1946 in sports

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1946 in sports describes the year's events in world sport. Although World War II had ended in 1945, a number of major sporting events were still precluded by planning difficulties, which the war had produced, the 1946 FIFA World Cup being perhaps the best known. However, the year is still notable as several sporting events resumed for the first time since the start of the war.

Years in sports

1946 in sports

American footballEdit

Association footballEdit

International

Colombia

Spain

England

Germany

Italy

Portugal

France

AthleticsEdit

  • The third European Athletics Championships held from August 22 to August 25 at the Bislett Stadion in Oslo. For the first time, it is a combined event for men and women; and for the first time a city in Scandinavia hosts the championships.

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

NBL Championship

Events

Slovenia (former part of Yugoslavia)

CricketEdit

  • 29 March: With the end of the war, Test cricket is played for the first time since August 1939, and Australia destroys New Zealand by an innings and 103 runs on a rain-affected pitch.

Australia

  • Although first-class cricket was resumed after the lifting of bans on weekday sport in 1945–46, the Sheffield Shield was not awarded.
  • Most runs – Sid Barnes 794 @ 88.22 (HS 200)
  • Most wickets – George Tribe 40 @ 19.02 (BB 9–45)

England

India

New Zealand

CyclingEdit

Tour de France

  • not contested due to World War II[1]

Giro d'Italia

Figure skatingEdit

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

SnookerEdit

Speed skatingEdit

Speed Skating World Championships

  • not contested due to World War II

TennisEdit

Australia

England

France

USA

Davis Cup

AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

a Although Torino's scudetto is considered official, because Serie B teams from southern Italy played it is not usually included in statistics.
b This is the first of only two instances where a team other than the "Big Three" has won the Primeira Liga.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling-Tour de France list of winners". Eurosport UK. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Epsom Derby | History, Winners, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 3 January 2022.