2004 in sports

2004 in sports

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On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. Prosecutors arrest Kim minutes after an arrest warrant is issued by the Seoul District Court, and the 72-year-old was put behind bars after his pre-trial detention was approved.

On April 27, the International Olympic Committee takes out insurance in case the Athens Olympic Games are canceled due to terrorism or natural disasters.

On May 18, the International Olympic Committee announced the list of cities accepted as candidates to host the 2012 Olympic Games. The five candidate cities are Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid.

2004 Summer Olympics

The 2004 Olympics opened in Athens, Greece on August 13.


::"For an extensive coverage see 2004 in athletics (track and field)"

Cross-country running

**January 3 - Winners from the 2004 Great Winter Run X-country race at Newcastle, England:
***Women's 6.3 km: Tirunesh Dibada, Ethiopia 21:01
***Men's 8.0 km: Sileshi Sihine, Ethiopia 26:15


*United States Olympic Track and Field trials, Sacramento, California:
**July 10 - Marion Jones finishes fourth in the qualifying for the 100 meter dash, and therefore fails to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics in that event. (Jones did qualify for the Olympics in the long jump.)
**July 11 - Tim Montgomery, current world record holder in the men's 100 meter run, fails to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing 7th out of 8 competitors in the trials finals.


International Races

* April 4 — flagicon|NED Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands
**Men's Winner: Felix Limo (KEN) 2:06:14
**Women's Winner: Zhor El Kamch (MAR) 2:26:10

* April 18 — flagicon|GBR London Marathon, United Kingdom
**Men's Winner: Evans Rutto (KEN) 2:06:18
**Women's Winner: Margaret Okayo (KEN) 2:22:35

* April 19 — flagicon|USA Boston Marathon, United States
**Men's Winner: Timothy Cherigat (KEN) 2:10:37
**Women's Winner: Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2:24:27

* May 16 — flagicon|NED Enschede Marathon, Netherlands
**Men's Winner: Girma Tolla (ETH) 2:10:33
**Women's Winner: Nadezhda Wijenberg (NED) 2:31:23

* August 22 — flagicon|GRE Olympic Marathon, Athens, Greece
**Women's Winner: Mizuki Noguchi (JPN) 2:26:20

* August 29 — flagicon|GRE Olympic Marathon, Athens, Greece
**Men's Winner: Stefano Baldini (ITA) 2:10:55

* November 7 — flagicon|USA New York City Marathon, United States
**Men's Winner: Hendrik Ramaala (RSA) 2:09:28
**Women's Winner:Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:23:10

* December 5 — flagicon|JPN Fukuoka Marathon, Japan
**Men's Winner: Tsuyoshi Ogata (JPN) 2:09:10

National Champions

* April 4 — flagicon|NED Rotterdam, Netherlands
**Men's Winner: Luc Krotwaar — 2:11:56
**Women's Winner: Nadezhda Wijenberg — 2:38:38

* April 18 — flagicon|ENG London, England
**Men's Winner: Jonathan Brown — 2:13:39
**Women's Winner: Birhan Dagne — 2:34:45

* May 30 — flagicon|CAN Ottawa, Canada
**Men's Winner: Matthew McInnes — 2:18:52
**Women's Winner: Nicole Stevenson — 2:34:45

* July 4 — flagicon|FIN Turku, Finland
**Men's Winner: Petri Saavalainen — 2:24:22
**Women's Winner: Marjaana Lahti — 2:55:38

* September 12 — flagicon|AUS Sydney, Australia
**Men's Winner: Daniel Green — 2:23:06
**Women's Winner: Jenny Wickman — 2:55:09

* October 3 — flagicon|HUN Budapest, Hungary
**Men's Winner: Roland Ádók — 2:26:34
**Women's Winner: Simona Staicu — 2:38:17

=Auto Racing=

*Stock car racing (NASCAR):
**February 15 - Daytona 500: won by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
**November 21st - Kurt Busch wins the 2004 Nextel Cup at the conclusion of a ten-race "playoff" by seven points.
*Indy Racing League:
**May 30 - Indianapolis 500: won by Buddy Rice
* Formula One:
**August 15 - Ferrari clinch Formula One constructors title
**August 29 - Michael Schumacher clinches seventh Formula One title
*24 hours of Le Mans
**June - Tom Kristensen / Rinaldo Capello / Seiji Ara driving an Audi R8 with Audi Sport Japan Team Goh win the LMP1 class and overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
***The LMP2 category was won by the #32 Interport Racing Lola with drivers Bill Binnie, Clint Field, and Rick Sutherland.
***The GTS category was won by the #65 Chevrolet Corvette with drivers Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta, and Jan Magnussen.
***The GT category was won by the #90 White Lightning Porsche with drivers Sascha Maassen, Jörg Bergmeister, and Patrick Long.
* V8 Supercar:
**March - Marcos Ambrose (Ford Falcon) won Adelaide 500
**November - Andrews Jones (Ford Falcon) won V8 Development (level two) Series
**October 10 - Greg Murphy and Rick Kelly (Holden Commodore) won Bathurst 1000
**September - Marcos Ambrose (Ford Falcon) won V8 Championship Series
* Formula 3000:
**Vitantonio Liuzzi wins the title by comfortable margin;; championship is replaced by GP2 for the new year
* Superfund Euro 3000 Series
** champion - Nicky Pastorelli of The Netherlands
*Asian Formula 3
**Inaugural season of the Asian Formula Three Championship.
* The French Citroen crew of Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena win their first World Rally Championship title.


* June 27 College World Series: Cal State Fullerton wins the NCAA College World Series, defeating Texas 3-2 to win the best-of-three championship series 2-0.

* July 4: Éric Gagné's consecutive saves streak ended at 84 in a 6-5 Los Angeles Dodgers victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks

* July 10: Barry Bonds breaks his own record for intentional walks received in a season; amazingly, he broke the former full-season record of 68 set in 2002 before the All-Star break. After three intentional walks in a 3-1 San Francisco Giants win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, his total stood at 71. He would end the season with 120.

* August 8: At Comerica Park, Boston Red Sox outslugged the Detroit Tigers 11-9, despite knuckle baller Tim Wakefield giving up a record six home runs.

* August 31: The Cleveland Indians win a 22-0 rout of the New York Yankees, who endured the worst shutout loss in league history.

* September 17: At San Francisco, Barry Bonds became just the third player in MLB history to hit 700 home runs. Bonds joined the select company of Hall of Famers Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) with his historic blast off San Diego Padres Jake Peavy in the third inning.

