1941 in sports

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1941 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944
Note — many sporting events did not take place because of World War II

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NBL Championship

Events

BoxingEdit

Events

  • The highlight of the year is the World Heavyweight title fight between two current world champions, Joe Louis and Billy Conn, won by Louis with a 13th-round knockout.

Lineal world champions[1]

CricketEdit

England and South Africa

India

Australia

  • During the 1940–41 season, although the Sheffield Shield is not contested, a number of interstate cricket matches are played for patriotic funding. For the 1941–42 season, seven three-day interstate matches are scheduled but only one is played before the urgency of the Pacific War puts an end to Australian first-class cricket until November 1945.

New Zealand and West Indies

  • New Zealand abandons the Plunket Shield for 1940–41 but here, and in the West Indies, a small number of first-class matches are arranged and played each season until after the war without being part of an official competition.

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

  • not contested due to World War II[2]

Giro d'Italia

  • not contested due to World War II

Figure skatingEdit

World Figure Skating Championships

  • not contested due to World War II

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Horse racingEdit

Steeplechases

Hurdle races

Flat races

Ice hockeyEdit

MotorsportEdit

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

  • not contested due to World War II

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1941 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cyber Boxing Zone
  2. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.