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Encyclopedia > 1980 in sports

See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This page indexes the individual year in sports pages. ...

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Auto Racing

Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... NEXTEL Cup drivers practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo NEXTEL Cup trophy, adopted in 2004 4-time champion Jeff Gordon poses with the Winston Cup trophy (used prior to 2004) The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... For the American composer, see Buddy Baker (composer). ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ... Johnny Rutherford (born March 12, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kansas) was a U.S. automobile racer. ... Indianapolis 500, 1994 An Indianapolis 500 racecar depicted on the Indiana state quarter The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, frequently shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, is an American automobile race held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Johnny Rutherford (born March 12, 1938 in Coffeyville, Kansas) was a U.S. automobile racer. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Alan Jones, b. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... Walter Röhrl (born March 7, 1947 in Regensburg) is a German rally and racing driver, with famous victories for Audi and Porsche. ... The present Fiat logo The old Fiat logo, still commonly seen, used from 1969 to 1999 Fiat S.p. ... Stephane Sarrazin driving a Subaru Impreza WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally Carlos Sainz driving a Toyota Corolla WRC on the Monte Carlo Rally The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rally racing series across the world (although the main focus is in Europe, due to the sports roots... The Monte Carlo Rally (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is an automobile racing event organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco who also organize the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco and the Monaco Kart Cup. ... The present Fiat logo The old Fiat logo, still commonly seen, used from 1969 to 1999 Fiat S.p. ... A Top Fuel dragster, the ultimate in drag racing. ... Shirley Muldowney (born June 9, 1940 in Schenectady, New York), the First Lady of Drag Racing was the first woman to receive a licence to drive a top fuel dragster by the NHRA . ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Clocked Speed = 314 mph (506 km/h), Kwinana Race Track, W.A., 2005 Top-Fuel Racing refers to a class of drag racing in which the cars are run on 85% nitromethane and about 15% methanol also known as racing alcohol, instead of gasoline. ...

Baseball

Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball within a zone over home plate while a player on the other team (the batter) attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical bat that can... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... Gary Lamell Ward (born December 6, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1979-83), Texas Rangers (1984-86), New York Yankees (1987-89) and Detroit Tigers (1989-90). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) Central Division (1998-present) American League (1969-1997) Central Division (1994-1997) East Division (1972-1993) West Division (1969-1971) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None AL Pennants (1) 1982 Central Division titles (0) None AL East... See also: 2003 in sports, other events of 2004, 2005 in sports, list of years in sports. // Events On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... Daryle Ward (born June 27, 1975 in Lynwood, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman and left-hander batter who plays for the Washington Nationals. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1886) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1927 1925 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1903 â€¢ 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968 â€¢ 1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1943 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934... Roland Fingers giving his trademark handlebar moustache a twirl. ... James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina - August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981, a players strike in... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1985 AL Pennants (2) 1985 â€¢ 1980 Central Division titles (0) None West Division titles (6) [1] 1985 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1... Sadaharu Oh (Japanese: , Hepburn romanization: ÅŒ Sadaharu, Wade-Giles:Wang Chen-chih, pinyin: Wáng ZhÄ“nzhì, born May 20, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan), is a former player and manager for Japanese baseballs most storied team, the Yomiuri Giants. ... The Yomiuri Giants ) are a popular Central League baseball team based at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. ...

Basketball

Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... NCAA Basketball logo The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West Location of NBA teams, conferences and divisions NBA redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

