1918 in sports

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1918 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
Years: 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War I or the 1918 flu pandemic

American footballEdit

College championship

Professional football

  • Most teams shut down due to World War I and the flu pandemic; those that continue play are forced to delay the start of play until the middle of October or later
  • Dayton Triangles defeat Detroit Heralds, both of whom continue full operations despite war and flu, to establish themselves as the strongest team in the US
  • Buffalo Niagaras sign Tommy Hughitt for play in a citywide league, establishing a trend of expansion of top-level professional competition outside Ohio

Association footballEdit

Europe

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

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

Events

  • Babe Ruth leads the American League in home runs for the first time, hitting 11
  • 2 September — professional baseball is curtailed to accelerate mobilisation for war

BoxingEdit

Events

Lineal world champions[1]

Canadian footballEdit

Grey Cup

CricketEdit

Events

  • There is no first-class cricket in England, Australia, South Africa or the West Indies due to World War I. A number of first-class matches are arranged in New Zealand but are not part of any official competition.

India

New Zealand

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

Motor racingEdit

Events

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

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

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

  • 1918 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  2. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  3. ^ "WW1 boat race medal sold at auction". BBC News. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2021.