1901 in sports

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1901 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
Years: 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904
Wimbledon tennis champion Charlotte Cooper Sterry

American footballEdit

Professional championships

Association footballEdit






Australian rules footballEdit

VFL Premiership


National championship


  • The American League repudiates its minor status and competes with the National League as a second major league. The AL abandons four western cities for Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston. It signs about 30 prominent NL players before the season begins.
  • The National League violates its constitution in the summer and there will be no major-minor agreement until the 1903 season.
  • December – numerous minor leagues establish their own National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, commonly called Minor League Baseball (1902 to date).



Lineal world champions[4]



  • No cricket is played in South Africa due to the Boer War.




South Africa

West Indies

Figure skatingEdit

World Figure Skating Championships


Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racingEdit






Ice hockeyEdit

Stanley Cup



Motor racingEdit

Paris–Berlin Trail

  • The Paris–Berlin Trail is run on 27–29 June over 1105 km and won by Henri Fournier (France) driving a Mors in a time of 15:33:06. The race is in retrospect sometimes referred to as the VI Grand Prix de l'ACF.[6]

Paris–Bordeaux Trail

  • The Paris–Bordeaux Trail is run on 29 May over 527.1 km and won by Henri Fournier (France) driving a Mors in a time of 6:10:44. The race incorporates the Gordon Bennett Cup (see below).[6]

Gordon Bennett Cup

  • The second Gordon Bennett Cup is run from Paris to Bordeaux in conjunction with the Paris–Bordeaux Trail (see above) and won by Léonce Girardot (France) driving a Panhard-Levassor.

Circuit du Sud-Ouest

  • The Circuit du Sud-Ouest was run in Pau. Some anglophone sources wrongly call it the 'Pau Grand Prix'. This may stem from a mistranslation of the contemporary French sources such as the magazine La France Auto of March 1901.[7] It was run in four classes around the streets of Pau. The Grand Prix du Palais d’Hiver was the name of the prizes awarded for the lesser classes ('Light cars' and 'Voiturettes'). The Grand Prix de Pau was the name of the prize awarded for the 'Heavy' (fastest) class. Thus Maurice Farman was awarded the 'Grand Prix de Pau' for his overall victory in the Circuit du Sud-Ouest driving a Panhard 24 hp. Additionally the Grand Prix du Palais d’Hiver (400 à 650 kg 'Light car' class) was awarded to Henri Farman (Darracq); the second Grand Prix du Palais d’Hiver for the under 400 kg Voiturettesclass was awarded to Louis Renault (Renault); the Prix du Béarn was awarded to Osmont in a 'De Dion' tricycle.[8]


The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit


Rugby unionEdit

Home Nations Championship

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships





Davis Cup

Yacht racingEdit

America's Cup


  1. ^ "Scottish Cup Past Winners | Scottish Cup | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. ^ Boston Athletic Association (2011). "Boston Marathon History: 1901-1905". www.baa.org. Boston: Boston Athletic Association. Archived from the original on 2011-02-21. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone – Barbados Joe Walcott
  4. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  5. ^ "James Braid | British golfer". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b 1901 Grand Prix and Paris Races Archived 2013-05-14 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 7 September 2009.
  7. ^ Autosport, The Nostalgia Forum, Robert Dick quoting (translating) from La France Automobile, March 1901
  8. ^ Autosport, The Nostalgia Forum, Robert Dick quoting (translating) from La France Automobile, March 1901 (Grand Prix Winners 1895–1949 by Hans Etzrodt Part 1 1895–1916)