Boxing

Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa, see also other names, in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... Roberto Duran (b. ... Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a former American boxer. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Dominguez (left) vs. ... The World Boxing Council (WBC) has operated since 1963 as a competitor to Venezuelas World Boxing Association (WBA) and, according to its founders, a way to improve professional boxings standards. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... Thomas Hearns (born October 18, 1958 in Memphis, Tennessee)is a professional boxer. ... Jose Cuevas (born December 27, 1957) is a Mexican former world champion boxer. ... World Boxing Association (WBA) is a boxing organization that sanctions official matches, and awards the WBA world championship title, at the professional level. ... Yasutsune Uehara (born October 12, 1949) is a former boxer who was the WBAs world Jr. ... Samuel Serrano (born November 7, 1952), nicknamed Sammy and El Torbellino, is a Puerto Rican who won boxings world jr. ... Nickname: Motor City, Motown, Hockey Town Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... Nickname: The Queen City Official website: http://www. ... Aaron Pryor (born October 20, 1955) is a former boxer from Cincinnati, Ohio. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... For the politician and activist, see Larry Holmes (Marxist). ... Muhammad Ali (b. ... Gregorian calendar. ... The No Más Fight was a boxing fight held in New Orleans on the night of November 25, 1980. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Roberto Duran (b. ...

Cycling

TODD HAS A SMALL ASS PEEP AND SID LIKES TO CRY AND LIKES WITTNEY Cycling is a recreation, a sport and a means of transport across land. ... The Giro dItalia, also simply known as the Giro, is a long distance road bicycle race for professional cyclists held over three weeks in May or early June in and around Italy. ... Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a French cyclist best known for his five victories in the Tour de France. ... The Tour de France (French for Tour of France), often referred to as La Grande Boucle, Le Tour or The Tour, is a long-distance road bicycle racing competition for professionals held over three weeks in July in and around France and occasionally nearby countries. ... Gerardus Joseph (Joop) Zoetemelk is a Dutch cyclist. ... The professional World Cycling Championship is a one-day cycling event organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and is a single massed start road race, the winner being the first across the line at the completion of the full race distance. ... Bernard Hinault (born 14 November 1954) is a French cyclist best known for his five victories in the Tour de France. ...


Field Hockey

  • Men's Champions Trophy in Karachi, Pakistan
    • Gold Medal: Pakistan
    • Silver Medal: West Germany
    • Bronze Medal: Australia
  • Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Moscow, Soviet Union
    • Gold Medal: India
    • Silver Medal: Spain
    • Bronze Medal: Soviet Union
  • March 8 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. England beat Scotland 2-0.
  • August - In the first ever Olympic women's Field Hockey Final, Zimbabwe are the Olympic champions.

A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... It has been suggested that Karachi District be merged into this article or section. ... Final results for the Hockey competition at the 1980 Summer Olympics: Mens Tournament Womens Tournament In 1980, for the first time, an womens Olympic Games hockey tournament was organised. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: ) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ...

Figure Skating

Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ... Jan Hoffmann (*26 October 1955 in Dresden) is a German figure skater, two-time World Champion and silver medallist at the 1980 Winter Olympics. ... Anett Pötzsch (* June 3, 1960 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today renamed Chemnitz), Saxony, Germany) is a German figure skater. ...

Football (American)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Date January 20, 1980 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 10 1/2 National anthem Cheryl Ladd Coin toss Art Rooney Referee Fred Silva Halftime show Up with People presents A Salute to the Big Band Era Attendance 103,985 TV in... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... The St. ...

Football (Australian Rules)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Australian Rules and Aussie Rules redirect here. ... The Victorian Football League (formerly known as the Victorian Football Association or VFA) is widely regarded as Australias 3rd most competitive football league after the AFL and SANFL Australian rules football. ... The Richmond Football Club, nicknamed The Tigers, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League. ... The Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed The Magpies after the black and white striped guernseys worn by the players, is an Australian rules football club, playing in the elite Australian Football League. ... The Charles Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is an annual medal awarded to the fairest and best player in the Australian Football League during the regular season (ie. ... Kelvin Templeton (born September 30, 1956) is a former Australian rules footballer. ... The Western Bulldogs, formerly known as the Footscray Football Club or The Bulldogs is an Australian Football League (AFL) club based at the Whitten Oval in western suburban Melbourne, Australia, drawing its supporter base from this traditionally poor, industrial, and less leafy part of Melbourne. ...

