On This Day

August 2, 1980 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Cuban super-heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson becomes the 1st fighter to win 3 Olympic gold medals in the same division, scores 4-1 points decision over Pyotr Zayev (Soviet Union) in Moscow

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer, born in Zagreb, Croatia

Deaths in Sport

  • Verdun Scott, New Zealand cricket batsman, rugby league utility back (10 Tests; 1 cap), dies at 64
1980 in Sport