May 2000 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • May 3 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
  • May 6 126th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Fusaichi Pegasus wins in 2:01.12
  • May 20 125th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Red Bullet wins in 1:56.00
  • May 24 8th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 at Saint-Denis
  • May 26 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • May 27 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

May 10 World champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (21) weds Jinkee Pacquiao


Deaths in Sport

  • May 5 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
  • May 12 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • May 20 Malik Sealy, American basketball player (b. 1970)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 27 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), dies of abdominal cancer and parkinson's disease at 78

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard