1904 in sports

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1904 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
Years: 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907
Ulrich Salchow of Sweden won his fourth successive World Figure Skating Championhhip title in 1904

American footballEdit

College championship

Professional championships

Events

  • 15 November — Canton Athletic Club (later renamed the Canton Bulldogs) is first established.

Association footballEdit

International

  • World governing body FIFA is founded. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland do not join at this time.

Austria

Brazil

England

Germany

  • National Championship – competition is annulled by the DFB following a protest by Karlsruher FV that matches have not been played on neutral grounds as stipulated by the rules.

Portugal

  • Benfica founded in Lisbon as the Grupo Sport Lisboa. In 1908, it merges with SC de Benfica to form Sport Lisboa e Benfica (SL Benfica).

Scotland

Sweden

AthleticsEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

VFL Premiership

BaseballEdit

World Series

Events

BoxingEdit

Events

  • 29 April — Barbados Joe Walcott meets Dixie Kid to defend the World Welterweight Championship and, though well on top, is disqualified by the referee after 20 rounds for an alleged foul. Kid claims the title but it is subsequently discovered that the referee has bet on Kid to win and so Kid's claim is widely disregarded.
  • 30 September — Walcott meets World Lightweight Champion Joe Gans in a non-title fight which is scored a draw after 20 rounds.
  • 17 October — Joe Bowker (England) challenges Frankie Neil in London for the World Bantamweight Championship and wins over 20 rounds, the first non-American to hold this title.
  • 31 October — Joe Gans meets Jimmy Britt in San Francisco to defend the World Lightweight Championship. Britt knocks Gans down four times but, after the last one in the fifth round, he hits Gans again before he has stood up and is disqualified for the foul. Afterwards, Gans vacates the title which is awarded to Britt. Two years later, Gans will claim that the fight has been fixed by his and Britt's managers.
  • 31 December — during a New Year celebration, Walcott accidentally shoots himself in the hand to effectively ending his days as a top prizefighter. While he will return to the ring in 1906 (losing his welterweight title in the process), he never regains his old form and loses most of his subsequent fights.

Lineal world champions[4]

CricketEdit

England

Australia

India

South Africa

West Indies

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

Figure skatingEdit

World Figure Skating Championships

GolfEdit

Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racingEdit

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockeyEdit

Stanley Cup

Motor racingEdit

Gordon Bennett Cup

Circuit des Ardennes

Vanderbilt Cup

Olympic GamesEdit

1904 Summer Olympics

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

England

Rugby unionEdit

Home Nations Championship

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

TennisEdit

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Curi, Martin (14 April 2016). Soccer in Brazil. Routledge. p. 77. ISBN 978-1-317-62410-3.
  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. ^ "Pogacar, 21, 2nd youngest to win Tour de France". ESPN.com. 20 September 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2021.