Sporting Highlights for 1992
Here are the sporting highlights of the world of sport in 1992. The major events of this year in sport were the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the last time they were held in the same year. Also the Cricket World Cup was held in held in Australia and New Zealand.
It was the year of the Olympics and some of the major highlights were, South Africa was allowed to compete for the first time since the 1960, Germany sent a single unified team for the first time since 1964, baseball was officially included as part of the games, and the United States assembled the best basketball team ever possible terming it "The Dream Team". At an individual level, Chinese diver Fu Mingxia became the youngest Olympic gold medal winner ever at the age of 13.
Tiger Woods was just 16 years old when he made his debut in a PGA event to become the youngest player ever to play in the PGA. Though he missed the cut in the event, what he has achieved in the years that followed is a well-known history.
It was also the year of Cricket World Cup which Pakistan won by defeating England in the finals. This was the first time colored clothing, white balls and matches under floodlights were introduced in the world cup.
Monica Seles won the Australian Open, French Open and the US Open, all three events that she had also won the previous year. She narrowly missed out on the golden slam, losing to Stefi Graf in the Wimbledon finals.
The AIDS virus was bug in the news in 1992, and the sports world did not escape it. The 1975 Wimbledon champion Arthur Ashe disclosed that he had the AIDS virus, apparently the result of a 1983 blood transfusion. Also Magic Johnson canceled his comeback because of players' concerns about contracting AIDS.
In baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays triumphed as the first foreign franchise to win the World Series
In English football, the top 22 clubs split away to form the Premier League.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1992.
|Jan||Tennis Australia Open won by Jim Courier and Monica Seles|
|Feb||Super Bowl held in Minneapolis won by Washington|
|Feb 8-23||Winter Olympic Games were held in Albertville, France|
|22 Feb-25 March||Cricket World Cup, Pakistan beat England in the final to become the World Cup champions for the first time.|
|April||Golf Masters won by Fred Couples|
|May||Tennis French Open won by Jim Courier and Monica Seles|
|June||Golf US Open won by Tom Kite|
|July||the Cycling Tour de France was won by Miguel Induráin.|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf.|
|July||Golf The Open Championship won by Nick Faldo|
|July 25 - Aug 9||Summer Olympic Games were held in Barcelona, Spain|
|Aug||Golf US PGA won by Nick Price|
|Sep||Tennis US Open won by Stefan Edberg and Monica Seles|
|Oct||The Baseball World Series won by Toronto Blue Jays|
Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
- Timeline (all years) in the world of sport
- For future sporting events, see the Calendar of Major Sporting Events
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