1940 in sports

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

1940 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Alpine skiing edit

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

  • The 10th FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are cancelled due to World War II

American football edit

NFL championship

College championship

Association football edit

Athletics edit

Australian rules football edit

Baseball edit

Basketball edit

NBL Championship


Boxing edit


Lineal world champions[3]

Cricket edit




New Zealand

South Africa

  • The Currie Cup is not contested, but a total of nineteen first-class friendly matches are held. Inter-provincial cricket is abandoned after the 1939–40 season until the end of the war.
  • Most runs – Eric Rowan, 590 @ 147.50 (HS 306 not out)
  • Most wickets – Norman Gordon 28 @ 14.92 (BB 6–61)

West Indies

  • No first-class cricket is played in the 1939–40 season due to the outbreak of World War II, though in later years a few matches are arranged.

Cycling edit

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skating edit

World Figure Skating Championships

Golf edit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racing edit


Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockey edit

Motorsport edit

Olympic Games edit

1940 Winter Olympics

1940 Summer Olympics

Rowing edit

The Boat Race

Rugby league edit

Rugby union edit

Speed skating edit

Speed Skating World Championships

Tennis edit





Davis Cup

  • 1940 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

Awards edit

References edit

  1. ^ In a single game, from 1940 to 2013, in the regular season and playoffs, requiring Points For >= 60, sorted by ascending Date.
  2. ^ "West Australian Football League: Highest Scores". Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  3. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  4. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  5. ^ Young, William H.; Young, Nancy K. (17 September 2010). World War II and the Postwar Years in America: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia [2 volumes]: A Historical and Cultural Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 361. ISBN 978-0-313-35653-7.
  6. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2 January 2022.