Football (Canadian)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Then Prime Minister Joe Clark presents the 1979 Grey Cup to victorious Edmonton Eskimos Danny Kepley and Tom Wilkinson. ... The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a Canadian Football League team based in Hamilton, Ontario. ... The Vanier Cup (French: Coupe Vanier) is the championship trophy of Canadian Interuniversity Sport mens football. ... The Alberta Golden Bears are the mens athletic teams that represent the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...

Football (Soccer)

Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The 1980 European Football Championship (Euro 80) final tournament was held in Italy. ... Official logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Nottingham Forest Football Club are a third tier English football club, based at the City Ground, which is just outside the official boundary of Nottingham on the south side of the River Trent. ... Hamburger SV is a German football club based in Hamburg. ... UEFA Cup logo The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams. ... Borussia Mönchengladbach, often shortened to Gladbach, is a German football club that plays in the Bundesliga, is based in Mönchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia and is one of the countrys most well-known, best-supported, and successful teams. ... Eintracht Frankfurt is a German football club based in Frankfurt, Hesse. ... The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in football matches contested over two legs in which a winner must be determined. ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ... Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia CF or just Valencia or Los Ches) is a football team in the first division of the Spanish Football League. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in north London. ... Ricardo scores a decisive penalty in the quarterfinals of EURO 2004 Kicks from the penalty mark (commonly referred to as a penalty shootout) are sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied result in a game of association football (soccer). ... The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... West Ham United Football Club are a professional English football club based in East London. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in north London. ...

Gaelic Athletic Association

A stylised Celtic cross serves as the traditional logo of the GAA. The Gaelic Athletic Association (The GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Irish sports, such as hurling and camogie, Gaelic football and handball, and rounders. ... Camogie (in Irish, Camógaíocht) is a Celtic team sport, the female variant of hurling. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... The Kilkenny County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Cill Chainnigh) or Kilkenny GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kilkenny. ... Gaelic Football action Gaelic football (Irish: peil ghaelach) is a form of football played mainly in Ireland where it is the most popular sport. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Bank of Ireland Football Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of Gaelic football played in Ireland. ... The Kerry County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Kerry GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kerry. ... // History Gaelic football Roscommon compete annually in the Connacht Championships. ... The National Football League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Football League) is a Gaelic football tournament held annually between the county teams of Ireland, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. ... The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Cork GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Cork. ... The Kerry County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Kerry GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kerry. ... Ladies Gaelic Football is the most prominent amateur team sport for women in Ireland. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Tipperary on Hoganstand. ... The Kerry County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (or Kerry GAA) is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Kerry. ... Hurling (Irish Language, Iomáint) is an outdoor team sport of Celtic origin, played with sticks and a ball. ... The Gaelic Athletic Association The Liam McCarthy Cup, the greatest hurling prize of all The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Guinness Hurling Championship) is the premier knockout competition in the game of hurling played in Ireland. ... The Galway County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae na Gaillimhe) or Galway GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Galway. ... // History Gaelic football Hurling External links Limerick on Hoganstand. ... The National Hurling League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Hurling League) is a hurling tournament held annually between the county teams of Ireland, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. ...

Golf

Men's Golf Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

  • January - the Senior PGA Tour (Champions Tour) is founded.

Women's Golf The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... // The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major, being played in August. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...

The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... Amy Alcott (born August 13, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American professional golfer. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... Sally Little (born 12 October 1951 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a golfer. ... Beth Daniel (born October 14, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a professional golfer. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

Horse racing

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... The 1976 cup won by Van Der Hum. ... The Queens Plate is North Americas oldest thoroughbred horse race, run at a distance of 1 1/4 miles for 3-year-old thoroughbed horses, foaled in Canada, run annually in July at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario. ... Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867 The Prix de LArc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). ... The Irish Derby Stakes have been held annually at The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland since 1866. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 1 mile (1600 meters) thoroughbred flat racing horse race for 3-year-olds colts and fillies run in May of each year over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, Suffolk, England. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... Binomial name Lamium amplexicaule L. Lamium amplexicaule (Henbit Deadnettle) is a species of Lamium native to Europe, western Asia and northern Africa. ... The St. ... An army unit consisting of mounted soldiers are commonly known as cavalry. ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... Churchill Downs racetrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the three-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ...

