Here are the sporting highlights of the world of sport in 2007. Major events for this year include the Rugby World Cup in France, won by South Africa. The Women's Football World Cup was held in China, and the Cricket World Cup was held in the West Indies (March-April).
This year saw the most news worthy moments come from the Major League Baseball. The 755 home runs by Hank Aron, which was regarded as unbreakable and stood that way for over four decades was broken by Barry Bonds on Aug 7th in a game against the Washington Nationals. Though Bonds eventually scored 762 home runs before he retired, most fans regard his achievement as tainted because of his alleged use of performance enhancement drugs.
For a 30-3 final score, a typical guess would be the scores of a NFL game. But on the Aug 22nd, Texas Rangers routed Baltimore Orioles to record the highest runs scored by a single team ever and the highest winning margin ever.
Major League baseball, which was already facing intense criticism for its leniency on players performance enhancing drug use faced yet another major setback when Roger Clemens, a superstar up until that point, was included as a frequent steroid user in the Mitchel report. Roger, the once sure hall-of-famer, suffered a serious damage to his reputation ever since.
In tennis, Rafael Nadal won his 3rd straight French Open title, and Roger Federer won his 5th straight Wimbledon title, both defeating each other in the finals of the respective grand slams.
The 2007 Laureus World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards went to tennis player Roger Federer and pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva.
See also the Top Earners for 2007.
See some videos from the world of sport in 2007.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 2007.
|Jan 15-28||Tennis 2007 Australia Open won by Roger Federer and Serena Williams|
|Feb||Super Bowl held in Miami won by Indianapolis Colts|
|April||Golf Masters won by Zach Johnson|
|May||Tennis French Open won by Rafael Nadal (Spain) and Justine Henin (Belgium)|
|June||Golf US Open won by Ángel Cabrera|
|July||the 2007 Cycling Tour de France was won by Alberto Contador|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Roger Federer (Switz) and Venus Williams (USA)|
|July||Golf The Open Championship won by Pádraig Harrington|
|Aug||Golf US PGA won by Tiger Woods (4)|
|Sep||Tennis US Open won by Roger Federer (Swiz) and Justine Henin|
|Sep 7 - Oct 20||Rugby World Cup won by South Africa|
|Sep 10-30||The women's world cup, held in the China, was won by Germany|
|Oct||The Baseball World Series won by Boston Red Sox|
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.
- Ballon D'or Winners for 2007
- Timeline (all years) in the world of sport
- For future sporting events, see the Calendar of Major Sporting Events
- More about the World of Sport