* September 17: At Seattle, Ichiro Suzuki hits his 199th single of the season, breaking the major league baseball record of 198, set by Lloyd Waner in 1927.

* September 29: Major League Baseball announces that the Montreal Expos will be moved to the Washington, DC area for the 2005 season.

* October 1: Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners gets two base hits to break the 83-year-old record for most hits in a single season. The previous record, held by George Sisler, was 257 hits in a season.

* October 20: The Boston Red Sox win the ALCS, coming back from 0-3 in the best-of-seven series against the New York Yankees.

* October 26: Seibu Lions PL defeats Chunichi Dragons CL, 4 games to 3 in the Japan Series.

* October 27: The Boston Red Sox sweep the St. Louis Cardinals, four games to none, to win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

See also 2004 in baseball


* NBA Finals: The Detroit Pistons, in a major upset, defeat the heavily-favored Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1. It is the Pistons first NBA title in fourteen years.

* November 19 - A game between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers is called with less than a minute remaining after a fight between opposing players turns into a far more massive brawl between Pacers players and Pistons supporters. For more details on the brawl and its aftermath, see Pacers-Pistons brawl.

* The Los Angeles Lakers dynasty is dismantled, after Shaquille O'Neal is traded to the Miami Heat, Phil Jackson retires, and many role players either sign with other teams (such as Derek Fisher) or retire (such as Rick Fox).

*NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
** The UConn Huskies win 82-73 over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. UConn's Emeka Okafor is named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

*NCAA Women's Basketball Championship
** The UConn Huskies defeat the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, 70-61, making UConn the first school to win both the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball championships in the same season. A Division II school, Central Missouri State, was the first to accomplish this double in 1984. UConn's Diana Taurasi is named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

*August 25- The Puerto Rican National Basketball Team defeats the United States' Dream Team 92-73 on the opening game if the 2004 Summer Olympics. This marked the first time the Dream Team lost an Olympic Game.

* Euroleague: Maccabi Tel-Aviv of Israel wins the final 118-74 over Fortitudo Bologna of Italy.
* ULEB Cup: Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel wins the title after winning Real Madrid in the final.
* Chinese Basketball Association finals: Guangdong Southern Tigers defeat Bayi Rockets, 3 games to 1.

* National Basketball League (Australia): Sydney Kings defeated the West Sydney Razorbacks 3-2 in best-of-five final series.


* February 19 to 29 – 35th European Amateur Boxing Championships held in Pula, Croatia
**"Light Flyweight (– 48 kg):" Sergey Kazakov (Russia)
**"Flyweight (– 51 kg):" Georgi Balakshin (Russia)
**"Bantamweight (– 54 kg):" Gennady Kovalev (Russia)
**"Featherweight (– 57 kg):" Vitaly Tajbert (Germany)
**"Lightweight (– 60 kg):" Dimitar Stilianov (Bulgaria)
**"Light Welterweight (– 64 kg):" Alexander Maletin (Russia)
**"Welterweight (– 69 kg):" Oleg Saitov (Russia)
**"Middleweight (– 75 kg):" Gaidarbek Gaidarbekov (Russia)
**"Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg):" Evgeny Makarenko (Russia)
**"Heavyweight (– 91 kg):" Alexander Alexeyev (Russia)
**"Super Heavyweight (+ 91 kg):" Alexander Povetkin (Russia)
* March 13 – The world junior middleweight championship was unified as Shane Mosley lost to Winky Wright.
* May 15 – Antonio Tarver won the WBC light-heavyweight title with a stunning second-round knockout of champion Roy Jones Jr.
* July 30 – Danny Williams knocks out Mike Tyson in the fourth round of a non-championship bout.
* August 16 – Robert Quiroga, former International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion, found stabbed to death.
* September 18 – Bernard Hopkins successfully defends his undisputed middleweight title with a ninth-round knockout of Oscar de la Hoya.


* March 5 - Pakistan beat the West Indies by 25 runs to win the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
* March 12 - Shane Warne becomes the first spinner in history to take 500 Test wickets.
* March 13 - India beat Pakistan in the highest scoring One Day International ever (693 runs), in the opening match of their first Pakistan tour since 1989.
* April - Ricky Ponting is named "Leading Cricketer in the World" by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
* April 2 - Zimbabwe Cricket Union announces the retirement of Heath Streak as captain of Zimbabwe. It is later revealed he was sacked, and 15 senior players withdraw from Zimbabwean cricket, citing political interference by Robert Mugabe's government in team selection.
* April 12 - The West Indies' Brian Lara regains the individual Test innings record from Australian Matthew Hayden with 400 not out in the fourth Test against England in St. John's, Antigua.
* May 8 - Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan breaks Courtney Walsh's world record of 519 Test wickets with his 520th wicket against Zimbabwe in Harare.
* June 10 - Zimbabwe Cricket Union agrees to abandon any further Test matches in 2004, under pressure from International Cricket Council over substandard teams due to 15 striking players.
* June 19 - September 4 - Inaugural Pro Cricket season, the first professional cricket tournament in the United States.
* September 10 - September 25 - ICC Champions Trophy in England: West Indies beats England in the final.

see also 2004 in cricket


*2004 Nokia Brier:
**Final: (March 14) Nova Scotia (Mark Dacey) 10-9 Alberta (Randy Ferbey)
*2004 Scott Tournament of Hearts:
**Final: (February 29) Canada (Colleen Jones) 7-4 Quebec (Marie-France Larouche)
*2004 Ford World Curling Championship:
**Women's Final: (April 24) Canada (Colleen Jones) 8-4 Norway (Dordi Nordby)
**Men's Final: (April 25) Sweden (Peja Lindholm) 7-6 Germany (Sebastian Stock)
*Canada Cup
**Women's Final: (January 10) Colleen Jones 8-7 Sherry Anderson
**Men's Final: (January 11) Randy Ferbey 10-3 John Morris
*M&M Meat Shops National Final (January 25) Glenn Howard 5-3 Jeff Stoughton
*PharmAssist Players' Championship Final (April 4) John Morris 7-5 Jeff Stoughton
*2004 Canadian mixed curling championship Final: (January 18) Alberta (Shannon Kleibrink) 9-5 Ontario (Heath McCormick) "Shannon Kleibrink becomes the first woman to skip and win the Canadian mixed curling championship. Last year, she was the first to skip and participate in the event, losing only in the final."
*Canadian Senior Curling Championship
**Women's Final: (February 1) Ontario (Anne Dunn) 7-3 British Columbia (Kathy Smiley)
**Men's Final: (February 1) Newfoundland and Labrador (Bas Buckle) 9-8 Nova Scotia (Steve Ogden)
*World Junior Curling Championships
**Women's Final: (March 27) Norway (Linn Githmark) 9-6 Canada (Jill Mouzar)
**Men's Final: (March 28) Sweden (Niklas Edin) 6-4 Switzerland (Stefan Rindisblacher)