Harness Racing

A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ... Niatross (1977-1999) was a champion standardbred race horse The son of Albatross out of the mare Niagara Dream, Niatross was born on March 30, 1977. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers consists of the following horse races: Cane Pace Messenger Stakes Little Brown Jug The traditional order of the races was Cane Pace, Little Brown Jug, and Messenger. ... The Cane Pace is a harness horse race run annually since 1955. ... Niatross (1977-1999) was a champion standardbred race horse The son of Albatross out of the mare Niagara Dream, Niatross was born on March 30, 1977. ... The Little Brown Jug is a harness race for three-year-old pacing standardbreds hosted by the Delaware County Agricultural Society since 1946 at the County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. ... Niatross (1977-1999) was a champion standardbred race horse The son of Albatross out of the mare Niagara Dream, Niatross was born on March 30, 1977. ... The Messenger Stakes is an American harness racing event for 3-year-old pacing horses. ... Niatross (1977-1999) was a champion standardbred race horse The son of Albatross out of the mare Niagara Dream, Niatross was born on March 30, 1977. ... The Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Trotters consists of the following horse races: Hambletonian Yonkers Trot Kentucky Futurity Since its inauguration in 1955, only seven horses have ever won the Trotting Triple Crown. ... The Hambletonian is a United States harness racing event held annually for three-year-old trotting standardbreds. ... The Yonkers Trot is a harness race for three-year old trotting standardbreds held at Yonkers Raceway in New York. ... The Kentucky Futurity is a stakes race for three-year-old trotters, held annually at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky since 1893. ... The Interdominions is a harness racing competition held between horses from Australia and New Zealand. ...

Ice Hockey

See 1980 in ice hockey Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... 1980 in ice hockey National Hockey League Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHLs leading scorer during the regular season: Marcel Dionne, Los Angeles Kings Hart Memorial Trophy: for the NHLs Most Valuable Player: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup - New York Islanders defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4...


Radiosport

The term Radiosport is of modern Eastern European origin and is used to describe one of several competitive amateur radio activities. ... A German competitor on a two meter ARDF course. ...

Skiing

January 12 - Canada’s Ken Read, the leader of the "Crazy Canucks" ski team, wins the Hahnenkamm downhill in Kitzbühel, Austria, becoming the first North American to ever win the classic race. Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and sport involving sliding down snow-covered hills with long, thin skis attached to each foot. ... Hanni Wenzel (born in Straubing, Germany on December 14, 1956) is an alpine skier from Liechtenstein. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Latin: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (English: From Sea to Sea) Anthem: O Canada (Royal anthem: God Save the Queen) Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official language(s) English and French Government Monarch Governor General Prime Minister Federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy Queen Elizabeth II Michaëlle Jean... bboo ... The Crazy Canucks were a group of Canadian alpine ski racers who dominated the World Cup in the 1970s. ... The Hahnenkamm is a mountain above Kitzbühel, Austria, in the Kitzbühel Alps. ... Kitzbühel is a medieval city in Tyrol, Austria, situated along the river Kitzbühler Ache. ...


Snooker

Snooker is a billiards sport that is played on a large (12 × 6) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long cushions. ... The World Snooker Championship, currently held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ... Clifford Charles Devlin (Cliff) Thorburn (born January 16, 1948 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional snooker player. ... Alexander Gordon Higgins (born March 18, 1949) is a world-famous snooker player. ... The snooker world rankings are a system of ranking professional snooker players. ... Ray Reardon is a retired Welsh snooker player. ... The snooker players ranked number one in the world are listed below for each season since rankings began. ...

Tennis

Tennis ball This article is about the sport. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... Brian Teacher (June 24, 1954) was a professional American male tennis player and World No. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Residence: Monte Carlo, MON Height: 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Weight: 73 kg (160 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1973 Retired: 1981 Highest singles ranking: 1 (8/23/1977) Singles titles: 61 Career prize money: US$3,655,751 Grand Slam Record Titles: 11 Australian Open 3rd (1974) French... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Residence: Monte Carlo, MON Height: 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) Weight: 73 kg (160 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1973 Retired: 1981 Highest singles ranking: 1 (8/23/1977) Singles titles: 61 Career prize money: US$3,655,751 Grand Slam Record Titles: 11 Australian Open 3rd (1974) French... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... John Patrick McEnroe, Jr. ... A Grand Slam is a term in tennis used to denote winning all four of the following championship titles in the same year: Australian Open French Open Wimbledon U.S. Open These tournaments are therefore also known as the Grand Slam tournaments, and rank as the most important tennis tournaments... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... Hana Mandlíková, a professional tennis player, was born on February 19, 1962, in Prague, Czech Republic. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held over two weeks between mid May and early June in Paris, France, and is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar. ... Christine Marie Evert (b. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley (born July 31, 1951) Australian tennis player, was one of the worlds leading women players in the 1970s, twice winning the womens singles title at Wimbledon. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Christine Marie Evert (b. ... Logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...

General sporting events

Multi-Sport Events Arctic Winter Games Asian Games Canada Games Commonwealth Games Francophone Games Gaelic Games Gay Games Goodwill Games Nordic Games Pan American Games Paralympic Games Special Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games World Games World Wheelchair Games X Games American football Alamo Bowl Aztec Bowl Capital... The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow, USSR. Another candidate in the bid to organise the Olympics was Los Angeles. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: ) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... Lake Placid is a village of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. ... East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), German Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR), was a socialist country that existed from 1949 to 1990. ... The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, usually called the Iditarod and known as the Last Great Race, is an annual dog sled race in Alaska, where mushers and teams of dogs cover more than 1,000 miles (1,600 km) in less than two weeks, frequently through blizzards causing whiteout...

Births

January

January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Angela Ruggiero (born January 3, 1980 in Panorama City, California, USA) is a female ice hockey player. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Akiko Morigami (born January 12, 1980, Tokyo) is a Japanese female tennis player. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Taeke Wiebe Doekes Taekema (born on January 14, 1980 in Leiderdorp) is a Dutch field hockey player, who won the silver medal with the national squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jenson Alexander Lyons Button (b. ... Matic Osovnikar (born January 19, 1980) is a Slovenian athlete specializing in the 100 metres. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Xavier Hernández Creus (born January 5, 1980 in Terrassa, Spain) is an Spanish football player, who currently plays for FC Barcelona of the Spanish La Liga. ... Christian Olsson (born January 25, 1980 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is an athlete competing in high jump and triple jump. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sherzod Husanov (born January 27, 1980) is a boxer from Uzbekistan, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native Asian country. ... Marat Safin (Tatar: Marat Mixail ulı Safin; Russian: Марат Михайлович Сафин ; b. ... Jiří Welsch (born January 27, 1980 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia) is an NBA basketball player currently with the Milwaukee Bucks. ...

