1895 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Athletics edit

American football edit

College championship


Association football edit






  • Formation of the Swiss Football Association. It is generally known by the abbreviation of ASF-SFV based on its name in three of the national languages of Switzerland. ASF stands for both French (Association Suisse de Football) and Italian (Associazione Svizzera di Football), while SFV is the German (Schweizerischer Fussballverbund). In the fourth national language of Switzerland, Romansh, it is abbreviated as ASB (Associaziun Svizra da Ballape).

Bandy edit


  • Bandy is introduced to Sweden. The royal family, barons and diplomats are the earliest players.

Baseball edit

National championship


Boxing edit


Lineal world champions[3]

Chess edit


Cricket edit





South Africa

West Indies

Golf edit


Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing edit






Ice hockey edit

Stanley Cup

Other events

  • March — Queen's University defeats Trinity University 17–3 to win the Ontario Hockey Association title and the right to challenge for the Stanley Cup.
  • Halifax Stanleys and Dartmouth Jubilees play the first recorded game involving two all-black hockey teams leading to the formation of the Coloured Hockey League based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The league will feature teams from across Canada's Maritime Provinces and will operate until 1930.

Motor racing edit

  • The Paris–Bordeaux–Paris race is held and is the first real motor race as all competitors start together. The first to arrive is Émile Levassor in a two-cylinder 4 bhp (3.0 kW; 4.1 PS)[6] 1,205 cc (73.5 cu in) Panhard-Levassor. He completes the course in 48 hours and 48 minutes,[7] finishing nearly six hours before the runner-up. Levassor's was disqualified, having only two seats, instead of the required four.[8] The official winner is Paul Koechlin, the third to arrive, 11 hours after Levassor;[9] he is awarded a Fr31,000 prize.[10] Among the other entrants was André Michelin in a Peugeot, on his company's pneumatic tires; he suffered numerous blowouts.[11] The race is in retrospect sometimes referred to as the I Grand Prix de l'ACF.[12] The event proves cars and their drivers can travel very long distances in a reasonable time. It gives an enormous boost to the motor industry and the enthusiastic public interest in the event ensures the popularity of motor racing as a sport.
  • 18 May, the first motor race in Italy is held. It is run on a course from Turin to Asti and back, a total of 93 km (58 mi). Five entrants started the event; only three completed it. It was won by Simone Federman in a four-seat Daimler Omnibus, at an average speed of 15.5 km/h (9.6 mph).[13]
  • the Chicago Times Herald sponsors a race; only two entrants arrive.[14]
  • 24 September-3 October, the Automobile Club de France sponsors the longest race to date, a 1,710 km (1,060 mi) event, from Bordeaux to Agen and back.[15] Because it is held in ten stages, it can be considered the first rally. The first three places are taken by a Panhard, a Panhard, and a three-wheeler De Dion-Bouton.[16]
  • November – subsequently, several French motoring pioneers form the Automobile Club de France (ACF), which thereafter will govern most major races in France.

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby football edit



Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis edit




Volleyball edit


Yacht racing edit

America's Cup

References edit

  1. ^ "Scottish Cup Past Winners | Scottish Cup | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Bob Fitzsimmons. Retrieved on 14 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-14. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  4. ^ "John Henry Taylor | British golfer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  6. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  7. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  8. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  9. ^ "Ces merveilleux fous roulants sur leurs drôles de machines". Le Figaro (in French). 9 July 2007. Archived from the original on 25 December 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  10. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  11. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  12. ^ 1895 Grand Prix and Paris Races Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 22 August 2009.
  13. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  14. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  15. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)
  16. ^ Grand Prix History online (retrieved 11 June 2017)