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1978 In Sports

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1978 In Sports

1978 in sports describes the year’s events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Years: 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981


  • Alpine skiing 1
  • American football 2
  • Artistic gymnastics 3
  • Association football 4
  • Athletics 5
  • Australian rules football 6
  • Baseball 7
  • Basketball 8
  • Boxing 9
  • Canadian football 10
  • Cycling 11
  • Dogsled racing 12
  • Field hockey 13
  • Figure skating 14
  • Golf 15
  • Harness racing 16
  • Horse racing 17
  • Ice hockey 18
  • Motor racing 19
  • Rowing 20
  • Rugby league 21
  • Rugby union 22
  • Snooker 23
  • Speed skating 24
  • Swimming 25
  • Tennis 26
  • Triathlon 27
  • Volleyball 28
  • Water polo 29
  • General sporting events 30
  • Awards 31
  • References 32

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football


Australian rules football

Victorian Football League

South Australian National Football League

Western Australian National Football League




Canadian football


Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Men’s World Cup held in Buenos Aires and won by Pakistan
  • Men’s European Nations Cup held in Hannover and won by West Germany
  • Men’s Champions Trophy held in Lahore and won by Pakistan
  • Women’s World Cup held in Madrid and won by the Netherlands

Figure skating


Men’s professional

Men’s amateur

Women’s professional

Harness racing

Horse racing


Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing


Rugby league

Rugby union


Speed skating





Water polo

General sporting events



  1. ^ Lester, Gary and Pritchard, Greg; Bound for Glory: The Story of the Penrith Panthers; pp. 101-103 ISBN 9780949853486
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