1997 in Sports
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1997 in Sports

1997 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football

For an extensive coverage see 1997 in Association football

Athletics

Australian football

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

Canadian football

Cricket

Cycling

Dogsled racing

  • Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion
    • Martin Buser won with lead dogs: Blondie & Fearless

Field hockey

  • Men's Champions Trophy: Germany
  • Women's Champions Trophy: Australia

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Handball

Harness racing

Horse racing

  • The Grand National Saturday meeting was abandoned after two coded bomb threats were received, causing evacuation of the course. The race was eventually run on the following Monday.

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Mixed martial arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1997 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
February 7 UFC 12: Judgement Day N/A United States Dothan, Alabama, US 3,100 N/A UFC rule change, split main tournament into heavyweight (200lbs+) and lightweight (Under 200lbs) divisions. Eight-man tournament ceases. Introduction of titles. Superfights cease.
May 30 UFC 13: Ultimate Force N/A United States Augusta, Georgia, US 5,100 N/A Closed fisted strikes to the head were banned for this event only.
July 27 UFC 14: Showdown N/A United States Birmingham, Alabama, US 5,000 N/A UFC rule change, requires fighters to use 4-6 oz gloves.
October 11 Pride 1 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan 47,860 N/A Pride FC's first event.

The event featured one kickboxing bout between Branko Cikati? and Ralph White.

October 17 UFC 15: Collision Course N/A United States Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, US N/A N/A UFC rule change, redefined permissible striking areas.
December 21 UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan UFC 15.5 Japan Yokohama, Japan 5,000 N/A This event featured the first appearance of longtime UFC announcer Mike Goldberg.

Motorsport

Radiosport

Rowing

Rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Swimming

Taekwondo

Tennis

Volleyball

  • Men's World League: Italy
  • Women's World Grand Prix: Russia
  • Men's European Championship: Netherlands
  • Women's European Championship: Russia

Water polo

  • Men's World Cup: USA
  • Men's European Championship: Hungary
  • Women's European Championship: Italy

Multi-sport events

Awards

References


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