Road Cycling

*Giro d'Italia - won by Damiano Cunego of Italy. Sprinter Alessandro Petacchi wins nine stages. See 2004 Giro d'Italia
*Tour de France -
**Overall (Yellow jersey) - Lance Armstrong, his record-setting sixth consecutive title.
**King of the Mountains (Polka dot jersey) - Richard Virenque, a record seventh title
**Points Classification (Green jersey) - Robbie McEwen
**Young Rider (White jersey) - Vladimir Karpets
**Team - T-Mobile Team


*UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Pont-Château, France (January 31–February 1)
**Men's Competition
*#Gold – Bart Wellens
*#Silver – Mario De Clercq
*#Bronze – Sven Vanthourenhout
**Women's Competition
*#Gold – Laurence Leboucher
*#Silver – Maryline Salvetat
*#Bronze – Hanka Kupfernagel

Field Hockey

World Competitions

* Men's Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Madrid, Spain
** Gold Medal: The Netherlands
** Silver Medal: Spain
** Bronze Medal: Pakistan

* Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Athens, Greece
** Gold Medal: Australia
** Silver Medal: The Netherlands
** Bronze Medal: Germany

* Men's Champions Trophy in Lahore, Pakistan
** Gold Medal: Spain
** Silver Medal: The Netherlands
** Bronze Medal: Pakistan
* Women's Olympic Qualifier Tournament in Auckland, New Zealand
** Gold Medal: Japan
** Silver Medal: Spain
** Bronze Medal: New Zealand

* Olympic Games (Women's Competition) in Athens, Greece
** Gold Medal: Germany
** Silver Medal: The Netherlands
** Bronze Medal: Argentina

* Women's Champions Trophy in Rosario, Argentina
** Gold Medal: The Netherlands
** Silver Medal: Germany
** Bronze Medal: Argentina

Regional Competitions

* Men's Pan American Cup in London, Canada
** Gold Medal: Argentina
** Silver Medal: Canada
** Bronze Medal: Chile
* Women's Asia Cup in New Delhi, India
** Gold Medal: India
** Silver Medal: Japan
** Bronze Medal: China

* Women's Pan American Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados
** Gold Medal: Argentina
** Silver Medal: United States
** Bronze Medal: Canada

Figure skating

*Canadian Figure Skating Championships at Edmonton:
**January 9
***Junior Ice dance winners: Tessa Virtue, (London) and Scott Moir (Ilderton, Ontario), 2.8 factored placements
***Junior Pairs winners: Jessica Dubé, (Drummondville, Quebec) and Bryce Davison, (Cambridge, Ontario), 1.5 factored placements
**January 10
***Junior Women's singles winner: Myriane Samson, (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec), 1.5 factored placements
**January 11
***Senior Ice Dance winners: Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon, (Boisbriand, Quebec), 2.0

*2004 United States Figure Skating Championships at Atlanta, Georgia:
**January 8:
***Junior Pairs winners: Shantel Jordan and Jeremy Barrett, Bradenton, Florida, 2.5 factored placements
**January 9:
***Junior Men's winner: Christopher Toland, 3.5
***Junior Ice Dance winners: Morgan Matthews and Maxim Zavozin, New York City, 2.0
**January 10:
***Senior Men's winner: Johnny Weir, Newark, Delaware, 1.5
***Senior Pairs winners: Rena Inoue and John Baldwin, 2.0
***Junior Ladies' winner: Kimberly Meissner, Bel Air, Maryland, 2.0
***Senior Ice Dance winners: Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, Detroit, Michigan, 2.0
**January 11:
***Senior Ladies' winner: Michelle Kwan, 2.0

*2004 European Figure Skating Championships, Budapest, Hungary
**February 4, Senior Pairs:
***1-Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin, Russia, 1.5 factored placements
***2-Maria Petrova and Alexei Tikhonov, Russia, 3.0
***3-Dorota Zagorska and Mariusz Siudek, Poland, 4.5
**February 5, Senior Men's:
***Brian Joubert, France, 2.6
***Evgeny Plushenko, Russia, 3.0
***Ilia Klimkin, Russia, 5.6
**February 6, Senior Ice Dance:
***Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov, Russia, 2.0
***Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski, Bulgaria, 4.6
***Elena Grushina and Ruslan Goncharov, Ukraine, 5.4
**February 7: Senior Ladies':
***Julia Sebestyen, Hungary, 1.5
***Elena Liashenko, Ukraine, 4.0
***Elena Sokolova, Russia, 5.0

*2004 World Figure Skating Championships, Dortmund, Germany
**March 24, Senior Pairs:
***Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin, Russia, 2.5 factored placements
***Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, China, 3.0
***Pang Qing and Tong Jian, China
**March 25, Senior Men's:
***Evgeny Plushenko, Russia, 2.0
***Brian Joubert, France, 4.0
***Stefan Lindemann, Germany, 6.0
**March 26, Senior Dance:
***Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov, Russia, 2.0
***Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski, Bulgaria, 3.6
***Kati Winkler and René Lohse, Germany, 6.2
**March 27, Senior Ladies':
***Shizuka Arakawa, Japan, 2.6
***Sasha Cohen, United States, 4.0
***Michelle Kwan, United States, 5.6

=Football (American)=

*College football Bowl Championship Series (2003 season):
**January 1 - Rose Bowl: USC 28, Michigan 14
**January 1 - Orange Bowl: Miami 16, Florida State 14
**January 2 - Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State 35, Kansas State 28
**January 4 - Sugar Bowl: LSU 21, Oklahoma 14
**January 5 - LSU is awarded the 2003 BCS national championship; USC is awarded the 2003 Associated Press national championship
*College football (other divisions; 2004 season):
**Division I-AA: James Madison 31, Montana 21
**Division II: Valdosta State 36, Pittsburg State 31
**Division III: Linfield 28, Mary Hardin-Baylor 21
*National Football League:
**February 1 - Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29 at Houston, Texas
**August 8 - John Elway, Barry Sanders, Carl Eller and Bob Brown are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
**September 19 - Jerry Rice's record of 274 consecutive games with a pass reception comes to an end, although his Oakland Raiders defeat the Buffalo Bills, 13-10.
**September 27 - Morten Andersen appears in his 341st NFL game, breaking the record set by George Blanda.
**December 26 - Peyton Manning threw his 49th touchdown pass of the season in a game against the San Diego Chargers breaking Dan Marino's single season touchdown record
*NFL Europe:
**June 12 - World Bowl: Berlin Thunder 30, Frankfurt Galaxy 24
*Arena Football League:
**June 27 - ArenaBowl XVIII: San Jose SaberCats 69, Arizona Rattlers 62 at Phoenix, Arizona

