August 2012 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Aug 1 8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match"
  • Aug 4 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first amputee to compete at the Olympics
  • Aug 5 General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United

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Aug 9 Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Aug 12 94th PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy shoots a 275 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
  • Aug 12 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom
  • Aug 13 Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a drugs test
  • Aug 15 Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez becomes 23rd pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Tampa Bay)
  • Aug 20 South Africa become the top-ranked test cricket nation after defeating England

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 26 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969

Golfer Lydia Ko
Golfer
Lydia Ko

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Aug 29 The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong

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Aug 30 Andy Roddick announces he will retire following the U.S. Open

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick

Divorces in Sport

  • Aug 14 "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada divorces NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) due to irretrievably broken marriage only 41 days after getting married

Deaths in Sport

  • Aug 13 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92
  • Aug 23 Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91