February

February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Kyle Pontifex (born February 2, 1980 in Wellington) is a field hockey goalkeeper from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the national team, nicknamed The Black Sticks, in 2001 against Malaysia. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Craig Victory (born February 3, 1980 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a field hockey striker from Australia, who won the bronze medal with the Mens National Team at the 2000 in Sydney. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Angelos Charisteas (Άγγελος Χαριστέας) (born February 9, 1980 in Serres, Greece) is a striker on the Greece national football team. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Gordon William DArcy (born February 10, 1980) is an Irish rugby union player, more specifically an outside centre. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Country: Spain Residence: Villena, Spain Height: 182 cm (6 ft) Weight: 72 kg (160 lb) Plays: Right Turned pro: 1999 Highest singles ranking: 1 (9/8/2003) Singles titles: 11 Career prize money: $10,027,728 Grand Slam Record Titles: 1 Australian Open SF (2004) French Open W (2003) Wimbledon... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Miguel Angel Espino (b. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Imanol Harinordoquy (born 20 February 1980 in Bayonne) is a French rugby union player who typically plays as a number 8 for France internationally and Biarritz at club level. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Erzsebet Viski (born February 22, 1980 in Verocemaros) is a Hungarian canoer, who has won two Olympic silver medals in the kayak flatwater team events. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Roman Sloudnov (born February 24, 1980) is a Russian swimmer who won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Fong Lik Sun, also known as Alex Fong (Chinese : 方力申) is a professional swimmer-turned-actor and singer. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pascal Bosschaart (born February 28, 1980 in Rotterdam) is a football (soccer) player. ...

March

March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... -1... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... Sofia Konoukh (born March 9, 1980) is a Russian water polo player, who won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... California Molefe (born March 12, 1980) is a Botswanan sprinter runner who won a silver medal in 400 metres at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Moscow, becoming the first Botswana athlete to win a major international medal. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... Josefin Lillhage (born March 15, 1980 in Gothenburg) is a swimmer from Sweden, who won the bronze medal in the 200 freestyle at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montréal. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... Alexei Konstantinovich Yagudin (born March 18, 1980 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is an Olympic Champion (2002), a four-time World Champion and a three-time European Champion in figure skating. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980 in Porto Alegre, Brazil) is a footballer more commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho due to his being from the Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ...

April

April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Suriya Prasathinphimai (born April 2, 1980) is a Thai boxer who competed in the Middleweight (75 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Bekzat Sattarkhanov (born April 4, 1980) is a Kazakh boxer who competed in the Featherweight (57 kg) at the 2000 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. ... Mark Tuitert (born April 4, 1980 in Holten) is a Dutch speed skater. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... Tanja Poutiainen (born 6 April 1980 in Rovaniemi) is a Finnish alpine skier. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... Andy Ram Andy Ram (Born April 10, 1980 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a professional tennis player from Israel. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... Terence Parkin (born April 12, 1980) is a deaf swimmer from South Africa who won a silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... Michael Lee (born on April 18, 1980 in North Vancouver, British Columbia) is a field hockey player from Canada, who earned his first senior cap on July 10, 2001 against Belgium in Brussels (win 3-2). ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ... Phillip Burrows (born April 25, 1980 in Wellington) is a field hockey player from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the national team, nicknamed The Black Sticks, in January 2000. ...

May

May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... Brooke Bennett (born May 6, 1980 in Tampa, Florida) is an American swimmer with three career Olympic gold medals. ... Kasumi Takahashi is a Japanese-Australian rhythmic gymnast who lives in Los Angeles, California, USA. She was born to a Japanese father and an Australian mother on May 6th, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... Johan Kenkhuis. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Steven Sean Ferguson (born May 8, 1980 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a swimmer from New Zealand, who competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Headline text Headline text Headline text Bold textBold textItalic textItalic textlink titlelink titlelink titleMedia:Example. ... Angela Nikodinov (born May 9, 1980 in Spartanburg, South Carolina), is an American figure skater. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... There are at least two people called Kate Walsh For the Irish politician see Kate Walsh (politician) For the actress see Kate Walsh (actor) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Johann Joe van Niekerk (born 14 May 1980 in Port Elizabeth) is a South African rugby player, who generally plays either as a flanker or Number 8. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... Nuria Llagostera Vives (born May 16, 1980, Mallorca, Spain) is a Spanish female tennis player. ... May 18 the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... Michaël Llodra (May 18, 1980) is a professional French male tennis player. ... Sam Rukundo (born May 18, 1980) is a boxer from Uganda, who competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native African country. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... Jessica Deglau (Born May 27, 1980) was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team in swimming in the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... Mickael Bourgain (born May 28, 1980 in Boulogne-sur-Mer) is a French track cyclist, who won a bronze medal in the mens team sprint race at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens together with Laurent Gane and Arnaud Tournant. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... Edith Bosch (b. ...