=Football (Australian rules)=

* Australian Football League
** Port Adelaide wins the 108th AFL premiership (Port Adelaide 17.11 (113) d Brisbane Lions 10.13 (73))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Chris Judd (West Coast Eagles)
** "See also Australian Football League season 2004"

=Football (Canadian)=

*November 21: Toronto Argonauts defeats British Columbia Lions 27-19 in the 92nd Grey Cup, played in Ottawa, Canada.

Football (rugby league)

* May 15 - St Helens defeat Wigan Warriors 32-16 to win the Challenge Cup.
* June 17 - Martin Gleeson and Sean Long are banned for four and three months respectively after placing bets on their side, St Helens, to lose a Super League match against the Bradford Bulls.
* October 3 - Canterbury Bulldogs defeat Sydney Roosters 16-13 in the Grand Final to win the NRL premiership.
* October 16 - Leeds Rhinos defeat Bradford Bulls 16-8 in the Super League Grand Final to become champions of Super League IX.
* November 27 - Australia defeat Great Britain 44-4 in the final of the second Tri-Nations competition.

Football (Rugby Union)

*Hong Kong Sevens - England beat Argentina 22-12
*Super 12 - ACT Brumbies defeated Crusaders 47-38
*Six Nations Championship - France (Grand Slam). Ireland win the Triple Crown.
*Heineken Cup - London Wasps defeated Toulouse 27-20
*Tri Nations Series - The Springboks of South Africa win due to bonus points, after all sides finish with two wins and two losses. The All Blacks of New Zealand retain the Bledisloe Cup.
*International Rugby Board year-end awards:
**Player of the Year: Schalk Burger, South Africa
**Coach of the Year: Jake White, South Africa
**Team of the Year: South Africa

Football (Soccer)

::"For an extensive coverage see 2004 in football (soccer)"
*February 14 – Tunisia beat Morocco 2-1 to clinch the first African Cup of Nations in the country's history.
*May 26 – Porto defeat AS Monaco 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League final in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
*July 4 – Greece surprising win the UEFA Euro 2004 football tournament, defeating the host nation Portugal 1-0.
*July 25 – Brazil win the Copa América football tournament, defeating Argentina 4-2 on penalties.
*August 7 – Japan win the 2004 Asian Cup football tournament, defeating China 3-1.
*August 26 – United States win the Olympic women's football tournament, defeating Brazil 2-1 in extra time.
*August 28 – Argentina win the Olympic men's football tournament, defeating Paraguay 1-0.
*September 7 – Cienciano defeats Boca Juniors 4-2 on penalties to win the South American Recopa final in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
*December 17 – Boca Juniors defeats Bolívar 2-1 on aggregate to win the Copa Sudamericana final in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gaelic Athletic Association

**All-Ireland Camogie Champion: Tipperary
**National Camogie League: Tipperary

*Gaelic football
**All-Ireland Senior Football Championship: Kerry 1-20 d. Mayo 2-9
**National Football League: Kerry 3-11 d. Galway 1-16
**Tommy Murphy Cup: Clare 1-11 d. Sligo 0-11

*Ladies' Gaelic football
**All-Ireland Senior Football Champion: Galway
**National Football League: Mayo

**All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship: Cork 0-17 d. Kilkenny 0-9
**National Hurling League:


*World Gliding Championships, Elverum, Norway
** Club Class Winner: Sebastian Kawa, Poland; Glider: SZD-48-3M Brawo


Men's professional
*Major Championships
**April 11 - Masters Tournament - Phil Mickelson wins the first major of his career.
**June 20 - U.S. Open - Retief Goosen wins his second U.S. Open title
**July 18 - British Open - Todd Hamilton, a virtual unknown, wins at Royal Troon in a playoff over Ernie Els
**August 15 - PGA Championship - Vijay Singh wins in a three-hole playoff over Chris DiMarco and Justin Leonard.
*Other highlights
**February 29 - Tiger Woods wins the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship for the second consecutive year
**September 6 - Vijay Singh replaces Tiger Woods at the top of the world rankings, ending Woods' record reign of five years and four weeks.
**September 17-19 - Team Europe defeats Team USA 18½ - 9½ to retain the Ryder Cup. See 2004 Ryder Cup for more details.
**PGA Tour Player of the Year: Vijay Singh
**PGA Tour leading money winner: Vijay Singh wins a record $10,905,166
**PGA Tour Rookie of the Year: Todd Hamilton
**Champions Tour money leader - Craig Stadler - $2,306,066Men's amateur
*British Amateur - Stuart Wilson
*U.S. Amateur - Ryan Moore
*European Amateur - Matthew RichardsonWomen's professional
*March 28 - Kraft Nabisco Championship - Grace Park wins the first major of the LPGA season, by one shot over 17-year-old Aree Song. Michelle Wie finished fourth, four shots behind Park.
*June 13 - LPGA Championship - Annika Sörenstam
*U.S. Women's Open - Meg Mallon
*Women's British Open - Karen Stupples
*LPGA Tour money leader - Annika Sörenstam - $2,544,707
*January 15-16 - At the age of 14, golf prodigy Michelle Wie becomes the youngest woman (and only the fourth overall) to play at a PGA Tour event, shooting 72-68 (even par) at the Sony Open in Hawaii in her hometown of Honolulu. She missed the cut by one stroke.


Men's Competition

*European Championship in Slovenia:* Gold Medal: hb|GER:* Silver Medal: hb|SLO:* Bronze Medal: hb|DEN
*Asian Championship in Doha, Qatar:* Gold Medal: hb|KUW:* Silver Medal: hb|JPN:* Bronze Medal: hb|QAT

Women's Competition

*European Championship in Hungary:* Gold Medal: hbw|NOR:* Silver Medal: hbw|DEN:* Bronze Medal: hbw|HUN

Harness Racing

*Windsong's Legacy becomes the seventh horse to win the North American Trotting Triple Crown.

