A total of 14 events were disputed, in 4 playing areas. Trinquete, 6 events disputed Fronton 30 m, 3 events disputed Fronton 36 m, 4 events disputed Fronton 54 m, 1 event disputed
Individual winners: Vadym Tkachuk m / Jeļena Rubļevska f Mens Team Relay winner: Mihail Prokopenko June 27: 2002 CISM Modern Pentathlon Championships in Hradec Kralove October 10: 2002 Asian Games in Busan Individual winners: KIM Mi-sub m / Lada Jiyenbalanova f
The 1st Extreme Ironing World Championships was the inaugural championship for the quirky British sport of extreme ironing. The first event, held in mid-September 2002 in Valley, Bavaria, a small village near Munich in the district Miesbach, was host to competitors from ten nations, comprising 12 teams three were from Britain.
19 November - South Africa Bafana loses to Senegal 4-1 after drawing 14-1 and then losing 4-1 on penalties in the Nelson Mandela Challenge held in Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg
Aki basho, Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, 8 September – 22 September Kyushu basho, Fukuoka International Centre, Kyushu, 10 November – 24 November Nagoya basho, Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, Nagoya, 7 July – 21 July Hatsu basho, Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, 13 January – 27 January Haru basho, Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, 10 March – 24 March Natsu basho, Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, 12 May – 26 May
The 2002 Worlds Strongest Man was the 25th edition of the international Worlds Strongest Man competition, and was won by Mariusz Pudzianowski from Poland. The contest was held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.