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

Years in sports: 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
Years: 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920
Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War I

American footballEdit

College championship

Association footballEdit

Europe

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

Norway

AthleticsEdit

Men's 1500 metres

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

Australian rules footballEdit

VFL Premiership:

South Australian Football League:

  • not contested due to World War I

West Australian Football League:

BandyEdit

Sweden

BaseballEdit

World Series

BoxingEdit

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Canadian footballEdit

Grey Cup

CricketEdit

Events

India

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skatingEdit

World Figure Skating Championships

GolfEdit

Events

  • All major championships are cancelled due to World War I

Horse racingEdit

England

Australia

Canada

Ireland

USA

Ice hockeyEdit

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 a 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 racingEdit

Events

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

Multi-sport eventsEdit

Far Eastern Championship Games

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

  • Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race – not contested due to World War I
  • International Eight Boat Race - England v Australia. Rowed Putney To Hammersmith, London, 20th Oct. 1917. Won By Australia by 3/4 length.

Rugby leagueEdit

England

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

Australia

New Zealand

Rugby unionEdit

Five Nations Championship

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1917 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

ReferencesEdit