1998 in Sports
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1998 in Sports

1998 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football

For an extensive coverage see 1998 in association football


Australian rules football




Canadian football


  • Curling makes its Winter Olympics debut:
    • Men's Gold: Switzerland wins 9-3 over Canada
    • Women's Gold: Canada wins 7-5 over Denmark


Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Men's World Cup: Netherlands
  • Men's Commonwealth Games: Australia
  • Men's Champions Trophy: Netherlands
  • Women's World Cup: Australia
  • Women's Commonwealth Games: Australia

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association


Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional


Harness racing

Horse racing


Flat races

Ice hockey


Mixed martial arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events during 1998 in chronological order.

Date Event Alternate Name/s Location Attendance PPV Buyrate Notes
March 13 UFC 16: Battle in the Bayou N/A United States New Orleans, Louisiana, US 4,600 N/A This event featured the first ever UFC lightweight tournament. As well as a middleweight championship bout. And a heavyweight and middleweight superfights.
March 15 Pride 2 N/A Japan Yokohama, Japan N/A N/A Event featured six MMA bouts and two kickboxing bouts.
May 15 UFC 17: Redemption N/A United States Mobile, Alabama, US N/A N/A This event was the last UFC event aside from UFC 23, to feature the "tournament" style format.

This event featured a four-man middleweight tournament. As well as three heavyweight superfights.

June 24 Pride 3 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
October 11 Pride 4 N/A Japan Tokyo, Japan N/A N/A N/A
October 16 UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil UFC 17.5 Brazil São Paulo, Brazil N/A N/A This event caused controversy due to the fact that the Brazilian flag was wrongly represented on the promotional material.


Rugby league

Rugby union




Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:


  • Men's World Championship: Italy
  • Women's World Championship: Cuba

Water polo

  • Men's World Championship: Spain
  • Women's World Championship: Italy


Multi-sport events



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