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1981 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing



American football



Artistic gymnastics



Association football



Australian rules football



Baseball



Basketball



Boxing



Canadian football



Cycling



Dogsled racing



Field hockey

  • Men's World Cup held in Kuala Lumpur won by USSR
  • Men's Champions Trophy held in Karachi won by the Netherlands
  • Women's World Cup held in Buenos Aires won by West Germany


Figure skating



Gaelic Athletic Association



Golf

Men's professional Men's amateur Women's professional

Harness racing



Horse racing

  • August 30John Henry becomes the first horse to win a million dollar race, the inaugural Arlington Million, at Arlington Parkmarker in the Chicagomarker suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinoismarker.
  • November – inaugural running of the Japan Cup, the most prestigious horse race in Japan, at Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu, Tokyo. Its distance is about 1½ miles on turf and it is the world's richest turf race.
Steeplechases Flat races

Ice hockey



Motor racing



Rugby union



Snooker



Swimming



Tennis



Volleyball



Water polo



Multi-sport events



Awards



References


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