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1985 In Sports

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1985 In Sports

1985 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football

Australian rules football




Canadian football


  • Kim Hughes leads a "rebel" team of players on tour of South Africa, banned from official cricket since 1970 because of apartheid


'In 1983 India won the world cup

Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Men's Champions Trophy held in Perth, Western Australia won by Australia

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey

Motor racing

Rugby league

Rugby union



  • First Pan Pacific Championships held in Tokyo (August 15 – August 18)
  • July 21 – Switzerland's Dano Halsall swims a world record in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Bellinzona, shaving off 0.02 of the previous record (22.54) set by USA's Robin Leamy four years ago: 22.52.
  • December 6 – USA's Tom Jager takes the world record from Dano Halsall (22.52) in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Austin, Texas, clocking 22.40.



Water polo

Multi-sport events



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