1987 in sports

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1987 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


Years in sports: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Alpine skiing

American football

Artistic gymnastics

Association football

  • FA Cup final – Coventry City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-2

Australian rules football

Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Boxing

Canadian football

Cricket

Cycling

Dogsled racing

Field hockey

  • Men's Champions Trophy won by West Germany
  • Women's Champions Trophy won by the Netherlands
  • Men's European Nations Cup won by the Netherlands
  • Women's European Nations Cup won by the Netherlands

Figure skating

Gaelic Athletic Association

Golf

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racing

Horse racing

Steeplechases

Flat races

Ice hockey

Lacrosse

Motor racing

Rugby league

Rugby union

Snooker

Swimming

Taekwondo

Tennis

Volleyball

  • Asia Volleyball Championships won by Japan (men) and China (women)
  • European Volleyball Championships in Gent, Belgium won by USSR (men) and DDR (women)
  • Pan American Games Volleyball in Indianapolis won by USA (men) and Cuba (women)

Water polo

  • Men's World Cup held in Thessaloniki won by Yugoslavia
  • Men's event at Pan American Games held in Indianapolis won by USA
  • Men's European European Championship held in Strasbourg won by USSR
  • Women's European Championship held in Strasbourg won by the Netherlands

Yacht racing

Multi-sport events

Awards

References