2004 in Sports
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2004 in Sports

2004 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


American Football

Association Football

Athletics

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

Canadian football

Cricket

Curling

Cycle racing

Road bicycle racing

Cyclo-cross

Field hockey

Figure skating

Floorball

Gaelic Athletic Association

Gliding

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Handball

Harness racing

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Kabaddi

  • November 21 - India wins the first-ever World Cup kabaddi championship defeating Iran in the final held at Mumbai.

Lacrosse

Mixed martial arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 2004 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
January 16 WEC 9: Cold Blooded N/A United States Lemoore, California, United States N/A N/A N/A
January 31 UFC 46: Supernatural N/A United States Las Vegas, United States 10,700 80,000 N/A
February 1 Pride 27: Inferno N/A Japan Osaka, Japan 13,366 N/A N/A
February 15 Pride Bushido 2 N/A Japan Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A N/A
March 14 K-1 Beast 2004 in Niigata N/A Japan Niigata, Japan N/A N/A Event featured five K-1 kickboxing bouts, and four K-1 MMA bouts.
April 2 UFC 47: It's On! N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 11,437 105,000 This event featured a highly anticipated fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.
April 25 Pride Total Elimination 2004 N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 42,110 N/A Opening round to Pride GP 2004 heavyweight tournament.
May 21 WEC 10: Bragging Rights N/A United States Lemoore, California, United States N/A N/A N/A
May 22 K-1 MMA ROMANEX N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 14,918 N/A N/A
May 23 Pride Bushido 3 N/A Japan Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A This event was highlighted by three fights between Team Gracie and Team Japan.
June 19 UFC 48: Payback N/A United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 10,000 110,000 N/A
June 20 Pride Critical Countdown 2004 N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 43,711 N/A Quarterfinals to Pride GP 2004 heavyweight tournament.
July 19 Pride Bushido 4 N/A Japan Nagoya, Japan N/A N/A This event was highlighted by three fights between Brazilian Top Team and Team Japan.
August 15 Pride Final Conflict 2004 N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 47,629 N/A Semifinals and final to Pride GP 2004 heavyweight tournament.

The final between, Fedor Emelianenko and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira ended in a no contest.
A rematch for the final was rescheduled for Pride Shockwave 2004.

August 21 UFC 49: Unfinished Business N/A United States Paradise, Nevada, United States 12,100 80,000 N/A
October 14 Pride Bushido 5 N/A Japan Osaka, Japan N/A N/A N/A
October 21 WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3 N/A United States Lemoore, California, United States N/A N/A N/A
October 22 UFC 50: The War of '04 N/A United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States 9,000 40,000 N/A
October 31 Pride 28: High Octane N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 24,028 N/A N/A
November 20 K-1 Fighting Network Rumble on the Rock 2004 N/A United States Honolulu, Hawaii, United States 13,000 N/A N/A
December 31 Pride Shockwave 2004 N/A Japan Saitama, Japan 48,398 N/A Fedor Emelianenko becomes the Pride 2004 heavyweight Grand Prix champion.
December 31 K-1 PREMIUM 2004 Dynamite!! N/A Japan Osaka, Japan 52,918 N/A Event featured seven K-1 MMA bouts, three K-1 kickboxing bouts, and one special mixed rules bout.

Motorsport

Orienteering

  • First ever World Championship in Trail Orienteering held September 15-18 in Västerås, Sweden

Netball

  • 5 July - the reigning world champions, New Zealand's Silver Ferns, complete 3-0 Test series win over Australia with 53-46 win at Hamilton, New Zealand.

Radiosport

Rugby league

Rugby union

Ski mountaineering

Snooker

Snowboarding

  • September 19 - death of Line Oestvold, 26, Norwegian snowboarder, after a crash in training in Chile.

Speed skating

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

Water polo

Wrestling

Multi-sport events

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)363927102
2 China (CHN)32171463
3 Russia (RUS)27273892
4 Australia (AUS)17161649
5 Japan (JPN)1691237
Totals (5 nations)128108107343

Awards

References


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