|Years in sports|
1992 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
- Alpine Skiing World Cup
- Men's overall season champion: Paul Accola, Switzerland
- Women's overall season champion: Petra Kronberger, Austria
- Orange Bowl (1991 season):
- Steve Emtman is the No. 1 pick in the 1992 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts
- June 25 – death of Jerome Brown (27), Philadelphia Eagles player, in a car crash
- Super Bowl XXVI – The Washington Redskins win their third Super Bowl title, and fifth NFL title, over the Buffalo Bills, 37–24, January 26, 1992 (from 1991 season)
- Steve Young (American football), quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, wins the 1992 NFL MVP
- November 29 – Dennis Byrd of the New York Jets is paralyzed from a neck injury during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He made a recovery that bordered on the miraculous; although he would never play again, he would walk unassisted several months later.
- Gino Torretta of the Miami Hurricanes wins the Heisman Trophy, Davey O'Brien Award and Walter Camp Award
- June 26 – In Euro 1992, Denmark surprisingly won 2–0 over Germany at Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden.
- November 25 - UEFA Champions League debuts with four opening day matches.
- 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain July 25 – August 9.
- 1992 Winter Olympics held in Albertville, France February 8 – February 23
- March 1 – Madina Biktagirova set a course record at the Los Angeles Marathon in a time of 2:26:23.
Australian rules football
- Australian Football League
- May 3 – Geelong beat Fitzroy’s 1979 record score when they kick 37.17 (239) to Brisbane’s 11.9 (75)
- August 23 – West Coast kick only 0.2 (2) to three-quarter time against Footscray on a waterlogged Western Oval for the lowest three-quarter-time score since 1953.
- September 26 – West Coast win the 96th AFL premiership, beating Geelong 16.17 (113) to 12.13 (85)
- Geelong kick a record total of 3,558 points during the season, beating their own record from 1989.
- Brownlow Medal awarded to Scott Wynd (Footscray)
- World Series – Toronto Blue Jays won 4 games to 2 over the Atlanta Braves. The Series MVP is Pat Borders, Toronto.
- The Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to play in a World Series and the first non-American team to win the World Series.
AWARDS and HONORS
- Most Valuable Player
- Cy Young Award
- Rookie of the Year
- Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award
- Manager of the Year
- Phil Nevin of Cal State Fullerton Titans is named the tournaments Most Outstanding Player and awarded the Golden Spikes Award for college player of the year
- European Cup – Partizan beats Joventut 71:70
- NCAA Men's Basketball Championship – Duke Blue Devils wins 71–51 over Michigan Wolverines
- Christian Laettner is named Naismith College Player of the Year
- NBA Finals – Chicago Bulls win 4 games to 2 over the Portland Trail Blazers
- Most Valuable Player: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
- Rookie of the Year: Larry Johnson, Charlotte Hornets
- Defensive Player of the Year: David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
- Sixth Man of the Year: Detlef Schrempf, Indiana Pacers
- Most Improved Player: Pervis Ellison, Washington Bullets
- Coach of the Year: Don Nelson, Golden State Warriors
- All-NBA First Team:
- All-NBA Second Team:
- All-NBA Third Team:
- All-NBA Rookie Team:
- NBA All-Defensive First Team:
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team:
- National Basketball League (Australia) Finals: South East Melbourne Magic defeated the Melbourne Tigers 2–1 in the best-of-three final series.
- November 13 – Riddick Bowe won a 12 round decision over Evander Holyfield to win the undisputed heavyweight championship.
- Oscar De La Hoya won the only Gold Medal in the Barcelona Olympic Games for the United States. He turned pro shortly after.
