1960 in Sports
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1960 in Sports

1960 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing

American football

Association football

Australian rules football



NBA Finals


Canadian football



Field hockey


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey


Olympic Games

Rugby league

Rugby union


  • June 12 - Marianne Heemskerk from the Netherlands breaks the world record in the women's 200m butterfly during a meet in Leipzig, East Germany - 2:34.4.
  • July 10 - US swimmer Michael Troy breaks his own world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) at a meet in Evansville, Indiana, clocking 2:15.0.
  • July 23 - Thirteen days after breaking his own world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course) Troy once again betters the world's best time in that event, this time at a meet in Toledo, Ohio clocking 2:13.4.
  • August 4 - Less than a month before the Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, Troy again breaks the world record in the men's 200m butterfly (long course), when he clocks 2:13.2 at a meet in Detroit, Michigan.
  • September 2 - Michael Troy wins the men's 200m butterfly (long course) at the Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy by breaking his own world record - 2:12.8.






Davis Cup




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