1917 in sports

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Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War I

1917 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

American football edit

College championship

Association football edit

Europe

  • There is no major football in Europe due to World War I

Norway

Athletics edit

Men's 1500 metres

  • John Zander (Sweden) breaks the world record by running a time of 2:19.1

Australian rules football edit

VFL Premiership:

South Australian Football League:

  • not contested due to World War I

West Australian Football League:

Bandy edit

Sweden

Baseball edit

World Series

Boxing edit

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Canadian football edit

Grey Cup

Cricket edit

Events

India

Cycling edit

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating edit

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf edit

Events

  • All major championships are cancelled due to World War I

Handball edit

Horse racing edit

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockey edit

Stanley Cup

Events

  • Allan Cup – Toronto Dentals
  • 10 November — after Eddie Livingstone, owner of the Toronto NHA team, refuses to sell, the NHA votes to suspend operations
  • 26 November — in a secret meeting, several owners of the NHA form the National Hockey League (NHL) to force out the owner of the Toronto Blueshirts NHA team. Toronto's Arena Gardens will operate a temporary franchise in Toronto while Quebec Bulldogs becomes an NHL member but is suspended for the inaugural season.
  • 19 December — the opening NHL games are played to begin the new league's inaugural season

Motor racing edit

Events

  • No major races are held anywhere worldwide due to World War I

Multi-sport events edit

Far Eastern Championship Games

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby league edit

England

  • All first-class competitions are cancelled due to World War I

Australia

New Zealand

Rugby union edit

Five Nations Championship

Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis edit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1917 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

References edit

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  2. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  3. ^ Pazen, Björn (31 October 2017). "Handball in Germany celebrates 100th anniversary". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
  5. ^ "WW1 boat race medal sold at auction". BBC News. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2021.