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Recap of the year 1983 in sports.


Athletics

Auto Racing

Baseball

See also 1983 in baseball

Basketball

Boxing

  • May 20 - For the first time ever, two world Heavyweight champions defend their titles the same night, at the same place: Larry Holmes retains the WBC title defeating future two time world champion Tim Witherspoon, and Michael Dokes retains his WBA title with a 15 round draw (tie) against former world champion Mike Weaver.

Cricket

Cycling

Dogsled racing

Field Hockey

  • March 12 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium, England. England beat West Germany 3-2.

Figure Skating

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Football (Soccer)

Gaelic Athletic Association

Golf

Men's Golf

Women's Golf

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Harness Racing

Ice Hockey

Radiosport

Sailing

  • Alan Bond and his team from Australia defeated Dennis Conner and his team from the United States to capture the America's Cup of yacht racing. For 132 years, from 1850-1980, and through 25 challenges, the America's Cup had been held by the United States.
  • 61 year old potato farmer Cliff Young wins Sydney-Melbourne Foot Race

Skiing

Snooker

Tennis

General sporting events

Births

January-April

May-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

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