=Thoroughbred Horse Racing=

Flat races

**November 2 - Makybe Diva wins the Melbourne Cup.
**June 27 - Niigon wins the Queen's Plate.
**October 3 - Bago wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
**June 27 - Grey Swallow wins the Irish Derby.
*English Triple Crown
*#May 1 - Haafhd wins the 2,000 Guineas Stakes.
*#June 5 - North Light wins the Epsom Derby.
*#September 11 - Rule of Law wins the St. Leger Stakes.
*Other English races
**May 2 - Attraction wins the 1,000 Guineas Stakes.
**June 4 - Ouija Board wins the Epsom Oaks.
*United States Triple Crown
*#May 1 - Smarty Jones wins the Kentucky Derby.
*#May 15 - Smarty Jones wins the Preakness Stakes by a record margin of 11½ lengths.
*#June 5 - Birdstone wins the Belmont Stakes.
*Other United States races
**April 30 - Ashado wins the Kentucky Oaks.
**August 28 - Birdstone wins the Travers Stakes.
*October 30 - Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas:
**Ghostzapper wins the Breeders' Cup Classic.
**Ashado wins the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
**Ouija Board wins the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
**Wilko wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
**Sweet Catomine wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
**Singletary wins the Breeders' Cup Mile.
**Speightstown wins the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
**Better Talk Now wins the Breeders' Cup Turf.


*United Kingdom
**March 18 - Best Mate wins a third consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cup.
**April 3 - Amberleigh House wins the Grand National.

Ice Hockey

*January 4 - Under 17 World Championship at St. John's
**Gold Medal Game: Ontario 5, Pacific 2
**Bronze Medal Game: Team Quebec 3, United States 2
*January 5 - 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships at Helsinki, Finland
**Gold Medal Game: United States 4, Canada 3
**Bronze Medal Game: Finland 2, Czech Republic 1
*February 12 - An independent audit by Arthur Levitt reveals that National Hockey League teams lost a collective US$273 million in 2003, and suggests the league is "on the road to oblivion."
* April 6 - 2004 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships at Halifax, Nova Scotia
** Gold Medal Game: ihw|CAN 2, ihw|USA 0
** Bronze Medal Game: ihw|FIN 3, ihw|SWE 2
* April 10 - National Women's Hockey League championship at Brampton, Ontario
** Championship Final: Calgary X-Treme 6, Brampton Thunder 5 (OT)
* April 18 - IIHF World Under-18 Championship at Minsk, Belarus
** Gold Medal Game: Russia 3, United States 2
** Bronze Medal Game: Czech Republic 3, Canada 2
* April 25 - Allan Cup at Saint-Georges, Quebec
** Allan Cup Final: Saint-Georges Garaga 5, Ministlkwan Islanders 0
* April 25 - Canadian National Midget Championship at Kenora, Ontario
** Gold Medal Game: Brandon Wheat Kings 2, College Charles-Lemoyne 1 (OT)
** Bronze Medal Game: Red Deer Optimist Chiefs 5, Kenora Stars 2
* May 9 - 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships at Prague, Czech Republic
** Gold Medal Game: ih|CAN 5, ih|SWE 3
** Bronze Medal Game: ih|USA 1, ih|SVK 0 (SO)
* May 23 - Memorial Cup at Kelowna, British Columbia
** 2004 Memorial Cup Final: Kelowna Rockets 2, Gatineau Olympques 1
* June 7 - Stanley Cup - Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Calgary Flames 4 games to 3 to win the Stanley Cup.
*September 14 - World Cup of Hockey at Toronto, Canada
** Final: Canada 3, Finland 2.
*September 15 - NHL collective bargaining agreement expires. Commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of NHLPA players ("see: 2004-05 NHL lockout").
*October 11 - Jean Perron named head coach of Israeli national under-18 hockey team


* November 21 - India wins the first-ever World Cup kabaddi championship defeating Iran in the final held at Mumbai.


*February 22 - National Lacrosse League - The East Division All-Stars defeat the West Division All-Stars 19-15 in the All Star Game.
*May 7 - National Lacrosse League - Calgary Roughnecks defeat Buffalo Bandits 14-11 to win Champion's Cup
* May 30 - LeMoyne College defeats Limestone 11-10 (2OT) for first Division II National Championship.
* August - European Lacrosse Championships
** Men's - England defeats Germany
** Women's - Wales A defeats Scotland A
* August 22 - Major League Lacrosse - Philadelphia Barrage defeat Boston Cannons 13-11 to win league championship at Boston
* Clarington Green Gaels win the Founders Cup
* Peterborough Lakers win the Mann Cup
* Burnaby Lakers win the Minto Cup


*January 4 - European Luge Championships at Oberhof, Germany
**Men's Doubles winner: Steffen Skel and Steffen Woeller, Germany, 1:22.633
**Women's Singles winner: Silke Kraushaar, Germany, 1:22.995
*January 17 - World Cup event at Winterberg, Germany
**Men's Singles winner: Georg Hackl, Germany 1:51.211


*First ever World Championship in Trail Orienteering held September 15-18 in Västerås, Sweden.


*5 July- World champions, New Zealand's "Silver Ferns", complete 3-0 test series win over Australia with 53-46 win at Hamilton, New Zealand.


*Twelfth Amateur Radio Direction Finding World Championship held in Brno, Czech Republic.

