1968 in Sports
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1968 in Sports

1968 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing

American football

O.J. Simpson, running back for the USC Trojans, was the overwhelming choice for the Heisman Trophy, with 2,853 points. Second was Leroy Keyes, running back for Purdue, with 1,103 points, followed by Terry Hanratty (QB-Notre Dame), Ted Kwalick (TE-Penn State) and Ted Hendricks (DE-Miami).

Association football

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

  • May 8 - Bob Foster knocked out Dick Tiger in the fourth round to win the World Light-Heavyweight Championship.

Canadian football

Cricket

Cycling

Field hockey

Figure skating

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Motorsport

Rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Swimming

Tennis

Australia

England

France

USA

Events

  • The "open era" in tennis begins, as all the Grand Slam events open to professionals for the first time

Davis Cup

Multi-sport events

Awards

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Fernando Marroquin". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Auto greats" (PDF). Celebrating Automotive Heritage at Crown Hill Cemetery. Crown Hill Cemetery. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-13. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.

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