World of Sport
Sporting Highlights for 2008
Here are the sporting highlights of the world of sport in 2008. The biggest event of the year was the Beijing Summer Olympics - and despite fears that it would be marred by delayed construction, poor organization and high levels of pollution, it was a very successful Games. Highlight performances were by swimmer Michael Phelps and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Tiger Woods won the US Golf Open for the third time, and was again the Top Earner for 2008. Both the USA PGA and British Open was won by Pádraig Harrington. In soccer, Manchester United confirmed their number one status by winning the Premier League, Champions League and World Club Championship. See some videos from the world of sport in 2008.
Here is a time line of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 2008.
|Jan||Tennis Australia Open won by Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova.|
|Feb||Super Bowl held in Glendale, Arizona won by New York Giants.|
|April||Golf Masters won by Trevor Immelman.|
|May||Tennis French Open won by Rafael Nadal (Spain) and Ana Ivanovic (Serbia).|
|June||Golf US Open won by Tiger Woods.|
|July||the 2008 Cycling Tour de France was won by Carlos Sastre.|
|July||Tennis Wimbledon won by Rafael Nadal (Spain) and Venus Williams (USA).|
|July||Golf British Open won by Pádraig Harrington.|
|Aug||Golf US PGA won by Pádraig Harrington.|
|August 8 - 24||Summer Olympic Games were held in Beijing, China, with China leading the medal tally.|
|Sep||Tennis US Open won by Roger Federer (Swiz) and Serena Williams|
|Oct||The Baseball World Series won by Philadelphia Phillies|
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