Skiing & Snowboarding

**January 10- World Cup Biathlon event at Pokljuka, Slovenia winner, men's 12.5 km pursuit: Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norway, 36:18.8
**January 14- World Cup Biathlon event at Ruhpolding, Germany winner, Women's 4x6K Relay winner: Germany, 1:18:37
**January 15- Men's 4x7.5K Relay winner: Belarus, 1:43:43.71
**January 17- World Cup Biathlon competition Men's 10 km Sprint winner: Halvard Hanevold, Norway 25:01.5
*Cross-country skiing
**January 10- World Cup men's cross-country skiing competition at Otepaa, Finland winner, 30 km mass start: Frode Estil, Norway, 1:15:18.1
**January 17- World Cup cross-country ski meet at Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic
***Men's 15 km classical style winner: Andrus Veerpalu, Estonia 42:27.6
***Women's 10 km classical style winner: Gabriella Paruzzi, Italy 31:17.6
*Downhill skiing
**January 4 - Men's World Cup Slalom Competition at Flachau, Austria winner: Kalle Palander, Finland, 1:42.24
**January 4 - Women's World Cip Giant Slalom Competition at Megeve, France winner: Alexandra Meissnitzer, Austria 1:24.98
**January 10 - Men's World Cup downhill race at Chamonix, France winner: Stephane Eberharter, Austria 1:59.08
**January 10- Women's World Cup downhill ski race at Veysonnaz, Switzerland winner: Renate Götschl, Austria 1:38.58
**January 11- Men's World Cup slalom at Chamonix, France winner: Giorgio Rocca, Italy 1:29.09
**January 17- Women's World Cup downhill race at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy winner: Hilde Gerg, Germany 1:17.57
*Freestyle skiing
**January 10- Ericsson World Freestyle skiing competition at Mont Tremblant, Quebec
***Women's Moguls winner: Stephanie St. Pierre, Canada 24.25 points
***Men's Moguls winner: Marc-Andre Moreau, Canada 25.14 points
**January 16- Freesyle FIS World Cup at Lake Placid, New York
***Women's aerials winner: Jiao Wang, China 183.61
***Men's aerials winner: Steve Omischl, Canada 246.01
**January 17
***Women's Moguls winner: Jennifer Heil, Canada 26.77
***Men's Moguls winner: Janne Lahtela, Finland 26.29
*Giant slalom
**January 3 - Men's World Cup Giant Slalom Competition at Flachau, Austria winner: Benjamin Raich, Austria, 2:22.54
*Nordic skiing
**January 4 - Nordic combined World Cup event at Schonach, Germany winner: Todd Lodwick, United States, 34:29.5
*Ski jumping
**January 1 - The traditional New Year's Ski Jumping in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The Large Hill event was won by Sigurd Pettersen of Norway with 253.8 points.
**January 4 - Four Hills ski jumping tournament at Innsbruck, Austria. K120 winner: Peter Zonta, Slovenia, 265.2 points
**January 11 - Women's World Cup super-G at Veysonnaz, Switzerland winner: Hilde Gerg, Germany, 1:21.34
**January 14 - Women's World Cup super-G at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy winner: Genevieve Simard, Canada, 13.05
**January 16 - Women's World Cup super-G at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy winner: Renate Götschl, Austria 1:10.59
**January 3 - World Cup men's "big air" snowboarding competition at Klagenfurt, Austria winner: Aleksi Vanninen, Finland, 1,000 points
**January 6 - World Cup snowboard parallel slalom at Bad Gastein, Austria
***Men's winner: Dejan Josir, Slovenia, 1,000
***Women's winner: Jagna Kolasinska-Marczulajtis, Poland, 1,000
**January 10 - World Cup giant slalom race at L'Alpe d'Huez, France
***Men's Parallel Giant Slalom winner: Urs Eiselin, Switzerland, 1,000
***Women's Parallel Giant Slalom winner: Daniela Meuli, Switzerland, 1,000
**January 16 - World Cup cross at Arosa, Switzerland
***Men's winner: Stefano Pozzolini, Italy 1,000
***Women's winner: Karine Ruby, France 1,000
**January 17 -
***Men's winner: Simone Malusa, Italy 1,000
***Women's winner: Karine Ruby, France 1,000


*World Snooker Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Graeme Dott 18-8
*World rankings: Ronnie O'Sullivan becomes world number one for 2004/05

* October 16: In a qualifying match for the UK Championship, Jamie Burnett makes a break of 148 against Leo Fernandez and becomes the first player to achieve a break higher than the nominal maximum of 147 in a professional match.

Speed skating

Long track speed skating

*January 2 - Winners at the 2003 Canada Post All Round Canadian Championships at Calgary, Alberta:
**Men's 500 m: Mike Ireland, Winnipeg, Manitoba 34.58 seconds
**Men's 1000 m: Jeremy Wotherspoon, Red Deer, Alberta 1:08.90
**Women's 500 m: Krisy Myers, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan 39.43
**Women's 1000 m: Kristy Myers 1:18.16
*January 3
**Men's 500 m: Casey Fitzrandolph, Madison, Wisconsin 35.27 seconds
**Men's 1500 m: Jay Morrison, Fort St. John, British Columbia 1:46.96
**Women's 500 m: Kerry Simpson, Melville, Saskatchewan 39.67
**Women's 1500 m: Kristina Groves, Ottawa 1:59.25

*January 17 - Winners at the World sprint speedskating championships at Nagano, Japan:
**Men's 500 m: Jeremy Wotherspoon, Canada 35.25
**Women's 500 m: Sayuri Osuga, Japan 38.79

*February 7 - 9 - Winners at the 2004 World Allround Speed Skating Championships at Hamar, Norway:
**Men's 500 m: Yevgeny Lalenkov, Russia 35.780
**Men's 5000 m: Carl Verheijen, Netherlands 6:20.61
**Ladies' 500 m: Jennifer Rodriguez, United States 38.740
**Ladies' 3000 m Renate Groenewold, Netherlands 4:04.58
**Men's 1500 m Shani Davis, United States 1:46.02
**Men's 10,000 m Carl Verheijen, Netherlands 13:17.86
**Ladies' 1500 m Jennifer Rodriguez, United States, 1:57.33
**Ladies' 5000 m Gretha Smit, Netherlands 7:02.89
**Men's all-around champion: Chad Hedrick, United States 150.478
**Ladies' all-around champion: Renate Groenewold, Netherlands 162.573

Short track speed skating

*January 10- World junior short-track speed skating championships at Beijing
**Men's 500 m winner: Ho-Suk Lee, South Korea 42.542 seconds
**Women's 500 m winner: Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Canada 45.689 seconds
*January 11-
**Men's 1000 m winner: Ki-Deok Kwon, South Korea 1:28.682
**Women's 1000 m winner: Kang Yun-Mi, South Korea 1:36.040
*January 17- European short-track speedskating championship at Zoetermeer, Netherlands:
**Women's 500 m: Evgenia Radanova, Bulgaria 44.882
**Men's 500 m: Nicola Franceschina, Italy 42. 845


