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1998 In Sports

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1998 In Sports

1998 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001


  • 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
  • Curling 11
  • Cycling 12
  • Dogsled racing 13
  • Field hockey 14
  • Figure skating 15
  • Gaelic Athletic Association 16
  • Golf 17
  • Handball 18
  • Harness racing 19
  • Horse racing 20
  • Ice hockey 21
  • Lacrosse 22
  • Mixed martial arts 23
  • Motor racing 24
  • Rugby league 25
  • Rugby union 26
  • Snooker 27
  • Swimming 28
  • Tennis 29
  • Volleyball 30
  • Water polo 31
  • Weightlifting 32
  • Multi-sport event 33
  • Awards 34
  • References 35

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football

For an extensive coverage see 1998 in association football


Australian rules football




Canadian football


  • Curling makes its Winter Olympics debut:
    • Men's Gold: Switzerland wins 9-3 over Canada
    • Women's Gold: Canada wins 7-5 over Denmark


Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Men's World Cup: Netherlands
  • Men's Commonwealth Games: Australia
  • Men's Champions Trophy: Netherlands
  • Women's World Cup: Australia
  • Women's Commonwealth Games: Australia

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional


Harness racing

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey


Mixed martial arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1998 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
March 13 UFC 16: Battle in the Bayou N/A New Orleans, Louisiana, US 4,600 N/A This event featured the first ever UFC lightweight tournament. As well as a middleweight championship bout. And a heavyweight and middleweight superfights.
March 15 Pride 2 N/A Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A Event featured six MMA bouts and two kickboxing bouts.
May 15 UFC 17: Redemption N/A Mobile, Alabama, US N/A N/A This event was the last UFC event aside from UFC 23, to feature the "tournament" style format.

This event featured a four-man middleweight tournament. As well as three heavyweight superfights.

June 24 Pride 3 N/A Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
October 11 Pride 4 N/A Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
October 16 UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil UFC 17.5 São Paulo, Brazil N/A N/A This event caused controversy due to the fact that the Brazilian flag was wrongly represented on the promotional material.

Motor racing

Rugby league

Rugby union




Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:


  • Men's World Championship: Italy
  • Women's World Championship: Cuba

Water polo

  • Men's World Championship: Spain
  • Women's World Championship: Italy


Multi-sport events



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