1902 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

World lightweight boxing champion Joe Gans

American football edit

College championship

Professional championships


Association football edit





  • 10 March — foundation of Real Madrid as Madrid Fútbol Club

Athletics edit

Australian rules football edit

VFL Premiership

Baseball edit

National championship


Boxing edit


Lineal world champions[4]

Cricket edit


  • No cricket is played in South Africa due to the Boer War.
  • Australia defeats England in The Ashes by 2 Tests to 1 after the first two Tests have been rained off. In one of the most famous Test series in history, the final three matches are full of drama with Victor Trumper scoring a century before lunch in the Third Test, Australia winning the Fourth Test by just 3 runs and England winning the Fifth Test by one wicket following a century in only 75 minutes by Gilbert Jessop.




South Africa

West Indies

Figure skating edit

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf edit

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing edit






Ice hockey edit

Stanley Cup

Motor racing edit

Paris-Vienna Trail

  • The Paris-Vienna Trail is run on 26–29 June over 990 km and won by Marcel Renault (France) driving a Renault in a time of 15:47:43. The race is in retrospect sometimes referred to as the VII Grand Prix de l'ACF.[6]

Gordon Bennett Cup

Circuit des Ardennes

  • The inaugural Circuit des Ardennes is run on 31 July 1902 in the vicinity of Bastogne. The total distance is 512.05 km (i.e., 85.34 km x 6 laps). The winner is Charles Jarrott (Great Britain), driving a Panhard-Levassor 70 hp in a time of 5:53:39.

Great Britain

  • The first motor race in Great Britain is held at Bexhill-on-Sea with more than 200 entries.[7]

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby league edit



Rugby union edit

Home Nations Championship

Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis edit




Davis Cup

References edit

  1. ^ Nilsson, Leonard Jägerskiöld (13 November 2018). World Football Club Crests: The Design, Meaning and Symbolism of World Football's Most Famous Club Badges. Bloomsbury USA. p. 234. ISBN 978-1-4729-5425-1.
  2. ^ "Scottish Cup Past Winners | Scottish Cup | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  5. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  6. ^ 1902 Grand Prix and Paris Races Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 12 September 2009.
  7. ^ Birthplace of British motor racing. Retrieved on 16 August 2009.