- Grey Cup – Calgary Stampeders won 24–10 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Vanier Cup – Queen's Golden Gaels win 31–0 over the St. Mary's Huskies
- Cricket World Cup – Pakistan beat England by 22 runs
- Giro d'Italia won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
- Tour de France – Miguel Indurain of Spain
- UCI Road World Championships – Men's road race – Gianni Bugno of Italy
- Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion –
- Martin Buser wins with lead dogs: Tyrone & D2
Phil Taylor (darts player) won his second world title
The Professional Darts Corporation was formed but did not have its first world championship until 1993
- Men's Champions Trophy: Germany
- Olympic Games men's competition: Germany
- World Figure Skating Championships –
Gaelic Athletic Association
- Gaelic football
- Ladies' Gaelic football
- Masters Tournament – Fred Couples
- U.S. Open – Tom Kite
- British Open – Nick Faldo
- PGA Championship – Nick Price
- PGA Tour money leader – Fred Couples – $1,344,188
- Senior PGA Tour money leader – Lee Trevino – $1,027,002
- Nabisco Dinah Shore – Dottie Mochrie
- LPGA Championship – Betsy King
- U.S. Women's Open – Patty Sheehan
- Classique du Maurier – Sherri Steinhauer
- LPGA Tour money leader – Dottie Mochrie – $693,335
- The European team beat the United States team 11 ½ points to 6 ½, to win the Solheim Cup for the first time.
- Pacer Artsplace voted "Harness Horse of the Year"
- North America Cup – Safely Kept
- United States Pacing Triple Crown races –
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races –
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship –
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Subotica
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by St Jovite
- Japan – Japan Cup won by Tokai Teio
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships:
- April 1 – The NHL had their first work stoppage as NHL players went on strike. The strike lasted only 10 days and the rest of the regular season games were played.
- Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer during the regular season: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Mark Messier, New York Rangers
- Stanley Cup – Pittsburgh Penguins won 4 games to 0 over the Chicago Blackhawks
- Conn Smythe Trophy – Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
- World Hockey Championship
- September 23 – Manon Rhéaume became the first woman to play in the National Hockey League during a pre-season game, and also the first woman ever to play in one of the Big Four Pro Sports.
- The Buffalo Bandits defeat the Philadelphia Wings 11–10 in overtime to win the Major Indoor Lacrosse League championship
- Challenge Cup tournament culminates in Wigan's 28–12 win over Castleford in the final at Wembley Stadium before 77,286
- Rugby Football League Championship is won by Wigan
- 3 June – Sydney, Australia: 1992 State of Origin is won by New South Wales in the third and deciding match of the series against Queensland at the Sydney Football Stadium before 41,878
- June/July – The 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand takes place
- 27 September – Sydney, Australia: 1992 NSWRL season Grand Final is won 28–8 by Brisbane Broncos against St George Dragons at Sydney Football Stadium before 41,560
- 24 October – London, England: 1989���92 World Cup tournament culminates in Australia's 10–6 win over Great Britain in the final at Wembley Stadium before 73,631
- 30 October – Wigan, England: 1992 World Club Challenge match is won by the Brisbane Broncos who defeat Wigan 22–8 at Central Park before 17,764
- World Snooker Championship – Stephen Hendry beats Jimmy White 18–14
- World rankings – Stephen Hendry remains world number one for 1992/93
- XXV Olympic Games, held in Barcelona, Spain (July 26 – July 31)
- Second European Sprint Championships, held in Espoo, Finland (December 21 – 22)
- Germany wins the most medals (14), Germany and Sweden the most gold medals (4)
- Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
- Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
- 1992 Summer Olympics
- Davis Cup
- ITU World Championships held in Huntsville, Canada
- ITU World Cup (ten races) started in Colombia and ended in Mexico
- ETU European Championships held in Lommel, Belgium
- Men's World League: Italy
- Olympic Games men's competition: Brazil
- Olympic Games women's competition: Cuba
- The San Diego Yacht Club retains the America's Cup as America³ defeats Italian challenger Il Moro de Venezia, from the Compagnia della Vella yacht club, 4 races to 1
- Olympic Games men's competition: Italy
- 1992 Summer Olympics takes place in Barcelona, Spain
- 1992 Winter Olympics takes place in Albertville, France
- Germany wins the most medals (27) and the most gold medals (10).
- Seventh Pan Arab Games held in Damascus, Syria
- Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Michael Jordan, NBA basketball
- Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Monica Seles, Tennis
- Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – Arthur Ashe
- Sporting News Sportsman of the Year – Mike Krzyzewski Duke Blue Devils head coach
- James E. Sullivan Award Bonnie Blair, speed skating