot - Mystic Park
        3. Kentucky Futurity - Jazz Cosmos
  • Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
    • Pacers: Rhett's Law

Ice Hockey

         o Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia
         o Junior Men's champion: Canada defeated Czechoslovakia


  • Alpine Skiing
    • The men's overall season champion: Phil Mahre, USA
    • The women's overall season champion: Erika Hess, Switzerland


  • World Snooker Championship: Alex Higgins beats Ray Reardon 18-15
  • World rankings: Ray Reardon becomes world number one for 1982/83


  • Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
        1. Australian Open - Johan Kriek
        2. French Open - Mats Wilander
        3. Wimbledon championships - Jimmy Connors
        4. US Open - Jimmy Connors
  • Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
        1. Australian Open - Chris Evert
        2. French Open - Martina Navratilova
        3. Wimbledon championships - Martina Navratilova
        4. US Open - Chris Evert
  • Davis Cup: United States won 4-1 over France in world tennis.
  • Billy Jean King makes her final singles appearance at the US Open, losing in the first round.
  • Total prize money at US Open exceeds 1 million US dollars.

General sporting events

  • Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion:
    • Rick Swenson won with lead dog: Andy

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