1940 in sports

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

Years in sports: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943
Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War II

Alpine skiingEdit

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

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

American footballEdit

NFL championship

College championship

Association footballEdit

AthleticsEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NBL Championship

Events

BoxingEdit

Events

Lineal world champions[3]

CricketEdit

England

Australia

India

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.

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

Giro d'Italia

Figure skatingEdit

World Figure Skating Championships

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

MotorsportEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

1940 Winter Olympics

1940 Summer Olympics

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1940 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.