June

June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... Aghasi Mammadov (born June 1, 1980 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani boxer who competed in the Bantamweight (54 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... Shingo Suetsugu (born June 2, 1980) is a Japanese athlete specializing in short-distance events, particularly the 100 metres and the 200 metres. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Ed Moses (born June 7, 1980 in Loma Linda, California) is an American swimmer who won a gold and silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Udonis Haslem dunks the ball as a member of the Miami Heat. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... Benjamin Varonian (born June 15, 1980) is a gymnast from France, who won a silver medal during the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... Venus Williams. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... Sanjay Ayre (born June 19, 1980) is a Jamaican sprinter. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... Manus Boonjumnong (born June 23, 1980) is a Thai boxer who competed in the Light Welterweight (64 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. ... Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan (born June 23, 1980, Guyana) is a West Indian cricketer. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... Nourdin Boukhari (born 30 June 1980 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch-Moroccan footballer. ... Fabian Wegmann (Born June 30, 1980 in Münster) is a German cyclist. ...

July

July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... Matthijs Christian Brouwer (born July 1, 1980 in Raamsdonk) is a field hockey player from Holland, who won the silver medal with the Dutch national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Baffour Gyan (born July 2, 1980) is a Ghanaian football player who, as of 2004 was playing for Dynamo Moscow. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... Roland Mark Schoeman (3 July 1980, Pretoria) is a South African swimmer and a member of the 2004 Olympic Games swimming team for South Africa. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... Pau Gasol Pau Gasol Sáez (70 2. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... Michelle Wing Kwan (Traditional Chinese:關穎珊, Simplified Chinese: 关颖珊, born July 7, 1980), is an American figure skater and media celebrity who has won nine U.S. championships, five world championships, and two Olympic medals. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... Robbie Keane (born 8 July 1980, in Tallaght, Dublin, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish football player, who currently plays as a striker for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and the Republic of Ireland. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... Adam Kyler Petty (July 10, 1980 - May 12, 2000) was the first fourth-generation driver in NASCAR history. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Travis Brooks (born July 16, 1980 in Melbourne) is a field hockey forward from Australia, who won the golden medal with the Mens National Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... Rashid Ramzi (born July 17, 1980) is an athlete competing internationally for Bahrain in the 800 and 1500 metres. ... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Xavier Malisse was born on July 19th, 1980 in Kortrijk, Belgium. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... Dirk Kuijt (born July 22, 1980, in Katwijk) (spelled Kuyt on his shirt) is a Dutch football striker, who currently plays for Feyenoord Rotterdam. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... Fernando Francisco González Ciuffardi (born July 29, 1980), nicknamed El Bombardero de La Reina (Spanish The La-Reina Bomber) and Mano de Piedra (Stone Hand), is a professional tennis player from Chile. ...

August

August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... Grant Schubert (born August 1, 1980) is a field hockey striker from Australia, who won the golden medal with the Mens National Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Sabine Klaschka (born August 8, 1980) is a professional German tennis player from Munich, Bavaria. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Blair Hopping (born August 12, 1980 in Pukekohe) is a field hockey player from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the national team, nicknamed The Black Sticks, in 2000 against Pakistan. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Justus Scharowsky (born August 13, 1980) is a field hockey player from Germany, who plays for French club Racing Club de France. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Julien Absalon born August 16, 1980 is a French mountain biker. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... Perdita Felicien, born August 29, 1980 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, is the world champion hurdler in track and field athletic competition. ... Corina Georgiana Ungureanu (born August 29, 1980) was a world championship-level Romanian gymnast, now retired from the sport, competing between 1993 and 1999. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... Admiral Michael Cecil Boyce, Baron Boyce, GCB, OBE (born 2 April 1943) is a cross bench member of the British House of Lords. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... Hayden Shaw (born August 31, 1980 in Christchurch) is a field hockey player from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the national team, nicknamed The Black Sticks, in 2002 against Australia. ...

