1945 in sports

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1945 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Years in sports

1945 in sports

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

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

England

  • With the end of World War II, the FA Cup is reinstated for the 1945–46 season; played on a two–legged basis. However, clubs are not yet prepared for a full league programme, so the Football League does not resume; regional leagues remain for another year.

France

Germany

Portugal

Spain

Italy

Yugoslavia (Serbia)

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NBL Championship

Events

Italy

Serbia

CricketEdit

England

Australia

  • 23 November – With the lifting of bans on weekday sport at the end of World War II, first-class cricket is played in Australia for the first time since 1 December 1941. The Sheffield Shield, however, is not contested until the following season.

India

New Zealand

  • 24 December: The Plunket Shield is resumed after having not been contested, despite a small number of interprovincial first-class matches, since 1939–40.

South Africa

  • 15 December: With the end of World War II, first-class cricket is played in South Africa for the first time since 14 March 1943, though the last regular interprovincial matches had been in 1939–40.

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

Motor racingEdit

RowingEdit

The Boat Race

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

  • 1945 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – not contested

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “League Football – An Open Competition: Decision for 1945 Season”; The West Australian, 23 March 1945, p. 2
  2. ^ Webber, Roy; The Playfair Book of Cricket Records; pp. 163-165. Published 1951 by Playfair Books.
  3. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b c 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.
  5. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 3 January 2022.