1930 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s|
|Years:||1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933|
FIFA World Cup
- The inaugural World Cup is held in Uruguay and is won by the host nation as Uruguay defeats Argentina 4–2 in the final.
- The Football League – Sheffield Wednesday 60 points, Derby County 50, Manchester City 47, Aston Villa 47, Leeds United 46, Blackburn Rovers 45
- FA Cup final – Arsenal 2–0 Huddersfield Town at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
- the third Women's World Games, Prague
- Collingwood wins the 34th VFL Premiership, beating Geelong 14.16 (100) to 9.16 (70) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- The annual Brownlow Medal is awarded to Stan Judkins (Richmond), Allan Hopkins (Footscray)[a] and Harry Collier (Collingwood)[a]
- 4 October: North Adelaide 9.13 (67) defeats Port Adelaide 9.9 (63) for its fifth SA(N)FL premiership
- Magarey Medal won by Walter Scott (Norwood)
- The South American Basketball Championship 1930 is the first major international basketball competition when four South American teams play in Montevideo and the host nation Uruguay wins the tournament.
- Olimpia Milan, most successful professional basketball club in Italy, officially founded.
World Bobsleigh Championships
- Max Schmeling defeats Jack Sharkey by a controversial fourth round foul punch decision to take the vacant World Heavyweight Championship title
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – vacant → Max Schmeling
- World Light Heavyweight Championship – vacant → Maxie Rosenbloom
- World Middleweight Championship – Mickey Walker
- World Welterweight Championship – Jackie Fields → "Young" Jack Thompson → Tommy Freeman
- World Lightweight Championship – Sammy Mandell → Al Singer → Tony Canzoneri
- World Featherweight Championship – Bat Battalino
- World Bantamweight Championship – "Panama" Al Brown
- World Flyweight Championship – vacant
- January — New Zealand plays its inaugural Test match, losing to England at Christchurch by eight wickets. England goes on to win the series 1–0 with three matches drawn.
- Having scored 1586 runs in the 1929–30 Australian season at an average of 113.28 and including a world record individual innings of 452*, Don Bradman continues in the same vein through the Australian tour of England in 1930. Australia regains The Ashes, winning the Test series by 2–1 with two matches drawn. Bradman, with 974 runs in the series (still a world record), is the main difference between two strong teams. The highlight of the tour is Bradman's remarkable innings at Headingley in the Third Test when he makes 309 not out in a single day (his final score is 334).
- County Championship – Lancashire
- Minor Counties Championship – Durham
- Most runs – Don Bradman 2960 @ 98.66 (HS 334)
- Most wickets – Tich Freeman 275 @ 16.84 (BB 10–53)
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Donald Bradman, Clarrie Grimmett, Beverley Lyon, Ian Peebles, Maurice Turnbull
- Sheffield Shield – Victoria
- Most runs – Don Bradman 1586 @ 113.28 (HS 452*)
- Most wickets – Clarrie Grimmett 82 @ 23.69 (BB 7–136)
- Inter-Colonial Tournament – not contested
Tour de France
World Figure Skating Championships
- Champion Hurdle – Brown Tony
- Cheltenham Gold Cup – Easter Hero
- Grand National – Shaun Goilin
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Fair Isle
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Diolite
- The Derby – Blenheim
- The Oaks – Rose of England
- St. Leger Stakes – Singapore
- Queen's Plate – Aymond
- Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Motrico
British Empire Games
- Inaugural British Empire Games, precursor of the Commonwealth Games are held at Hamilton, Ontario
Far Eastern Championship Games
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The Boat Race
- Championship – Huddersfield
- Challenge Cup final – Widnes 10–3 St. Helens at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
- Lancashire League Championship – St. Helens
- Yorkshire League Championship – Huddersfield
- Lancashire County Cup – Warrington 15–2 Salford
- Yorkshire County Cup – Hull Kingston Rovers 13–7 Hunslet
Five Nations Championship
Speed Skating World Championships
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Edgar Moon (Australia) defeats Harry Hopman (Australia) 6–3 6–1 6–3
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Daphne Akhurst Cozens (Australia) defeats Sylvia Lance Harper (Australia) 10–8 2–6 7–5
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Bill Tilden (USA) defeats Wilmer Allison (USA) 6–3 9–7 6–4
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Helen Wills Moody (USA) defeats Elizabeth Ryan (USA) 6–2 6–2
- French Men's Singles Championship – Henri Cochet (France) defeats Bill Tilden (USA) 3–6 8–6 6–3 6–1
- French Women's Singles Championship – Helen Wills Moody (USA) defeats Helen Jacobs (USA) 6–2 6–1
- American Men's Singles Championship – John Doeg (USA) defeats Frank Shields (USA) 10–8 1–6 6–4 16–14
- American Women's Singles Championship – Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (Great Britain) defeats Anna McCune Harper (USA) 6–1 6–4
- Bertolazzi, Alberto (24 March 2020). Basketball for Kids: An Illustrated Guide. Meyer & Meyer Sport. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-78255-861-3.
- Cyber Boxing Zone
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- Björn Persson. "Svenska handbollförbundets historia" (in Swedish). Swedish Handball Federation. Archived from the original on March 20, 2018. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2 January 2022.
- "Our Games | Commonwealth Games Federation". thecgf.com. Retrieved 4 January 2022.