International tournaments

*January 13 – World Cup (short course) in Stockholm, Sweden:
**Men's 50m Butterfly: Mike Mintenko (CAN) 23.75
**Men's 100m Freestyle: Jason Lezak (USA) 47.24
**Men's 100m Individual Medley: Kosuke Kitajima (JPN) 53.71
**Men's 400m Freestyle: Yuri Prilukov (RUS) 3:41.10
**Men's 400m Individual Medley: Brian Johns (CAN) 4:09.92
**Men's 50m Breaststroke: Ed Moses (USA) 27.10
**Men's 200m Breaststroke: Ed Moses (USA) 2:04.54
**Men's 200m Butterfly: Takeshi Matsuda (JPN) 1:52.67
**Women's 50m Backstroke: Chang Gao (CHN) 27.61
*January 14 – World Cup (short course) in Stockholm, Sweden:
**Men's 200m Backstroke: Evgeny Aleshin (RUS) 1:53.21
**Men's 100m Butterfly: Andriy Serdinov (UKR) 51.66
**Men's 200m Freestyle: Ryk Neethling (RSA) 1:23.85
**Men's 1500m Freestyle: Yuri Prilukov (RUS) 14:46.59
**Men's 200m Individual Medley: Kosuke Kitajima (JPN) 1:56.68
*27th European LC Championships in Madrid, Spain (May 5 – 16)
**Russia wins the most medals (16), Ukraine the most gold medals (9)
*Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece (August 14 – 22)
**United States wins the most medals (28), and the most gold medals (12)
*Seventh World Short Course Championships in Indianapolis, United States (October 7 – 11)
**United States wins the most medals (41), and the most gold medals (21)
*8th European SC Championships in Vienna, Austria (December 9 – 12)
**Germany wins the most medals (22), and the most gold medals (9)


* January 18 — Exactly four years after Australia's Susie O'Neill set her world record (2:04.16) in the women's 200m butterfly (short course), Yang Yu from PR China betters that time at a World Cup meet in Berlin, Germany, clocking 2:04.04.

* March 25 — Frédérick Bousquet breaks the world record in the men's 50m freestyle (short course) at a meet in New York, United States, clocking 21.10.


*Australian Open
**Men's Final: Roger Federer defeats Marat Safin, 7-6(7-3) 6-4 6-2
**Women's Final: Justine Henin-Hardenne defeats Kim Clijsters, 6-3 4-6 6-3

*French Open
**Men's Final: Gastón Gaudio defeats Guillermo Coria 0-6 3-6 6-4 6-1 8-6
**Women's Final: Anastasia Myskina defeats Elena Dementieva 6-1 6-2

*Wimbledon Championships
**Men's Final: Roger Federer defeats Andy Roddick, 4-6 7-5 7-6(7-3) 6-3
**Ladies' Final: Maria Sharapova defeats Serena Williams, 6-1 6-4

*US Open
**Men's Final: Roger Federer defeats Lleyton Hewitt 6-0 7-6 (7-3) 6-0
**Women's Final: Svetlana Kuznetsova defeats Elena Dementieva 6-3 7-5

*2004 Summer Olympics
**Men's Singles Competition
*#Gold – Nicolás Massú
*#Silver – Mardy Fish
*#Bronze – Fernando González
**Women's Singles Competition
*#Gold – Justine Henin-Hardenne
*#Silver – Amélie Mauresmo
*#Bronze – Alicia Molik
**Men's Doubles Competition
*#Gold – Fernando González & Nicolás Massú
*#Silver – Nicolas Kiefer & Rainer Schüttler
*#Bronze – Mario Ančić & Ivan Ljubičić
**Women's Doubles Competition
*#Gold – Li Ting & Sun Tiantian
*#Silver – Conchita Martínez & Virginia Ruano Pascual
*#Bronze – Paola Suárez & Patricia Tarabini


Men's Competition

* Olympic Qualifier
** Porto, Portugal: vb|POL
** Tokyo, Japan: vb|FRA and vb|AUS
** Madrid, Spain: vb|NED
* FIVB World League – Final Round in Rome, Italy
** Gold Medal: vb|BRA
** Silver Medal: vb|ITA
** Bronze Medal: vb|SCG
* European Volleyball League – Final Round in Opava, Czech Republic
** Gold Medal: vb|CZE
** Silver Medal: vb|RUS
** Bronze Medal: vb|NED
* Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece
** Gold Medal — vb|BRA
** Silver Medal — vb|ITA
** Bronze Medal — vb|RUS
* European Beach Volleyball Championship in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany
** Gold Medal — flagathlete|Markus Dieckmann and Jonas Reckermann|GER
** Silver Medal — flagathlete|Markus Egger and Sascha Heyer|SUI
** Bronze Medal — flagathlete|Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel|SUI

Women's Competition

* FIVB World Grand Prix – Final Round in Reggio Calabria, Italy
** Gold Medal: vbw|BRA
** Silver Medal: vbw|ITA
** Bronze Medal: vbw|USA
* Olympic Qualifier in Tokyo, Japan
** First place: vbw|JPN
** Second place: vbw|KOR
** Third place: vbw|RUS
** Fourth place: vbw|ITA
* 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece
** Gold Medal — vbw|CHN
** Silver Medal — vbw|RUS
** Bronze Medal — vbw|CUB
* Pan-American Cup in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico
** Gold Medal: vbw|CUB
** Silver Medal: vbw|USA
** Bronze Medal: vbw|DOM
* European Beach Volleyball Championship in Timmendorfer Strand, Germany
** Gold Medal — flagathlete|Simone Kuhn and Nicole Schnyder-Benoit|SUI
** Silver Medal — flagathlete|Susanne Glesnes and Kathrine Maaseide|NOR
** Bronze Medal — flagathlete|Daniela Gattelli and Lucilla Perrotta|ITA

Water polo

Men's Competition

* Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
** wp|CRO
** wp|GER
** wp|RUS
* FINA World League in Long Island, United States
** Gold Medal: wp|HUN
** Silver Medal: wp|SCG
** Bronze Medal: wp|GRE

Women's Competition

* FINA World League in Long Beach, United States
** Gold Medal: wpw|USA
** Silver Medal: wpw|HUN
** Bronze Medal: wpw|ITA

* Holiday Cup in La Jolla, United States
** Gold Medal: wpw|USA
** Silver Medal: wpw|ITA
** Bronze Medal: wpw|RUS

Floorball (Unihockey)

* May 16 to May 23 - The Men's World Unihockey Championship in Switzerland were won by Sweden [http://www.floorball.org/wfc04.htm] .

