2008 in sports

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2008 in sports

2008 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Contents

American football

Archery

Association football

Australian rules football

Baseball

Basketball

Bowls

Boxing

Canadian football

Cycling

Road Cycling

Grand Tours :

Track Cycling

2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships

Men's EventsWinner
Sprint Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Chris Hoy  (GBR)
Keirin Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Chris Hoy  (GBR)
1 km time trial Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Teun Mulder  (NED)
Points race Flag of Belarus.svg  Vasil Kiryienka  (BLR)
Individual pursuit Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Bradley Wiggins  (GBR)
Scratch Flag of Belarus.svg  Aliaksandr Lisouski  (BLR)
Team sprint Flag of France.svg  France
Grégory Baugé
Kévin Sireau
Arnaud Tournant
Team pursuit Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Edward Clancy
Geraint Thomas
Paul Manning
Bradley Wiggins
Madison Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Mark Cavendish
Bradley Wiggins
Omnium Flag of New Zealand.svg  Hayden Godfrey  (NZL)
Women's EventsWinner
Sprint Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Victoria Pendleton  (GBR)
Keirin Flag of the United States.svg  Jennie Reed  (USA)
500 m time trial Flag of Cuba.svg  Lisandra Guerra  (CUB)
Points race Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Marianne Vos  (NED)
Individual pursuit Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Rebecca Romero  (GBR)
Scratch Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Ellen van Dijk  (NED)
Team sprint Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Victoria Pendleton
Shanaze Reade

Competition aerobatics

Cricket

Curling

Diving

Figure skating

Floorball

Gliding

Golf

Handball

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Mixed martial arts

The following is a list of major noteworthy MMA events by month.

January

1/19 – UFC 80: Rapid Fire

1/23 – UFC Fight Night: Swick vs Burkman

1/25 – ShoXC 4

February

2/1 – Strikeforce: Young Guns II

2/2 – UFC 81: Breaking Point

2/13 – WEC 32: Condit vs. Prater

2/16 – EliteXC: Street Certified

2/23 – Strikeforce: At The Dome

2/29 – IFL: Las Vegas (Start of 2008 IFL season)

March

3/1 – UFC 82: Pride of a Champion

3/5 – World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 1 (Sengoku Raiden Championship's first event)

3/15 – DREAM.1 (DREAM's first event)

3/21 – ShoXC 5

3/26 – WEC 33: Marshall vs. Stann

3/29 – Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Le

April

4/2 – UFC Fight Night: Florian vs Lauzon

4/4 – IFL: New Blood, New Battles 2

4/5 – ShoXC 6

4/11 YAMMA Pit Fighting 1 (YAMMA Pit Fighting's first and only event)

4/19 – UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2

4/29 – DREAM.2

May

5/11 – DREAM.3

5/16 – IFL: Connecticut (Last IFL event; 2008 Season never completely finished)

5/18 – World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 2

5/24 – UFC 84: Ill Will

5/31 – EliteXC: Primetime

June

6/1 – WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver

6/7 – UFC 85: Bedlam

6/8 – World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 3

6/14 – EliteXC: Return of the King

6/15 – DREAM.4

6/21 – The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs Team Forrest Finale

6/27 – Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson

July

7/5 – UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin

7/19 – UFC: Silva vs. Irvin

7/19 – Affliction: Banned (Affliction's first event)

7/21 – DREAM.5

7/26 – EliteXC: Unfinished Business

August

8/3 – WEC 35: Condit vs. Miura

8/9 – UFC 87: Seek And Destroy

8/15 – ShoXC 7

8/24 – World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4

September

9/6 – UFC 88: Breakthrough

9/13 – Strikeforce: Young Guns III

9/17 – UFC Fight Night: Diaz vs Neer

9/20 – Strikeforce: At The Mansion II

9/23 – DREAM.6

9/26 – ShoXC 8

9/28 – World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 5

October

10/3 – Strikeforce: Payback

10/4 – EliteXC: Heat

10/10 – ShoXC 9 (Last EliteXC event)

10/18 – UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben

10/25 – UFC 90: Silva vs. Côté

November

11/1 – World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6

11/5 – WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown

11/15 – UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar

11/21 – Strikeforce: Destruction

December

12/3 – WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia

12/10 – UFC: Fight for the Troops

12/13 – The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs Team Mir Finale

12/27 – UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008

12/31 – Dynamite!! 2008 (Event featured ten DREAM MMA bouts and eight K-1 kickboxing bouts)

Motorsport

Olympic Games

Paragliding

Polo

Radiosport

Rotorcraft

Rowing

Rugby league

Rugby union

Ski mountaineering

Tennis

Rafael Nadal claimed the World No. 1 ranking for the first time, on August 18, replacing Roger Federer

Water polo

Weightlifting

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