September

September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... Ryan Archibald (born September 1, 1980 in Auckland) is a field hockey player from New Zealand, who earned his first cap for the national team, nicknamed The Black Sticks, in 1997 against Malaysia. ... This article is about the day of the year. ... Samuel Peter, nicknamed The Nigerian Nightmare, is a heavyweight boxer who is considered by many to be the hardest puncher in the world and quite possibly the next George Foreman. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (born September 8, 1980) is a South African middle distance runner. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... Timothy Richard Goebel was born on September 10, 1980 in Evanston, Illinois, son of Ginny and Rick Goebel. ... Tahar Tamsamani (born September 10, 1980 in Marrakech) is a boxer from Morocco, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native North African country. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Daisuke Matsuzaka (松坂大輔, Matsuzaka Daisuke; born September 13, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan) is a right-handed pitcher who plays for the Seibu Lions in Japans Pacific League. ... Viren Wilfred Rasquinha (b. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... Luis Horna Viscari (born September 14, 1980 in Lima) is a tennis player from Peru, who turned professional in 1998. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Dimitri Yachvili (born 19 September 1980 in Brive) is a French rugby union player who is a scrum half for Biarritz in the French TOP 14 competition and France internationally. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... Vladimir Karpets is a Russian cyclist currently riding for the UCI ProTour team Caisse dEpargne-Illes Balears, most notable for winning the white jersey for best young rider in the 2004 Tour de France. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ... Country: Switzerland Residence: Trubbach, SUI, Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA Height: 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) Weight: 59 kg (130 lb) Plays: Right Racket: Yonex NanoSpeed RQ 7 Shoes: adidas ClimaCool Feather II Turned pro: 1994 Retired: (2002) Comeback in 2005 Highest singles ranking: 1 (March 31, 1997) Singles titles... Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz (born September 30, 1980 in La Prueba, Cuba) is a Cuban boxer who competed in the bantamweight (54 kg) at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics and won gold medals. ...

October

October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... Kasper Bøgelund (born October 8, 1980) is a Danish football player who, as of 2005, was playing for PSV Eindhoven. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... Scott Matthew Parker, (born October 13, 1980), is an English football player currently playing for Chelsea, he is a midfielder. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... Tom Boonen during the 2005 Tour de France. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Anna-Karin Kammerling (October 19, 1980 is a world-record breaking Swedish swimmer. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... Michael Mike Danton (born Michael Jefferson on October 21, 1980 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) was a professional ice hockey player. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ... Alfonso Gomez (b. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... Geert-Jan Marie Derikx (born on October 31, 1980 in Den Bosch) is a field hockey player from Holland, who won the silver medal with the Dutch national squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ...

November

November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Danielle Hartsell (born November 21, 1980 in Ann Arbor, MI) is an American figure skater. ... November 26 is the 330th day (331st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Manfredo Jr. ...

December

December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nathan Eglington OAM (born December 2, 1980 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales) is a field hockey midfielder and striker from Australia, who was a member of the team that won the golden medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hicham Mesbahi (born December 4, 1980 in Casablanca) is a boxer from Morocco, who participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native North African country. ... Sergio The Latin Snake Mora (b. ... December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Vault, 2004 Athens Olympics Marian Drăgulescu (born December 18, 1980) is a Romanian gymnast. ... December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 3 days remaining. ... Lomana Tresor LuaLua Lomana Tresor LuaLua (born December 28, 1980 in Kinshasa) is a football (soccer) player from the Democratic Republic of Congo. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... Patapol Ngernsrisuk (born 29 December 1980) is a male badminton player from Thailand. ...

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