Multi-sport events

*2004 Summer Olympics held from August 13 to 29 in Athens, Greece

*2004 Summer Paralympics held from September 17 to 28 in Athens, Greece

* Tenth Pan Arab Games held in Algiers, Algeria


*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Lance Armstrong, Cycling
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Annika Sörenstam, LPGA golf



* January 2 — Paul Hopkins (99), reported to be the oldest living former Major League Baseball player
* January 4 — James Counsilman, American swimming coach (b. 1920)
* January 5 - TG Jones, Footballer (Soccer) Wales and Everton
* January 5 - Tug McGraw (59), former MLB relief pitcher with the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies who played for two World Champions in 1969 with the Mets and in 1980 with the Phillies and coined the phrase "You Gotta Believe!".
* January 14 — Mike Goliat (78), member of the famous Phillies' "Whiz Kids" team that won the 1950 NL pennant
* January 17 — Harry "The Cat" Brecheen (89), former MLB pitcher
* January 19 — David Hookes - Australian cricketer
* January 25 — Fanny Blankers-Koen (85), legendary Dutch athlete
* January 25 — Miklos Feher, Hungarian footballer (soccer)
* February 1 — Ally McLeod, footballer (soccer) and former Scottish national team manager
* February 14 — Marco Pantani (34), Italian cyclist, winner of 1998 Tour de France
* February 17 — Shirley Strickland de la Hunty - Australian Athlete
* February 21 — John Charles, Welsh football (soccer) player for Leeds, Juventus, Roma, Cardiff and Wales
* February 22 — Andy Seminick (83), MLB catcher who played for the 1950 Phillies' "Whiz Kids" team


* March 3 — Chris Timms, 56, New Zealand yachtsman
* March 3 — Luis Villalta, 34, Peruvian boxer
* March 7 — Jack Holden, 96, English long-distance runner (b. 1907)
* March 18 — Gene Bearden, 83, Major League Baseball pitcher
* March 22 — Peter Jackson, England and Lions winger
* March 30 — Salvatore Burruni, 70, Italian boxer (b. 1933)
* April 4 — George Bamberger, 80, Major League Baseball pitcher and manager
* April 4 — Briek Schotte, 84, Belgian cyclist (b. 1919)
* April 9 — Julius Sang, Kenyan runner (b. 1948)
* April 10 — Lou Berberet, 74, Major League Baseball catcher
* April 12 — Frankie Narvaez, 65, Puerto Rican boxer
* April 20 — Ronnie Simpson, Scottish football (soccer) goalkeeper
* April 22 — Pat Tillman, 27, American football player who left the NFL to enlist in the United States Army; killed in action in Afghanistan
*April 23 — Ross Rutledge, 41, Canadian field hockey player (b. 1962)
* April 26 — Hasse Thomsén, 62, Swedish heavyweight boxer (b. 1942)


* May 2 — Moe Burtschy, 82, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia & Kansas City Athletics
* May 3 — Darrell Johnson, 75, Major League Baseball catcher who was manager for the Boston Red Sox in the 1975 World Series
* May 13 — Magnar Estenstad, 79, Norwegian cross country skier (b. 1924)
* May 17 Buster Narum, 63, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Orioles and Senators
* June 4 Wilmer Fields, 81, Negro League Baseball All-Star player
* June 5 — Jack Foster, 72, New Zealand long-distance runner (b. 1932)
*June 8 — Mack Jones, 65, Major League Baseball outfielder, who played for the Milwaukee & Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos


* July 5 — Rodger Ward (83), two-time Indianapolis 500 winner
* July 9 — Tony Lupien (87), former MLB first baseman, who also was baseball and basketball coach for Dartmouth College
* July 26 — Rubén Gómez (77), Puerto Rico, former MLB right-handed pitcher who played for the Giants, Phillies, Indians and Twins.
* July 27 — Bob Tisdall (97), Irish hurdler (b. 1907)
* August 23 — Hank Borowy, 88, former MLB pitcher, who played for the Yankees, Cubs, Phillies, Pirates and Tigers
* August 27 — Willie Crawford, 57, former MLB outfielder who played with the Dodgers between the '60s and '70s.


* September 4 — Caroline Pratt, 42, equestrian, died in an accident at the Burghley Horse Trials
* September 4 — Bob Boyd, 84, former MLB first baseman; the first black player to sign with the White Sox, and the first Oriole regular to hit over .300 in the 20th century
* September 19 — Line Oestvold, 26, Norwegian snowboarder, after a crash in training in Chile.
* September 20 — Brian Clough, 69, English footballer and manager, won successive European Cups in 1979 and 1980 as manager of Nottingham Forest F.C.
* September 29 - David Jackson, 49, New Zealand boxer
*October 2 — Bolat Kesikhbaev, vice president of Kazakh Boxing Federation, heart attack
*October 3 — John Cerutti, 44, baseball broadcaster
*October 6 — Johnny Kelley (97), American long-distance runner (b. 1907)
*October 10 — Ken Caminiti, 41, baseball player; National League Most Valuable Player in 1996.
* October 11 — Keith Miller, 84, Australian rules footballer, cricketer, fighter pilot and journalist
* October 17 — Ray Boone, 81, Major League Baseball player; father of Bob Boone, grandfather of Aaron and Bret Boone
* October 23 — Bill Nicholson, 85, British football player, manager, coach, scout for Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
* October 24 — Ricky Hendrick, 24, NASCAR driver, in a plane crash with nine other people, including the two pilots and members of his father Rick Hendrick's family in Martinsville, Virginia
* October 26 — Beto Avila, 80, Mexican Major League Baseball second baseman
* October 27 — Serginho, 30, Brazilian footballer, a heart attack during a "Campeonato Brasileiro" match
* October 28 — Jimmy McLarnin, 96, British boxer
* October 29 — Jacinto João, 60, Angola-born Portuguese football (soccer) player


* November 2 — Gerrie Knetemann, 53, Dutch cyclist, heart attack
* November 3 — Sergei Zholtok, 32, Latvian ice hockey player, cardiac arrythmia suffered during a match in Belarus
* November 8 — Eddie Charlton, 75, Australian snooker player, surgery complications
* November 8 — Lennox Miller, 58, Jamaican sprinter
* November 9 — Emlyn Hughes, 57, Liverpool F.C. and England football player, brain tumor
* December 16 — Bobby Mattick, 89, manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, stroke
*November 17 — Mikael Ljungberg, 34, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
* November 27 — Gunder Hägg, 85, Swedish runner (b. 1918)
* December 14 — Agostino Straulino, 90, Italian sailor and sailboat racer (b. 1914)
* December 24 — Johnny Oates, 58, manager of the Texas Rangers, brain tumor
* December 26 — Reggie White, 43, member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers

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